Welcome to Athelstan Community Primary School

Welcome to Miss Town's Year 5/6 Class Page

We do PE on: Wednesday & Friday

We test spellings on: Friday

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 5/6

Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. 

This term our topic is 'Land of the Free'. pdfClick here find out about the exciting things we have planned.


Useful Documents

Class Letters (old letters will be deleted as appropriate)


 pdfLondon intial letter


As part of our landing for this term's topic of 'Land of the Free', we designed, made and evaluated our very own cookies. We used inspiration from American-style biscuits and participated in a taste test. We had a lot of fun in the cooking room baking our cookies, we then shared them with our friends so that they could evaluate our creations. 

We had a lot of fun sharing all of our work from this term with you in our class assembly. We have all thoroughly enjoyed learning about America. 

Congratulations to the children in year 6 on passing their level 1 and 2 Bikeability course. The course included the children learning how to perform emergency stops, use correct hand signals to show their intentions to other road users, turning left/right onto major and minor roads and how to pass parked cars safely. The children really enjoyed the course and can now enjoy riding their bikes safely on the roads.

The children in Milestone 3 had an amazing, creative day performing, “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman”. We chose which performance area we would like to focus on: dancing, singing or playing instruments. We spent the morning practising our routines and learnt a variety of skills. In the afternoon, we came together to practice our ensemble before performing for the children in Milestone2. We were very proud of our performance and the audience enjoyed the show.


The children and staff had a fabulous week at Colomendy, Mold Wales. We completed a range of activities including: abseiling, climbing, fire lighting, aerial walkway, high ropes, 3G swing, caving, buggy building, archery, nightline and initiative tasks. The children challenged themselves and surprised us with their bravery and tenacity. Throughout the week, the children were impeccably behaved and were a real credit to the school. Well done Year 6, we are sure your parents have enjoyed hearing your stories!

On the second of our two transition days we have focused on learning around our first topic, Land of the Free. We used the iPads to complete a QR Code Hunt around the school grounds to find out about the different US States. We will be using the information we found out to create non-chronological reports when we return in September. 

The Year 5/6 class have been identifying the work of Edgar Degas. They learnt that Degas was an impressionist who drew, painted and sculpted dancers. 
The class used this is as inspiration to create their own ballerinas. They researched ballet dance positions and used tinfoil to create the stance. The children discovered that if they use felt pen on filter paper and then add droplets of water, it will create an effect similar to that of Degas' work. We hope you enjoy looking at some of our work. 

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