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East Bridgford St Peter's Church of England Academy

UKS2 - Mrs Marston


Welcome to Class 5/6!

I am very much looking forward to working with you this year. Some of you know me already know me from art, lacrosse and cookery clubs or have seen me round and about in the village with my two faithful spaniels.


This year Miss Brownley, Miss Walton and I have planned some exciting work and activities for all UKS2 pupils. We can't wait to get stuck in and are so pleased to have you in our classes. We will be supported throughout the year by Mrs Smith, the UKS2 teaching assistant. In addition, Class 5/6 will have Mrs Swain coming into help with spellings on Tuesday mornings.


We will be following the White Rose maths scheme and No Nonsense Spellings. Our curriculum is based on Cornerstones Maestro. Spanish will be taught through Language Angels and PSHE via 1 Decision. 


In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, your child will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how the government encouraged people to have them to support food rationing during the Second World War. They will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. They will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. They will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. They will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. They will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.


Useful Information

  • I will be putting a weekly newsletter on the classpage rather than sending a paper copy home. Please can you make an effort to read it each week as information from it may be used in our weekly quiz. Information to follow regarding homework, spellings, times tables etc.
  • For this half term, PE will be on a Thursday. Children change at school but go home in their P.E. Please can pupils with long hair ensure that it is tied back, no jewellery should be worn and a clean drink bottle brought into school to use in the session. If children are unable to remove earrings, they should cover them with plasters. In cold or muddy weather, it is recommended that pupils bring in a warm jacket or top and appropriate footwear. Mr Tomlinson would like everyone to wear school P.E. kit.
  • Children do not need to bring in water bottles for other days as they have named cups that they can use.
  • If children wish to bring in their own stationery, please can they limit it to one pencil case each as our classroom is very compact.
  • Homework will be sent out on Fridays and expected back the following Friday. We will mark it in class on Friday mornings.
  • Please name all clothing and equipment.
  • To get an idea of life in Class 56, please look at the classpage archives for 2019/2020.


Weekly dates

  • Tuesday - Mrs Swain spellings ( Year 5/6 NC list)
  • Thursday - P.E. (Year 5 and 6) with Harvey, Laura and Jason
  • Friday - Whole class spellings based on Non Nonsense spellings taught during the week
  • Friday - Times tables/Mental Maths challenge 
  • Friday - Homework and weekly newsletter sent out
  • Friday - Previous week's homework marked as a class.



  • In UKS2, children are expected to read 6 books a term. A book log is kept at the back of the class for the children to record their reading progress. 
  • Children can read their own books from home or select ones from the library. Please can you encourage your child to read a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction.


HotSeat Talks

Each week , 2 pupils will give a HotSeat talk on a subject they have drawn out of a (virtual hat). The themes of these have been chosen by the class. Previous HotSeats have included Powerpoints, presentation, mini quizzes - even a very, very, very long poem one year. The children should aim for the talk to last about 15 minutes.  The aim is to develop research skills and confidence in presentation. I am always available to help and we have a folder of past HotSeats at the back of the classroom for reference. The timetable for these will be sent out in the next 2 weeks.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me on and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as reasonably possible. If your query is urgent and requires an immediate response, please contact the school office as the first point of contact on 01949 20226. 


Mrs Marston