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 Mrs Smith, Mrs Kelly, and Mrs Ashley. 

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.

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.

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.