During these unusual times our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!

Online Safety

The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to help keep children safe online. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more. 

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
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Welcome to the Year 5/6 Sharks Class page! 

The class teacher is Mr Neville and our teaching assistant is Mrs Beeching.

Dear Parents and Carers,  

Firstly, a big well done to Sharks for starting the new school year off so well. It has been a challenging few months so it has been lovely to get back to some normality together.

When self-isolating, or in case of school closure or any absence, I will post work on this page for your child to complete. Every child has received a green home learning exercise book in which they can complete the activities. They have also received login details for Class Dojo, Purple Mash and TT Rockstars, too.

This page will be updated with activities, news and resources for you regularly.

We hope this is useful for you all.  

Thank you for your support, 

Mr Neville

Our topic this term is 'Frozen Kingdom', a geography topic with a focus on Shackleton's epic journey to Antarctica. For more information, please see our termly newsletter and topic web (published shortly).


We will be developing our reading skills this term using Shackleton's Journey by William Grill. We are also using this book for our writing inspiration: Setting description, a non- chronological report (about Emperor Penguins) and journalistic writing.


Home Learning Timetable Week Beginning 11th January. 

Please click here for the home learning timetable for the week beginning 11th January. 

This will open up a word document which has direct links for each lesson. You wont need to print work out, so use this timetable document as a starting point each day to open up the files you need for each lesson. 

Please note that in line with government expectations, children should be completing at least 3 to 4 hours of home learning a day, we have added a guide to how much time should be spend on each learning task.   

The maths and English lessons will need to be completed in the order set, the afternoon lessons for each week can be completed in any order.  

Please add completed work to children’s portfolio on ClassDojo where your teacher can view and offer any feedback. 


Useful Websites:  

Purple Mash - Please use this to communicate with us, as well as exploring the brilliant games and online activities. Usernames and passwords have been sent home.

Class Dojo - This is the second way in which we will be able to communicate and share learning together using Class Portfolios and the Class Story. Usernames and passwords have been sent home.

Topmarks - Contains lots of fun, educational games. 'Hit the Button' is great for times table practice. 

Twinkl - It has lots of free resources and activities for each subject. Use the code UKTWINKLHELPS for a free one month membership.

Times Table Rockstars - Keep practicing your times tables and competing. Make sure you check for any upcoming battles!

CBBC Newsround - We watch this to keep us updated with child-friendly news.

Oxford Owl - Reading books online and other reading based tasks. 

Read Theory - Great for comprehension activities based on your child's reading ability. 

Open Library - A website for you to borrow books. Please sign up (for free) if you wish. 

Maths Parent Work Books.

Please choose the appropriate year group for your child.

Year 1 parent work books
Block 3 Shape
Block 2 Fractions
Block 5 Money
Block 6 Time
Year 2 parent work books
Block 1 Place Value
Block 3 Money
Block 1 Division
Block 2 Statistics
Block 4 Fractions
Block 2 Time
Block 3 Measurement
Year 3 parent work books
Block 1 Place Value
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Statistics
Block 5 Fractions
Block 1 Fractions
Block 2 Time
Block 4 Measurement
Year 4 parent work books
Block 1 Place Value
Block 3 Area
Block 4 Fractions
Block 5 Decimals
Block 1 Decimals
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Time
Block 4 Statistics
Year 5 parent work books
Block 1 Place Value
Block 3 Statistics
Block 2 Fractions
Block 3 Fractions
Block 1 Decimals
Block 5 Volume
Year 6 parent work books
Block 1 Place Value
Block 4 Fractions
Block 5 Fractions
Block 1 Decimals
Block 2 Percentages
Block 3 Algebra
Block 6 Ratio
Block 2 Statistics


Reading with your child

Oxford Reading Owl for free books
Open Library books to borrow
Reading Eggs Phonics, spelling and reading activities. Children have received login details. 

  • Take turns to make plans and predictions before reading: ‘I wonder if… what do you think?’ ‘You think… Oh, I thought…’ 
  • Recap to check ideas and understanding as your child is reading: ‘So, you think that…’ ‘Did you expect…to happen?’ ‘Why do you think that happened?’
  • Use encouragement and praise to keep children engaged in reading: ‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’ ‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’
  • Share prior knowledge and past experiences that link to what is being read: ‘Have you learnt about…at school?’ ‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’
  • Tune-in and listen to your child – be curious about their interests: ‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’ ‘I love reading stories about...with you.’

At school we use the Reading Rainbow to give children a reading focus (a lens to read with) and sentence starters to answer questions. 





