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This term our topic is based on the theme “For Queen and Country.”  Within this unit we will look at the history of the British Empire; the countries and colonies that were ruled by the British Monarchy and how these have changed over the years.   To start the half term the three classes will split their focus and each research a different country that was part of the British Empire and is now part of the Commonwealth. Malala Yousafazai will be searching for wildlife on safari in Kenya; Stephen Hawking will be heading to the outback of Australia whilst William Knibb will be relaxing on the beach in Barbados! After the October break we will be looking at Britain and the Monarchy. This will include our “We are Britain” experience day.  We will focus on the British Values as outlined by the Government and OFSTED. We hope to also include a virtual tour of London’s iconic landscape and famous buildings.



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Topic homework:

To create a fact file/travel guide for a country that was in the British Empire or still a British Terretory or part of the Commonwealth.

With Optional Extras: To be discussed....

Homework due in: Monday 4th December


Weekly Homework:

Maths homework will be set by your child’s set teacher and will vary from week to week, depending on the learning taking place in school. Literacy/spelling homework should be handed in every Friday in the children’s pink homework books. Each week the children should be writing a minimum of 8 sentences using their spelling words – these words are in the children’s spelling booklets. These sentences should be reflective of your child’s ability and not just basic sentences. Some pupils have been asked to go a little further and write several paragraphs. The aim of this homework is for the children to practice some of the learning taking place in writing lessons.

This could include:

•A range of punctuation


•Experimenting with different openers

•High level vocabulary

•Trying out writing targets

In addition to sentence writing, pupils must complete a spelling activity of their choice in their homework books. Homework is a very important part of the children’s education as it consolidates important learning taking place in school. We appreciate your support with ensuring your children are getting the most out of their learning.



All Year 5/6 classes have PE on a Wednedsay. Please ensure your children have their full PE kit.

Photos of the Year 5+6 learning environments and their class charters.