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Year 5/6

Mrs Moorby-Lewis


Home Learning for Friday 18th December

Welcome to our class page, where you will hopefully find everything you need as a member of Rowan Class. If you have any questions, please use our class email address:


Star of the Week:

Choosing star of the week for Rowan has been really tough. We have all been getting to grips with online learning and have had to overcome numerous technical difficulties, but the standard of work has been very high and you should all be really proud of yourselves. This week, Leo is the star in Rowan Class, for really engaging in his home learning and making a parachute that managed to slow the descent of quite a large toy. Well done Leo. 


Writing linked to our work on Empire Windrush

Rowan's Times Table Rock Stars

Remembrance Day Art

Healthy Living Workshop

This Week's Learning

Want to look back at some of the learning we have covered this week? Or want extra examples to look at when you're at home? Then you've come to the right place. Below are some web links and other resources that you might find helpful for our learning this week. 


Maths - Short Division Method

English - Historical Fantasy and Adventure Stories


SPaG - Punctuating Direct Speech


Spelling - Suffixes




Writing: Planning and innovating our own explanations texts, linked to our work on The Maya.


Reading: Class Novel: 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell

               Other comprehension lesson themes: Rainforest, Brazil


Maths: Fractions, including calculating with fractions

Children are expected to be practising times tables weekly at home.


History and Geography: The Maya Civilization


Science: Materials and their Properties



Home Learning

Below is the home learning expectations for Autumn 2. Please remember that the project element is in addition to weekly reading, spelling practise and times tables practise (including related division facts). Please note there should be no physical element of the project brought in to school this half term. However, children are expected to have their Reading Records in their bags daily.


I was incredibly impressed by the standard of home learning that was completed last half-term by Rowan and am confident that this will continue as we progress through Autumn 2. 



Our regular PE lessons are on Tuesday and Wednesday


We will do PE outside whenever it is possible. Please make sure your child has suitable outdoor PE kit, including outdoor shoes, for their PE days. Children will be able to wear their PE kit to school on their PE days. 


If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure they are able to remove their earrings for PE. If they are unable to remove them, please provide them with tape to cover their piercings. 


Please ensure children are reading at least 4 times a week at home and having this signed by an adult in their reading record after each occasion. Systems for taking books home will be slightly different this year, due to the current situation, however, the children know how this is being managed in class.


We have a wide range of fantastic books in Rowan Class and I look forward to hearing your reviews of them. If you want a book recommendation, please let me know; I read lots of new books over the summer so have plenty to share with you. 


Mrs Moorby-Lewis' Reading Scrap Book

During the first lockdown, I enjoyed reading lots of books. I saw that some teachers had started making a scrap book to share all the good books they'd read with their class. I've still got a few to add to mine, including 'The Star Spun Web' which I'm hoping to read over the coming weeks, but I thought I would share some photos of my scrap book so far.


If any of you have done something similar, I would love to see it. Or perhaps it's something you would be interested in starting during the current lockdown. 

Recommended Websites

Click on the stars below to find a list of websites that you may find helpful when completing your home learning. 



Rowan class doors will open each day at 8:40 and finish the day at 3:10. You will come into school and leave school using the external Year 5/6 door, which opens on to the courtyard. The door is labelled with, 'Rowan - Mrs Moorby-Lewis'.

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