Y5/6: Mrs Mitchell's & Miss Humphreys's Class 2020 - 2021

Mrs Mitchell

Welcome Back!

 We are very much looking forward to the term ahead. It is great to have you all back in school; to continue building upon your skills and learning. Let's make this last term the best we possibly can! 

What’s happening this term...

During the Summer Term, our topic is ‘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 lessons will be looking at Light! We will be finding out about how light travels; how we see objects and colour; we will investigate how shadows are formed and how a beam of light reflects and refracts. 

Spellings will be focusing on 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 

Our Class Promise:

  1. Always show respect eg. When somebody is talking or if you don’t agree with them.
  2. Use our manners and do what is asked first time.
  3. Include others.
  4. Look after our things and help others too.
  5. Talk to others if you are worried.
  6. Remembering to social distance and to follow the new changes as best we can.
  7. Keep hands to yourself.
  8. Ask if you are unsure and encourage others around you.
  9. Don’t worry about making mistakes AT ALL. It’s how we learn. Just try your best.
  10. Speak positively to yourself.

Remember, all of these are about treating others how you want to be treated.


Timestable and division practise is to be completed weekly 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.


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. 

The book we are currently studying for our Guided Reading sessions for Spring 1 (and continued as our class read up until Easter) is the - award winning - Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell.  This is a highly descriptive, imagintaive and witty adenture story which should inspire a true love for reading and courage to pursue your dreams by "never ignoring a possible".  

If your child is really enjoying Rooftoppers, below is a fantastic list of book recommendations that are written in a similar style.


All children, no matter their age, benefit greatly from sharing a book with an adult (both accedmically 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. Children will be expected to bring in their PE kit on a Monday morning and it will be taken home on a Friday to be washed.

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, nor should they be expected to give one.


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