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Welcome to year 5-6T 


It has been a busy few weeks filled with fun and new learning in

5-6T. The children have settled back into school quickly and have adapted well to all of the new routines.

We have tried to get outside as much as possible and have enjoyed forest school activities, walks in the local area and playing dodgeball!


Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.




In Maths the year 5 children will be learning all about place value in numbers to 1 000 000.  We will be looking at reading, writing and comparing numbers as well as looking at patterns and rounding.



 The children in year 5 will also be adding and subtracting numbers to 1 000 000 by counting on and exchanging.  



Our topic after that will be multiplication and division. 


The children in year 6 will be learning about place value to 10 000 000.  We will be looking at reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 10 000 000 as well as rounding.


The children in year 6 will also be completing the topic of Four Operations on Whole Numbers.  This will involve using mixed operations, multiplying by 2-digit numbers, finding common factors and multiples and prime numbers and solving word problems.



Our topic after that will be fractions. 





In Literacy the children will be exploring poetry by reading the text Over heard in a Tower Block by Joseph Coelho.  During this unit of work, we will be reading a range of poems and identifying their features.  We will be exploring the meaning of poetry, the effects of performing poems and writing some of our own.


The children will be mainly covering the grammar objectives for their year group but will cover some objectives across years 5 and 6 to recap and extend their learning. 




The children will take part in 3 reading sessions every week which will focus on reading comprehension by using a range of questioning techniques.  The children will also be reading independently or with a member of staff daily to develop their fluency.  






In Science the children will be learning all about living things and habitats.  During this topic the children will be looking at classifying animals according to their species and characteristics.  They will be looking at classification grids and taking part in an investigation to learn all about microorganisms.






In History the children will be learning all about Early Islamic Civilisation.  During this topic the children will be learning about the importance of Baghdad, the house of wisdom, the four Caliphs and trade and power.  We will also be learning about and making Islamic art.





The children will be given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or ipad. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.

Please click below to assess the TTRS website





Our P.E topic for this term is invasion games.  The children do not need to bring a P.E kit for this term but will need to wear pumps or trainers if possible.




Children will be given a spelling list every Thursday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following Thursday. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.



Learning logs

Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates you child's ideas. Please take a look at our homework grid below.



Reading books will be changed every Friday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school by Thursday. Library books will be changed every week. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us in the morning or at the end of the school day.


Mrs Thomas, Mrs Khan and Mrs Kavanagh


Long Term Planning Year 6

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
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