Our learning

Welcome to the Year 5 and 6 learning page.

New Y5/6 Team Information (28/3/20)

We will be adding updates to direct you to any new activities/link/work set. Click on the link to find out: Year 5 and 6 – Newsletter 27th March


Dear Parent/Carers

Here is an overview of the learning that the children should be completing over the upcoming weeks.  St Peter’s school is committed to ensuring that your child is learning as much as possible and we endeavour to do our absolute best to keep this happening.

Available communication links will be via email on admin@stpeters.ycway.uk, through our website http://stpeters.ycway.uk/ and via our Facebook page when necessary.   Emails that are sent to the office will be passed onto teachers who will respond as soon as possible.  The admin email is to be used as a central point in order that messages get to those who are able to respond.

A weekly newsletter will be sent to parents on a Friday with details of home learning activities for the following week.

Kind Regards   Year 5/6 team

Home Learning Links

Year 5/6 Home Learning Typical Timetable

Please click on the links and attachments below to support your child with their learning at home:

Twinkl is a great website with thousands of resources and parent guides for all year groups. They are kindly offering a free subscription to parents at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer where you can sign up using the code ‘PARENTSTWINKLHELPS’


Click on the link below and you can complete daily work for each picture! Share your stories in your home learning book – we can’t wait to read them!

Daily Reading

Reading is a great activity to complete either together or individually.  There is still the expectation that children will read everyday and fill in their partnership books.  This is a great opportunity to read some of the list of “100 books to read before you leave Y6”, which can be found at the bottom of this page. Also take the opportunity to enjoy the reading activities on this site:

Listen to stories

This is a great link to David Walliams reading his own books to the world:


Reading Comprehension

Here are some links for some great reading comprehension activities.


The PDF documents below detail the children’s weekly spellings and activities that support children to learn the new spelling pattern or rule. You can access a new spelling list each week and use the challenge games to help you learn them.Each list should be learnt over the course of a week and can be practised on Spelling Shed (please click on the icon below). There are also some Year 5 and 6 Spelling Challenges below as an extension activity. Some children access IDL everyday for 15 minutes, please continue to do so. Teachers will update all of the spelling activities weekly.

NEW ACTIVITY!!!!! 26/3/20

Countdown Spellings. Online anytime! https://incoherency.co.uk/countdown/practise/


Children have their own logon details to access Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar learning.  This can be accessed at https://www.spag.com/.  Teachers will update these activities weekly.

Maths – Arithmetic/ Fluency

Resources to continue developing fluency of basic facts such as times table facts and calculations can be found below.

Mental Arithmetic Book – Previously used for Homework

Each child has their own copy of a book.  One page should be completed per week.


NEW ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!! 26/3/20

Year 5 to focus on decimals and Year 6 to look at ratios and fractions: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Quick recall of facts and calculations: https://incoherency.co.uk/countdown/practise/ Countdown online at anytime! 

Maths Revision/ Consolidation

BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths is a great learning resource that children can use to revise/ consolidate knowledge and understanding of the topics that have already been taught in school.  Please do not try any topics that we have not yet been taught.

Times Tables

Use TTRockstars every day – each child has their own logon and password.


Year 5 and 6 are currently studying Electricity.  There are some fantastic science experiments that focus on scientific enquiry, you can do online.

It is also British Science Week in school soon and we will be looking at the theme “Our Diverse World” and exploring some of the activities and learning.  Here is the website link:

For those of you interested in animals, Edinburgh Zoo have live webcams of some of their animals roaming their enclosures that are great to watch! Make a note of anything you learn about them in your home learning book.

History/ Geography/ Art

We are currently learning about the Ancient Egyptians (historical focus) and the river Nile (geography focus) and sharing learning through art focus of Collage and mask making. Further research and project work about this period in time can be completed – creative or written projects would be great!

Digimaps for schools is a free online mapping service. OS maps can be downloaded and printed to enable a variety of outdoor activities. It can be accessed at https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/login using the login details as follows.

