Oak - Year 5/6 2020 - 2021

Mrs Axon-Milburn




Welcome to Oak Class

We are the Year 5 and Year 6 children

 Mrs Axon-Milburn works with Year 5 and Year 6

Mrs Naylor also works with us in Oak Class



Please click the link at the bottom of the page to access a whole host of maths revision resources for Year 5 and 6


Life in Oak Class

Our usual routine involves:

- Our PE days will vary. Please ensure that you have your P.E. kit in school.

We have focused sessions on Reading, Writing/SPaG and Maths each day. We also will be exploring other areas of the curriculum such as the Arts, French, Science and the Humanities/ RE each week.


Our Curriculum

At Wimboldsley Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes excellence. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning.


Liverpool at War


Our topic for Autumn 1 is Liverpool at War. During this topic, we will develop our historical enquiry skills. We will be introduced to Liverpool during both WW1 and WW2, looking at how Liverpool has changed over time.  




In Years 5 and 6, we will be continuing to focus on the following things:

  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Improving our vocabulary.
  • Understanding what we read by:
    • checking that the book makes sense, discussing our understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
    • asking questions to improve our understanding
    • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
    • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
    • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
    • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
    • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
    • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
    • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
    • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • Continuing to develop our love of reading
  • Being introduced to and inspired by different authors. We will be continuing to at the works of: Emma Carroll - Letters from the Lighthouse and Shirley Hughes - Whistling in the Dark.
  • Planning, drafting, writing, editing, evaluating and proof-reading our work.
  • Writing newspaper reports, biographies, blogs and alternative chapters/ endings.

Spellings - Below are the spelling words for Years 3,4, 5 and 6. Children need to be working on these at home.


  • In Maths we will be continuing to look at the 4 mathematical operations and mathematical reasoning. We will be focussing on developing our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning using APE. (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it!) We will also be working on …time, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, measure, statistics and shape.

It would be really helpful if you could: 

  • Practise all of the times tables.
  • Let your child explain what they have done in Maths that day.


Topic – Liverpool at War

This topic will allow us to develop our historical enquiry skills. We will place key events during WW1 and WW2 in a chronological framework. We will complete a local study on Liverpool during both WW! and WW2, looking at the impact this had on Liverpool. We will be learning about the significance of the poppy in WW1.  Learning what it would have been like during The Liverpool Blitz, finding out about the 'Home Front' and women's roles during WW2. We will also be learning about the roles of ARP Wardens and exploring  propaganda. 



In Art, we will look at a range of skills and media, foccusing on two wartime artists. We will use a full range of pencils, charcoals or pastels and water colour paints to create a piece of art in the style of artists. We will be inspired by the work of Graham Sutherland and Albert Richards.






In SMSC, we will look at the world we live in and our British values of: respect, tolerance, diversity and equality for all. We will develop our understanding of community and look at respecting differences.  We will learn about living in the wider world and play an active role as citizens. 


In Music, we will compare and contrast the impact that different composers from different times have had on people of that time. We will also sing in harmony confidently and accurately and perform parts from memory.



In RE, we will be looking at the religion of Christianity. We will become familiar with the life and celebrations of Christians. We will investigate why special buildings and music are important to Christians.


PE Days

We have P.E. on Wednesdays so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school, (t-shirt, shorts and pumps) all earrings must be removed or covered up. If your child needs a new PE kit, they are available to buy at the school office. We are not currently getting changed for PE.

In Year 5/6 you will be expected to do the following at home:

  • Read every night to an adult
  • Practise your spellings




Fitness/Keeping Healthy:




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Wimboldsley Community Primary School

Nantwich Road, Wimboldsley, Cheshire

01606 832321