Years 5 and 6

Year 5:

This term our core text is ‘The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale’ by Eric Maddern. We will be inspired by the content in the text to explore the west African culture and the differences and similarities between African and British cultures. 

We will be writing different outcomes through our core text and complete a non-chronological report as well as our own traditional tale.


Year 6:

This term we will be reading ‘The London Eye Mystery’ written by Siobhan Dowd. The book explores the ramifications of an explained disappearance. Salim enters the London Eye at 11:32 AM and when his capsule returns at 12:02 PM, he is nowhere to be found.


We will explore various genres through our core text and complete a newspaper report as well as another narrative piece.


Key information:

Every Tuesday afternoon, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, there will be Maths support available to selected children. Over the course of the year, the majority of the year group will attend. It is highly recommended your child attends if selected. 

Further information regarding key dates for the Year will be provided closer to the time.  Please follow @foxfield on twitter to keep up to date with all the current news and events.  Our twitter account gives you an insight into all the fantastic learning that happens at Foxfield, we tweet images of our work, quotes from children and short video clips.

In Year 5 and 6, pupils are able to change their reading book once a week. Parents can support their children's learning through reading and discussing the books daily, and by giving children the opportunity to visit the local library to read about and research our topics.

If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school.

To see some images of some of our learning please click here

For details of how to help your children at home, and also to download another copy of you children's homework, Please click here

If you have any questions about our years 5/6 phase or please do not hesitate to make an appointment with our phase leader Mr Bansal.