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Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers.  This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.

Curriculum Newsletters

Welcome to Galaxy Class!


The class teachers are Mrs Clifton (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Akers (Thurs/Fri). Mrs Francis and Mrs Richards also work with us. 


Our learning experience this half term is called Walk like an Egyptian


 For further information, please read the curriculum newsletter above.


This learning experience will start with a hook day where children are immersed in different aspects of Ancient Egyptian culture. Through enquiries which relate to Pharaohs, Gods and Goddesses and the life that the River Nile brought to the ancient civilization, the children will deepen their understanding of Ancient Egypt. They will also examine how the Egyptians saw and interpreted the world around them and how this has changed over time.


Take home task:

Choose from one, or even more, of the following. Alternatively, choose something of your own – get creative!

  • Create some art work based around Egyptian Gods/Goddesses
  • Produce a PPT about an aspect of Egyptian life
  • Create a poster about an Egyptian god
  • Research an Ancient Egyptian achievement and present findings using method of your choice

Hand in date: Monday 10th February



This term our PE days will be Wednesday and Friday.  Please ensure that the children have all of the correct kit in school on this day and that long hair is tied back.  Could children also please have both trainers and daps as part of their kit so they have the appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE. We do not allow the children to wear earrings for PE so please can they be removed on these days or taped over.  It would be appreciated if P.E. kits could be kept in school throughout the week, as there may be other opportunities where P.E. kit is required.


Numeracy and spellings:

Numeracy homework and spellings will be given out on a Friday and due in/tested the following Wednesday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any concerns.

It is also beneficial if all children regularly practise their times tables facts in order to improve speed of recall. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home. Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that recall is quick and accurate. (No counting up on fingers allowed)


We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded into the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto a class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!

We will be adding photos, news and pieces of work regularly to this page so make sure you come back soon.

Thanks for visiting.


Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

Useful Websites
Previous learning experiences / class photos.

Year 6 Under Threat - A visit from the Rainforest Roadshow

Year 6 Under Threat - A visit from the Rainforest Roadshow 1
Year 6 Under Threat - A visit from the Rainforest Roadshow 2
Year 6 Under Threat - A visit from the Rainforest Roadshow 3
Year 6 Under Threat - A visit from the Rainforest Roadshow 4

Year 6 - Under Threat Take Home Tasks

Year 6 - Under Threat Take Home Tasks 1
Year 6 - Under Threat Take Home Tasks 2
Year 6 - Under Threat Take Home Tasks 3
Year 6 - Under Threat Take Home Tasks 4
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