Y5/6 2023 - 2024

Miss Sandham

Mr Rogers

Mrs Wadsworth


Useful Links

Google Classroom - classroom.google.com/a/elworthce.cheshire.sch.uk

AR Bookfinder - http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/

Times table Rock Stars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Maths/Spelling Shed - https://play.edshed.com/


Welcome To The Y5/6 Homepage!

                Summer Term 2024                        

Welcome Back!  We hope you all had a good Easter break.



Our topic for this term is 'Mighty Maya' where we will be learning all about the history of the Mayan civilisation, their culture and their influence on the region

As part of our topic we'll be reading extracts from 'The Lost Book of Adventure' and 'The Explorer' as a stimulus for our creative writing.  Read the blurbs below for further information about these amazing books!

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The Explorer:

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.

As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.

Except, it seems, someone has been there before them.


The Lost Book of Adventure:

If you are reading this, it means my notebooks have been found. I am leaving them here at camp for safekeeping along with a few other belongings that I won’t be taking with me. The notebooks are a lifetime’s worth of knowledge, which I’m passing on the you.

So reads an excerpt from the weatherworn letter discovered by nature enthusiast Teddy Keen on a recent trip to the Amazon, along with sketchbooks filled with details of extraordinary adventures and escapades, expedition advice and survival methods, annotated with captivating coloured-pencil drawings. It is thought that the sketchbooks were created for two young relatives of the author. Drawing on Teddy’s knowledge of the outdoors, the pages of the sketchbooks have been carefully transcribed for young readers, as they were originally intended.
You’ll be transported by riveting adventure tales from around the globe, like being dragged off by a hyena in Botswana, surviving a Saharan dust storm, being woken by an intrepid emperor penguin in Antarctica and coming face-to-face with a venomous bushmaster (one of the most dangerous snakes on the planet).

If you require more information about what we will be learning this term, please see refer to the Mighty Maya topic web below.



One of the key priorities on our return to school will be to support children with their reading. It is crucial to children’s development that they are reading regularly. As a minimum, all children are asked to read at least 3 times a week, for at least half an hour, as part of their weekly homework and have it signed in their planner by an adult. These will be checked by their English teacher in English lessons. Children should tell their teacher when they need to change their book and they will complete an Accelerated Reader quiz on an iPad in school. Children will be able to change library books during the school day.



It is still important that children in Year 5 and 6 work at improving their spelling which is a key part of the National Curriculum for writing. Children will practise spellings in the mornings when they come in to school. They also will be taught spelling in year groups as part of their English lessons. For homework, children will have the Year 5 and 6 list of spellings to learn – these are challenging spellings so will need some work throughout the half term. They will also have spelling homework some weeks using ‘Spelling Shed’.


PE Timetables

PE sessions will take place for children in Year 5 and 6 on a TUESDAY with Mr Darby, Miss Hughes and Miss Keeble. Children will need an appropriate outdoor PE kit in school on Tuesdays as they will be outside for the afternoon, including a coat in needed. Children should continue to come to school wearing their full PE Kit on their allocated day (and also on Fitness Friday). As they will have to wear their PE kit throughout the whole school day, the children will need to be suitably dressed and prepared for indoors, outdoors and all weather conditions.

We are suggesting that the Elworth PE t -shirt and shorts/skort be worn underneath the Elworth jogging bottoms and zip up top. (This to allow layers to be taken off if children get too warm when inside, whilst providing layers for warmth when outside). A waterproof jacket is a necessity, in case of poor weather. Children will also need to come in wearing a sensible pair of sports trainers.



For the Spring Term, weekly homework for English and Maths (issued every Monday, to be competed for the following Monday) is completed using CGP text books.  Details will be given each week as to the content/type of each homework. 



Day Set

Completed by


 Times Tables Rock Stars

 CGP - Maths

Monday Monday

 CGP - Reading Comprehension

 CGP - Grammar, Punctuation &   Spelling

(Alternate weeks)

Monday Monday

Minimum of 3 times a week for 30+ minutes

Reading Records to be signed by an adult 3 times a week, thank you

 National Curriculum spelling list

Start of half term Last week of half term

Please be aware that revision activities may be set for children in Year 5 and 6 in addition to other homework as required. As preparation for transition towards high school, children may be asked to complete homework in lunchtimes if it is not completed at home.

Please note that Google Classroom will used as our main homework portal. All homework will be listed in Google Classroom even if external websites are used.

Spelling Shed can also be used to practice the Summer 1 Spelling List.




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