Class 5/6MH – Miss Hutchings/Mrs. Halsey

Welcome to 5/6MH.

We are a year 5 and 6 class taught by Miss Hutchings and Mrs Halsey and supported by Mrs Clayden.

Our Learning:

As a class we are working on a number of skills to develop our understanding of English, Maths and a range of other subjects.

In English, we have been looking at narrative, biographies and poetry and will be extending our learning on explanations, newspapers and more narrative techniques. We have also been learning lots of GPS skills which we are applying to our writing in both English lessons and cross-curricular areas.

In Maths, we have been focussing on fractions. We are beginning to link these to decimals and percentages and can see the importance of times tables in helping us with all other areas of mathematics. We have also been continuing to practise the four operations in EMW and Maths meetings. The children are doing very well with their times table challenges.

This term our topic is ‘Is It Fair?’

This has helped us to learn about significant people in history and current day including Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai. This topic will also help our geography skills as we learn about fair trade, import and export.

Important information:

PE Days:

Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Please remember to have your kit in school every day (both indoor and outdoor). Especially while the weather is cold, please ensure you have a tracksuit and lots of layers as we will still be going outside!


Please remember to have your reading book and journal in school every day. When you read at home, please record this in your journal and answer questions about what you have read to help with comprehension. If you need any help with questions, please look at the link on our class page or the reading section of the school website.


Homework, including spellings, will be sent out weekly and due back the following week. Please encourage and support your child to complete these tasks as it will reinforce learning from the classroom that week and help prepare them for the next stage in their learning.

Thank you:

Thank you for your continued support in helping your children make progress and preparing them for the next stage of their learning. If you have any questions, I am available at the end of the day on the playground or will be happy to arrange a convenient time to speak to you.

Miss Hutchings



Below is a link to some helpful ideas about how you can encourage your children with reading comprehension:

Reading Question Prompts