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Year 5 and 6

Spring 2024

Mr Owen- UKS2 Lead & Eagles Teacher

Mrs Landstrom- Kestrels Teacher

Miss Hough - Hawks Teacher

Teaching Assistants- Miss Collins, Mrs Lewis, Miss Robinson, Miss Evanson

What we will be learning in this term:



The Promise - Character Narrative

Newspaper Reports

Evolution and Inheritance

Living Things and Habitats

Maths- Year 5

Maths - Year 6

Multiplication and Division


Decimals and Percentages

Ratio and Proportion





Letters from the Lighthouse - Eagles

Holes - Kestrels

Skellig - Hawks

Dreams and Goals



 What was life like in Tudor England? 

Would you like to live in the desert?


No Outsiders

What does it mean to belong to an Islamic faith community?


How to heal a broken wing



Healthy eating, Going to the market, Family tree and faces

Coding with Microbits



Y5 - Sale Sharks Rugby

Gymnastics - Group Sequencing

Sounds of the Future

Music from the Stage and Screen

Art and Design

Design and Technology

Sculpture and 3D interactive installation



A few things to remember:


Eagles have PE on a Wednesday and Thursday

Hawks have PE on Monday and Thursday.

Kestrels have  PE on Monday and Thursday


-  Remember to wear the correct PE kit to school on PE days- black leggings/ jogging bottoms or shorts.  White or house t-shirt.  Wheelock fleece/ jumper or cardigan or house hoody for outdoor activities.  

- Spare outdoor footwear must be brought into school to ensure footwear is changed and inside school remains clean.

-Children will have a Golden Mile session every Mon-Thurs afternoon (PE kit is not needed, but outdoor footwear should be worn).



Home Learning - Spring Term

Following feedback from parents, homework for Year 5 and Year 6 will now be paper-based. This homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday.  The homework will consolidate current classwork and will consist of a comprehension text, questions based on spelling patterns being studied in class and questions based on current Maths learning. If your child cannot complete the work at home or needs some extra support with their homework, a homework club will be run each Monday by your child's class teacher. If you have any questions about Year 5 and Year 6 homework, please speak to Mr Owen before or after school.

 In addition, children are expected to read frequently throughout the week (a minimum of three times). They may also access Freckle/ TT Rockstars and complete activities on Spellshed with the logins they have.

We will continue to use Accelerated Reader to support the children's reading journey; they should complete the associated book quiz each time they complete a book at home. Accelerated Reader will be used as the children's planner. Therefore, they must read and quiz regularly.

** Time can be provided in school for online homeworks if required- please speak to your child's class teacher who will be happy to help.



Supporting your child's learning at home

There are a number of website which can be accessed from help to help support your child with their learning these include:

Times Tables Rock Stars (

Learning to Read for Kids | Learn to Read with Phonics | Free Trial – Reading Eggs

Purple Mash by 2Simple

Spelling Shed - Spelling Shed - The Science of Spelling

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds ( (touch-typing practice)

Children will be given all logins for online platforms. Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader

Here is the link to access Wheelock's Accelerated Reader portal:




Use this link, your class code and your first and last name to log in.

Eagles class code: 32gr9a

Hawk class code: tku333

Kestrels class code: lands2


Important Dates for your Diary

The following dates and times are subject to change.  Letters about specific events will be sent via email.

Autumn dates


Page Downloads Date  
Vocab list UKS2 06th Feb 2023 Download
Year 5 and 6 Yearly Curriculum Overview 2023 2024 17th Oct 2023 Download