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Year 5 & 6 - Magpies

We had a visit from PC Greg Steer this week - Greg is Schoolbeat Officer in the Forest of Dean and will be popping by regularly!

Cadbury World - Friday 9th November linked to our Maya topic this term

The day we met author M.J.Dermott who wrote Time Passages and lives in Highnam

Resourceness Day - making our learning powers friends

Making our Mindfulness Jars

Class 4 Information for september


Homework Sharing

Each week, the class gathers together to share the children’s homework; everyone enjoys seeing the wonderful tasks and projects that have been undertaken.



In Year 5/6, children receive:

  • A Maths Task

  • A Writing Task

  • A Topic Task

  • Times Tables Practice


Homework given out: Friday

Homework due in: Wednesday


Weekly Spellings

Each week (usually Thursday), children are tested on their spellings and given new ones. Their spellings are appropriate to their current level of need, and may include:

  • Words from the National Curriculum Y5/6 Spelling List

  • High Frequency Words

  • Commonly misspelled words

  • Adventurous Vocabulary



Your child will take part in daily Reading Group activities in class. This will include research tasks, discussion tasks, shared-text tasks and comprehension tasks. It is also recommended that children read at home regularly; four or more ‘home-reads’ a week earns your child a house point each Friday.



Now that your child is one of the oldest in the school, they are expected to develop responsibility, independence and self-reliance. One of the ways this is encouraged is through special roles, such as:

  • Reception child buddy

  • Set-up duties (for assemblies etc)

  • Giving visitors guided tours of the school

  • Team Captains

  • < >Helpers


    We very much welcome any parents who would like to help in our class. Listening to readers, helping on trips, or enriching the curriculum by offering your own specific skills and talents; just a few of the ways you could help.



    PE Kit

    PE will take place on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Williams. Your child will need:

    • T shirt (named)

    • Shorts / trousers (named)

    • Socks (named)

    • Trainers (named)

    Jewellery needs to be removed for PE. If earrings are unable to be removed, please provide medical tape for your child to cover them up.


    Residential Trip

    Each year, Year Six get the opportunity to visit the Isle of Wight for five days. This is a fantastic, action-packed experience, which takes place in early October. Information about the trip is distributed partway through Year Five.



    Children no longer sit ‘optional SAT papers’ at the end of Year Five. Instead, Miss Goldsmith will make a ‘teacher assessment’ based on bookwork and general observations:


    Working Towards Age Related Expectations

    Working at Age Related Expectations

    Working Above Age Related Expectations


    At the end of Year Six, children sit the following SAT papers:

    • Mathematics (three papers)

    • Reading (one paper)

    • SPAG (one ‘Spelling’ paper, one ‘Punctuation and Grammar’ paper)



    11+ tests are designed to be ‘untutorable’ to ensure fairness for all children sitting them. For that reason, and because they take place so early in Year Five, Tibberton does not provide specific tutoring. The 11+ exam is an optional extra that parents can opt into.


    Open Door

    If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about anything, feel free to come and speak to me before or after school.



    Thank you,

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.


    Miss Goldsmith