Year 5/6

Welcome to
Year 5 and Year 6



Life As We Know It


This half term our theme is: Life As We Know It.


Science will be our leading focus—we will investigate properties of materials, changes of state, evolution and rocks and soils.  We will also learn about rivers and the water cycle.


We will go on a trip to Lyme Regis to put our learning into practice in a fossil walk and have a chance to take photos to inspire our painting in the style of Seurat or Leonardo da Vinci.


If you have any skills or knowledge that could enhance our learning, please speak to a member of the Year 5 / 6 team.  We would love you to be involved!

Wow Writing!
Year 5 and 6 have been creating amazing writing!  Come in and visit our writing windows or our displays in Kestrel classroom to see what we have been up to.

Year 5 / 6 Wow Days

As part of work covering the Ancient Greeks, Year 5 and 6 went on an airplane to Greece! We got stuck in a vortex and landed in Ancient Greece. Using the captain’s computer, we were able to investigate what life was like outside. Then we were told the Greek myth Icarus: The boy who flew too high. King Minos burst into the classroom hunting Daedalus. After we interviewed him, he asked us to design him a new labyrinth. We then designed a new creature to place into the labyrinth.

Have a look at our character descriptions. We considered how to use a range of descriptive features in our writing.


                Grow, Cook, Share!
Year 5 and Year 6 have been developing chopping, kneading and cooking skills by making bread and soup in Grow, Cook, Share.
Athletics Competition
Year 5 and 6 represented the school in an athletics competition.  Please read Imogen's report.
                            Newspapers Come to Life!
On Thursday 9th November, Year 6 had a visit from Lewis - a reporter from the Mid Devon Gazette.  He talked to us about how he writes newspaper stories, gave us some tips about how to improve our reports and explained how we can get our newspaper reports published in the paper!
We have really enjoyed developing our knowledge and understanding of Space.  Our note taking has really developed and we have used several sources to find out information.
Nathan created a brilliant powerpoint presentation all about the planets - have a look to find out lots of great facts.
                      Marvellous Multiplication
We are using a range of resources to help us build a visual image to support our Maths learning.  We used place value counters to support our use of the multiplication strategies.
Look at our learning this year!