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Mandela - Year 5/6


The Summer Term is upon us and It's going to be a busy one!


Year 6 SATs will soon be upon us and everyone is working very hard!

This term our topic focus is 20th Century Britain.  We will be looking at how leisure time has changed during the 20th century and then we'll be looking at the key decades from 1950s to 1990s. 

For terms 5 & 6, our class reader is  'The Railway Children'by E Nesbit and all our Teaching of Reading and English work will link to this.

Spellings will now be year group specific with the spellings being published on this page for the whole half term. 

Year 6 spellings are available here (see below), should you have mislaid them.

You can find the year 5 Spellings on the Churchill & Brunel class pages- depending on who currently teaches your child English.

In Science we are focusing on the changes which occur during the life of a human, and investigating electricity.  Our music, PSHE and Modern languages will also focus on changes, linking with our Science topic. 

PE will focus on athletics and orienteering, with lessons taking place on Mondays and Fridays.  Please ensure your kit is in school on both these days.

Finally, both Year 5s and 6s are being invited to spend time at Devizes School during Term 6. Look out for more details nearer the time. 

We also have the end of year school production, sports day and loads of other fun events to look forward to.


Welcome to Mandela Class!


Welcome back to Terms 3 and 4!


Our topic for Terms 3 & 4 is 'The Vikings'.  We will be discovering who they were, where they came from, what Viking society was like and the impact they had on the British Isles.  


Our reading focus for terms 3 and 4 will be  ' Kensukes's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo and our 30 Reads Challenge author is also Michael Morpurgo.  He has written so many  brilliant books that I'm sure you will all find something you enjoy!  I still can't make up my mind which is my favourite book...although 'WarHorse' is definitely in my top three along with 'Running Wild'.


A new set of termly spellings is in your Home/ School book, so you can prepare for the next Spelling Bee, just before Easter.  Will our next Spelling Bee Champion be from Mandela class?


In Science we will be learning about how different animals are classified this term and then we will be looking at forces after the February break.  We will be doing some work on e-safety in computing and also playing 'garage band' music on Ipads.  I had a go this week and it was great fun!

 In PE we will cover: swimming, tag rugby and volleyball.  I will give you the swimming dates shortly as it's not quite our turn yet.   In the meantime, please make sure you have full P.E. kit- including trainers- in school on Mondays and Fridays.  


Finally, we have our Class Assembly at the beginning of February, so look out for the date and make sure you invite your parents to come and find out what you have been learning.

Ms Allen - Parents Evening Letter Term 3

Previous Weekly Learning
Termly Spellings

Termly Spellings are based upon age related expectations for your child.  We have already tested these Spellings in class and they will be stuck into your child's home/school link book.  The Spellings will be re-tested at the end of Term 2  and any child who achieves are score of 35 or more will be entered into the school Spelling Bee.  This exciting competition will enable them to compete in front of the whole school against other children in their year group.


Please practise these Spellings as much as possible in addition to your child's weekly Spellings.

Termly Topic
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Topic Overview
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