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Yr 5-6 – Mrs Palmer & Mrs Croydon – Riber


Year 5 & 6 Newsletter Autumn Term 1

2018 Mrs Palmer & Mrs Croydon

Please encourage your child to investigate our historical Tudors topic.  Homework ideas for this term are shown below and children will have an opportunity to share their homework with the class on Friday afternoons.  Please encourage your child to aim for creative work.

Week 1 Wk bg Tues 4th Sept Research The Life and Times of William Shakespeare. Make a report on William Shakespeare                                                                                                                        

Week 2 Wk bg Mon 10th Sept The book we will be reading is Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Find out about the famous plays written by William Shakespeare.  Make a poster to advertise the play – Macbeth

Week 3 Wk bg Mon 17th Sept The book we will be reading is Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Draw the witches meeting around the cauldron in Macbeth.

Week 4 Wk bg Mon 24th Sept The book we will be reading is My Friend Walter by Michael Morpurgo. Find out about the discoveries of Tudor Explorers and share in class.

Week 5 Wk bg Mon 1st Oct The book we will be reading is My Friend Walter by Michael Morpurgo.A diary account of a day in the life of Walter Raleigh

Week 6 Wk bg Mon 8th Oct The book we will be reading is The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millward Hargrave. Artwork – Design a new book cover for your favourite book.

Week 7 Wk bg Mon 15th Oct The book we will be reading is The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millward Hargrave. Poetry – find, copy and learn a poem by heart.

Week 8 Wk bg Mon 22nd Oct Science Focus Week. Create a poster to showcase a famous scientist.  eg Tessla, Edison, Darwin etc.

PE will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has correct kit for indoor and outdoor PE. We will have Keep Fit daily in the mornings and a 10 minute personal challenge – a brisk walk/jog 2 – 3 times per week in addition.

Open Day – Celebrating INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LANGUAGE – parents welcome into class (pm) Wednesday 26th September for children to showcase their learning. Further details to follow.

Each week – learning in class and homework –Reading – Maths – Times Tables – P4C Question -Please discuss these questions with your parents/guardians

Week 1 Wk bg Tues 4th Sept Apply their knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology) both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words. Asking questions to improve their understanding of the text. Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit. Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy. X3 & X6 Would you rather live in a cave or a castle – why?

Week 2 Wk bg Mon 11th Sept Read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.  

Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.  Solve number and practical problems that involve negative values. X9 Would you rather be the best player on a team that always loses or the worst player on a team that always wins?

Week 3 Wk bg Mon 18th Sept Checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.

Multiply and divide numbers using the formal written methods and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding. X4 Would you rather not be allowed to not use your computer for a year or not be allowed to eat any sweets for a year?

Week 4 Wk bg Mon 25th Sept Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.  

Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.  Use square and cube numbers. Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations. X7 Would you rather be able to control the weather or be able to talk to animals?

Week 5 Wk bg Mon 2rd Oct Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied. Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why. X8 Do you think a baby can be your best friend?

Week 8 Wk bg Mon 23rd Oct Summarise and predict what might happen from details which are stated and implied. Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination. X4 and X8 If you had one wish – what would it be?

Monday Spellings – Spellings will be given weekly and focus upon high frequency words from the National Curriculum. In Autumn Term 1 we will consolidate Y3 & Y4 words and move into Y5 & Y6 spellings during this term. High Frequency words will be given out on Monday and tested on the following Monday. A record of spelling will be kept in your child’s diary showing which words to learn.

Daily Reading – Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. Please encourage your child to read four times each week. We appreciate book reviews and recommendations, which can be displayed in class.

Monday Grammar Hammer – will be given weekly on Monday, to be returned any day during the week when completed – the following Monday at the latest. This is essential to support your child’s understanding and prepare for SATs next May (Y6 only).

Friday Times Tables – Quick recall of times tables facts to 12×12 is essential in Y5 & Y6. We will have daily practise in class. Each week the children will have a focus to learn and will be tested on Fridays. This will be recall of x facts and related division facts.

Monday Maths Skills Check – will be given out weekly and supports learning in class. Prompt sheets are given to support maths homework. To be returned any day but the following Monday at the latest.    Thank you for your support in ensuring your child fulfils their potential.



Spelling Programme Yr 6 Stage 6

Y6 Maths Prompt Sheet

 Spelling Programme Yr 5 Stage

Y5 Maths Prompt Sheet


School closes for the October break on Thursday 25.10.2018 and school re-opens on Monday 05.11.2018

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