Puffins - Year 5/6 2020 - 2021

Mrs Hall




Autumn Term 2020

Curriculum Learning - Autumn 2


Welcome to our class page. We hope you had a lovely half term break and are ready for the exciting challenges of this term.

We will begin a new book in English - The Errand by Leo LaFleur - in which a young boy faces his fears whilst delivering a package to an unusual and terrifying woman, deep in the Whispering Woods.

During shared reading we will focus on a variety of modern novels and poems.

Our geography topic will answr the question 'How is our country changing?' by studying various regions of the United Kingdom,

Reading, spelling and maths homework will continue to be set each  Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.

Should you have any queries please contact us via the email addresses at the top of this page, and to keep up with what's happening in Puffins check our school Twitter feed regularly.

Kind regards,

Mrs Hall and Mrs Ward


Curriculum Learning -  Autumn 1

Welcome to Puffins. We hope that you had a good summer break and are ready for the busy term ahead.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk on the Moon?

Our inspirational text, ‘Where Once We Stood,’ by Christopher Riley tells the stories of the Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon. Each mission is retold using the actual conversation that took place between the astronauts on the lunar surface. Using the text as a stimulus, the children will plan and write an explanation narrative and a formal report to recount the events of the Apollo missions.

In history this half term, the children will explore the world of the Anglo-Saxons and why they came to Britain. They will consider the question ‘Was the Anglo-Saxon period really a Dark Age?’

As we have had so much rain during the last week, we shall begin our science by learning about the Water Cycle. The children will carry out some exciting experiments and attempt to create their own mini water cycle in the classroom! We shall follow this with a study of Forces and Gravity, which will develop the children’s scientific understanding of the world around them.

Reading, Spelling and Maths homework will be set each Friday, and is due in the following Wednesday.

Year 5 will have two pieces of homework to complete online. Year 6 will have one piece of homework to complete online, and one in their homework book.

To keep up to date with what’s happening in Puffins, please check the school Twitter feed regularly.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us on the email addresses at the top of the page.

We recognise that things maybe a little different at the start of term, but this is an exciting time for Puffins as we grow together as a class.

Kind Regards

Mrs Hall and Mrs Ward

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