Year 5/6 Dickens, Morpurgo and Shakespeare

Welcome to Upper Key Stage 2!


Shakespeare - Miss Prothero

Dickens - Mrs Gresswell (Monday and Tuesday) Mrs Bicker (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Morpurgo - Mr Berry


Supporting Adults: Mrs Real-large, Mrs Barnard, Mr Cook, Mrs Benham and Mr Hill


Welcome back to the new academic year! 

We are looking forward to diving back into school with a little more normality. Keep an eye on this page as we post lots of information to keep you all up to date with what is going on in year 5 and 6.


We will also be posting the weekly homework here as well as on Seesaw, so that you can always find out what has been set.

Class Newsletters will be coming out next week to give you more information on the topics and subject knowledge we will be covering this first term.



The PE days for the classes are as follows:

Dickens - Tuesday and Friday

Shakespeare - Tuesday and Thursday

Morpurgo - Tuesday and Thursday


PE Kit

  • Black tracksuit bottoms/shorts/skort
  • T-shirt in their house colour
  • Black trainers or plimsolls
  • Dark jumper or hoodie with no logos/school jumper/school cardigan


Homework Grid - Beast Creator


Homework (Set 24th September due Wednesday 29th September




Next week, we will be writing an information text on beetles. To support you further with your knowledge of beetles, please conduct research on beetles for homework this week. We advice using the internet or books to conduct this research.


Please display your research, in any way which is helpful for you, on a piece of A4 paper and bring it into school with you before the deadline on Wednesday 29th September. 


MATHS Homework


Homework (Set 17th September due Wednesday 22nd September)


This week's homework is being given to every child from year 1 to year 6. We are developing a reward system to promote positive learning behaviours. We will be focusing on 5 key learning skills to begin with, these are: Positivity, Resilience, Creativeness, Independence and Reflectiveness.


The children have had two assemblies over the last two weeks to introduce the idea behind our new system, which we call the 'Learning Working Heads'. We are launching this to the school as a competition. All children can choose at least one head to design. They can, if they wish, design a head for all five learning behaviours/skills. 

Following the two assembles, they have been given time in class this week to discuss the task and to begin to design their Learning Working Heads. 


This is a competition, the winning design for each Learning Working Head with earn the child who designed it a prize, but more importantly, the winning designs will be transferred onto stickers and then used as part of our updated Behaviour Policy, where children across the school will be rewarded for using/demonstrating these positive learning behaviours with stickers containing the 5 winning designs!


This is a great opportunity for all the children to be part of developing our school in new and interesting ways.


We will publish the winning designs in the newsletter for you all to see.


Good luck everybody - we can't wait to see what you come up with!


MATHS HOMEWORK (due in Wednesday 22nd September)


This week will be the final week of TTR being set as the main maths homework. We have focused on your times tables as they are key facts which need to be learnt and practiced regularly. 

THIS WEEK'S TASK - to continue to play in the Studio section as we want to know your current response time. (You must have played at least 15 sessions by Wednesday 22nd September) Also play the Garage as this is set up specifically for you to practice the times tables you are not as quick at. 

Next week we will be sending each child home with a 'heat map' this will show you and your parents very clearly which times tables you know and which ones you need to learn/practice.

Please make sure you are logging on - we can see who has and has not been on the system and we will begin to start chasing you if you don't complete the homework which has been set.


Have a good weekend - Rock on!



Homework (set Friday 10th September due Wednesday 15th September)

English - This year, we are trying to make more of our book corners in our classrooms to help entice you into reading and to jazz up our classrooms. It would be amazing if you could design or create something to help us do it.  It could be something drawn or written on paper, a picture, a poster or a model of something that could sit on top of our bookshelves. It has to be linked to reading, books or our book corner in some way. Have fun and we will look forward to displaying your posters, collages, reviews or models soon. See Seesaw for examples.


Maths - Login to TTR Stars and complete 10 Studio sessions. This will give us your new response speed and average time. Feel free to complete garage and other sessions, we will be checking that you have logged on to see if your times have been update. ROCK ON!!!!


Homework (set Friday 3rd September due in Wednesday 8th September)

For your first week's homework we want to establish some routines. So the homework for this week is:

  • To read and record your reading in your new reading record. This was sent home on Friday. We will collect the reading records in every Friday to check that the homework (to read 4 times a week and have a parent write/sign the record at least once a week) has been completed.
  • To log onto Times Table Rockstars (TTR) and play some Garage, complete some Studio sessions. We want you to start getting back up to speed! 
  • To use the pupil and family log in codes/QR codes which we sent home on Friday to get logged on and set up on the Seesaw app.

 If you have any questions please get in touch.

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