Willow Class (Year 5 and Year 6)

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Welcome to Willow Class –  Year 5 and Year 6! We love to learn and have been developing our skills as independent learners. There’s nothing too big or small that we can’t tackle and we’re not afraid to make mistakes or step out of our comfort zone.

Our focus topic this term is Explorers. We will be looking at different explorers through History, particularly during the Tudor period, and linking it with our Science unit in March focusing on Space.


In English we will be writing across a variety of different genres such as: information reports about explorers, adventure stories, persuasive letters to go to the moon and biography writing.

If you would like to support your child further with their English at home, please continue reading at home and use Spelling Shed to help develop their spellings.


We have a lot to look forward to in Maths this term including: 

  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Measures: angles, converting measures, area and perimeter, volume

If you would like to support your child further with their maths at home, please encourage them to practice their times tables and basic number facts. You can use TT Rockstars or Maths Shed to do this.


Our study of Explorers will be focused on the Tudor period and the impact this has had. 

We will be…

  • Tracing the expeditions of intrepid explorers
  • Looking at what they found and where they found it
  • Looking at the impact this had on the world
  • Looking at different explorers through History such as Leif Erikson, Sacagewea, Nellie Bly, Neil Armstrong, Sir Walter Raleigh, Magellan, Marco Polo.


Our science unit this term will be properties and changes in materials and then Earth and Space. We even have a scientist booked to talk to us about black holes.


We are very excited to be starting our new Jigsaw PSHE lessons. This term we are focusing on Hopes and Dreams, looking at what we want for when we are older and our aspirations.


Swimming in on a Monday afternoon

PE sessions are on Tuesday so please make sure your child beings their kit in on those days.

Homework goes out on a Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Friday.