Year Five & Year Six

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Miss R Hooper, Year 5/6 Teacher
Miss R Hooper, Year 5/6 Teacher
Miss A Lindley, Year 5/6 Teacher
Miss A Lindley, Year 5/6 Teacher
Mrs S Robinson, Y5/6 Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Robinson, Y5/6 Teaching Assistant

We also welcome Mr T Herring – His photograph will be coming soon.

Y6 Autumn One – Overview

Welcome to the Year 5 and 6 class page. The class teachers are: Mr Herring, Miss Lindley and Miss Hooper. This year, we will be supported by Mrs Robinson our wonderful teaching assistant. Keep an eye out on this page for regular updates and to see what we are up to.

Our topics this half-term are:

English: persuasion, arguments and grammatical devices

Maths: place value and formal written methods

Science: Animals Including Humans

Topic: The Ancient Greeks

General Information

PE takes place on a Monday. Please ensure that children have the appropriate kit and footwear. Whilst the weather is still moderately warm, we will be having some PE sessions outside; the children are allowed to wear tracksuit bottoms and can bring a jumper for these sessions.

D.A.R.E will take place on a Wednesday for year 6 only. Please ensure that children have their D.A.R.E book in school on this day.

Children are encouraged to take their book bags and reading book home and are encouraged to read at home each evening. Whole class reading lessons in school will also be recorded in their reading diaries.

Children will also receive weekly spellings to learn and will also be asked to complete written maths and English homework.

Please can you ensure that your child’s school uniform, coat and PE clothes are labelled with their name? It is very easy for items to be lost or taken by mistake. This makes it easier for us to return the item of clothing to you instead of placing it in lost property.

Thank you

Mr Herring, Miss Lindley and Miss Hooper


Spanish Food Tasting

Year 5/6 have had a super afternoon tasting a variety of Spanish foods, such as: tortilla wraps and chips; chilli-cheese dip; tomato salsa; guacamole; sour crème and chive dip; cantaloupe melon; peach; cheese; Spanish meats; and olives. Once the children had eaten the foods, they created a tally chart for the following: the children who liked the food; the children who did not; and the children who did not try the food. This data was then turned into a pie chart, using Microsoft Word, and the children wrote statements about what they had discovered.

Picasso Art

As part of their Spanish topic, Year 5/6 have been learning about Pablo Picasso. After learning about Pablo’s Cubism period, the children had a go at creating their own multi-perspective portrait.  They used bright colours with a black, bold outline in the same style as Picasso. They also tried to use a variety of shapes and patterns just like Picasso did. To create this portrait, the children used a range of media, such as: watercolours, oil pastels, tissue paper and more.

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