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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 in the Summer Term is...

In the Summer Term, our curriculum theme is 'Creativity and Imagination'. The main subject focus of our project is Art and Music. Throughout our project, we will explore concepts such as influence, diversity, achievement and civilisation. We will be learning about artists and composers such as Frida Kahlo and Leonard Bernstein. We will be practising a range of painting techniques, focusing on showing emotion and facial expression in our drawings and paintings; as well as this, we will be composing our own melodies. 

Our Big Philosophical Question this term:


What do the arts tell us about our diverse society?


This term's Talk for Writing units


Meeting Tale


Narrative Poetry





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 area and perimeter; converting measures; ratio and proportion; angles; algebra and geometry (position and movement). 


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:

Tuesdays (Blackwell), Thursdays (both classes) and Fridays (Hawking)

Creative activities to try out when you are reading at home

Activities to help you with learning your weekly spellings