Year 5/6

Panda class, Dolphin class & Panther class

Autumn Term 2018

How do we make our mark?


Book Study S.C.R.E.A.M The Mummy’s Revenge by Andrew Beasley

  • Instructions – mummification
  • Narrative
  • Descriptive writing
  • Non-chronological reports – mummification
  • News report
  • Balanced arguments
  • Poetry


The children will continue to learn maths through the mastery approach. Areas of maths that will be covered over the term include –Place Value of larger numbers and decimals, calculation strategies (both mental calculating and formal methods), equivalent fractions and calculating with fractions, time and reading timetables, measuring, drawing and calculating angles within 2D shapes and using co-ordinates to describe movement and position. We will continue to improve fluency, develop problem solving and reasoning within a range of contexts including measure.

Learning Journey Knowledge and Skills


Chronology of the Ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Briton – comparing their daily lives and the structure of society. Egyptian mummification and the afterlife,


Animals and Humans – digestion, heart and muscles


Once a week, Hampshire Music Service will be teaching the children how to use their voice through singing. At the end of term the children will be performing what they have learnt in a mini concert.


Block Printing

Design Technology

Frame structures – temples – making scaled models


Simulation Adventure Programme – The Crystal Rainforest


The children will be taking part in Tag Rugby and Basketball (outdoor); gymnastics – shape and balance and dance – based on Ancient Egyptian life (indoor).


Death ceremonies

Angels –


Mindfulness,  Who Decides?  We are all different,

How you can help at home

Please continue to practise spellings regularly, even if your child no longer brings home a weekly spelling homework sheet. Using Spellodrome and Mathletics on a weekly basis will also support your child’s learning in these areas. Take time to enjoy books, by listening to your child to read to you and sharing stories together to build up the children’s repertoire.  The children are making good progress with their times tables, so please help them by practising.  We find that ‘little but often’ is usually the best approach.  Above all, take time to have a conversation with your child and discuss what they are learning about at school.

Useful information and dates


Tues 25th Year 5/6 & Panda class Creative History day

Wed 26th Year 6 Height & Weight screening 9am

Thurs 27th European Languages morning and breakfast for parents and children from 8am

Fri 28th MacMillan Coffee morning for parents in hall from 9am (cakes needed please Thurs or Fri)


Mon 1st Food donation required for the Harvest Festival

Wed 3rd Inter-house challenge morning – resilience focus

Fri 12th INSET day

Wed 17th Hobby day – come to school in your hobby outfit (or bring it to school to show)

Tues 30th Individual children’s photos to be taken


Mon 12th – Fri 16th Anti-bullying week

During the week beginning 12th Nov there will be a cyberbullying workshop for parents (date/time to be arranged)

Fri 16th Children in Need fund raising day £1 donation and children dress in anything spotty / stripy / yellow or associated with Pudsey bear

Mon 19th – Fri 23rd ‘BRAKE UK’ Road Safety week

Tues 20th    Yr R to Yr 6 parent teacher meetings 3.30pm – 7pm

Thurs 22nd  Yr R to Yr 6 parent teacher meetings 3.30pm – 5pm

Fri 23rd Be bright, be seen non-uniform day (fluorescent colours)


Tues 4th Flu immunisation for Year R – 5 children

Fri 7th Christmas Fayre 3.15pm – 5pm

Thurs 13th Yr 5/6 + Panda class Listen to Me concert 1.30pm Dolphin class        2pm Panther class         2.30pm Panda class

Mon 17th Christmas Lunch

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