Upper Key Stage 2: 'The Foxes' 2017 - 2018

Miss Ramage

Welcome to the Year 5/6 (Foxes) Class Page!

Please follow the 'Foxes' Class on our dedicated Twitter page: @foxes_ stoswalds

We are very excited about the Autumn Term ahead and all the exciting learning opportunities ahead:

Y5/6 Autumn Term 2017 - 2018 Curriculum: 

  • Topic -  Welcome to New York - A global Learning Project all about life, culture and traditions in America, with our main focus on New York. Please see the curriculum overview on the files attached for more information. 
  • English 'The Man who walked between the towers' and 'The Arrival' which will link to our New York English topic. We will be exploring, letters, newspapers and narrative genres. 
  • Maths - Focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication and devision. Specifically looking at both written and oral methods.  
  • Music - We will be swapping over to brass instruments on a friday morning.
  • RE -  Bringing God's Kingdom to Earth and this will be fortnightly sessions linked to our daily Collective Acts of Worship taking place in school.  
  • French - Weekly sessions taught by Mrs Craven - including practical speaking and listening activities, games and roll play. 
  • Science - Electricity led by Miss Holdsworth, focussing on how the city of lights is powered.
  • PE - Indoor and Outdoor team games, gymnastics and circuit training.  

Year 5/6 Staff:

We are very lucky in the Y5/6 class to have the following staff to support and help the children in their learning:

Miss Ramage: Y5/6 Teacher. 

Miss Holdsworth: We are really lucky to have to have Miss Holdsworth full time this year, who will be supporting and leading children in their learning. I know she will be a fantastic addition to the team!

Mrs Craven: It will be brilliant to have Mrs Craven in on a wednesday afternoon. She will be teaching the children French.


SATs Booster Sessions: Will begin in the Spring Term. 

P.E Sessions:

During the winter months children will need to make sure they have the right clothes and footwear for all weather. It is likely they will still be outside in the lead up to Christmas and will need to bring appropriate footwear.  

Wednesday PM:

With SportScape and include a variety of different team sports during the Autumn term.

Thursday PM:

A mixture of indoor and outdoor games taught by Miss Ramage and Miss Holdsworth (weather dependent)


We are lucky as we will now be having weekly brass lessons which will now take place on a Friday morning. It is essential that the children bring in their instruments every week on a Friday and practise their brass instruments at home every week ready for the next session.

Homework Explained!

Creative Mission Tasks:

These will be ‘creative missions’ based on topic work taking place in the classroom and will be handed out every two – three weeks to give children enough time to do a good job! These missions are aimed to give children more time and more say in how they present their homework. Each child will be given a personalised Learning log that will include their mission brief, options on how they can present their homework and the date it is due in. We will not be writing corrections or comments over their homework in order not to ruin their beautifully presented work, however, will write comments and award merits on a ‘mission de-brief sheet’ in the back of their learning log.

In my experience, children seem to prefer these types of homework and henceforth produce some high quality work.

Literacy Homework:

SPAG based for revision towards SATs, handed out on a Friday and due back in the following Wednesday. 

Weekly Spellings:

10 spellings handed out weekly on a Friday and expected back in on the following Wednesday showing they have practised at least 4 times during the week. These spellings will be tested on a Thursday.  Anyone scoring less than 5 /10 will be re-tested on a Friday lunch during homework club.

Maths Homework:

This will also be handed out on a Friday and expected in the following Wednesday. This might be a worksheet type activity or problem-solving question related to maths work they have been undertaking in class.  In addition, the children in Y5/6 class are expected to be regularly logging onto Mathletics and ideally achieving 10 gold bars (new activities) and / or 1,000 points per week – this equates to roughly 30minuts work.

Homework Club:

We know how busy home life can often be and how hard it is to squeeze time into complete homework each week. Because of this, we will run a weekly lunchtime homework club on a Friday for Year 5/6 children who need extra time and/or support in completing their homework. 

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