Y5/6: Mrs Ashdown's Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Ashdown

Welcome to the Summer Term

Welcome back! During this Summer Term we will be looking at new and exciting topics, checking out our Learning Logs from the over the Spring break and making the most of our final full term in school!

What’s happening this term

During this Summer Term we will be looking at our new topic, "Aboriginal Australia".This is a really engaging history topic, looking at the lives of these people, their cultural heritage and how the arrival of western civilisation affected their lives and homes.

Science will be a study of Forces, finding out how gravity affects the world around us and what different forces can be exerted on objects.

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 Friday.

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 (focusing on spellings) 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 cricket on a Wednesday and rounders on a Thursday.

The Year 5 group will be swimming on a Tuesday afternoon.

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


Class News

  • SummerTerm -  Viking Trip to Martin Mere
  • SATS Tests for the Year 6 group - 13th May 2019
  • Conway Residential Trip for the Year 6's - 20th - 22nd May 2019

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