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Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Year 5 and 6, the Toucans, Eagles and Peacocks

Staff in our phase


Mrs Thomas (Eagles Class), Mrs Coumbe (Toucans Class), Mrs Davies and Mrs Jones (Peacocks Class) are the teachers in our three classes. We also have a team of teaching assistants who help us with our learning: Mrs McGary, Mrs Shepherd, Ms Barker and Mrs Strongman. 

How we learn


In Year 5 and 6, we enjoy learning throughout the school day, which is based upon our topic for the term. We take part in different types of activities within and outside the classroom. During the school year we particularly like visitors in our classrooms and going on school trips. Year 6 children will be looking forward to their residential trip at Yenworthy Lodge.  We also take part in a variety of sporting tournaments, with other local schools, where we always display our outstanding sportsmanship. 


Our school day includes guided reading, maths and English lessons in the morning. In the afternoon we learn the foundation subjects and finish with a class story. During the day we like times table rockstars, which enables us to learn our times tables and listen to music at the same time. 


Our learning is successful because we learn together as a team and we have a positive attitude. We revisit our learning and make links, so we can remember our new knowledge and skills. 

What we are learning this term


Topic 1 - Where are my roots?

During this topic, we will be getting to know each other and learning about our own family history. We will also be learning about evolution in our English and science lessons. Our texts for this term are: Moth by Isabel Thomas and Danial Egneus, and Boy by Roald Dahl. 


Topic 2 - What is happening to the Amazon Rainforest? 

During this term, we will be learning about the rainforest habitats and how we can look after them. We will be finding out about rainforests in different subjects and making links between the different lessons. 

UKS2 Knowledge Organiser - We are Conservationists