Y5/6 2022 - 2023

Miss Sandham

Mr Rogers

Mrs Wadsworth

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                Autumn Term 2022                        

Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Summer holiday and has enjoyed the heatwaves!



Our topic for this term will be War and Refugees- Is it right to fight? We will be learning about wars in Britain as a theme in British History since 1066. In Geography, we will be studying the geography of Britain and how Elworth has changed since World War 1. If you require more information about what we will be learning this term, please see refer to the Topic web below.

As part of our topic we'll be reading Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll as a stimulus for our creative writing.  Read the blurb below for further information about this amazing book!

Letters from the Lighthouse: 'THE QUEEN OF HISTORICAL FICTION' Guardian: 1  : Carroll, Emma: Amazon.co.uk: Books

February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees.

Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.



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 Thursday with Mr Read, Mrs Marrow and Mr Guildford. Children will need appropriate warm outdoor PE kit in school on Thursdays as they will be outside for the afternoon, including a coat. 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. NB Year 5 will need to come in PE kit on Thursday and Friday of the first week as normal as they will taking part in PE on these days.



For the Autumn Term, weekly homework for English and Maths (issued every Monday, to be competed for the following Monday) is completed online using MyMaths and Spelling Shed.  Details will be given each week as to the content/type of each homework. 

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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. All children will be provided with their Google Workspace/Google Classroom login details in the first week of this term.

Spelling Shed can also be used to practice the Autumn 1st Half spelling list.




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