Y5/6: Mrs Ashdown's Class 2020 - 2021

Mrs Ashdown

Welcome to the Summer Term

Welcome back to school for the sunny summer term!  

What’s happening this term...

During this Summer Term, we will be looking at our new topic: 'Australia and Aboriginal culture'. During this topic, we will be looking at the discovery of Australia and the affect of colonial Britain on its development and that of the Aboriginal people.

Science is - Light.

Spellings will be focusing on Science vocabulary, specific patterns, words from the statutory spelling lists and also some WOW words to expand vocabulary. These will be introduced each week on a Monday and the children will be tested on a Friday. A letter containing the spellings for the half term will be sent home and a copy has also been added to this page. 

Class Rules


~ Wash/Sanitise hand: after the toilet,

before and after breaks, sneezing or coughing.

~ Try and stay a safe distance from others.

~ Sneeze into tissue or arm.

~ Put the tissues in the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' bin.

~ If we are feeling unwell tell a teacher.

~ Keep to the one-way system.

~ 2 people in the toilet at one time.


~ Put your hand up to answer or ask a question.

~ Treat others the way we would like to be treated.

~ Remember not to swing on the chairs.

~ Be polite to others.

~ Speak with respect at all times.

~ Try to always do your best.

~ Listen to others when they're talking.

~ Always try to help one another because we are a team.

~ Work hard to embrace the learning powers and be positive.

~ Take care of classroom resources.


Homework for now will be focused around: spellings and arithmetic style questions. 

Timestable and division practise is to be completed weekly also using Timestable Rockstars in order to maintain quickfire recall (which is essential for a whole range of numeracy topics such as fractions and measurements).

Any parents wishing to complete additional learning at home are of course welcome to do so.

We are taking part in Race for Life Schools - such an important charity that we are so pleased to be able to support.


At this time, every Friday all Year 5&6 pupils have the opportunity to change their book for home using our main library. Pupils will be able to access our class libraries during the week for independent reading as well as accessing lots of texts through lessons. 

After studying Rooftoppers for our Guided Reading sessions last term, we will now continue to read it as our class book. 


All children, no matter their age, benefit greatly from sharing a book with an adult (both academically and emotionally) and we are keen to encourage this outside of school as much as possible.

For more book ideas for a range of ages / genres please take a look at https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/  where you can sample sizeable extracts. 


PE will continue as normal, twice a week on a Monday and Thursday. Monday is rounders and Thursday is House of Dance. Children will need to bring in PE on a Monday and then taken home on a Friday.

As always, children not in the correct PE kit will not be allowed to take part in the lesson. Any children not taking part in PE for other reasons will need to bring a letter in from home - we cannot accept a verbal explanation from the children.


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