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Mrs Leeson and Mrs Evans


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Our year 5 and 6 class is full of enthusiastic, hardworking children who work hard to produce brilliant pieces of work.  As well as our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, we are supported by some fantastic teaching assistants; Mrs Green, Mr Wilkinson and Mrs Haslam (literacy), Mrs Dixon and Mrs Evan (numeracy).


Many of the children in our class are encouraged to be responsible by taking on specific roles such as: being Young Leaders at lunchtimes to help and instill confidence in our younger children; being Young Librarians to guide children when choosing books from our library; Head Boy and Head Girl to show parents/carers round our school and help  at events such as church services and during collective worship; reading buddies; Eco-Rangers and representing our class voices by being a School Council Representative. We recognise the importance of our children becoming confident and mature members of our school community in preparation for them becoming young adults in the future.


Term 1

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of the children, it has been fantastic to see them coming in full of enthusiasm. This term our theme is "The Anglo-Saxons and the Scots". The children will be researching to discover what life was like in Anglo-Saxon times. They will look at primary and secondary sources of evidence and learn how to evaluate these. In DT, we will be developing our sewing and textile skills to create a functional bag that is linked to our topic. For more information on what we will be covering this term, please see our newsletter below.


Term 2

Welcome back! Many children have made new friends and everybody is striving to do their best with their learning. The visit to Aylmerton was a great success helping to forge strong friendships and develop excellent team work. This term our geography theme is Europe and our class will be focusing on Austria. We will be learning about the man-made and natural geographical features as well as researching information about lifestyle and culture. Our science topic this term is Space; the children will be learning about the solar system and the sun, this will be linked with our IT theme which is databases and data-logging. The children will be researching information then learning how to present their information in different ways. For more detailed information on what we will be covering this term, please see our newsletter below.


Term 3

Welcome back after the Christmas holiday! Many thanks to the children their parents/carers in our class who gave lovely cards and gifts to us for a Christmas gift. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated.


We are very proud of the children in our class. Their attitude is outstanding, always striving to do their best as well as never being afraid to make mistakes. The term ahead is to be yet another one with many different activities planned for the children in 2EL.


The exciting and engaging units of work our class will be covered are as follows:

*In Science Y5 & Y6 will be learning about animals including humans. These sessions will involve discussion and explanations of the changes which take place in the human body, during puberty, as well as the different stages of life. You will be invited in to school to discuss the content of these sessions and view clips of the videos the children will watch. 


*In Art we will be looking at the technique of printing.

*In ICT we will be developing our skills in using ‘Scratch’, a programming tool where the children can create their own interactive stories, games, and animations.

*In Music we will be exploring music in film.

*In RE we will be learning about the Hindu faith.

*In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be developing our rugby skills and badminton with Mr Burke (community sports coach).


Term 4

Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed a lovely half term break and feel energised for the busy term ahead.


This term's theme:

* This term each class will be moving on from learning about the Maya civilisation to focusing on Woodhall Spa and the Great War.

*The Science topic for the term will be Living Things and their Habitats

*The Art topic will be printing this term and will be linked to the Mayans

*The ICT unit of work will be developing skills in using ‘Scratch’: a programming tool where the children can create their own interactive stories, games, and animations.

*In Music the children will learn about descriptive music including timbre, texture, tempo and dynamics

*In RE we will be learning about the Bible, as well as the Easter Story.

*PE sessions will consist of Gymnastics and Tennis.


Term 5

Our staff and children would like to wish you a Happy Easter! We look forward to our church service that will take place later this week.


This term's theme:

*This term in History we will continue learning about Woodhall Spa and WWI.

*In Science we will be learning about forces including air and water resistance, gravity, fraction, pulleys and levers.

*In Art we will be developing our drawing skills using a variety of techniques.

*In ICT we will be securing our learning in multimedia.

*In Music we will be exploring world composers and compositions: the war years.

*In RE we will be researching and learning about the religious lifestyle for Christians.

*This term the Year 5 children will be going to Jubilee Park for swimming lessons. Our second PE session will be striking and fielding games eg. cricket, rounders. Tri-Golf


Term 6

Welcome back! Here we are again on the starting blocks for another busy, productive and exciting new term. The final run for our Year 6 SATs is over and hopefully this will be a term that will see the Year 6 children visiting their new schools; visits to our feeder secondary schools for Year 5 children; the wonderful summer events in school; a wealth of achievements and so much more. It is always lovely to see our smiling, proud and wonderful pupils and parents returning after a holiday and we love hearing about all the fun you have had together.


This term's theme:

*In Geography we will be developing our understanding of plate tectonics with a focus on earthquakes, volcanoes and mountain building.

*In Science we will be learning about micro-organisms.

*In Art we will be creating 3-d models.

*In ICT we will be learning about sound and how podcasts are made.

*In Music we will be exploring performance, focusing on melodic shape and accompaniment.

*In RE we will be learning how to express religion through the arts.

* In our PE sessions, we will be developing our athletics skills, in preparation for Sports Day. Until Tuesday 27th June we will be continuing our swimming lessons at Jubilee Park.


Class Information


Mrs Leeson teaches Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and Mrs Evans teaches all day Thursday. In addition, Mrs Lauder teaches Spanish, Miss Csiba music (terms 2, 4 & 6) and Mr Whalley teaches R.E. each Monday.


This term, year 6 children will receive their revision books to help them to prepare for SATs. This will replace the normal theme and maths homework.


Homework days for Term 2 2016/17 will be:

Monday - Maths and Maths Revision Books

Wednesday - Grammar and Punctuation Work, Year 6 Revision Books & Theme homework

Thursday - Spellings (in planners)

Friday - Science Revision Books


Planners will be collected in and check each Monday - it is the school expectation that children read a minimum of three times each week.


We have one session of P.E. each week which is on Friday. We also have our swimming session each Thursday morning. Please remember to bring in the appropriate kit. Please ensure that P.E. kits are in school each day and that if hair is below shoulder length, that it is tied back. Earrings should be removed for P.E. sessions if worn.






Term 1 Recommended Reads


Wolf - Gillian Cross

The Seeing Stone - Kevin Crossley-Holland

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline L'Engle

Northern Lights - Philip Pullman

Watership Down - Richard Adams

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aitkin

The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper

The Hobbit - J.R. Tolkien

The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

The Wizard of Oz - Frank Baum


Term 2 Recommended Reads


Information Books about Austria and Europe

Poems linked to Remembrance

Poem about Space


Jamila Gavin- The Blood Stone, Surya Trilogy

Carl Hiaasen- Hoot

Charlie Higson- The Young Bond books

Jeanette Winterson- Tanglewreck

Frances Hodgson Burnett- The Secret Garden, The Little Princess, Little Lord Fauntleroy

Arthur Conan Doyle- The Lost World

Alexandre Dumas- The Three Musketeers

Term 3 - Recommended Reads


Michael Morpurgo


  • Private Peaceful
  • War Horse
  • Butterfly Lion
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
  • Why The Whales Came
  • Friend of Foe
  • The Last Wolf
  • Little Manfred


My Story Series - Various Authors

Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl - Otto H. Frank (Edt)

Carrie's War - Nina Bowden

When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr

Forgotten Voices of the Second World War - Max Athur

2EL Newsletter Term 2, 2016 - 17