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Yr 5/6 Willow Mr Howard & Mrs Dawkins

Spring 1st

This half-term, our topic is called 'Scream Machine' and is all about fairgrounds and rides: the sights, sounds and smells, how rides work, the forces involved, etc. We began the topic by building models of fairground rides. We then move on to scientific investigations in to how various rides work, designing and making our own rides and using technology to control them.

Times Table Rock Stars Challenge

So Mr Wyness has challenged us to a TTRS Battle. If we lose, we'll never hear the end of it, so get on TTRS, get those scores and times in, get earning coins and add to our class total!


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So far this half-term, we have written fairground poetry, discovered centripetal force with a bucketful of water upside down, designed, made and tested log flumes and created fairground rides from construction kits. We are now in the process of writing spooky stories about what happened one night at an old, abandoned fairground...

Homework Spr 1st

Autumn 2nd 2018


This half-term, we will be studying World War I as part of the centenary, followed by Queen Victoria and the Industrial Revolution. If you get bored during half-term, watch some Horrible Histories videos about World War I and The Victorians.

Autumn 1st 2018


This half-term, we have been studying how humans have a unique identity, including how our fingerprints are unique, our DNA, our thoughts and memories and our hopes and dreams. We have taken our own fingerprints and investigated other characteristics, such as tongue-rolling! We have also considered family traits, and who we look like in our families!


Our Literacy work has been linked to our topic; we have written about the history of fingerprinting, as well as calligrams (shape poems) about ourselves.


In Maths, we have been learning about place value in large and decimal numbers and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide large numbers.

Homework Autumn 1st