Class 5/6MH – Mrs. Matthews/Mrs. Halsey

Welcome to 5/6MH.


We are a year 5 and 6 class taught by Mrs Matthews and Mrs Halsey and supported by Mrs Clayden. The children have settled into their new class very well and, as our oldest pupils, have already been assigned important jobs around the school.

Our topic this term is ‘Going Places’ and we have turned our classroom into ‘Rayne Travel’, the best travel agents around.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. On Tuesday, the children are working on football skills so if they have football boots, please can they bring them in on Tuesdays. They will also need a tracksuit for when the weather gets colder. Friday’s PE session is gymnastics and children will be expected to wear shorts, T-shirt and bare feet.


Homework, including spellings, will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned on Wednesday. Please support your child with regular reading, spelling practice and times tables practice, as well as weekly homework.

The children will be tested on their times tables every Friday. Further information will be sent out regarding times tables soon.


5/6MH October Half Term Homework

1. Mymaths task

2. Your homework over half term will be to choose a poem to learn and recite.

You have a choice of poems:

  • Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
  • Don’t by Michael Rosen
  • Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • The Tyger by William Blake)

Remember to consider the subject matter and how the poem should be read.

You may want to watch a video clip to help with pronunciation, tone and pace so that you can give a good performance. (See below for links)

We look forward to hearing some great performances after half term. Have a lovely break and enjoy some great poetry!

The Tyger –


Jabberwocky –

Don’t –

Talking Turkeys –