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 back!


Welcome to Year 5/6F         

This half term out topic is Visionary Victorians 


Our topics for 2019 - 2020 include: Visionary Victorians, Curry and Spice and All Things Nice, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Exciting Explorers, Invaders and Settlers and Merry Monarchs.  


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 (see below).


Year 6 will be provided with spelling homework every Friday for the following Friday.This half term we will be revisiting different spelling patterns - 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 recall 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 Years 5 and 6. Year 5 pupils will attend swimming lessons every Wednesday afternoon. 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 school library: 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!  Children can also borrow a range of maths games to take home.


Upcoming events include:

Year 5 and 6 art project at Almondbury library; Y5 will be working with Northern Ballet; Y5 visit to Safety Rangers; Year 5 and 6 visit to Abbey House Museum; election of our school council representatives and we will be taking part in the school's harvest festival service. 

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 

Autumn  subjects: RE, Science, Computing, PSHE, French, Music, History and Design Technology.

We will also be making links with: 

Geography and Art  activities.


Myself, Mrs Hirst, Mrs Kenworthy and Mrs Manion will be working with Indigo class (5/6F).  We will be working closely with Miss Simpson (Violet class Y5/6S), with Miss Robson and Mr Stockhill throughout the year.  Please have a look at the Y5/6S page for more information. 


Thank you, 

Miss Field