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5/6HG - Mrs Goodrich


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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.

Our fabulous classroom

World Book Day

We had a wonderful day dressing up for World Book Day. Everyone looked fabulous in their outfits and all got into character throughout the day. 
In the morning, we read part of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone from the Harry Potter series. We focused on Chapter 5 - Diagon Alley where Harry and Hagrid visit to collect all the equipment Harry needs to start at his new school - Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After reading this chapter,  we watched a short clip and gathered ideas to create our own magical shop in Diagon Alley. We wrote a short description and drew our shop with lots of fine detail. We enjoyed being very creative and produced some wonderful finished pieces! 


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.


Oakwell Hall

View all our photos from our day out here.

We had a brilliant day in year 5 and 6 re-enacting the Battle of Bosworth! We began the day preparing for battle making helmets, shields, swords and a red or white rose to symbolise our house.

The children were split into two opposing houses: The House of York led by King Richard III and the House of Lancaster led by Henry Tudor. The battle was won by the Lancastrians and Henry Tudor became the first Tudor King.


Victory for Lancaster!

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