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Irwin, Hamilton & Herodotus


Please follow the attached link to access home learning for years 5 and 6 for this week.


Long Term Curriculum Plan



Hello and welcome to the upper key stage 2 class page - home of the Year 5/6 classes: Irwin, Hamilton and Herodotus.


In year 5/6, in order to prepare for secondary school and the year 6 SATS, children are split into separate year 5 and year 6 classes during the morning session.  Year 5 are taught by

Mr Sanderson (Herodotus) and Miss Clayton (Irwin); Year 6 are taught by Miss Deakin and Mrs Banks (Hamilton) (Tues-Fri) and Miss Douglas on a Monday. By doing so this allows for children to become familiar with moving classes and bringing their resource packs with them, as well as developing relationships with a range of other adults - as will be the expectation when they enter secondary education. 


Also in the UKS2 team are: Mrs Yilmaz and Mrs Boulstridge who will be supporting the children throughout the key stage and Miss Douglas who will be covering all classes during planning time each week.  

A Message from your teachers


We are extremely excited to work with all of you next year, but can already tell you that some days will be challenging and you will get things wrong. The most important things you need to bring to our class is the bravery to get things wrong, the resilience to try again and the effort and attitude to want to improve.  

We  have very high standards and high expectations! You will be working hard in class but you will also be learning in a fun and safe environment! In upper key stage 2, we ask you to be as independent as possible and take responsibility for your learning.  your adults will always be there to help and support you on your learning journey!



Please ensure that reading journals are brought in every day, this is to allow children to continue to update them as often as possible and also to allow for adults to add when they have read 1:1 with children.


We ask that children take responsible for their reading and write in when they have read a minimum of 3 times per week.   

Children can then bring the diary to you to sign each week.



Our theme focus this term is ANCIENT GREECE and will focus mainly on history; as part of this we are going to be answering the question:

"What impact and influence has ancient Greece had on the western world?" 

We will be focusing on research and presentation skills, as well as looking at how one event may have different accounts.  


In Spanish, we are looking at our topic "In the zoo" and will focus on learning the names of well known animals in Spanish, as well as looking at some native animals in Spain and South America. 


In science, we are examining and investigating SPACE and discovering what is in our universe, identifying the planets and looking at the history of space exploration. 



Until further notice, children will be required to attend school in their PE kit on their class PE day.  PE will take place outside, so please ensure suitable clothing is worn. 

All jewelry must be REMOVED for PE, plasters for studs will not be acceptable.  



PE Days

Hamilton - Tuesday Afternoon

Herodotus - Wednesday Afternoon

Irwin - Thursday Afternoon 






Homework for year 5 and 6 will be posted by the class teachers every Thursday on the class dojo platform - please contact the school office if you do not have access to this.  

Printed copies may be requested if you do not have access to a printer. 

The homework will follow the learning from that week and will also include the answers, so that children can continue to self-assess at home. 


We also update our Education City work weekly, this is designed to be additional revision.


Spellings will be given out in class on a Monday and also posted to the dojo platform. A list of common words children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Primary school are available on the link below.


Home learning


During these unusual times, if your family needs to self-isolate and learning in school is not possible, work can be accessed via the school website on the school learning platform - a link to this will also be posted to dojo every week. 

 This work replicates the learning that will be taking place in class that week and ONLY needs completing if your child is NOT in school. 



Merry Christmas from Irwin

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This term in Spanish, we have been looking at christmas traditions in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. The children have really enjoyed learning about Caga Tio, the Catalan version of Santa - he is a log that arrives 8 days before Christmas and gives out presents on Christmas day.

Year 5 Homework 15 - 22 October 2020

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