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Year 5 & 6

This is the part of the website dedicated to YOU -  our wonderful Year 5/6 pupils; it is here to support you (and your parents and carers) with your learning. We are really excited for the learning journey ahead and we have lots of fun and interesting themes for you this Summer! 

Year 3 – Welcome Back for Summer Term | Ashley Primary School

We hope everyone has had a lovely half term holiday and you are ready to start your final Summer Term at Willow Tree. We have some lovely activities planned this half-term. One of them is starting our rehearsals for our Leaver's Production of 'Wow! What a Year!'. We can't wait for you to see it!

May be an image of footwear and text that says "by Andrew 0xspring & Nick Haworth SOON! COMING WOW! WHAT A YEAR! Extraordinary times require an extraordinary musical!"


Transition Information 

This video explores the practical concerns that parents may have about their child starting secondary school. The film shows you what you can do to help your child prepare practically ahead of the move.

A Guide to Transition

This short guide provides tips about how children preparing for, or going through, the transition to secondary school can best be supported by their parents and carers. It includes guidance which explains why the transition can be difficult for some children, and practical advice such as talking and connecting with the new school, as well as suggested resources that children and parents and carers may find useful. Please follow the link below.

Supporting children's transition to secondary school | Children's mental health and wellbeing in schools | Anna Freud Centre

Summer School

Sutton Academy are offering your child a fantastic opportunity to attend Summer School, a week of fun activities designed to help your child to settle into their new school quickly! If this is something that you are interested in, please register your child for a place using the link below. The deadline is Friday 11th June. 



We will be continuing with our daily 'Steps to Read' sessions. These develop reading and comprehension skills as well as introducing the children to high-level vocabulary. Below are the books we will be reading this term.


Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll

Writing outcome:
To write the next chapter of Sky Chasers in the style of the author from two different viewpoints

In our writing we will be learning to:

  • Recognise vocabulary and structures for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms
  • Identify the audience and purpose for writing
  • Choose the appropriate register
  • Use semi-colons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses


We will start the term looking at fractions, decimals and percentages.

 Fractions,decimals,percentage equivalence poster | Teaching Resources


Our topics this term are all about electricity and light

We will investigate the following questions:

Can fruit light a bulb? Children work with different fruit and vegetables to investigate how they can act as batteries capable of powering a circuit.

Can you turn a light down? Children build a circuit and use lead from a pencil to learn how electrical conductors can resist an electric current reducing its flow and dimming a bulb.

Can you see through it? Children look at images and text through sandwich bags to learn about opacity and transparency, properties that are determined by light.

What are reflections? Children investigate how mirrors help us to see objects that are out of direct sight due to light being reflected.

How does light travel? Children use lasers and mirrors to observe light travelling in straight lines.

What colour is a shadow? Children investigate shadows made by single, multiple and coloured light sources.

Can you turn a light down?      How does light travel?   What colour is a shadow?


Our topic this term is Frozen Kingdoms.

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.

Frozen Kingdoms


The class will explore Coding. The children will also have a go at creating their own version of Crossy Road using the Hopscotch App.

Crossy Road High Score - 580 - YouTube


PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday each week. On these days, children have the option to come to school dressed in PE Kits (or not). Tracksuits and plain black leggings are fine, but please ensure that your child is wearing the correct PE top (green).

Athletics Stock Illustrations – 22,563 Athletics Stock Illustrations,  Vectors & Clipart - Dreamstime    

This term we will be developing our skills in athletics.


Times Tables Rock Stars: Play

Your child will be set online homework each week. This is set every Thursday and will be due in the following week. Please ensure that your child completes the weekly homework tasks as this is preparing them for the expectations for high school.

 Homework consists of:

  • Online maths homework  (My Maths) 
  • Times Tables practise (TT Rockstars)
  • Reading Practise (Bug Club)

Wellbeing — Broad Square Primary

Our priority is your child's happiness and well-being. Parents and carers, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact the class teacher.

Mrs Bagdonavicius and Mrs Dickinson 

 Year 5 and 6 spellings.pdfDownload
 Year 5-6 Curriculum Overview.docxDownload
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