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Welcome to Year 5/6

Miss Causer

Miss Hancell

Miss Russell

The topic for this term is


'Who put the Great in Britain?'

Stone Age to 1066

          King John signs the Magna Carta at Runneymede in June 121


This term we will conduct a study of invaders and settlers in Britain up to 1066 in order to answer the questions

'What makes us British?' and 'Who put the Great in Britain?'

Throughout the topic children will learn about the changes which took place in Britain from the Stone Age to 1066 and try to explain these. They will plot these different historical periods on a timeline alongside other important events in British history. 

Throughout the topic the children will learn about why the changes took place and compare the similarities and differences between the different periods. Children will learn about: changes from the Stone Age to Iron Age, The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, the Anglo-Saxon and Viking struggle for power and finally the Norman Invasion in 1066.

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village Reconstruction - geograph.org.uk - 173808 http://www.links4kids.co.uk Anglo-Saxons & Vikings  information plate



 Children will explore reasons why people chose to settle in Britain and where they moved from. We will also study maps to identify where invaders have settled, by studying place names.


Map of Roman Britain


Historical Stories
This term our focus will be on Clive King's 'Stig of the Dump' and we will answer questions about each chapter. We will explore in detail the plot, character and setting, examining the author's use of language and its effect on the reader. We will use role play to explore the characters and to invent new scenes for the story. The children will re-write parts of the story from different characters' perspectives and will finally write their own stories about a child living in the present meeting someone from the past.

Stig of the Dump - A Puffin Book (Paperback)

English Skills

On-going weekly English skills lessons, with a focus on spelling, grammar and reading comprehension.


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    Children will continue in their daily maths groups.

Securing number facts and calculating

Application of number / Problem solving

Geometry, measures and statistics


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In science this term, we will be learning about evolution and inheritance. The children will recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.

They will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally vary and are not identical to the parents. They will also identify how animals and plants are suited to their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. They will look in detail at the work of scientists such as Mary Anning or Charles Darwin.

Throughout their science work, children will report and present their findings in oral and written forms. they will also identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.  

Charles Darwin developed the theory of evolution.




Children will partake in a range of craft based activities including stone painting, jewellery making, printing, constructing Viking helmets and mixed media murals.


Viking Rune Symbols of luck, love, heart and strength on craft silver foil The Viking Helmet



This term Years 5 and 6 will take part either in weekly gymnastics lessons every Tuesday or dance on a Thursday, both being taught by specialist teachers.


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During the second half term Year 6 children will be taking part in swimming lessons were they will develop their swimming and water safety skills.


Free Sports     

Games every Wednesday - children will develop skills and apply these to competitive games, including basic principles for attacking and defending.

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Weekly wider opportunities instrument session on Fridays taught by Mr Norbury and Miss Wilde.

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Spanish taught by specialist teacher Miss Pedata

Spanish Alphabet Chart with Illustrations and Words Color + B/W



We will study Jewish belief's about God and the importance of the Torah, how Jews worship and find out about Jewish celebrations and festivals.


 Children will revise the Easter story and learn about the role of Jesus' disciples. We will discuss the qualities Jesus looked for in his disciples and decide who our own disciples would be.

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Children will learn about algorithms and how these work. Children will create their own algorithms using simple coding language.

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