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

Mrs Ashdown

Welcome to the Autumn Term

During this Autumn Term we will be looking at new and exciting topics, checking out our Learning Logs from the over the Summer break and settling into our first term in school together

What’s happening this term

During this Autumn Term we will be looking at our new topic, "The Titanic" - during this new topic, we will be looking at the events surrounding the sinking of the infamous ship and Edwardian lif ein Britain. We will also be looking at the class divide found on the Titanic and how this affected the survival rates during its sinking!

Science will be looking at Electricity - where children will have a chance to create their own circuits, find out how they work and look at what affects the efficiency of them.

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

                     ~ We will treat each other the way we want to be treated.

~ We will not shout out.

~ We will be amazing.

~ We will always try to do our best.

~ We will be respectful to others and equipment.

~ We will respect each other’s personal space.

~ We will listen when others are speaking.

~ We will never say never.

~ We will put our hands up if we want to talk.

~ We will be sensible wherever and whenever.

~ If we don’t have something good to say - we won’t say it at all.


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 Golden Time.


Indoor PE lessons will begin with gymnastics on a Tuesday and Dance on a Thursday

The Year 6 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.


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