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Classes Year 5/6 2022/2023

Welcome to Year 5 and 6!


In Year 5 and 6 at Wirksworth Junior School, we have 2 classes:

Blackwell - Mrs Meehan

Hawking - Mrs Taylor


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 'Caring and Discovery'. The main subject focus of our project is History. Throughout our project, we will explore concepts such as empire, invasion, achievement and civilisation. We will be learning about changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age (with a particular focus on the Bronze Age) and Britain's Settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. 


Our Big Philosophical Question this term:

Does Migration Always Lead to Conflict?



This term's Talk for Writing units


Defeating the Monster

Poetry using figurative language







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


In maths this half-term, we will be focusing on place value (reading, writing, comparing, ordering and rounding whole numbers) and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). 


Things to remember...

Reading diaries will be checked on a Monday. Read 3-5 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.

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

PE days this half-term:

Thursday (Football) and Friday (Forest School)

Creative activities to try out when you are reading at home

Activities to help you with learning your weekly spellings