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Year 5 and 6 Spring Topic 2017


Our topic this term is called Abracadabra and is based on the Harry Potter books by J.K.Rowling. 


Over the summer holidays, the children received scrolls through the post inviting them to join ‘Respellience’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ (Beacon View’s answer to Hogwarts).  When the children returned to school in September, they came in dressed as witches and wizards and were met by their new professors who were dressed the same.  The first 3 days were spent completing the ‘beginners’ course of magic where they had to complete tasks such as using their science to levitate a balloon or magical orb made of Mylar tinsel.  Once they had completed the beginners’ course, they moved onto the ‘intermediate’ course which focused on potion making and using the Harry Potter books as inspiration for their own writing. 

During this term the children will also get the opportunity to visit the Harry Potter Studios in Watford to develop their understanding on how books and characters are brought to life.












Year 5/6 Trip to Harry Potter Studio

On Monday 6th November, all the children in years 5 and 6 went on a trip to Harry Potter Studio in Watford. Although it was a long day, all the children had great fun finding out how the films were created and seeing first hand the sets and costumes. 

Home learning:

A range of tasks are set for home learning over the term and the children are asked to complete at least one of these, with support from their grown-ups at home. 

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P.E is taught on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. It is important that the children have their P.E. in school at all times. Please ensure that hair is tied back and, if possible, jewellery and watches are not worn on these days.




We ask parents to hear their child read at least 3 times a week and sign their child’s reading record.  Help your child’s class win Bertie for having the most readers. 

In addition, your child will be given spellings to practice at home.  Please encourage your child to write them out, thinking carefully about the sounds used and the overall shape of the word. Your child's class teacher can provide you with other ideas if you need them, just talk to them at the end of the day in the playground.  

Maths homework is provided every week. It is set on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.

After October half term, Year 6 will also have literacy homework provided each week too. This will also be set on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.  We set it on a Friday so that the children can look at it and attempt it over the weekend. We then encourage the children to come in on Monday and talk to an adult about any issues they may be having with their homework so we can help them to complete it.


Blog Link - make a comment on the books we are reading

One drive - save your homework onto the One Drive

Year 5 Homework:

Year 6 Homework:

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