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Year 5/6

In our class there will be Mrs Westbury, Mrs Davis, Mrs Martin & Mrs Daud

I hope you all had a brilliant summer holiday, kept safe and are looking forward to coming back to Lydgate! We are so looking forward to seeing you all!

Our Autumn Term Curriculum

World War 2

This Autumn term we are learning about World War 2. We will be gaining understanding of why and when WW2 began and what is the legacy it leaves behind which still impacts our lives today.  We shall be learning about the Allies who were involved; evacuation; The Blitz; Battle of Britain and the role of women. Mrs Davis will be developing your Design & Technology skills where you’ll be designing, making and evaluating your own air raid shelters.


In English we will be developing our descriptive writing skills firstly with settings.  We are going to explore how the positioning of vocabulary and phrases can impact how our writing is read and the imagery and mood it creates. We will also look at report writing, letters and poetry linked with our work on World War 2.  During each unit of writing we will be expected plan, draft, write and edit our own work. 


In Maths we will progress to build your knowledge of place value from 4 digits up to 1 million (6 digits)!  Including counting backwards and forwards in 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000! We will also be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000. Finally, we use all this place value knowledge for addition and subtraction, confidently securing our mental methods before moving onto written.

Fluency in Maths is very important and acts as a solid fountain in which to build new learning.  Therefore, we will be focusing on mental arithmetic and rapid recall of known facts. Counting forwards and backwards in multiples of 10, within 5 and 6 digit numbers. You must be secure in your x12 tables and the division facts.


In Science we are going to be exploring the properties of materials understanding how this then impacts where and why they are used.  We will be working scientifically to explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible.

How can you help me?

  • Can you help me by practicing counting in multiples of 10, 6, 7, 9 and 25;
  • Can you challenge me by asking me to round different numbers;
  • Ask me about what vocabulary I learnt today which I can use within a sentence correctly;
  • Practice my spelling and timetables with me.
  • Read every day. If I cannot read, I cannot understand and therefore I cannot progress in my learning. Reading is the key to success


  • PE Tuesday and Wednesday. PE Kits please!
  • Pumps everyday
  • Homework goes out on a Friday to be back on a Wednesday
  • Don't forget to keep checking Class dojo’s


Year 5/6 team.


We have so much fun in our learning!

Y5 Y6 Curriculum Overview cycle 2(1)
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