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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.


Spring term in the Uppers


Rhos-y-Gwaliau - 26th Jan-1st Feb


Useful Information

PPA takes place on a Thursday afternoon. The children have activities which take place on a three week rotation. These are music, drama and RE/Values. During this time they are taught by different teachers.

Music       – Berkshire Maestros
RE/Values – Mrs Andrews/Mrs Dowding
PE - Reading FC

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

Learning at home

The majority of our homework will be set and carried out on-line. We will be using Purple Mash, MyMaths and Times Table Rockstars.

Homework is usually set on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday.


Children are expected to know their tables off by heart when they come into year 5. We then focus on developing the speed of recall and the related facts as well as working on other aspects of their mental maths. To help with this, the children complete Times Table Rock Stars activity three times a week in class.


Spelling homework will usually take the form of Purple Mash quizzes.


Part of your child’s homework is to read at home. Ideally, daily but in Key Stage Two, we ask that you make notes in or sign the reading record at least 3 x weekly. Here you can make notes of any observations you have. Even if your child is a fluent reader, it is important that they still practise reading aloud using expression and intonation and can talk to you in detail about their books. 


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