Year 5 teacher: Mrs Sarah Welsh
Year 5 teaching assistant: Mrs Fina Bongiovi
Year 6 teacher: Mr Chris Hearsey
Year 6 teaching assistant: Miss Lane
Welcome to our Year 5 and Year 6 class page...
The Year 5 and 6 staff will be adding content to this page for you to enjoy throughout the year that will link to the subjects we are covering. We hope you have lots of fun exploring our page.
As you know, by the time you leave Year 4 you should know all of your times tables up to 12x12.
Please keep on practising on Times Tables Rock Stars to increase your fluency and instant recall.
Challenge any of the Year 5 or 6 teachers to see if you can beat them! MME for anyone who beats the teacher! https://play.ttrockstars.com
Mrs Welsh Mr Hearsey
Y5 and 6 top rockers:
1. Smokey Bishop (Y6 - IB) 2. Franky Spatula (Y6 - EMF)
3. Roxy Palace (Y5 - CLP) 4. Jah McPhillimy-Lovelock (Y5 - EC)
5. Dolores Wolf (Y6 - JS) 6. Mya Bell (Y5 - HP)
Year 6 Autumn 1 narrative poem: The Highway Man by
Year 6 Class Read: The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien
Year 6 Spring 1: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyce
Year 6 Spring 2: Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac
Year 6 Summer 1: Dragonology by Ernest Drake
A great way to practise your spellings is by using our spelling learning platform: Spelling Shed. This allows you to practise your spellings in a fun and engaging way.
Click on the link below and start earning points!
Y5's spellings for this term: ancient, convenience, embarrass, familiar, language, muscle, physical, queue, rhyme, shoulder
Y6's spelling rules for this term: *y to i *silent letters *air *ch (k) *ear *are
Aut: Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
Spr: Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Sum: Fresh Prince of Bel Air by Will Smith
Aut: Happy by Pharrell Williams
Spr: Classroom Jazz
Using our learning from our curent Science topic, can you answer these quiz questions?
Write down the answers and bring them into school! MME and praise points for the correct answers!!
1) The Sun, Earth and Moon are what shape?
2) What is the missing word in the sentence below?
The Sun is at the _________ of our Solar System.
3) Is the Moon a light source?
4) Why do we have day and night?
5) Name four phases of the Moon.
6) Which scientist (that we looked at) believed that the Earth was at the centre of our Solar System?
7) Which scientist discovered that the planet's orbits are elliptical not circular?
8) Give two facts about Mae Jemison and Katherine Johnson.
In Year 6 this term, we are starting to study the Arctic and Antarctic.
Arctic Quick facts:
*The Arctic is located at the northernmost part of our planet. Scientists usually define the Arctic as the area above the ‘Arctic Circle’ — an imaginary line that circles around the top of the globe.
*The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, Russia, the USA, Greenland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland.
*Because of the Earth’s tilt, for at least one day a year there’s an entire day of darkness in this freezing region — and also a full day of sunshine. Imagine that!
*Temperatures as low as –70°C have been recorded in northern Greenland. Brrrrr!
5. Despite the freezing-cold temperatures, approximately four million people call this wintery wonderland home! Amongst these are the indigenous people of the Arctic, called the ‘Inuits‘. They’ve found ingenious ways to survive in one of the harshest environments on our planet.
Bring it into class to receive a MME and praise points.
*Did you know that there are over 40 countries in Europe? Which ones can you remember from our Geography lessons? Can you remember the capital cities of them?
*European countries grow all sorts of crops:
France: From cereal crops, to beef, pork and poultry to fruit and vegetables.
Germany: Milk, pork, beef, poultry, cereals, potatoes, wheat, barley, cabbages, and sugar beets.
Belgium: The nation's main crops include barley, corn, potatoes, sugar beets, wheat, and assorted fruits and vegetables.
Romania: Main crops include maize, wheat, rye, barley, vegetables, sunflower, potatoes, sugar beet, soybeans and fruit.
*The Netherlands is one of the world's largest exporters of agricultural and food products, thanks to its innovative agrifood technology.
Which European country did you look at during lessons? How did their farming differ to these countries?
See below for more fun facts, challenges, home learning ideas and a word search!
During our DT week, we made wholemeal bread adding a range of ingredients to make it either sweet, savoury or healthier.
Here's some bread that Mrs Welsh made at home in preparation for the week.
Can you tell from just looking at the image what ingredients she added to each roll?
Choose from: *Chocolate chips *Cranberries *Onion *Garlic *Raisins *Apple *Sunflower seeds *Cheese *Poppy seeds *Sundried tomatoes
Using our learning, which are savoury fillings and which are sweet?
See below for the recipe we followed.
Around the Equator we have tropical climates which are hot and humid, this is where you’ll find the world’s rainforests.
Then there are arid or dry climates – like you’d find in deserts.
Next is Mediterranean with hot dry summers, and cooler wetter winters.
Then there are temperate climates. That’s what we have in the UK, where summers are mild and winters aren’t too cold.
In areas that are a very long way from the sea, the climate is continental with long, cold winters and short, hot summers.
Finally, there’s polar climates which experience long periods of extreme cold.
See below for more fun facts, challenges, home learning ideas and a quiz!
We have looked at famous landscape artists and their work. Which artists can you remember?
After looking at Art and Design techniques, including drawing with different medias, we studied our local area. We picked a local landscape view and used our learning to create these final pieces:
In Golden Time in November, Year 5 and 6 created poppies to show respect to those who have fought for us. They did an amazing job.
Y5: CLP, IF (top right), HP (bottom right)
Y6: SBH Y6: MH