Home learning timetable week beginning 4th January. 

Please follow this link for a timetable of learning for the week beginning 4th January. 

Please note that in line with government expectations, children should be completing at least 3 to 4 hours of home learning a day, we have added a guide to how much time should be spend on each learning task.   

The maths and English lessons will need to be completed in the order set, the afternoon lessons for each week can be completed in any order.  

Please add completed work to children’s portfolio on ClassDojo where your teacher can view and offer any feedback. 



Tuesday: Lesson PowerPoint, North Pole text, South Pole text, Additional Support text

Wednesday: Lesson PowerPoint, Features activity, Additional Support activity 

Thursday: Lesson PowerPoint, Additional Support Activity

Friday: See comprehension OR Atmosphere PowerPoint (you may choose one or the other, or both).

Grammar  and additional support activity if required


Reading (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and Model text to read

Reading comprehension (Friday) Bronze  Silver  Gold

Reading Comprehension (Additional Support)


Tuesday: Add mixed numbers (year 5 & 6),  Independent work, Youtube guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pynfj2bYRms

Mental Maths - Day 1

Wednesday: Subtracting fractions with different denominators Independent work: BronzeSilverGold

Mental Maths - Day 2

(Alternative Maths provision for Wednesday - Unit Fractions Powerpoint Independent work: Unit Fractions)

Thursday: Subtract proper fractions from mixed numbers lesson 1 (yr 5 & 6), Fractions GameYoutube guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea1NeyED8FA

(Alternative Maths provision for Thursday - Non-unit Fractions Powerpoint Independent Work: Non-unit Fractions)

Mental Maths - Day 3

Friday: Subtract proper fractions from mixed numbers lesson 2 (yr 5 & 6), Independent workanswers

Mental Maths - Day 4

(Alternative Maths provision for Friday - Equivalence of half and two quarters Powerpoint Independent Work: Equivalence of half and two quarters )

We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child. 

Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.

Other subjects

Science:  Classifying animals PowerPoint   Sorting activity   Sorting activity(additional support)

Geography:  Powerpoint   List of co-ordinates   Map    Map(additional support)     World map (reference)      World map (for plotting co-ordinates) Answers


Art/DT Use this link to practise your sketching skills by following the instructions to draw a penguin. Upload your drawings to you ClassDojo portfolio. 

How to draw a penguin  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj8cfb442l8 

PSHE - Goal Setting PowerPointoptional extra activity

Week Beginning 14.12.20

Maths Day 1, Day 2, Day 3,

English Day 1, Day 2Day 3,

English Editing task sheet - Day 3

Book talk Extract, Powerpoint



Week Beginning 7.12.20

Spelling Input

Grammar Input

Maths - We are focusing on our unit of fractions.

Maths - Day 1

Maths - Day 1 activities

Maths - Day 2 

Maths - Day 2 activities Year 5 / Year 6

Maths - Day 3 

Maths - Day 3 activities


English - Day 1 & activities

English - Day 2 & activities

English - Day 3 & additional support activities

English - Day 4 



Book Talk

A Christmas Carol extract

Book Talk activities

Book Talk task

Week Beginning 30.11.20

Spelling Input


Maths - Day 1

Maths Questions - Day 1

Maths - Day 2

Maths Task - Day 2

Maths - Day 3

Maths - Day 3 Problem Solving (Prime Numbers)


English Monday and Tuesday

Non-fiction Shape Map

Model letter and examples for non-fiction Map


Victorian Inventions

Diamond 9 Pictures

Diamond 9 Template

Industrial Revolution - First two pages only


Booktalk Powerpoint

The Jaberwocky - translated

The Jaberwocky


Week beginning 23.11.2020

Weekly Timetable

Daily spellings practice and early morning work


Monday Powerpoint, Year 5 work Year 6 work Additional support work  Extension activity 







Monday Write a biography Powerpoint Y6 planning sheet  y5 planning sheet  Additional support planning sheet  Adverbial word mat

Tuesday  Powerpoint for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Diary Planning Sheet  Additional support planning sheet  Model diary text

Wednesday (See above powerpoint)

Thursday (Seeabove powerpoint)

Friday Editing Powerpoint  Editing worksheet

 Book Talk:  PowerPoint   If you don't have the book at home, use similar questions for a book you are reading.

