Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Year 5 and 6

We would like to welcome you to the Year 5/6 team and to let you know about some of the things that you can expect to happen this year. We have 3 home classes, who work together as a team. This means that sometimes you may have lessons with other children and other teachers from Year 5/6. On a morning, you will have a maths morning group where we are split into 2 Year 5 and 2 Year 6 groups.

Who’s Who?

Mrs Walton’s Barn Owls supported by Mrs Hartley.

Mr Waterfall-Smith’s Snowy Owls supported by Mr Mann.

Mr Airey’s Tawny Owls supported by Mrs Shatrova. 

Mrs Elsegood will also be teaching in the Y5/6 team and Mrs Galloway (Mon – Weds) and Mrs Hart (Thurs and Fri) will also be supporting our phase.


Our PPA afternoon will be on a Friday for Y5/6 this year. You will rotate through PE lessons with Mrs Waind, art with Mrs Elsegood and spanish with Ms Thompson. 


Autumn: Where It All Began

Spring 1: Extreme Earth

Spring 2: Walk Like An Egyptian

Summer 1: Greece Is The Word

Summer 2: Digital World


This year there will be many clubs you might like to attend. Check out our noticeboard to find out how you can join! 


PE Kits:
You will need to have a PE kit in school every day which can be washed over weekends. You need to have 2 pairs of PE shoes (1 indoor, 1 outdoor) and plenty of warm clothes – the majority of PE lessons will be outdoors (even in the winter!). Please name all of your PE kit and your PE bag. 

Pencil Case:

This year we will be providing you with a pencil case and equipment, you do not need to bring anything additional to use. 

Water Bottle: 

You must bring a water bottle to school with you each day. This should be clearly labelled with your name.

Homework in Y5/6


In preparation for the future, you need to make sure you are using your planner each week to record homework, spellings, reading and any other events that are happening. We expect each planner to be signed by your adult before Friday morning so that we can sign them in school!

Your spellings will get set and tested every Friday. At the beginning of each term, you will receive the spellings for the term and will glue them into your planner. Make sure you get plenty of practise each week. You can use spellingframe to go over your spellings at home. 

You should be reading at school and home every day. You should have a book for in school and a book for home. You need to use your planner to keep a track of everything you have read and there is a chance to earn yourself some raffle tickets if you can do this consistently.


Maths homework will be set by your maths teacher every Friday. You will need to hand it in by the following Friday where you will mark it together with your maths teacher. You should aim to use TTRs at least 30 minutes a week. Raffle Tickets will be awarded for anyone who achieves this.


This year we are sending SPaG homework which will be set each Friday and due back to be marked the following Friday. This homework will link as closely as possible to the SPaG lessons taking part each week. 

Home Learning Projects:
You will receive a home learning project sheet at the start of each half term. We will explain how these work in Y5/6 and show you examples of some fantastic home learning projects that have been completed in previous years. Home Learning Projects will be set during our Stunning Start days and you will then get to share your entry with the rest of Y5/6 during our Fab Finish day at the end of the half term. We would also love to invite parents into school to come and see the projects on display in the hall after school on our Fab Finish day. 

In Year 5 and 6, we live by the motto: Work Hard, Play Hard. By this, we ensure we put all our efforts into our learning and any other opportunities that come our way whilst also trying our best to enjoy them and have fun at the same time.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team should you have any further questions.

Thank you,

Mr Waterfall-Smith, Mrs Walton and Mr Airey