Einstein Class (Y5/6)

Autumn Term 2021 - Above & Beyond

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to the start of a new academic year. We hope you all had a fantastic summer and the children are ready to embark upon a new (and for some their final) year in primary school.  We have high expectations of the children and we are looking for them to display their determination and enthusiasm to excel and develop their learning further, working hard and putting in maximum effort. Equally, we shall be working hard to support and encourage all the children to achieve their potential and thrive in our school environment.


We will be working as a team this year.  Mrs Kilius-Smith will be teaching on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Smith will be teaching on Thursday and Friday.  Our topic this term is a science based topic called ‘Above and Beyond’ and is based on the Earth and its place in the Universe.  This is a fantastic topic and provides lots of scope to teach the children about many different aspects of the curriculum in a fun and interesting way. 


For this half term, spellings will be given out on Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.  English homework will be given out on Wednesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday. Maths homework will be given out on Friday to be completed and handed in the following Thursday. As always, if there are any problems completing any of the tasks to be completed at home please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or the office.


PE will be Wednesday and Friday and children should come to school in their PE kits on these days.


Please encourage your children to read as much as possible – novels, comics, non-fiction – whatever they are interested in.  The more the children read and the more frequently they read, the better they will do in all their subjects, developing a wider vocabulary and understanding of effective communication – just 10 minutes a day makes a big difference. Please remember to initial your child’s reading record in their home-school diary each day.


If you have anything you wish to raise with us, please use the home-school diary or contact us via email or the office if it is particularly urgent and we will return your call.


Kind regards,

Mrs Kilius-Smith & Mrs Smith


These are the books we will be reading and basing our learning on (especially reading and writing) during Y5/6