Username: hg11ja
Password: varged6530

NEW ONLINE ACTIVITY!!!!!!!!! 26/3/20

Free virtual Tours of World Museums, Educational Sites and Galleries.  Check out explore.org live to see live footage of animals and birds: https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/


Active Learning is important for healthy bodies.  Whilst outdoor games and walks enable children to get fresh air, it is not always possible for this to happen.  Therefore, please look at some of the indoor activities;


Activites to uplevel and consolidate ICT skills can be found at;

Username – student23989

Password – Stpeters

Non Subject Specific (No internet access required)

Baking a cake

Maths – reading measures/ converting measures/ temperature/ time

Literacy – reading instructions/ writing a set of instructions to follow

Science – health and hygiene/ chemical changes – reversible or irreversible

Art – decoration/ repeated patterns

Project of interest

Maths – counting/ seeing patterns/ predicting

Literacy – note taking/ handwriting

Art – drawing/ collage/ junk modelling

Playing a board game.

Maths – strategic thinking/ probability

PSHCE – taking turns, listening to others

Nature walk

Science – classification of trees/ flowers/ insects.

PSHCE – importance of physical exercise and fresh air.

50 things to do before you leave St Peters

PSHCE – outdoor learning


Listen to songs, play instruments.

Music – developing skills/ music appreciation

Literacy – Writing a song/ poetry

PSHCE – speaking and listening/ performance

Cooking a meal

Science – healthy/ balanced diet/ creating

PSHCE – food preparation

Art/ design – designing menus

Community based project PSHCE – supporting others who are in need (at home – chores such as bed making, shoe cleaning).  For local neighbours – writing notes.  Recycling/ raising the profile of important events such as “No plastic for Lent”.

Learning this week – 30/03/20

Year 6

Above, there are 2 arithmetic tests for you to complete. The answers to both these tests are posted below. Additionally, there is another test for you to complete this week.

Well done to those of you who have completed week 1 of the co-ordinates work! Part 2 is now posted below. When you have finished this, you should be able to complete the rest of your booklet. Good luck!

Please don’t forget to complete your usual weekly maths arithmetic book, spellings on Spelling Shed and your Spag.com test also – we are regularly checking to see who is top of the leader boards!

Here are the answers to the arithmetic books for Section 2, Test 8.

Year 5 are a test ahead of Year 6 and therefore the answers to Section 2, Test 9 are posted below.

NEW ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 26/3/20

  • Cloudbusting: If you can get outside into your garden – try “Cloudbusting, remember we looked at this in the Autumn term when we were reading the book by Malorie Blackman.  If you have a trampoline/ patch or garden, it may be fun to decorate it into a Cloudbusting area. 
  •  30 day Lego Challenge (poster download https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/141511613269813935/) See how creative you can be!  

 We would love to hear from you too; this week Isla has been busy making Eqyptian bread and writing instructions to go with it – she then took a photo and posted it to us via admin@stpeters.ycway.uk.  

Learning this week – 23/03/20

Year 6

The children have been given ‘Ten for Ten’ booklets to complete where they are asked to complete 10 questions each day for the 10 week days of their Easter Holiday. In case yours has been misplaced, it can be found using the links below.

Ten for Ten Easter Booklet – Expected Standard

Ten for Ten Easter Booklet – Greater Depth

They have also been provided with a co-ordinates booklet to complete alongside the learning slides found below. This is the next topic we would have taught in school and therefore although they will know some information already, the slides will need to be accessed in order to complete each activity. The slides have specific instructions about which questions to complete after each of the lessons and will be updated next week with part 2!

Co-ordinates Spring 2020 Week 1

Year 6 co-ordinates booklet

Motivational Posters

As part of our PSHE learning, the children have been making motivational posters that we feel are particularly apt at this time.

100 Books to Read Before You Leave Year 6

Love reading and being read to?  Here are some fantastic recommendations for you.  Anyone read all 100?

What a fantastic start to the new school year we have had. These are just some of the exciting things that the children have already learnt and been involved in so far:

  • Bewerley Park – please see the Year 5/6 Enrichment page for our fantastic photographs.
  • Y6 Bikeability – we also have some fantastic new bike resources in school for the children to use.
  • UCI event – In September, Harrogate hosted the World Road Cycling Championships with the finish line for the races being on West Park only a few hundred metres from our school. The children loved having the event so close and learnt a lot about cycling and the benefits of hosting an event with the world as its audience.
  • Writing week – this year we used the UCI as our stimulus. Because the weather was so poor during the championship, it had a huge impact on our ability to use The Stray for sports. Therefore we decided to write in a number of different ways to express our viewpoints regarding the event. The children either wrote balanced arguments, formal letters, newspaper recounts and diaries.