Y5/6: Mr Preston's Class 2018 - 2019

Mr Preston

Welcome to the Spring Term

Welcome back! During this Spring Term we will be looking at new and exciting topics, checking out our Learning Logs from the over Christmas and starting to get ready for the final push towards SATs!

What’s happening this term

During this Autumn Term we will be looking at our topic, "Anglo Saxons & Vikings".This is a really engaging history topic, looking at the lives of these people, how they came to invade and then settle in Britain and the impact this had on our lives today.

Science will be a study of Light, finding out how we see things and how light behaves in different ways - we will then be moving on to look at forces in the second half of the term.

Spellings will be focusing on the Year 5/6 spelling list and will be given out to learn each week for a test the following Monday.

Class Rules

  • Follow adults instructions
  • Respect each others opinions and think before you speak
  • Respect each others property and look after the classroom
  • Try your hardest in everything you do & have a positive mindset
  • Help people who feel sad and don't leave anyone out



Homework will be given out every Wednesday for Literacy for all groups but will be group specific for Numeracy (see your child's planner for details).

We will be having a particular focus on Timestables each week, using Timestable Rockstars to make this a fun and engaging activity. This can be done at home any time and support in encouraging your child would be appreciated.


Every pupil has been given a Reading Record that is to be used in school and taken home with their chosen reading book. The expectation is that they will read at least three times to themselves out of school and record this in the book. Ideally, at least one of these sessions will be to an adult at home. This encourages your child to read and also gives you chance to see what progress they are making.

Reading Records will be collected in every Friday to be checked. Children completing this successfuly will be rewarded with Table Points.


Indoor PE lessons will begin with fitness and indoor athletics for the year 6 group on a Tuesday.

Our second session of PE will be on a Thursday and will be Invasion Games - such as football, hockey and basketball.

Children not in the correct PE kit will not be allowed to take part in the lesson.

Year 5 Children will be taking part in Swimming Lessons every Tuesday.

Class News

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