Year 5 & 6
Welcome to Year 5 and 6
Message from the class teacher
Welcome to class 4! In this class we work hard. We learn every day and we have fun while doing it. We encourage individuality and create citizens of the future.
Mistakes are welcomed in this class. We make them, we correct them and we learn from them. As Albert Einstein said:
‘Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never learned anything new.’
We dream big but work hard.
We develop our ability to critically evaluate the world around us. We further develop our confidence, knowledge and skills to prepare us for a future world and realise the high aspirations we have for ourselves.
Mrs James – Class teacher and Mrs Temperley – Teaching Assistant.
Mr Gibson – PE.
Our PE days will be Wednesday and Friday each week.
Swimming lessons will be on a Tuesday for 10 weeks, beginning September 12th 2023.
Each week, your child will be given the following homework:
- One piece of English or Maths (alternate weeks)
- A reading book
- Spellings (tested on Fridays)
Frequently Used Links
Stories and information texts on a range of subjects
myON – Free access to over 7000 online books and graphic novels to read
Authorfy – Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels
BookTrust – Recommended booklists
The World of David Walliams – Free audio book readings from David Walliams
English Mastery – Downloadable resource packs
Literacy Shed Plus – Writing stimuli using creative YouTube clips and animations
Words for Life – Supporting words and language
Pobble 365 – A daily image to use as a stimulus for creative writing
Poetry By Heart – A wide selection of poetry to view online
The Children’s Poetry Archive – Archive of spoken poetry recordings
The Day – A daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills
Mathematics Mastery – Downloadable guidance and resource packs
NRICH Maths – Maths puzzles and challenges sorted by age and challenge level
Topmarks – Interactive maths games to improve your arithmetic
White Rose Maths – Presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week
Corbettmaths Primary – 5 a day arithmetic, practice papers and instructional videos
BBC Bitesize – Interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum
STEM Learning – An online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed
The James Dyson Foundation – A free set of STEM challenge cards from the James Dyson Foundation
WOW Science – Experiment ideas, games, videos and fact files (most are free)
BBC Teach Super Movers – Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 – Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including Maths and English
Children’s Commissioner – A downloadable guide for children about coronavirus
Cosmic Kids Yoga – Free yoga videos for children
Virtual Musical Instruments – Play a range of instruments online for free
British Museum – Explore the British Museum from your house
National Geographic Kids – Games, competitions and news about countries from around the world
Raspberry Pi Code Club – Coding tutorials to make games and interactive programs
Duolingo – Practice your french or even learn a new language
Twinkl KS2 – Twinkl Y5/6 Home Learning Resources
Downloadable Arithmetic Questions