Hello everyone and welcome to our Ernest Shackleton class page.
We are one of three classes in Upper Key Stage 2. In our class, there are 29 children.
Here you can see what we've been doing and find out about what we're learning.
Mr Wolff is our teacher and Mrs Hill helps us throughout the day.
Curriculum — what are we learning this year?
Autumn Term – History Focus
How did World War Two impact the lives of children?
Spring Term – Geography Focus
How would you survive a desert?
Summer Term – Art Focus
How did art influence Mayan Culture?
For more details please see
Each term, you will receive a newsletter telling you more information about each topic as well as Knowledge Organisers. These provide you with ‘Subject Specific Vocabulary’ and ‘Sticky Knowledge’ that your child will be learning throughout the topic.
PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Your child needs to come into school on their PE days (Wednesdays and Thursdays) wearing their outdoor PE kit. PE will only take place outdoors until further notice. Again, please refer to the school website for details of our outdoor PE kit.
No jewellery is allowed in PE lessons, so if your child has their ears pierced they will either need to take their earrings out for P.E. or cover them with tape/plasters, provided by yourselves, so that they don’t get caught during the lesson.
Homework in is given out each Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday.
If your child is in Year 6, each week your child will receive three pieces of homework: maths, SPaG and comprehension in their three CPG books. Please ensure that your child does the correct page as we will mark this homework together.
If your child is in Year 5, each week your child will receive two pieces of homework: Maths and English. Please ensure that your child does their homework as we will mark this homework together.
If your child is struggling with any homework, then please let me know as soon as possible. I am happy to go over homework with individual children.
Spellings are given out on a Monday and your child will be tested on these the following Monday. The weekly spelling test will have a total of 12 spellings — 10 learnt and 2 ’unseen’ spellings from previous weeks. Spelling lists are located in the front of your child’s diary and they are uploaded to Spelling Bee (login details are located at the front of your child's diary)
SATs Tests (Year 6s Only)
According to the Department for Education, SATs will take place in 2024. There will be a meeting later in the year to discuss the tests in more detail, but the test dates are Monday 13th May 2024 – Thursday 23rd May 2024. Please DO NOT book any holidays during this week.
Shackleton Information Booklet
Year 5 Parent and Carer Tips for Reading