Years 5 and 6

Welcome to Years 5 and 6

Our Class teachers are Mrs Goodstadt, Miss Stokes and  Mrs Plummer . Our teaching assistants are Miss Smith and Ms Powell. 

Autumn Term 1


Welcome to 5/6G. This term our creative curriculum topic will be ‘Marvellous Maps’

We will:

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and keys
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area.

Until further notice, we require all reading diaries (and reading books that need to be changed if necessary), to be handed in on Mondays and Thursdays in the appropriate basket in the classroom. These are the only days that school reading books will be changed due to the current Covid 19 situation. If children complete their school reading book before we are able to issue a replacement, they may of course read any book they have at home.


English and maths homework will be given out each Friday, to be completed by the next Wednesday and weekly spellings will be given out on Fridays and tested on the next Thursday.


Our PE days vary from class to class (see individual class letters for further information). 

As always, please get in contact with us if you have any questions. 


Home Learning

Summer holiday ideas:

Please find below some additional information regarding continued work and activities that you may wish to access over the holidays with your children. 

Whilst we appreciate that this may not be for everyone, some children may choose to continue accessing some 'school work' in order to help them be ready for September. If you should choose to do so, the following may be of use:  - A range of different lessons, games and activities for all the subjects - online lessons for children - practise for times tables 

/files/ - fun activities for home and garden

/files/ - activities for year 5 children

/files/ - activities for year 6 children

Science activity ideas:




Don't forget you could also:

Keep a diary of all the activities you do or places you visit

Do some different art activities - why not make a leaf rubbing picture, draw the flowers in your garden, design your favourite holiday destination or make a treasure map?

Send someone a postcard to say hi... this could also be a virtual postcard that you design

Design and make a paper aeroplane or kite - will they fly?

paint a rock to make a pet or decorate rocks to make a garden decoration.

Try some baking (with adult help) 

What ever you choose - don't forget to have fun!


We hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying lots of different learning activities and experiences at home.  We will continue to email out additional activities and projects that can be worked on together with your family. Please also see the Learning area of the website for the original letter with activities and website links on.

Week beginning 13th July - Topic 'Transport'



Previous home learning

Week beginning 6th July - Topic 'Space'


Year 6 transition activities: 


Week beginning 22nd June - Topic 'Around the World'




Week beginning 15th June - Topic: Famous people


White Rose maths resources are emailed separately

PE - virtual games competition:


Week beginning 8th June - Topic: Rainforest


White Rose maths resources have been emailed to families separately.

Week beginning 1st June - Topic: 


White Rose maths resources are emailed separately

Week beginning 18th May - Topic: Under the Sea

All maths resources for White Rose Maths have been emailed to families separately

The Joy of Moving - Home school sports festival with Stoke City:


Week beginning 11th May - Topic: Food


Additional resources for coding:


Maths worksheets Year 5





Maths worksheets year 6





Maths worksheet answers:

Year 5 answers





Year 6 answers





Week beginning 4th May: Topic 'The Environment' 


NHS competition information: letter and Power point explanations





Week beginning 27th April: Topic 'Animals'


Week beginning 20th April: Topic 'The area we live in'

I hope you are all safe and well and have managed to enjoy a bit of sunshine over the Easter holiday.  Please find the next home learning activity ideas for your children in years 5 and 6.


We have changed the format so will now be sending home a weekly sheet with a whole school theme. This week our topic is 'The area we live in' and there are lots of ideas for maths, english and topic that your children can complete. If there is written work, the children can put this in their exercise book. Please don't feel that you have to print any worksheets out - just writing answers in their books is absolutely fine. If you think of any additional activities you would like to do based on these topics, that too is absolutely great.  If the children would like to send photographs of any of their home activities, we would love to see them. Please email them to me on [email protected].

We will be completing similar activities in school and will post ideas and examples on our school facebook page - Hassell Primary. The year group sheets will also be added to the class pages on the school website. 

In addition, there are also lots of new resources from the bbc on:

Please feel free to take a look. For the first 2 weeks of the summer term the maths activities from White Rose do not cover the same topics as the bbc, but these will also link in from week 3 onwards. 

Stay safe

Kind Regards

Kirsty Broome

Additional website activities and links:

Maths Lessons

At Hassell Primary, we follow the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning.  White Rose Maths have daily lessons for each year group that include a short video and questions to answer to practise the skill taught.  You could try this at home and talk through the questions with an adult.  You can do any working out in your excercise book and write the answers to the questions in there too- we understand that not everyone will have a printer so just do any questions you can.


General information:

Welcome to the Years 5 and 6 class page: we look forward to sharing our ideas with you as the term progresses. This term our creative curriculum topic will be Rainforests: as usual, if the children have any information that they think would be useful to our topic, we would be pleased if they could bring it in to school. If you would like to see what we are learning about over the rest of the year, please click on the link at the bottom of this page.

In years 5 and 6, the children move to different classes for English and Maths in the mornings and then in the afternoons they return to their form groups where the rest of the curriculum is covered over the week, including: Science, Topic, PSHE, Music, Computing, Languages, P.E. and R.E.

All children have a reading diary which goes home every day. This is a communication tool between school and home, providing space for messages to be passed on and a record of when reading has taken place. We ask that parents listen to their children read on a regular basis (nightly if possible – it only needs to be 5 minutes if time is short) and record this in the reading diaries.  

Our PE days for the Autumn term are as follows:

Mrs Goodstadt's class -  Mondays and Fridays.

Mrs Plummer's classes – Wednesdays and Fridays.

Miss Stokes’ class – P.E. on Wednesdays and Swimming on Fridays. For their swimming lesson, children will need to come to school in their school uniform and bring their school swimming kit with them, and we ask parents to please ensure that their child has a coat to wear as we walk to the pool.

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school with them daily to keep in their classrooms – this is particularly important on days that the children have P.E. lessons. Children are allowed to bring tuck money to spend at break time but this must be placed in the tuck money box in the classroom for safe keeping rather than left in their bags. No valuable items are to be left in children’s bags in the cloakrooms; we appreciate that as children move into Year 6, some parents allow them to bring in mobile phones for when they start to walk home by themselves – these mobile phones MUST be handed into the office daily where they will be locked away for safe keeping and can be collected at the end of the day.

Topic letters will be sent out in the first week back giving further details for the term and relevant websites for the children to use to research our termly topic if they wish. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher.

Kind regards,

The Year 5 and 6 team.