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Class 5/6 KP

We all had a wonderful day trying out new activities.  These included designing and building dens to meet specific criteria; creating compasses to solve treasure hunts; designing a labyrinth using Scratch; making a Greek dip (tzatziki) and applying our knowledge of air resistance in the Egg Drop Challenge.


Cliffedale Challenge Day

Pupils had a lot of fun on our recent Glow Day.  They used their knowledge of the Mayan culture to devise their own games.

Images from our recent Glow Day

Our topic for terms 5 and 6 is Ancient Greece!

SATs information evening powerpoint

In English, we have been studying 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.  We wrote our own guides for new 'campers', making sure we gave them as much information as possible to help them survive their stay.

Holes - guides for new 'campers'.

In maths, we applied our knowledge of fractions by solving mazes. We then went on to create

our own mazes for others to solve.

Creating our own mathematical mazes

Science investigation - separating materials

Maya trading games

Below are some useful documents for you to see what your child in Year 5 or Year 6 is working towards by the end of the year. There are also some ideas for ways in which you can support at home.

We learned how the Maya transported goods and people, and made our own transportation devices.  Interestingly, the Maya didn't use wheels for transport, even though they used them for toys. We are now devising our own games based on our learning about how the Maya traded in their natural resources.

Maya transportation devices

We worked in groups to create a collage of a Mayan jaguar mask.  

Maya jaguar mask

Maya jaguar mask 1
We have been investigating different biomes around the world and the plants and animals which live in them.  We made our own diorama to reflect the biomes we had investigated.

Biome dioramas

Our Bronze and Silver House Point Certificate Winners

More irreversible changes, some nicer than others!

Exploring irreversible changes through cVolcanic eruptions

The landscape is looking pretty volcanic in 5/6KP!

Flowers in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe

Building earthquake-resistant structures

It's been a busy week in 5/6KP!



PE lessons (indoor) are on Thursday afternoons and Games lessons (outdoor) on Friday afternoons.


Spelling tests are carried out on Fridays every week, with new spellings going home the same day.

Times tables are tested throughout the week in a variety of contexts so please encourage your child to use Times Tables Rock Stars to practise their times tables on a regular basis.


Homework is usually given out on Fridays, for return the following Wednesday.

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