Sycamore Class – Year 5/6

Sycamore Class – Year 5/6 at St Julian's Church School

Welcome to Sycamore Class!

Cycle A Long term plan Y5/6 2023-24.docx

Our learning in Term 5…

This term in Maths, Sycamore class will be learning about Shape and Position & Direction (coordinates).  In writing, we will be looking at a variety of different text types including Non-Chronological reports, Newspapers and stories.

Across the wider curriculum, Sycamore will be starting an Art topic on sculpting vases with the aim to create their own sculpted vases by the end of the unit! Furthermore, we will be looking at Properties of Materials in Science and ‘Reggae’ in Music. In French, we will be continuing our topic ‘En Classe’ where we will learn how to expand our sentences to say when we do different subjects, whether or not we like them and why! Our PSHE topic this term is ‘Relationships’ and in Computing we will be learning a variety of life-skills using Google docs and Google slides. In RE we will be learning about The Kingdom of God and how other religions show strength in a group.

As we near the end of Term 5, Sycamore class are excited to learn more about this year’s production and commence preparations!

SATS: Year 6 will be sitting Statutory Tests in Week 5 of this term. Please contact Mrs Howells via dojo if you have an queries.

Please note:

  • PE lessons will be on Mondays & Wednesdays. Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit.
  • Children need to have a spare pair of shoes or wellies in school every day for our Adventure Play and Paddock area.
  • It is important that children always have a coat in school as we will be outside as much as possible in all weathers.

Weekly Home Learning Tasks

Your child’s reading record and scheme reading book needs to come into school every day.

Please ensure your child is:

  • Reading every day and note this in their reading record
  • Completing at least 10 minutes of times table practise every day (for updated details see below) – children will be asked to complete other Maths activities for homework when their times table recall is both fluent and accurate.
  • Year 6 only: Completing their weekly home learning task, details of which can be found in their Home Learning Book.

Reading, Spellings and Times tables

Your child will have two reading books that they use at school. One will be a levelled scheme reading book that will go home and be brought into school every day. The other will be a book that they keep at school to read for pleasure. Your child will be assessed on their book level by the class teacher and teaching assistants at regular intervals throughout the term.

Spellings lists will be shared on this page (on the right hand side) at beginning of the term. We no longer complete Spelling tests on a Friday, instead we complete ongoing assessments. Sometimes this will take the form of a traditional spelling test, but this could also be in the form of a dictation exercise. These assessments can happen on any day, they are low stakes and often informal in nature. They will be based on previously learned spelling patterns and rules from that term, that year or even an earlier year group.

Children are encouraged to use Times Tables Rockstars as well as Doodle Maths to work on their times tables and number facts each week.  It is vital that these basic number facts are practiced as much as possible!

Login information for any online resources has been stuck into the inside cover of your child’s reading record.

Play Times Table Rockstars

Play Doodle Maths


Class Teacher:

Mrs Howells


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Miles, Mrs Winchester and Miss Middle

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Howells on Class Dojo.


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