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Water Primary School


Sequoia Class - Year 5 and 6


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Class Teacher: Mrs Schofield

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cole

Hello everyone! I hope you've had the loveliest half-term holiday and are ready to continue your adventure in Sequoia Class! I can't wait to hear all about what you have been up to.


The Journey...

In English this half-term, we will be looking at a story called The Journey. I don't want to give too much away but I am sure you will love this book as much as I do and will create some fantastic writing based on it! 



In Year 5, we will first be focusing on geometry. We will look at properties of shape, volume, capacity, position and direction before moving onto converting units. 

In Year 6, we will first be looking at measure, focusing on imperial and metric conversions. After this, we will study geometry as well, with the focus being on properties of shape.

Multiplication is a pivotal part of Maths education and underpins so many aspects of the curriculum through school. All children should be confident in their times tables by the end of Year 4 although of course, it is understandable this may not be the case for all children. Therefore, it is really important that children practise these regularly to be confident in them. 


In Autumn we studied The Americas and looked at both North and South America. This half term we will be taking our learning even further by focusing it on Brazil! 

There is so much to learn from this country- from culture to rainforests and everything in between. We will be thinking about tourism, animals, urbanism and the natural landscapes.


This half term we will be exploring Properties of Materials in Year 6 and Electricity in Year 5.

Year 5- Children in Year 5 will: look at appliances which use electricity, construct simple circuits and think carefully about what conductors and insulators are.

Year 6- Year 6 children will learn about different states of matter, investigate dissolving and evaporating whilst looking at how materials can change in different ways.


Get caught up in a book...

In Sequoia Class, we understand the importance of reading and expect children to read for at least 10/15 minutes each night. It is important that we instil the skill of sustained reading into our children rather than just reading a few pages a night. This will encourage a love for reading as well as helping with fluency, expression, comprehension and inference skills. 

In Guided Reading, we will be reading a new book. I know from past experience how much the Year 6 children love Shakespeare and I can't wait to get the Year 5 children excited about it as well! For the next few weeks, we will be reading Romeo and Juliet!

Romeo And Juliet (A Shakespeare Story Book 6) eBook : Matthews, Andrew,  Ross, Tony: Kindle Store


Our P.E. lessons this half term will be split for Year 5 and Year 6. Year 6 lessons be on a Monday afternoon, where they will take part in swimming at Marl Pits. Year 5 children's PE will take place on a Tuesday. Please could you ensure that children are wearing the correct P.E. kits. 


The children will receive spellings for the half term. These will be handed out in the first week back.


If you would like to buy a healthy snack or toast it is £1 per week, this can be payable as £7 for the half term through ParentPay.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me on Class Dojo. 

Mrs Schofield 




Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414