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St Bartholomew's

Primary Academy

Hand in hand we learn, we grow, we soar


‘I don’t give up and I bounce back from my mistakes.’


‘I treat others how I would like to be treated.’


‘I am friendly and caring in my words and actions.’


‘I am honest and helpful and make the right choices.’


‘I rise to a challenge and I am brave.’


‘I have love for myself, for others and for God.’

Year 5 / 6

Term 5 - Out of Africa


This term the Year 5/6 children will be engaging in the topic Out of Africa. The children will be delving in to the theory of evolution and how adaptations through generations have caused huge changes in species over millions of years. Our unit will mostly be science best, looking in to: classification of plants and animals; natural selection; how animals and plants are adapt to their environment; and recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. This will all feed in to the understanding of the theory of evolution.


Please check out the useful links below with some great bits of information to help support your children at home:


PE will continue to remain as the same days as last term for years 5 and 6.

Year 5 days: Monday and Wednesday

Year 6 days: Monday and Tuesday 


Both year groups will be looking at cricket for one of their days. The second day will be looking in to tennis! Many children have asked whether they can bring in their own equipment for both sports. We have said that children may bring in their own tennis racket (providing parents/carers are happy for their child to take full responsibility for the equipment whilst in school), however we ask that no cricket equipment comes in to school.

Children will come to school wearing their PE kit on PE days. Please see Mr. Oakes' previous letter regarding the expectation of PE uniform. Last term, the children looked incredibly smart in their full kit - thank you for your continued support with this.


All homework will continue to be sent out digitally via Showbie, this will be set on a Monday.


If your child is required to isolate, work will also be accessible on Showbie, mirroring what the children will be doing in class. Further ways to support your child's core subjects are through: TT Rockstars, Mathletics, ReadiWriter and GoRead. Please remember to check your folder on Showbie for all of your usernames and passwords. If you are still unable to find the relevant information, please ask your class teacher.


Kind regards,


Year 5/6 Team

Term 2 - World War 2

Term 6 - The Great, the Bold and the Brave

Term 5 - Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Term 4 - Earth as an Island

Term 3 - AD 900

Term 2 - Full Power

** Great news!
Marcus Sedgwick has recorded Floodland chapter by chapter and is available to watch on his website!

Homework - All tasks for Week 4 are now uploaded to Showbie. Please find your child's class code and setup their Showbie account for homework this week.