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

Spellings will now be tested on a Tuesday and the new spellings will be sent out that afternoon.


The Gurdwara trip has had to be arranged for Spring 2 as our Religious Education Trip. This should be on the first week back.



Manor Adventure Photos - Some photos have been uploaded on to the 'Gallery' part of the website (under the tab 'Children'). There are some group shots to show different activities we took part in.



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

Dickens - Tuesday and Friday

Morpurgo - Tuesday and Friday

Shakespeare - Monday and Friday


Important Information


Our Class Read

For Spring 1, we shall be looking at the text 'Shackleton's Journey'.


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 14/01/19

English - We will be spending Monday in our new comprehension groups. This allows us to focus in on the individual needs of the Year 5 and 6 children. 

Tuesday will be spelling practice and grammar work.

Wednesday - Friday will be planning and writing a diary as a crew member from Shackleton's Journey.

Maths - Year 6 will be working on decimals, continuing to work particularly on division of decimals, problem solving and then moving on to look at the relationship between fractions and decimals.

Year 5 will be working on written methods for multiplication and division.


Homework -  (14/12/18)

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 - Mrs Bicker/Miss McCabe's group have been given a hard copy of their homework.


English - A worksheet has been sent home based on grammar/sentence work.


Spelling - Sent home. These are related to prefixes.



Homework Grid

Our 'Frozen Kingdom' 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.



Mi Burrito Sabanero (Spanish lyrics w/ English translation)

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