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Year 5/6 Dickens, Morpurgo and Shakespeare

Welcome to Year 5/6


Meet our Team

Dickens - Miss Huxtable

Morpurgo - Ms Field

Shakespeare - Miss Prothero

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


Important Notices


Thank you for your lovely topic work - keep it coming in! If you make something such as a Powerpoint, please email this to the office to be directed to the correct class teacher as we are unable to take USB sticks. 


Manor Adventure Photos - We intend to have a specific page to share these photos with you. As soon as this is available, this class page will be updated and children will be informed. Thank you for your patience.



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

Dickens - Tuesday and Friday

Morpurgo - Monday and Tuesday

Shakespeare - Monday and Tuesday


Important Information


Our Class Read

For Autumn 2, the children will be reading 'Pig Heart Boy'. We will have copies in class but if your child would like their own, please can they put their name in the book.


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 12/11/18


English - We will be covering the use of colons and semi-colons, as well as parenthesis once more. We will then be moving on to look at writing a non-fiction text on how the heart works, tying in with our current topic of 'Blood Heart'. The children will precis (summarise) a collection of information on the heart. They will use this to write their factual report on Thursday and Friday.


Mathematics - Year 6 will be continuing work on fractions- focusing on multiplying and dividing, as well as completing some assessment tests. Year 5 will be moving on to multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.


Homework -  (16/11/18)

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 - Mathletics homework has been set or a hard copy has been given to pupils. If there are any problems, please see your class teacher on Monday as they homework needs to be completed by Wednesday. Logins for Mathletics have been handed out; if you have lost your login details, please speak with your class teacher.


English - To continue on from our work in class, we have asked the children to write a factual report of their choice. This could be anything of interest to them or something they would like to research further. They do need to reflect on the work we have done in class and the features required of a formal factual report.


Spelling - A hard copy of spellings have been sent out, with the group names attached - children will know which groups they are in. These will be tested on Monday. Spelling sessions will take place on a Tuesday afternoon.



Homework Grid

Our blood heart 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.