Year 5 & 6

/Year 5 & 6
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Power of Reading

Year 5- Journey 

Focusing on music and D.T, we will be exploring different landscapes of flooding to make our very own soundscape.

After the devastating effects of global warming, Zoe is left on an island, alone, terrified and nervous about what to expect next in her, anything but average, life. To help Zoe escape, we will be researching, creating and building a product that will enable her to get to a safe place.

As a final celebration, we will be showcasing our soundscapes, writing and D.T. projects.

Year 6- Shackleton’s Journey


Focusing on music and DT, this term we will be exploring the Polar region of the Antarctic alongside intrepid adventurer Ernest Shackleton.

Shackleton’s aim was to cross the Antarctic from sea to sea via the South Pole and make history. In year 6, we intend to help him along the way with innovative designs for a product that will enable him and his crew to transport their kit and goods across the frozen landscape.

As a final celebration of all he achieved, we will retell his story accompanied by a musical soundscape to set the scene and create atmosphere for a live audience.

Additional information:


5KD and 5DB (Friday afternoon)

6SB and 6SG (Monday afternoon)

Please ensure your child/ children have full kit so they are fully prepared for their sessions.

Full kit (indoor) includes:

  • Black shorts
  • White collarless t-shirt
  • Sand shoes

Full kit (outdoor) includes:

  • Warm outer layers (jogging bottoms/hoody)
  • Trainers

Waterproof layers are optional but may keep you comfortable in wet weather- we will be out come rain or shine!

Home reading books

Home reading logs are checked daily for parent signatures and children receive daily Dojo points for reading at home. Children who read five times at home, will have their names put in our end of term raffle with the chance to win a fabulous book from our new collection.

Weekly homework

This will be available on the blog each week. The homework will consist of one piece of maths.

Weekly tests

Spellings and times tables will also be tested weekly.

As I’m sure you can tell, we’re going to be busy!

Keep up to date with us via our class blogs and get in touch if you need us.

Many thanks,

Year 5/6 team