Year 5/6

A big welcome from the Year 5 and 6 team. We are all missing having classes full of our children from Hotham, Regis and Wheatland and we are already proud that so many of you have been taking up the challenge on both spelling and maths shed but also on SATs boot camp. The Hive Games have been a big success – well done to all those that have taken part and have been patient with us!

We have loved receiving pictures of your work – particularly some of your amazing writing – and keep checking Spelling/Maths shed as well as Boot Camp to see who is taking part. From Easter onwards, as well as these two websites, try including MyOn (reading) and Times Tables Rockstars in your daily schedule.

A big well done to the small group of you who are leaving reviews on MyOn as well – we have all enjoyed reading the reviews of your books, and would encourage more of you to be on MyOn looking at their vast array of books! For more reading, have a look at some of the staff from year 5 and 6 reading the fantastic book ‘Wonder’ below. 

I Will Fear No More - by St. Mary's Year 5 and 6 children

Last week, children in year 5 and 6 worked together to create a wonderful video based on the song ‘I Will Fear No More’ by The Afters. They were each given a line from the song which they chose to interpret in different ways, before we put it all back together again. We hope you enjoy!



So, all the staff that work with the children in year 5 and 6 were beginning to feel jealous of all the lovely stories being read for the children in KS1 and Early Years. So we thought, why not read a story to the children in year 5 and 6! Miss Breese suggested one of her favourite books: “Wonder”. 

It was made into a film in 2017 which some of you may have seen, but instead of one of us just reading the book to you, we thought we’d take turns. So each day for the next few weeks, we’ll add the next few chapters of the book, starting from Monday 11th May with Mr Mortimore. You can follow along using the PDF below, or just listen away.

Wonder – by R.J. Palacio

Some of us have split our video into bits, and some of us have. Hopefully the lettering and numbering on each video should guide you to which one is the next video. We hope you enjoy!