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Years 5 & 6

Welcome to Years 5 & 6, our classes are Dolphins, Sharks and Stingrays.


Autumn 1

We are very excited to welcome you all back for the start of another great year and we hope you had a fantastic summer break. This half term, we will be focusing on the curriculum areas of history and DT.

Design Technology

In DT, the children will learn about the seasonality of food and what was available to people during World War Two. The children will have the opportunity make two different savoury dishes from different countries involved in the conflict.


In History, the children will learn about the causes and significance of the Blitz as well as the different roles that men and women had during the time. During the topic, we will take a trip to Bletchley Park to hear all about the impact the people who worked here had on the war efforts.


In science, the children will be revising how fossils are created and learning about how these provide information about the living things they came from. They will also be learning about life cycles of different living things and what micro-organisms are.

Other Curriculum

Throughout the term, we will also be taking part in a range of computing, music and French activities. For PE days, please can children come to school wearing their PE kit and ensure that a jumper and tracksuit bottoms are worn on colder days as the children will have a session outside. Please also ensure appropriate footwear is worn on these days.

Activities at home

• Talk to friends or family about their wartime or post-war memories or experiences. Write down or record their responses.
• Make a scrapbook of Second World War images and write captions for each one. Consider how the people in the photographs may be feeling.
• Make do and mend! Can you revamp some of your old clothes to make new clothes? Maybe you could ‘upcycle’ some unwanted household items and make them useful in a whole new way! Bring them into school to show your classmates and share your ideas.
• Find out what happened in your local area during the War. Were any children evacuated or did your local area host evacuees?
• Record your own wartime radio broadcast. If possible, use an audio editing package to add sound effects, such as air raid sirens or overhead aircraft.
• Dig for Victory! Find out about the types of vegetables people were encouraged to grow during the War and have a go at growing or cooking some!


We will be continuing to set homework this half term in line with the homework policy:
•In Year 5 and 6, maths and English homework is set online every Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday
•Children are expected to read a minimum of five times per week and this is to be recorded in their planners (Year 6) or reading records (Year 5)
•Children should access TT RockStars for a minimum of 10 minutes daily. It is important that all children are able to recall their times table and division facts randomly and at speed
•Throughout the year, additional spelling, punctuation and grammar homework may also be set to support the learning taking place at school.
•Homework club is run every Thursday during lunch time if the children would prefer to complete this at school.


Important information

This year, the children are expected to bring in a pencil case containing the necessary stationery. This should be able to fit into their tray and include the following items:
•Two black handwriting pens of your choice
•Two pencils
•A rubber
•A sharpener

•A 30cm ruler
•A green editing biro
•A highlighter
•A glue stick

PE Days

PE lessons will continue twice weekly in school. For PE days, children should come to school wearing their PE kit. Please ensure appropriate footwear is worn on these days. The children will have PE on the following days, please note there have been some slight changes:

We will have PE on the following days:

  • Stingrays: Monday and Thursday
  • Sharks: Monday and Thursday
  • Dolphins: Wednesday and Tuesday

Our PE Kit

Long hair should be tied up and no jewellery should be worn – including earrings. Ears that have been recently pierced and cannot be removed will need to be covered.

The teachers in Key Stage 2 are:

The adults supporting in Key Stage 2 are: