Year 5/6 Dickens, Morpurgo and Shakespeare

Welcome to Year 5/6


Meet our Team

Dickens - Miss Huxtable

Morpurgo - Ms Field

Shakespeare - Miss Prothero

Maths Groups Y5 - Miss McCabe & Mrs Bicker

Support Staff - Mrs Barnard, Mr Hill, Mrs Lake/Mrs Brown


Important Notices

We will be watching the Stormbreaker film this week - please bring back your slips else you will be unable to watch the film which is rated PG.


Please continue learning your spellings - these are the key words you need to be focusing on this term.


Welcome Back!


Please could year 6 bring back in the papers they took home over the Easter break.


Please support your child to learn their spellings at home. If spelling patterns are not looked over and/or revised, children will struggle to remember them. All spelling patterns are for Y5/6 and we will also look at the statuatory list as well (which may simply be spellings that need to be learnt and are irregular; these include Y3/4 spellings which are not secure also). These spellings are looked at when assessing children's end of KS2 result in writing. Children may be kept in to redo spelling tests if they are not being learnt and results are consistently poor.


Please remember to bring in your PE kit on Monday and keep it in school for the whole week.

Dickens - Thursday and Friday

Morpurgo - Thursday and Friday

Shakespeare - Monday and Friday


Important Information


Our Class Read

For Summer 1, we shall be looking at the text 'Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz. If possible, it is handy for your child to have their own copy of this text. This means they can utilise it during the lesson and in writing sessions, making notes or even underlining great vocabulary or words they are unsure of.


Reading -


Each child has been given a reading record to take home and bring into school daily with their reading book. We would like children to record the name of the book they are reading, how many pages they have read on a particular date, and a brief comment on how well they read aloud or what they thought of the text/what happened, and to have this signed by an adult daily. We would like children to aim to read for at least 10 minutes, five times a week. There will be whole-school initiatives to encourage children in their reading. We will also be reading our class text daily, giving different members of the class an opportunity to read aloud.


This week  (20.05.10)


We will be coming to the end of our text 'Stormbreaker'. The children will choose to either write an autobiography or a biography of the main character - Alex Rider. We will also be having two spelling dictations this week so children are encouraged to still be reviewing and revising the Y5/6 spellings.



Y6 For this week, we will be focusing on our writing as this is the next formal assessment to be done before production rehearsals begin. We shall be spending some sessions watching videos from the 'literacy shed' as inspiration for some short pieces of writing.



Homework -  (16/05/19)

Children are encouraged to write down their homework each week but are always reminded that we will make homework available (if possible) on our website.

Our expectation is that at least 30 minutes is spent on each piece of homework. If we do not feel that the work is up to the standard we would expect from them, we may ask for the homework to be repeated or for the child to spend a bit longer on it. This is to ensure that children are getting ready for the responsibilities and organisation needed for when they move onto secondary school.


Maths - Each group will either be set a hard copy of homework or will be directed to the Mathletics website. Please speak with your child's Maths teacher for further information if required.


English - Y5 and Y6 have been given a crossword based on their statutory spelling list.




Spelling - Sent home. These statutory words are from the Y3/4 and Y5/6 list set out by the government in the National Curriculum. Please review the meaning of these words with your child. These are the spellings which are considered when looking at children's writing and whether they have met the end of KS2 expected standard. There will be no test in the final week. These spellings can be learnt in stages, ready for dictation spelling tests in the summer term. 



Homework Grid

Our 'Tomorrow's World' topic grid has been sent out. Please start some of these ready for a new display in our corridor. Remember, this is a great way to earn further housepoints.

For each half-termly topic, there is a homework grid for children to select tasks from. This grid will be placed at the bottom of the class page in case a hard copy is lost. These tasks are rated as Bronze, Silver or Gold. Housepoints are awarded for each (Bronze = 1HP, Silver = 2HP, Gold = 3HP). We encourage the children to complete as many as possible. Some tasks can be completed in homework books, others need to be presented neatly on plain or lined paper, ready for display in the classroom or in our Y5/6 corridor. If a task is not fully completed or is not presented to the best of the child's ability, they may be asked to re-do the task. We wish for the children to take pride in the work they do.



Manor Adventure Initial Meeting Presentation

SATs Meeting (January)

Class Charters

Class Charters 1
Class Charters 2
Class Charters 3
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