Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Year 5 and 6.

Year 5/6 Spring 2018 – To Infinity and Beyond!

Welcome back everyone. We would like to take this chance to say how proud we are of all our pupils in Year 5/6. Your first term was a great success – from some excellent classwork to home learning projects, fabulous behaviour and a wonderful end of term church service. You are all stars!

Your first home learning project is to discover more about life in Space. This is the perfect opportunity to explore something new. Be sure to try something different to the tasks you have completed already!


During this topic the children will be working in small groups to create their own junk craft model of a spacecraft. In school we have been gathering junk modelling resources to use and we have invited children to bring in any materials that they feel could be used for their project. These materials should be items that would normally be recycled after use such as egg boxes, plastic bottles or even yogurt pots. Children will begin constructing their models from Friday 26th January so any pieces of junk modelling should be brought into school either before or on this day.


We are hoping to confirm a fantastic trip linked to our topic very soon. But for now, here are some key dates for the term:

16th January – Young Voices Concert in Sheffield

9th February – Winter Sports Day

26th/27th February – Parents Evening

1st March – World Book Day

16th March – St Oswald’s Got Talent

23rd March – Church Service/Last day of term

What can you do to help?

We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you if they can! Please continue to share your child’s reading with them on a daily basis.

PE kits should be in school every day. At this time of year, children should also have suitable outdoor PE kit as well as trainers for the playground/field which can be wet and muddy.

Please remember to bring the correct kit in a named PE bag.

Mathletics/Home learning

You should be completing your Mathletics tasks every week and

a home learning task fortnightly. Remember that in Y5/6 we have resources

to loan and a homework club in the ICT suite to help you with these.

Spelling lists for the whole half term will soon be in your child’s planner and will be tested on Tuesdays. Just to remind you that pupils are asked to spend 20 minutes per week on Mathletics. The Y5/6 teachers run a home learning club every Thursday lunch time where many pupils enjoy using the ICT suite and school resources to work on their home learning tasks. If you have any questions regarding your child’s time at St Oswald’s, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team.

Many thanks for your on-going support.

The Year 5/6 Team.