Year 5/6

Year 5/6 - Miss Sugden

A big welcome to Year 5/6.

Our Teacher is Miss Sugden and Mrs Grace works with us too.

Year 6 is a very exciting and sometimes challenging year. As the children are in their final year of primary school, they are pushed to become more responsible, independent and supportive during class activities.

Year 6 is also a year where the children act as role models for the rest of the school, modelling ideal behaviour in work and play.


Key information

Reading is a very important part of our learning, especially in Year 5 and 6. We ask that all children read as much as possible either alone but also with an adult! Reading together can be a huge joy and you can record any notes of comments in your child's reading diary.

PE: We have outdoor PE on Tuesdays and indoor PE on Thursdays.

Spellings: New spellings will be given out on Mondays and these will be tested the following Monday.

Homework: Homework will be given every Friday. This will need to be handed in by the following Thursday.


Please make sure PE kits are in school on Monday and left in school until the weekend.

Indoor kit; Black shorts and a White polo shirt

Outdoor Kit; warm tracksuit and trainers


Literacy and Reading

In Literacy, our children will focus on further developing their independent writing skills. Including looking at more complex tenses, punctuation and methods of description. We will also be improving our vocabulary knowledge and applying spellings that we know.

In reading, we will continue to read a range of books and materials. There will be focus on reading with expression, fluency and using our Resilient Reader skills to make predictions, inferences and deductions of images, sounds and new texts.

Where possible, we will be linking our reading and writing activities to our topic work.

There will be opportunities to write during our Literacy lessons and we will be developing our reading skills during reading comprehension lessons.


This is our class reading area. So far it has been a hit with the children, taking by browsing the books and reading materials on offer. As this is a key area of learning, I hope that our class library remains a well-used area of our classroom.

We also have available the hands for our reading superhero Resilient Reader! He helps us to decode and answer lots of different types of questions about books, stories and other reading materials.

During the start of our new year, we have been exploring the classroom library and using Espresso to help support our learning.

On Safety Day, we focused on staying safe on the roads. We wrote an argument, discussing the pros and cons of allowing primary school children to walk to school by themselves.


Leavers Gala

What a fabulous night we all had to celebrate all the hard work our Year 6 children have done this year! Mrs Silverwood and Mrs Craddock transformed the hall into a magical tropical paradise and the children entertained us with songs, poems and their very own video about life at Shafton Primary Academy.


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Trip to York


Trip to the National Media Museum


As part of Year 6’s Geography topic on South America, we brought the streets of Rio to the corridors of Shafton Primary Academy. We had a fabulous fun-filled day, which included mask making, designing and creating our own carnival T-shirts, salsa dancing and baking savoury empanadas, which were delicious.

Our Reading Area

We read everyday in Year 6, from a range of texts including modern fiction,

classics, poetry and non-fiction.

All the children have been given a recommended reading list and lots of the books on the list can be found in our classroom library.

Children are expected to read at least 3 times per week at home to an adult and reading records must be brought to school every day.

We always work hard and try our best!

We've been using circuits to make electrical games. Come and have a look in our shared area and see if you can make the bulb light up...


Our classroom has its own ICT area, so that we can access laptops and iPads in every lesson. We are lucky enough to have robots in school to program, control and debug.

During the Autumn Term we will be learning about:


Geography - six figure grid references and mapping

History - The changing role of the monarchy in Britain

Science - Electricity

Art - Picasso