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Welcome to the year 5 and 6 area

The Upper School at Springfield consists of three classes- a year 5, a year 5/6 and a year 6 class.

Year 5 (Kestrels) teacher- Mr Saunders 

Year 5/6 (Red Kites) teacher- Miss Burgess

Year 6 (Buzzards) teachers- Mrs Thornhill (Mon-Tues) and Mrs Gough (Weds-Fri)

Children are set for Maths in Years 5 and 6.  The children may be taught by a teacher different to their class teacher.


It is important children have a full PE kit (shorts and t-shirt for indoor PE and a tracksuit and trainers for outdoor PE) in school from Monday until Friday. Although children do generally do PE on the same days each week, we do hope to catch up any lessons which are adversely effected by the weather. Girls need to ensure that they have socks in their PE kit if they wear tights and a hand band to tie up long hair.


Useful Information

We are always looking for volunteers to help listen to readers. If you have any spare time to give to us for this please contact your child’s class teacher and the office so that the necessary checks can be carried out.

PowerPoint presentation from the parents' information meeting on 12th September (click here)

Year 5 Parents leaflet - Reading, Writing and Maths

Year 6 Parents leaflet - Reading, Writing and Maths


How do I structure my child's day - suggested timetable

In Year 5 and 6 we have a mix of online and paper-based home learning.

Children should continue to read daily.

Reading comprehension tasks will be set on PurpleMash. There will be two compulsory texts, quizzes and book reviews to do and one further optional book should your child wish to complete it.

In addition to the reading tasks, children will also have a series of short grammar tasks to complete on line.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/springfield-rg31 - Children have their username and password.

Spelling- children should continue to practise the words on both the Year 3/4 and 5/6 spelling lists. We will be testing them and looking for them to be spelled correctly in their writing when we get back. Children can practise them for free on https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Maths tasks will be set on MyMaths and children can also use their Times tables rock stars account.



For Year 5, we have also prepared some paper packs that children can complete at home. These cover a range of maths topics as well as reading comprehension. Please feel free to use these as needed.

For Year 6, we have also prepared a pack of practise SATs papers and revision guides. Although it has now been announced that there will be no examinations in May or June this year, it is worth remembering that this tests are at a Year 6 expected level. The children can use them to practise different subjects and topics BUT should not do them in test conditions or timed but rather aim to do as well as they can in small manageable chunks.

The Government advises that children spend up to 2.5 hours a day on a range of different tasks.

A number of educational online home learning tasks have been produced should you wish to download them for your child. These can be found using the links below.



Staying healthy is now more important than ever. If we are told to stay at home, Get Set 4PE will be tweeting an active task, for the whole family to complete, for each day that schools will be closed.

Simply have a look on the twitter feed @ GetSet4PE to view the daily task.

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