Year 5 & 6

Teachers: Mrs Clare Kirkham

Teaching Assistants:  Lisa Howard, Gemma Moyes and Connor Gilogley

Welcome back to a new term in MapleClass!  
If you would like to talk to me at any time please do not hesitate to book a phone call appointment or meeting with the office at a convenient time.


Learning Organisers


Homework for this term will be given out on a Wednesday to be returned the following Tuesday.  Each week there will be Maths and English along with a topic based activity.


The children will be learning spelling rules within class this term – they will receive spellings each Monday which will be in a Spelling Book – they can bring this book home with them during the week and will need to practise the spellings daily.  On a Friday they need to bring the book back to school so that they can be tested on their spellings for the week.  It is really important that the children parctise these spellings each day as this will support their writing across the curriculum.


Please keep reading regularly and sharing and discussing books with your child at home; even though they are now free readers and older they will still love being read to and sharing a book.  Not only does this improve their reading and the comprehension of the texts that they share with you but it is a great time to s hare together as well.

Times tables

It is essential that children are able to recall at speed all their times tables facts including the related division facts as this supports their ability to solve calculations accurately and quickly.  The children will be given opportunity in class to practise their times tables but this needs to be complemented by further practise at home.  Take a look at the times table page of the website where there are lots of videos to support your child’s learning,  along with these they can use Times Table Rockstars which all children have a login for.


PE will take place on a Thursday and Friday this term and the children should come to school in their PE kits on this day.  

PE kits MUST include plimsolls or trainers – all PE lessons will be outside, so please also make sure that your child has a t-shirt, shorts and/or jog bottoms and a jumper for PE along with hair tied back if your child has long hair. If your child has earrings they must either put tape (which you should provide) over their earrings for the PE session or be able to take out their own earrings.

Rehearsals for our school production will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday this term the dance element of which is the second PE session for the week

Statutory Testing

At the end of year 6, there are Standard Assessment Tests (SATS) in English and Maths which the children will sit.  The children will be supported throughout the year in preparing for these so they are not worried or anxious about sitting them.

SATS tests will take place in W/C 13th May 2024

Monday 13 May:  KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling, papers 1 and 2

Tuesday 14 May:  KS2 reading paper

Wednesday 15 May:  KS2 mathematics papers 1 and 2

Thursday 16 May:  KS2 mathematics paper 3


Wider opportunities  

In Maple class, the children have the opportunity to take part in a 5 day residential at an outdoor activity centre. The next trip will be in June 2024 when we will be going to Woodlands Outdoor Education Centre.

This trip will be 17th – 21st June 2024 and kit lists and health forms will be sent out for you to complete.

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