Y5/6: Mrs Ashdown's Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Ashdown

Welcome to the Spring Term

During this Spring Term we will be looking at new and exciting topics, going on a school trip to Lake Vyrnwy and preparing for SATs.

What’s happening this term...

During this Spring Term we will be looking at our new topic: 'Will we ever see our drinking water again?' During this new topic we will be looking at: The Water Cycle, describing key features of the journey of a river, identifying how water is treated to be made safe and why humans settle near water.  This will be supplemented with a trip to Lake Vyrnwy where the children will have the opportunity to have a 'hands-on' experience in the River Severn.

Science will be looking at Living Things - where children will look at a variety of animals and plants from a broad range of habitats describing differences in their life cycles. The children will also identify the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Spellings will be focussing on specififc patterns and the Year 5/6 spelling list and will be given out to learn each week for a test the following Friday.

Class Rules

                     ~ We will treat each other the way we want to be treated.

~ We will not shout out.

~ We will be amazing.

~ We will always try to do our best.

~ We will be respectful to others and equipment.

~ We will respect each other’s personal space.

~ We will listen when others are speaking.

~ We will never say never.

~ We will put our hands up if we want to talk.

~ We will be sensible wherever and whenever.

~ If we don’t have something good to say - we won’t say it at all.


Homework will be given out every Wednesday for Literacy for all groups but will be group specific for Numeracy (see your child's planner for details).

We will be having a particular focus on Timestables each week, using Timestable Rockstars to make this a fun and engaging activity. This can be done at home any time and support in encouraging your child would be appreciated.

Your child also has their own Spelling Shed login to access from home and play games to enhance their weekly spellings.


Every pupil has been given a Reading Record that is to be used in school and taken home with their chosen reading book. The expectation is that they will read at least three times to themselves out of school and record this in the book. Ideally, at least one of these sessions will be to an adult at home. This encourages your child to read and also gives you chance to see what progress they are making.

Reading Records will be collected in every Friday to be checked. Children completing this successfuly will be rewarded with Golden Time.


Indoor PE lessons will begin with gymnastics for year 6 on a Tuesday; and Indoor Athletics on a Wednesday for both year groups.

The Year 5 group will be swimming on a Tuesday afternoon.

Children not in the correct PE kit will not be allowed to take part in the lesson.


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