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Year 5/6 Stargazer Class

Welcome to Stargazer Class! 

Meet the team:

Mr Prosser (Class Teacher) 

Mrs Beasley (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Townsend/ Mrs Joynes (1:1 support)

Our Learning

During the spring term, Year 5 we will be covering lots of different areas of the curriculum. Our topic and learning will be linked to our class read "Kensuke's Kingdom", which is a children's novel written by Michael Morpurgo. 

Within Art, we will study the artist 'Hokusai', using both sketching and painting techniques to re-create his famous painting "The Great Wave".

Our science focus is 'Materials and their Properties' where we will investigate solubility and the processes of dissolving and filtration. 

In geography, we will be improving our map skills, learning to use symbols and 6 figure grid references to locate places.

Design and technology lessons will focus on investigating various methods of food preservation.


In maths this term we continue with multiplication and division, before moving on to Fractions, decimals and percentages. One day a week, the lesson focus will be on reasoning questions and mental arithmetic (10 in 10s).


In English, we will be recapping and practising previous skills, such as: ISPACE sentence starters, subordinating conjunctions and relative embedded clauses.  We will explore these skills through a range of different text types, including balanced arguments and diary entries. 

Year 6 Boosting

  • Working towards the year 6 SATS tests in May, we are now boosting Maths, Reading and SPAG. Each year 6 child has been provided with a set of books, that will support them througout the boosting process.
  • Children need to bring their packs to school every day.
  • Homework will be set every Monday and Tuesday and the expectation will be that it is completed by the following Monday. 

Important Class Information:

Year 5 PE days-Monday and Wednesday (PE will be in the afternoons, so children can come into school in PE kit)

Year 6 PE days-Tuesday and Friday (PE will be in the afternoons, so children can come into school in PE kit)

Reading Books: reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Homework: A new homework grid for term 4 is attached at the bottom. Homework is due on Monday 8th April, after the Easter break. Comprehesion texts will continue to be set for the children to complete regularly on Rockerbox at home.

Reading: Please continue to listen to your child read daily, even for 10 minutes, and complete the reading task in the reading journal. Books should be changed regularly.

Maths Passport: Regular practise of Maths Passport targets helps pupils to retain knowledge and helps them to utilise these facts in other mathematical learning. 

Times Tables: It is important all pupils are learning (and continue to practice) the timetables up to the 12 times table. These should be known by the end of year 4 but it is essential that the children continue to practice and recall these facts. 

Useful websites for times table practise:

Thank you for your continued support. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Key Dates:

Monday 19th February- Return to school

Thursday 29th February - KS1 Gym Competition (school hall)

Monday 4th March - Science Day

Tuesday 5th March - Science Day

Wednesday 6th March - Poetry Day

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

Monday 11th March - Open Morning for Parents 9.00-10.20

Tuesday 12th March - Parents Evening Late

Thursday 14th March - Parents Evening Early

Friday 15th March - Year 5/6 Rugby tournament 

Friday 15th March - Red Nose Day

Wednesday 20th March - Mr Jones' Retirement Bash

Friday 22nd March - Mr Jones' last day