Oak - Year 5 and 6 2021 - 2022

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


Life in Oak Class

Our usual routine involves:

Swimming - Monday - Please ensure you arrive in school wearing your Swimming costumes. 

PE - Wednesday afternoon. 

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 Topic this term is: 

Through this topic, the children will:

  • Locate North and South America on a map of the world.
  • Become familiar with key countries and cities in North America.
  • Describe and understand the key aspects of physical geography, including landscape, mountains and rivers.
  • Investigate and compare climates in North America
  • Locate and research the 50 states of America and compare the USA with the UK.
  • Make comparisons between regions in North America and the UK
  • Describe and understand the key aspects of the physical and human geography in South America
  • Understand the formation of The Andes and describe how they are used.

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


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 study The Queen of the Falls in Literacy, where we will research the true story of Annie Taylor, who was the first person ever to conquer the falls. 


  • Planning, drafting, writing, editing, evaluating and proof-reading our work.
  • Diary writing, character descriptions, focusing on sentence structure and developing our stamina for writing. 

Spellings - Below are the spelling words for Years 3,4, 5 and 6. Children need to be working on these at home. Weekly spelling tests will take place. Please support your child with learning words sent 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.
  • Use TT Rockstars in school and at home. 


This term we will be exploring  Light :

  • To recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.
  • To explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
  • To use the idea that light travels in a straight line to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
  • To investigate reflections on a variety of surfaces
  • To understand the difference between reflection and refraction. 


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

  • Read every night to an adult
  • Practise your spellings
  • Literacy Homework - SPAG

Here are some online activities, just click on the links below:

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

  • Practise your times tables
  • Maths Homework

Here are some online activities, just click on the links below:



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Wimboldsley Community Primary School

Nantwich Road, Wimboldsley, Cheshire

01606 832321