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Welcome to Eagle Class! (Year 5/6)

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

Welcome to Spring term 1! Our theme is Frozen Kingdom.

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

Week beginning 5.2.18:

Year 6- algebra (formulae and substitution) Year 5- statistics (line graphs and data)


We will begin the term by studying poetry with a winter theme, looking at the use of figurative language. Following this will be studying the journey made by Shackleton, inspiring our writing of diaries, accounts and chronological reports.

This term the Y6 children shall begin 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. 


Spring 1 focus:

  • Percentages of amounts
  • Decimals
  • (Y6) ratio and proportion
  • Shape: properties (parallel and perpendicular), angles and classification.
  • (Y5) area and perimeter
  • (Y6) circles

We also have daily Big Maths sessions which focus on basic number and calculation skills. Y6 have daily arithmetic sessions.


Theme 'Frozen Kingdom'

In our Geography lessons we will be using atlases to understand where places in the world are, and focussing on longitude and latitude.  We will then be comparing and contrasting the polar regions.

In history we will study the route taken by Ernest Shackleton and create a timeline of events. We will study other explorers who have followed since.

In our 'Frozen Kingdom' inspired art, we shall be using a range of media (printing, paint and batik) to develop art work inspired by snowflakes. We shall also study the work of artist Frances Hatch and try to develop landscape paintings in a similar style.


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 other Friday.  The children are given spellings alternate Mondays, spare copies are kept in the classroom but it is the children's responsibility to ask for a replacement if needed. 

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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