Year 5/6 2017-2018

Mrs Furneyo

Welcome to the class page for Year 5/6

Here you can find out all about what we are learning and achieving in our lessons and around the school. Please keep popping back as we will keep the page updated with all the exciting things that we are involved in throughout the year! 

Teaching the class are: Miss Boland and Mrs Pointon.


Maths, English and spelling homework will be given out each Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.


Children should be reading at home daily. This should be recorded in your child's home/school diary. Dojos are awarded for reading at home. Remember - reading is the key to learning! 


In the Summer term, P.E. is on Thursday afternoons. Children require a full P.E. kit - as the weather gets warmer, P.E. will be taking place outside. If children are unabl;e to participate in P.E. lessons, please write a note in their home/school diary.

Mathletics and Purple Mash can be accessed anytime. To login into Lexia you need to use and then when asked for an email use, then proceed with your own login in name and password. We now have children signed up to the IDL programme too. This supports children in their English and reading. This can also be accessed outside of school.

What is Year 5/6 Achieving This Term?

WC Monday 2nd May 2018:

This week, our Year 6 children have been completing mock SATs papers, to make sure they are fully prepared for the SATs in a couple of weeks. The children have worked really hard so far! 

  • In our mathematics lessons, we are looking at Geometry and Position and Direction.
  • In English, we have been writing formal letters of complaint. We have been discussing issues that we feel very strongly about, including animal cruelty, plastic in our oceans and deforestation. 
  • Our science topic is Earth and Space. The children have been learning about the planets in our solar system and how we have night and day here on planet Earth. 
  • In history we are learning about the ancient Mayan civilisation. We have been learning about who the Mayans were and where they lived, what their civilisation achieved and all about their legends/myths. 

WC Monday Monday 21st May 2018:

  • In English this week we have been writing an alternative ending to the story Gorilla by Anthony Browne. The children have been looking at different sentence types and use of adjectives to develop description. 
  • In mathematics we have been completing our times tables tests in Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond, Bronze +, Silver +, Gold + and Diamond +. We have also been looking at bus time tables and analogue/digital time. 
  • In history we have been looking at the Mayans and the focus has been on Mayan achievements and Mayan gods and religion. The children designed their own Mayan god! 

Pupil of the Week - Dante P.

Writer of the Week - Kieron T.

Dojo champion this week - Simon M.

Well done! You've worked really hard! yeslaugh


Week commencing Monday 25th June 2018:

What a sunny and busy week! laugh 

Sports Day on Tuesday was a fantastic success! The tropical temperatures didn't ruin anyone's enthusiasm and everyone involved should be very proud of the effort and sportsmanship they put in. Well done! 

The Year 6s were treated to a Careers Carousel this week. A number of employers from different companies (including Police, Chester Zoo, Marks & Spencer and Specsavers) came into school to sit and chat with the children about what their jobs involved. The Year 6s came up with their own questions to ask the employers, such as "Does your job require training? Do you enjoy your job? What qualifications do you need?" I'm sure they will agree it was an informative and extremely useful morning, providing an insight into the world of work!

On Friday 27th, we had Science Day. Children were asked to dress up as something or someone that involves science and we had some amazing and really well-planned costumes! Well done for putting in lots of effort on a super hot day! Thank you for your kind donations - money raised will go towards science equipment in school. We will be taking part in Science Week next week and will be conducting some exciting experiments in class! If you could send your child in with an empty, plastic 2L bottle (such as a lemonade or Coca Cola bottle), that would be a massive help to support Science Week. Thanks for your continued support.smiley

Pupil of the week - Simon

Writer of the week - Elizabeth 

SCORE certificates -

Self-esteem - Enas


Organisation  - Calleigh

Resilience - Calleigh


Dojo Champion - Benny

Week commencing Monday 2nd July 2018:

It's looking like another scorcher this week! Don't forget your water bottles! 

This week has been Science Week throughout the school. 

Year 5/6 were scientists on Thursday morning and created their own lava lamps. The children used blue, yellow, green and red food colouring, plastic bottles, vegetable oil, water and effervescent (fizzy) tablets. We discussed how oil and water do not mix due to their different densities. The children impressed me with their use of scientific vocabulary - we had some Einsteins in the class! They told me that adding an effervescent tablet to our lava lamp created carbon dixoide bubbles which rose up through our lava lamp, creating a mesmerising and colourful effect! 

Pupil of the Week - Jacob

Writer of the Week - Sophia

Dojo Champion - Dante

 yessmiley Well done for your hard work and focus this week! smileyyes

Some of our Year 6s attended taster days at their high schools in preparation for September. They came back full of positive thoughts about the experience and shared the exciting things they got up to whilst there. We hope the experience helps to alleviate any worries or questions children and parents/carers may have during this busy and exciting time. 

Also a big congratulations to the Year 5 children who were chosen to be next year's House Captains and Vice Captains. This was a very tough decision for all involved! The children completed an application form giving their reasons for wanting to be House Captain and were then interviewed! They did very well under pressure and gave some fantastic reasons! smiley

WC Monday 9th July 2018

The glorious weather is still upon us so don't forget your water bottles to keep in class! 

Transition Day in school - Thursday 12th

Year 5 Taster Day at St. Cuthbert's - Friday 13th




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Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens Merseyside WA9 3SP