Year 5/6


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Welcome to Year 5/6!


The Year 5/6 Team: 2021-22

Miss Parkhill

Phase leader and class teacher 5/6EP

 Mrs Hind and Mrs Fannon

Class teacher 5/6SHLF

 Miss Wright (maternity leave)

 Mrs Pike

 Class teacher 5/6KP
 Mrs Atkinson Teaching assistant 5/6EP
 Mrs Weldon  Teaching assistant 5/6SHLF
 Mrs Snowdon Teaching assistant 5/6KP
 Mrs Tiplady  Teaching assistant across the phase


All planners MUST be in school everyday - they are vital for communicating with you, noting when children have read in school and recording homework tasks.


Reading has been proven to improve learning, so we encourage all of our children to read on a daily basis. Please continue to support us in this by listening to your children read at home, as well reading with them and discussing their book.


Our Class Reader

All 3 classes will have a dedicated class reader each half term to continue to promote a love of reading and listening to stories. For November, across school our 'author of the month' is Oliver Jeffers so we will be sharing some of his stories in addition to our longer novel.




As we did last year, we will be asking that children come to school in their PE kits on days where they are scheduled to have PE. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit and footwear on these days. As per the school policy, this includes a white t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms or sports leggings and trainers or pumps. Football kits, t-shirts and hoodies with logos, normal leggings and any form of crop top are not permitted. Children without PE kit or who are not wearing the appropriate kit will be asked to wear spare kit provided by school. If children wear earrings, they must be able to remove them before the lesson as we cannot cover them up with plasters or surgical tape.


Outdoor PE sessions will be as follows:

Mondays - 5/6EP and 5/6SHLF

Fridays - 5/6KP


Indoor PE sessions will be as follows:

Wednesdays on rotation (2 classes), for the other class it will move to a Thursday.


In year 5.6, we work closely with Mr Morton from Selby High to deliver our indoor PE lessons. These take place for 2 classes every Wednesday according to a rota. For the class not working with Mr Morton, indoor PE will take place on a Thursday instead. Each week, class teachers will confirm whether PE will be on a Wednesday or Thursday for their class.


Please note that children should be wearing completely black shoes to school each day, as per the school uniform policy. Year 6 are permitted to wear their leaver's hoodies once they have received them, however other types of hoodie are not permitted. 



Homework will be set each Friday and will be due in the following Friday. Each week children will have spellings to learn, a reading task on Reading Eggspress and a piece of math work on Mathletics, linked to what they have been learning in school. Spelling homework for Year 5/6 children will be set on Google Classroom. Failure to complete homework will result in children missing their break/lunch time during school in order to complete it. 


Every child should have a log in to access Google Classroom and they have been shown by their class teacher how to submit their work. If your child is having problems with this or does not have access to some form computer/iPad device please speak to your class teacher. There is also a document on our 'links to support learning' page with clear instructions to follow, outlining how to submit a piece of work on Google Classroom. 

We are trying to use Google Classroom as much as possible so that the children feel confident with using it independently, as this is where we will be setting work if your child is having to self isolate due to Covid-19.