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 The Battle of Britain. We will be studying World War Two through the focus of the Battle of Britain and the impact war had on the people living in Britain at the time.


In English we will be writing across a variety of different genres such as: a diary from the perspective of an evacuee, an argument for or against rationing, story telling through ‘The Lost Things’ and war poetry. 

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: 

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Decimals and percentages
  • Fractions
  • Position and direction: coordinates

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 The Battle of Britain will be mainly focused on the experiences of evacuees and what it was like to live through The Blitz.

We will be…

  • Holding our own evacuation day at school
  • Visiting the Tank Museum
  • Using various sources such as posters, letters, classic films
  • Sharing our family stories


Our science unit this term will be properties of materials and Light. We will be investigating how light travels and investigating reversible and irreversible changes.


We are very excited to be starting our new Jigsaw PSHE lessons. This term we are focusing on Being Me In My World where we look at rules and responsibilities as well as the rights of the child. 

Our class reader is Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

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