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5/6DE - Mrs Ellis


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Upper Key Stage 2


In Year 5/6, we encourage the children to be organised and prepared for each school day. Within these year groups we aim to develop their independence and organisational skills further. We appreciate your continued support in every aspect of your child’s learning.


Important information



Maths homework is set on a Friday to be due back in school the following Thursday.

Every child has a log in for Mathletics. They will be set weekly activities to complete. They should try to access the activities set as often as possible. As a school we are focusing on ensuring all children know their times tables up to 12x12 and your help will be much appreciated with this as times table knowledge is essential and relied upon in many aspects of maths. The children can access TT Rock Stars to help practise their tables at home.



English homework is set on a Friday and is due back in school on the following Thursday.

Spelling homework is set on Monday and these need to be learnt throughout the week and brought back to school the following Monday.

Reading records need to be in school every day and taken home every night so the children can read for at least 20 minutes a day. If they read to themselves, they must write a comment in their reading book so we can see that they have read independently.



Physical Education

In P.E. the children will be benefitting from specialised coaching during Wednesday’s PE session. PE kits need to be available in school on a Wednesday and Friday. Friday sessions require an indoor kit and Wednesday sessions require an outdoor kit.


Kit required for P.E:

Boys - White T-shirt and black shorts and trainers or pumps for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit for outdoor games during the winter months.

Girls - White T-shirt, black shorts or cycling shorts (not nylon or lycra) and trainers or pumps for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit for outdoor games during the winter months.

Please note earrings must be removed for PE or covered by tape provided by the parent.

Welcome to our class!

Make You Feel my Love Video


We have now recorded our Adele video, you can view it here :-

Music - Singing like Adele

In music, we are enjoying singing like Adele. This week, we have been practicing the instrumental section. Children have brought their instruments from home and others have played pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. In the next lesson, with a little more practice, we hope to record it and share it with you!


Science - Shadow Investigations

We have been carrying out a science investigation - Is the size of the shadow affected when the light source is moved? 



PE - Rolls, Jumps and sequencing

We have been working with a coach this half term for gymnastics and we have been learning a variety of rolls and jumps. We have worked together to practise then perform a sequence.


Art - UK landscapes using coloured pencil skills

Anti-Racism Ribbons

We have been learning about racism and the importance of accepting people despite their race. We have worked hard in our spare time to produce beautiful and thoughtful anti-racism ribbons which are proudly displayed in our classrooms. A big well done to our competition winners - Angela, Niamh, Poppy, Roxanne, Grace B and Grace C as well as everyone who took part.


The Muslim Qur'an - How to show respect posters

Science - Testing materials

We have been investigating which materials would be suitable for an umbrella. We tested their strength, flexibility and whether or not they were water resistant. Most children predicted that plastic would be a good material and their investigation confirmed this.


The five pillars of Islam

Our fabulous displays!

Oakwell Hall

View all our photos and read about our lovely day out here.


Amazing Bread Bakers

The Battle of Bosworth

The children in Year 5 and 6 have been enacting the Battle of Bosworth. They have worked hard all day to produce shields, helmets, swords and a red or white rose.
The children were split into two opposing camps - The House of York led by King Richard III and the House of Lancaster led by Henry Tudor. The House of Lancaster won and Henry Tudor became the first Tudor King.