Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Children return to school on Thursday 2nd September. Our Value for this half term is Hope. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him" Romans 15:13

Year 5/6

Welcome to Years 5 & 6


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


Our topic for this half term focuses on learning about the Saxons and Vikings and asks the question - were they invaders or settlers? We'll look at how the shaped Britain and the legacy they left behind. English work will link to this looking at texts such as Erik the Viking and Beowolf. Children will write a narrative based around these books and then write non-fiction work based upon the Saxons and Vikings.


In mathematics the children will learn about place value, the 4 rules of number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) this half term. In science we will learn about forces and study the work of Sir Issac Newton. 


We shall cover what is means to be a Hindu and a Muslim in RE, focusing on their beliefs and practices. In DT we shall look at the technology from WW1 changed lives and the impact it has today. In addition to this we shall make soup! In art we shall learn about weaving and create patterns that use weaving. In music we shall learn about pop ballads and old-school hip-hop. In computing we shall learn about ebooks and computing presentations. In MFL we shall look at describing ourselves and other people. 


We shall have PE on a Thursday afternoon, children will be able to come in their PE kits on these days. We shall start off with gymnastics and dance. 


Homework will be set on SeeSaw on a Friday and will be due in the following Thursday. This all can be completed online.

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 Spelling Shed. 






Mr Whitfield, Miss Sausby and Mrs Chapman

Sports Day - 2nd July 2021


   A great day of competition was enjoyed by all!


It finished with a colour run!!!

Cam Mechanisms - 23rd May


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 - May 2021


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 - May 2021 


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!


A Zoom chat with the author Hannah Gold 16th May 2021


We were fortunate enough to take part in a Zoom chat with the author Hannah Gold. She explained how she went about writing books and told us about what had inspired her to become an author.

The children asked questions using the chat feature in Zoom.

Fun in the sun! 23rd April


It was a warm day on the 23rd April, so during lunch break Years 5&6 enjoyed playing board games in the peace garden.


"The Explorer" - Experience Day 3 March 25th


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!