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Year 5/6 - Mr Rodger

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HW - All Children answer the following questions. Write the question out on a new page in the Humanities book.

Why do countries have different time zones?
Why are China and India special?
Are all countries time zone differences from 0 in whole hours? How do you know? Prove it with some examples.

Year 5 Maths HW for Monday 18th November

Spelling homework: Friday 22nd November

Congratulations to Ellicia who was the STAR OF THE WEEK





Religious Education


The children will be learning about:


  1. The Most Holy Trinity
  2. The Incarnation
  3. The Paschal Mystery
  4. The Church
  5. The Dignity of the  Human Person well as the LIVES of the SAINTS.

They will be using the Come and See Programme of Study and focus on the topics of OURSELVES, LIFE CHOICES and HOPE.



English - This half-term we will be reading The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe. Your child will receive regular reading homework so please ensure you listen to them read as frequently as possible and discuss the text that they are reading. If you have any questions, please see Mr Rodger.

It is important that your child reads texts which are suitable for their age and ability and which challenge their thinking. Remember - just because a book is popular, does not mean it is worthwhile. Please help your child to choose appropriate books.

Spelling homework is given on a Monday and to be completed for a Friday, when there will be a spelling test. Your child should use the 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' method to learn their spellings.

How many of the following texts have you read?




  1. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
  2. The Children of Green Knowe, Lucy Boston
  3. Millions, Frank Cottrell Boyce
  4. The Demon Headmaster, Gillian Cross
  5. Danny the Champion of the World, Roald Dahl
  6. The Gorgeous Georgians, Terry Deary
  7. The Slimy Stuarts, Terry Deary
  8. The Terrible Tudors, Terry Deary
  9. The Vile Victorians, Terry Deary
  10. Rumpelstiltskin and other Grimm Tales, Carol Ann Duffy
  11. My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell
  12. The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge
  13. From the Mixed up Files of Mrs, Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
  14. Goodnight Mr Tom, Michelle Magorian
  15. The Box of Delights, John Masefield
  16. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
  17. The Phoenix and the Carpet, Edith Nesbit
  18. Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce
  19. The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks
  20. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier
  21. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
  22. Shakespeare Stories: The Tempest, Andrew Matthews
  23. 101 Dalmatians, Dodie Smith
  24. Charmed Life, Diana Wynne Jones
  25. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 




  1. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  2. Skellig, David Almond
  3. Carrie’s War, Nina Bawden
  4. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
  5. The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper
  6. Boy: Tales of Childhood, Roald Dahl
  7. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (Puffin)
  8. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens (Puffin)
  9. Coraline, Neil Gaiman
  10. The Owl Service, Alan Garner
  11. King Solomon’s Mines, Rider Haggard (Puffin)
  12. I am David, Anne Holm
  13. Biggles: The Camels are Coming, W.E. Johns
  14. Stig of the Dump, Clive King
  15. Skulduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy 
  16. The Thieves of Ostia, Caroline Lawrence
  17. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
  18. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, Penelope Lively
  19. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
  20. Shakespeare Stories: Antony and Cleopatra, Andrew Matthews
  21. Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo
  22. Wonder, R.J. Palacio
  23. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket
  24. Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jules Verne
  25. The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells
  26. The Machine Gunners, Robert Westall

(Especially demanding texts in bold)

Writing Mat Support



Each morning, your child will take part in what we call, 'Morning Maths'. This is an opportunity for your child to practise their calculation skills within their own class group.

Following this, there is a daily maths lesson, where your child will work within a set group.

Homework can be expected on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Your child will have received a Mathletics username and password. They will be expected to carry out homework on Mathletics once a week. Please assist them in completing this and if there are any problems, see Mr Rodger. 

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Have you taken part? 


Barvember runs from 4th - 29th Nov and gives you 4 maths problems a day that lend themselves well to being answered with a bar model.

The first 2 questions are fairly simple and questions 3 and 4 get a little more difficult. 

Here's an example from Friday 8th November:



Here's the link to access Barvember resources from home:



PE - The class PE slot is on Tuesday.

Mr Brown takes the games lessons on Tuesday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit on these days.

Swimming is also on a Tuesday. 



This half-term in science, the topic is light.

In HUMANITIES, the children will be learning about...


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The World