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Welcome to Eagle Class! (Year 5/6)

Mrs Hotchin (class teacher)  and Miss Morley (teaching assistant)

Welcome to Summer Term! Our theme is Awesome Adventure.

Our weekly maths overviews. Tasks will be set on MyMaths and other tasks are available on Mathletics.

Eagle class maths week beginning 2.7.18

Year 5: converting metric units; an introduction to imperial measures and converting them

Year 6: tesselating patterns


We will be concluding our class novel Sky Song. We shall then be working with two brillliant texts this summer: 'Flotsam' by David Weisner and Michael Morpurgo's Kenuske's Kingdom. We swill be  writing narratives and persuasive texts regarding the issue of plastic in the oceans.

This term the Y6 children shall continue revising SPAG objectives in preparation for the SAT tests in May.

In addition to our English sessions, we have a daily reading session and spelling focus. Spellings will continue to be sent home, please ensure your child practises these and applies them in writing. All lists are available on the Spelling Shed website : www.spellingshed.com


Summer 1 focus:

Year 6:

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Statistics
  • Measures - converting and calculating with measures
  • Problem solving and reasoning

Year 5

  • Angles
  • Position and direction
  • Decimals
  • Converting measures

We also have daily arthmetic sessions which focus on basic number and calculation skills.

Please check out My Maths tasks which are set weekly and relate to current learning. TT Rockstars is also a fantastic website to practise times tables.

Theme 'Awesome Adventure'

In our Geography lessons we will be using atlases to revisit longitude and latitude; we shall be then focussing on the USA's varied landscape and cities. 

In our art lessons we will be sketching shells and 'flotsam' and creating clay shells. To link with our Geography work we shall be creating landscape paintings of key American landmarks.  Following this we will be looking at Japanese art and creating Japanese windsocks.

Our science topics are also taking us on adventures! Year 5 shall be studying Earth and Space; Year 6 will be learning all about evolution. 

Additional Information

PE- Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (please ensure kit is in all week)

Reading records need to be in school on Friday please.

Spelling tests are held every  Friday.  The children are given spellings  on Mondays spare copies are kept in the classroom but it is the children's responsibility to ask for a replacement if needed. Lists can also be found on spellingshed.com

Y6 children have CGP maths and SPAG books for weekly homework. This is set on Friday and should be returned the following Friday.  There is a homework club held on Wednesday lunchtime.

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