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Home Learning


All home learning will now be done through Google Classroom.


How do I sign in to Google Classroom for the first time?

Important: You must have an active internet connection to sign in. 


1. Go to and click Go to Classroom.

2. Enter the email address (it looks something like this: and click Next.

3. Enter your password and click Next.

4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.

5. Then, click I’m A Student
6. Click Get Started.

That's it!


If you don't know your email address or password, ask the Class Teacher.


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Year 5 and 6 Curriculum - Summer Term 1


Maths - Fractions, decimals and percentages and word/real life problems

The main focus this half term is percentages and decimals where the teaching and learning will involve: finding a percentage of an amount. adding and subtracting percentages from a number, multiplying decimals by 10/100/1000 and converting decimals to fractions and vice versa. Recalling and using equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts will also be learnt.


Word problems will also be a huge focus within Maths this half term. Fractions, decimals and percentages are present in everyday life and it is important for be able to understand and apply these skills.



English - Recount of a visual text and Balanced arguments

This half term’s English will be focussed around the song ‘Titanium’ by Sia. The lyrics send a very powerful message about bullying, whilst the music video creates lots of opportunities for creative, powerful writing.


To start with, the children will look at re-telling the visual content into a story. Here, we will develop their sentence structures and apply a number of literary devices to promote high quality writing. Then, the children will look at non-fiction writing, where the focus will be on using formal, technical vocab in the form of a balanced argument.


These are some of the key skills we will be teaching in Writing:

  • choosing and applying the appropriate tenses
  • identifying and using powerful verbs and adjectives.
  • extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
  • using commas after fronted adverbials.
  • using and punctuating direct speech.
  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements.


In Reading Pupils will be taught to:

  • develop positive attitudes to reading, and an understanding of what they read, by:
  • reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes.
  • using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.
  • identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books.
  • discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
  • understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by: 
  • checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding, and explaining the meaning of words in context
  • asking questions to improve their understanding of a text.
  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied


To practise English skills, visit this website:



Science - Earth and Space

The Sun is a star. It is at the centre of our solar system.

There are 8 planets and these travel around the Sun in fixed orbits.

Earth takes 365¼ days to complete its orbit around the Sun.

The Earth rotates (spins) on its axis every 24 hours.

As Earth rotates half faces the Sun (day) and half is facing away from the Sun (night). As the Earth rotates, the Sun appears to move across the sky.

The Moon orbits the Earth. It takes about 28 days to complete its orbit.

The Sun, Earth and Moon are approximately spherical.

What were the views of people and scientists in the past?


Upon completion of this topic, children will be able to:

  • Describe the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth

  • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies

  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky



History Ancient Sumer        

Sumer was an ancient civilization founded in the Mesopotamia region of the Fertile Crescent situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Known for their innovations in language, governance, architecture and more, Sumerians are considered the creators of civilization as modern humans understand it.


Sumerian innovations include irrigation, writing, the wheel, mathematics, laws, astronomy and architecture.

Sumerian civilisation was very long lived, lasting from c5300 BC to c1940 BC – from the late neolithic Stone Age to early Bronze Age periods.



Geography - Settlements

Settlements are places where people live and sometimes work.

They can be small or large depending on how many people live there and how many facilities there are. Facilities are places where certain things happen, for example, schools for education, parks for playing or shops for selling things.


Types of settlements

A hamlet is a very small settlement with just a group of houses.

A village is also small but may have houses, a primary school, a few shops, a Post Office and a village hall.

A town is larger than a village, with lots of houses, primary and secondary schools, as well as sometimes having a railway station and shopping centre.

A city is the largest type of settlement, containing lots of buildings and lots of people. They usually have hospitals, sports facilities, universities, shops, offices, many houses and a cathedral.


Some settlements also have a special use, or function. For example:

ports - by a river or sea for ships to transport goods

market towns - where local farmers sell goods

resorts - for people to go on holiday



Hockey and games (Balloon volley ball, Handball, Hide and seek stuck in the mud etc.). 



Health & Relationships Education - Healthy body, healthy minds

This topic explores how to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.

It explores ways to maintain wellbeing and prevent illness; how to develop a healthy, balanced lifestyle; and the consequences and effects of different habits and choices. It encourages the development of positive self-worth and recognition, what might affect or influence unhealthy ways of thinking, and how to overcome this.