Lowerhouses CE (VC) JI & EY School

Working and Achieving Together to Enrich Lives and Nurture Bright Futures

Mrs R. Shaw

Lowerhouses Lane, Lowerhouses, Huddersfield, HD5 8JY



Welcome to Year 5/6 F 

Indigo Class

Indigo Class


Welcome to Year 5/6F         

This half term we have two mini topics: Extreme Environments, Extreme Creatures and All The World's A Stage



Our topics for 2018 - 2019 include: Groovy Greeks, North America, Islamic CivilisationsMesolithic (Middle Stone Age), Extreme Environments, Extreme Creatures and All the World's a Stage.  


Homework: This is an important part of your child's learning so it would be appreciated if you could support them with their homework and ensure that they complete it each week.  Further information and support is included in our Topic Letter Booklet (see below).


Year 6 will be provided with spelling homework every Friday for the following Friday.This half term we will be looking at different spelling patterns (see Topic Booklet below) all of which will be added to Spelling ShedYear 6 will also be allocated a SPaG paper on SPaG.com every week (issued Friday and to be completed by the following Friday).  Year 6 also have Bug Club to use at home to support reading fluency and comprehension.


Year 5 will be provided with maths homework on a Monday to be returned by the following Monday. Multiplication tests will be held during the half term with Big Maths challenges every Friday. Children will need to ensure they know the multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and can quickly reacall the associated division facts. Year 5 children should make use of TT Rockstars to support their times tables knowledge.


Reading is incredibly important. There is a growing body of evidence about the importance of  reading - and not only for academic success (see page 3 (link below)).   Please encourage your child to read stories, information texts, poems, comics, magazines etc. Why reading is important:



 If you are looking for book recommendations the following may be of help: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/1/100-best-books-9-11/  or https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-6-pupils-ks2-age-10-11/ 


Things to remember: 

P.E. lessons are every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons for Year 5 pupils and Wednesday and Friday for Year 6 pupils. Please ensure your child has both a full indoor and outdoor kit and that all items are named. 

Planners, reading books and reading logs should be brought to school every day so that they can be used. It is important that parents check and sign planners every week. 

Our library day is Tuesday. Books can be borrowed for 2 weeks and then returned or renewed. We have a great selection of fiction and non-fiction that can be borrowed. Please look after your book and ensure it is returned on time - other class members will want to read it too!


Upcoming events include:

Outdoor learning week, Y6 visit to the theatre, Y5 Kate Greenaway project, Swimming gala, Bikeability, Y6 to Leeds Minster service, Summer fair, homework showcase, sports day, whole school trip, Year 6 production and our leavers’ assembly.

Y5/6F Timetable:


Year 5 Big Maths 


Year 6 English (spelling, punctuation, grammar, writing, drama, speaking and listening)

Year 6 whole class reading



Year 5 Maths 

Y5/6: all other subjects 

Summer 2  subjects: RE, Science, Computing, PSHCE,

Art, Geography, Music.

We will also be making links with: 

History and Design Technology  activities.


Myself, Mrs Hirst, Mrs Kenworthy and Mrs Manion will be involved with the teaching of your child.  We will be working closely with Miss Simpson (Y5/6S), with Mr Stockhill (Inclusion Lead) and Miss Robson (interventions) throughout the year.  Please have a look at the Y5/6S page for more information. 


Thank you, 

Miss Field