Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Year 5 and 6.

Spring Term 2019

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Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break and are looking forward to a fantastic term ahead as well as the rest of the school year. In the next few days, we will be launching a stunning start to our new topic, ‘CHOCOLATE’, which, to quote Mr Willy Wonka, will take us to world of pure imagination.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if chocolate grew on trees? Well, it does! Wouldn’t it be amazing if we said we were going to make some chocolate? Well, we are! And we’re going to discover even more amazing things about chocolate over the next term. We’ll be finding out and asking…Who were the Aztecs? Where does chocolate come from? What is York’s ‘Chocolate Story’? How is chocolate made?

We are especially excited about our planned trip to York’s ‘Chocolate Story’, where we will be spending the day discovering, exploring and making chocolate!  More details to follow.

What else is happening?

Over the term, children may be working in different classes for maths, reading and literacy in order to ensure children are achieving objectives specific to their year group. We are lucky to have a coach to teach some football this half term – outdoor and indoor PE kits should be in school from Mon-Fri every week please (including a separate pair of trainers to wear on the field). In whole class read, we will be delving into the world of ‘Classic’ books and exploring why they are still so popular and relevant now.  In addition to this, our PSHCE lessons this half-term will be focussed on our positive mental-health and wellbeing and looking at what we can do to become more resilient.

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. Our first home learning project is ‘chocolate’ and we are as excited as ever to see what the responses will be.  New spelling lists should now be in planners and will be tested on Tuesdays and Maths homework will continue to be set every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.

Key Dates

29th Jan – Box To Be Fit Day

4th Feb – Maths Day

12th Feb – Year 6 Parent’s Information Evening (more details to follow)

15th Feb – St Oswald’s Got Talent

18th/19th Feb – Parent’s Evening

w.b. 25th Feb – Half Term

7th March – World Book Day

22nd March – Winter Sports Day

8th April – Yoyo Easter Workshops

12th April – Break-up for Easter Holidays


Many thanks for your on-going support.

The Year 5/6 Team.