Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Our Value for this half term is Friendship "A friend loves all of the time" Proverbs Ch 17v 17

Year 5/6

Welcome to Years 5 & 6


Our Christian Value for this term is Respect and our Collective Worships will focus on this value throughout this half term.



This term we will be focusing on our "Angry Earth" 


In English, we will be writing narratives and setting descriptions linked to The Last Bear.


We will be linking English and Geography together and will be focusing on Greta Thunberg as an influential person and will produce our own persausive writing using both formal and informal language.


During maths, we are developing our understanding of line graphs and perimeter, as well as learning new ways to multiply two digit by two digit numbers. 

Year 6 will also be focusing on our arthimetic skills, as well as algebra, ratio and proportion.


In Science, our spotlight will be on Kathryn Johnson and we will be linking this to earth, electricity and light.


Art will see us focusing on our spotlight artist Hokusai and we will be investigating shade, tone and will complete our own relief printing replication of "The Great Wave".


In Religious Education, we will be Living, Thinking and Believing with a focus on Christianity and Being Human. Our key concepts this term are: incarnate, ten commandments, greatest commandment, beatitudes, parables and sermon on the mount which all link with our value of respect.


During PE this term, we will be producing our own performance dance, invasion games and gym with a focus on floor work and flight. 



We shall have PE on a Thursday afternoon, children will be able to come in their PE kits on these days. If there is any change to this, you will be notified by Seesaw. 


Homework will be set on SeeSaw on a Friday and will be due in the following Thursday morning. This all can be completed online. However if a child needs the homework printing off, please just ask.


In addition to this, children will need to read 3 times per week and have their reading records signed.

Activities will also be set on TTRS and SpellingShed. 







Miss Barclay and Miss Sausby

Murton Park 



We had a great time a Murton Park, living like Vikings.

Working Together 



Years 5&6 worked with our younger pupils, helping them with their reading and writing skills. There are a lot of budding young teachers in Years 5&6! 




Years 5&6 enjoyed baking scones for the MacMillan Coffee Morning (which took place the following day).They had to measure all the ingredients accurately and carefully mix  before placing them in the oven.

A really good afternoon of fun, enjoyed by everyone!



Years 5&6 have been developing their weaving skills. The used paper looms that they measured and made.



In preparation for next session, Years 5&6 went and foraged for twigs to make their own Saxon Style weaving looms. 



A trip down memory lane...

Sports Day 


   A great day of competition was enjoyed by all.


It finished with a colour run.

Cam Mechanisms 


As part of Design and Technology, Years 5&6 explored cam mechanisms. They looked at how they can be used and discussed different things they can be found in. After some research, Years 5 & 6 set about making their own cam toys from resources found in the classroom - so they recycled materials as well!


Years 5&6 Bikeability 


Pupils in both Years 5&6 took part in Bikeability Sessions. They learned about how to control a bike, road safety and bike maintenance. Even though the weather wasn't always kind to them, they had a great time!



Controlling our bikes on the playground.

Printed Art 


After foraging in our outside area for leaves the children produced a range of artwork using the leaves to print with. It was a lot harder than we all thought!


Fun in the sun!


What to do on an unexpected warm lunchbreak? Play games of course!


"The Explorer" 


As part of our English lessons we use the Jane Considine philosophies for the teaching of writing. When working on the book called "The Explorer" the children took part in an Experience Day and had to build a model raft. First they had to forage for the materials to build the raft, just as the children in the book did!



Foraging for branches



Making rafts



Writing vocabulary





Science Week 2021 8th March - 12th March


 The children returned back to school and took part in Science Week. For Years 5&6 this meant looking in to electric cars. They researched the history of cars and discovered that electric cars were actually developed at the same time as petrol driven cars! The week ended up with the children building their own model electric cars and taking part in a drag race!