Y5/6 2023 - 2024
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Autumn Term 2023
Welcome back! We hope you all had a good summer despite the rain.
Our topic for this term 'Land Wars: Anglo Saxons & Vikings?' where we will be learning all about post Roman Britain and how Viking & Anglo Saxon invaers shaped our country and culture.
As part of our topic we'll be reading both How To Train Your Dragon AND Arthur and the Golden Rope as a stimulus for our creative writing. Read the blurbs below for further information about these amazing books!
How To Train Your Dragon:
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero.
Arthur and the Golden Rope:
Welcome to Professor Brownstone's vault - containing ancient relics from around the world, all collected by his famous ancestors! This fan favourite is coming to shelves in paperback! Follow the epic journey of Brownstone's earliest ancestor, Arthur, and travel back to the age of the Vikings where this bookish young adventurer must find the courage to save his village and defeat the mighty beast Fenrir..
If you require more information about what we will be learning this term, please see refer to the Topic Webs 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 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 Autumn Term, weekly homework for English and Maths (issued every Monday, to be competed for the following Monday) is completed online. Details will be given each week as to the content/type of each homework.
Times Tables Rock Stars
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 Autumn 1 Spelling List.