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Classes Year 5/6 2021/22

Welcome to Year 5 and 6!


In Year 5 and 6 at Wirksworth Junior School, we have three classes:

JupiterNeptune and Pluto


Our teachers and Teaching Assistants are Mrs Meehan, Mrs Taylor, Mr Rourke, Mrs Wadey, Mrs Mayman-Quick, Mr Wisner, Mr Pidcock and Mr Turner.

We love reading!

This half-term, our class reading for pleasure book is...


The book we are reading and answering VIPERS questions about in our shared reading lessons is...





This term, our curriculum theme is 'Creativity and Imagination'. The main subject focus of our project is The Arts. Throughout our project, we will explore concepts such as influence, diversity, aspiration and perseverance. We will be learning to print, sculpt and compose our own songs. Also, we will be learning about and exploring the works of influential artists and musicians such as Romero Britto, Banksy, Bob Dylan and Sam Cooke. 

Our Big Philosophical Question this term:

Is it better to stand out or to fit in?

Texts we will use to support our learning:



This term's Talk for Writing units


Quest/journey story


Narrative poem





Throughout the term, we will also be provided with opportunities to apply our writing skills across the curriculum. 


In maths this term, we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages; measures (converting metric and imperial measures, time and timetables); and geometry (co-ordinates).


Things to remember...

Reading diaries will be checked on a Monday. Read 5 times each week to receive your Dojo points.

Maths homework will be sent out each Friday and is to be completed by the following Thursday.

Weekly spellings will be posted on Class Dojo before the start of each new week, ready to learn for our test on a Friday.

PE days this half-term:

Pluto - Monday & Tuesday

Jupiter - Monday & Friday

Neptune - Thursday & Friday

Creative activities to try out when you are reading at home

Activities to help you with learning your weekly spellings