Grammar  Day 1 Monday  (additional support task)  Day 2 Tuesday (Additional support task) (extension activity)

Other Subjects

Science Powerpoint  Bronze starter activity Silver & Gold starter activity Bronze experiment sheet silver experiment sheet Gold experiment sheet









Week Beginning 16.11


Monday & Tuesday: Divide 3 digits by 1 digit, Divide 4 digits by 1 digit, Extension






Monday Powerpoint and writing task





BookTalk If you don't have the book at home, use similar questions for a book you are reading.

Grammar Spelling, Grammar

Other Subjects


Topic Factfile Plan



English W.B. 09.11.20

Day 1 and 2 - Experience PowerPoint

Day 3 - Experience PowerPoint (part 2)

Sentence Starters


Monday - Spelling input (plural words)

Tuesday and Wednesday - Conjunctions for cohesion PowerPoint

Conjunction activity 1 and activity 2

Book Talk

Book Talk PowerPoint (for the week)

Extract for Book Talk


Introduction to Multiplication


Victorian lesson PowerPoint (Trade Links)

World Map 

English W.B. 02.11.20

Day 1 and 2 - Powerpoint

Example Diary Entry

Street Child Diary Map

Day 3 - Victorian Experience Lesson

Victorian Toys - Jack in the Box

Victorian Toys - Bird in a cage

Victorian Toys - Paper boat


Spelling Activity

Conjunctions for cohesion

Book Talk

Book Talk Powerpoint and Extract


Math's - Day 1 Powerpoint

Math's Day 1 - Year 5

Math's Day 1 - Year 6

Math's Day 2 - Powerpoint

Math's Day 2 - Year 5 and 6 Questions


Victorian Lesson 1 - Powerpoint

Victorian timeline events to sort and stick


Computing - Powerpoint

Computing Activity Sheet

Computing - Answers

English (W.B. 28/09/2020)

Plot points 5 and 6 and sentence scaffold (if required)

GPS (W.B. 28/09/2020)

Spelling activity (Etymology- research the origin meaning for each word)

Active and passive voice activity

Passive and active voice information poster

Book Talk Reading (28/09/2020)

Book Talk and Extract

Maths (28/09/2020)

Lesson 1  Rounding to 10, 100, and 1000 PowerPoint and activities 1 and activity 2

Lesson 2  PowerPoint  year 5 activity year 6 activity

Science (28/09/2020)


Topic - History (28/09/2020)

Titanic Powerpoint and activity (choose at least one sheet to complete)



English (W.B. 21/09/2020)

We are continuing to read ‘Deadman’s Cove’ by Lauren St. John. Our reading activities are based on this text.

Book Talk PowerPoint and Extract

GPS – Activity slides

GPS – Activity for Tuesday

Spelling – ‘ibly’ and ‘ably’ task


Maths (W.B. 21/09/2020

We are comparing and ordering numbers up to 1,000,000. Please keep continuing to logon to TT Rockstars to practise your times tables!

Maths – PowerPoint for beginning of the week + activity

Maths – PowerPoint for the end of the week + activity


RE and PSHE (W.B. 21/09/2020

RE – 5 Pillars of Islam PowerPoint + activity

RE – Supporting cards

PSHE – Understanding Behaviour


  We are reading ‘Deadman’s Cove’ by Lauren St. John. This is an exciting mystery story, set in picturesque Cornwall, and       follows the story of a young orphaned girl, Laura.

 Book Talk lesson 1 PowerPoint (feeling) & activity grid

 GPS – Activity Mats (x3)

GPS – Treasure Hunt Grammar

Handwriting – Common Exception Word activity


Our focus has been Number and Place Value. Activities can be found on the PowerPoint’s below. Please also make sure you are going onto Times Table Rockstars and practising your tables.

Maths PowerPoint – Day 1 & 2 (value of digits)

Maths PowerPoint – Day 3

Word Mats: Use these to help you with your story writing.

Tension and Suspense Mat

Fronted Adverbial Mat

Adjective Mat

Expanded Noun Phrase Mat

(Paper-less) Home Learning Activities:

- Share a verbal book or film review about either something you have read or watched recently. 

- Bake a cake with an adult and record your recipe. 

- Design a superhero and create a comic strip with you as the character. 

- Work out the perimeter of different rooms in your house! (Remember: measure the 'sides' and add them all together.)

- Read newspaper articles.

- Meditate and take time to practice yoga (by searching for Cosmic Kids/Go Noodle Breathing on youtube). 

- Help with the cooking or gardening if you have access to one.

- Make up your own 'sport'. Share the instructions with us on purple mash or class dojo!

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