All Saints Year Five and Six

Teaching staff

In Sun Class, we are taught by our teacher Mrs Honey and supported by Mrs Grainger and Miss Bulmer.

On a Thursday we are taught by Mr Rodrigues.




Summer Term

Topic Our local area – how has it changed since the time of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1952?
Narrative: stories from other cultures, contemporary stories and comic strip
Non-Fiction: persuasion text – leaflets encouraging visitors to the local area, report – key historical sights in Harrogate, letters to the local council encouraging them to make changes to the local area
Poetry: Structured poetry e.g.Haiku
Ratio (year 6 only)
Decimals – adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
Position and Direction
Problem Solving and applying
We will also be revisiting topics covered in previous terms including statistics to link with our work on data collection in the local area.
Living things and their habitats
Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and difference, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
Key topographical features of the local area and land use patterns – how some of these have changed over time.
Using maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping including using six figure grid references, symbols and keys.
Undertake surveys to collect data about their local area and then analyse and present statistics using graphs, charts and digital technologies.
Use different types of fieldwork sampling to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area.
Looking at photographs to see how the village of Kirkby Overblow and the town of Harrogate has changed since 1952 – link with exhibition being held in the local church showcasing memories of the coronation.
Fashion, music and dance from the 1950s/1960s.
Featured artist: David Hockney. We will be exploring his Splash series of paintings and those of the local landscape including Garrowby Hill and using mixed-media to create our own.
Key focus: Landscapes
Multi – media
E Safety and technology in our lives
Religious Education
Review of our learning about different religions and beliefs
People of God – how Christians live their life in serving God, for example, loving others, caring for them, bringing health, food and justice and telling the story of Jesus.
Exploring how we could make our local environment (village and town) a more respectful place.
Personal, Social and Health Education
Healthy Lifestyles


Useful Information

Rock Star Maths: Rock Star Maths:  In Sun Class, pupils take part in a daily Rock Star Maths challenge.  They have up to 3 minutes to correctly answer as many questions as possible. Classic songs help them keep the pace! The aim is that they improve their time and score during the year.

Reading: In Sun class, we enjoy a positive reading environment in which books are enjoyed and shared by all. Pupils are given daily opportunities to read independently and some pupils will read with an adult. Every child will have two 45-minute sessions of guided reading a week. Please encourage your child to read at home daily although at this age it does not have to be with an adult. Having a love of reading and the ability to read for extended periods of time, is the perfect preparation for the ‘reading SATs’.

Spellings: Spellings will be given weekly and will be learned in school, where staff can give support to methods used, allowing the spellings to be more embedded and used independently in their learning. They will be given a spelling test on a Friday morning. If you would like to support your child with spellings, please see the attached Year 5 and 6 spelling list and select a few of these to work on each week.

PE: For this term, PE will be on a Thursday and a Friday.  These sessions are taught by our PE specialist Mr R and Sporting Influence. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on these days. In cold weather, please make sure their PE kit includes a warm outdoor top and waterproof.


Useful Documents

Year 5/6 spelling list

Sun Class Newsletter Summer 2022


Useful websites to support learning

Google Maps

Ordnance Survey

Geography – BBC Bitesize

National Geographic

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee | The Royal Family



As this term is all about our local area, we would encourage you to explore it with your child.  Local walks and visits to villages and towns will help their understanding of how places have changed over time.  Encourage your child to read a map when out and about, ask questions, take photographs and be curious!