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Owl Class (Year 5/6)

Owl Class

Year 5/6 Teacher:

Mrs Deverson

Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Green

Mrs Windebank


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Things to look forward to this year..

Our topics: Children in World War 2, Incredible Earth and Being Human. Lots of new things to learn and fun activities!

Making new friends and seeing your old ones again.

Supporting your new buddy! (socially distanced at first)

Mersea Residential 24th May. (tbc)

Science and cooking lessons at the Anglo- European School. (tbc)

More responsibility in the school. We will choose house captains, sports leaders, assembly monitors and school council leaders from Owl Class.


Things you will need in Owl Class:

Please only bring necessary items to school. If you can manage without a bag, please do so.-otherwise bring a small bookbag only.

  • Reading book and reading journal
  • Water bottle
  • Healthy snack for playtime (fruit or cereal bar only)
  • A small pencil case containing necessary items only - pencil, sharpener, rubber, ruler, handwriting pen, colouring  pencils, felt-tip pens. If you do not have any of these items, we can provide them from school. This will need to be left in school.
  • A pair of headphones (if you have a spare set.) This will enable you to use the voice features on the computers.


Important info: PE

PE is on Friday mornings.— Come to school in your kit.

All PE lessons will be outdoors.

Make sure you have the correct kit—green shorts and green school t-shirt with plain coloured trainers. Black jogging bottoms and black hoodie are needed for cold days. You cannot wear any jewellery, including earrings, and long hair must be tied back.


Important info: Homework

Homework is important in Owl Class as you begin to prepare for secondary school.  This year, we will try to set as much homework as possible online and you will submit it via seesaw.


Every week you will get the following...

  •  Reading - You will be expected to read every evening for at least 20mins.
    Twice from your ReadTheory account, twice from our class book and the rest as free choice.
  • Your reading journal to fill in (about 20 mins). This will be marked in class on Mondays.
  • Spelling— You will test yourself on Spellingframe and send me your results.
  • Times table practice.— Tables test on Fridays.
  •  A maths activity, usually Corbett Maths. (about 30 mins)
  • A SPaG activity (about 30 mins)


Do NOT leave it to the last day - if you need help ASK BEFORE IT IS DUE

Here’s a timetable you could to organise your time…. And when things are due!








Reading - free choice.


Reading - Class book.



At least 3 articles

Reading - free choice


Reading - Class book.



At least 3 articles

Practise spellings and times tables - 15 mins per night

Reading Journal due

Homework set on website.

Send in SPaG homework

Weekly Spellings set.

Send in test results.

Send in maths homework

Tables test

Complete any activities not already completed


Our first class book will be

Goodnight Mr Tom

By Michelle Magorian.


This is a beautiful story about World War II in which a grumpy widower living in a small village takes in a nine-year-old evacuee from London.


You will read this book as homework and answer questions about it, and we will use it as the basis of our English lessons in class.


Some of you may also like to watch the excellent film version.


You will find it easier to have access to the book, but if you are unable to get hold of a copy, you can read it online here