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

Miss Ramage

Mr Goodwin

Mrs Lycett

Mr Reading

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 SPring Term ahead and all the exciting learning opportunities ahead:

Y5/6 Summer Term 2016 - 2017 Curriculum: 

  • Topic -  Life in Australia - A global Learning Project all about life, culture and traditions in Australia. Please see the curriculum overview on the files attached for more information. 
  • Literacy - 'King Kong' and moving onto 'Sea of Dreams' - Descriptive writing, scene setting, emotions, poetry -Y6 SATs revision. 
  • Maths - Focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication and devision. Specifically looking at both written and oral methods.  
  • Music - Continuation of Saxophones and Clarinets. Looking at the sounds and music of wartime.
  • 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 - Fortnightly sessions taught by Miss Ramage - including practical speaking and listening activities, games and roll play. 
  • Science - Properties of materials - we will also be looking at animals, and plant life within the Great Barrier Reef part of our topic.
  • 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: We are delighted to have Miss Ramage join the St. Oswald's team as a Newly Qualified Teacher in Year 5/6. She will be working alongside Mr Goodwin teaching most of the core subjects to Y5/6 as well as delievering exciting and engaging foundation subject sessions through our topic based curriculum. 

Mr Alex Goodwin – Class Teacher and Head of School. 

Mr Tony Reading – Cover Teacher –



SATs Booster Sessions: Will continue at the start of the summer term leading up to SATs. 

P.E Sessions:

The Summer Term weather frequently means that P.E sesions have to be swapped and changed so we ask that children bring their P.E kits in to school on a Monday and they remain in school until Friday when they can be taken home and washed if needed ready for the following week. It is important that the children do not miss this important part of the curriulum and if they are too poorly or injured to take part in P.E sessions in school we do need a letter or phonecall to let us know. 

Thursday PM:

With SportScape and include a variety of different team sports during the Summer Term.

Friday PM:

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


We are lucky to still have our weekly Clarinet and Saxophone lessons which will now take place on a Tuesday morning. It is essential that the children bring in their instruments every week on a Tuesday and practise their Clarinet or saxophone 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 Homework Project Book 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 homework book.

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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