Buzzards - Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Buzzards Class!


Hello, my name is Mrs Sissons and I am  Buzzard's class teacher!

Our teaching assistants are Miss Tubby, Mrs Nightingale.  Mrs Carroll and Mrs Olver.  Mrs McDowell is our PPA teacher.

This half term, our topic is 'Our World'. Within this topic, we hope to be exploring the following elements:

Art & Design: elements of Art - architecture

Geography: North and South America

Science: Earth and space

R.E.: creation and science

Computing: online safety and computing systems - coding

PSHE/RSE: Being me in my world

In English, we are looking at recounts and journalistic writing.

In maths, we are looking at negative numbers and Roman numerals.


Homework will be set on a Friday and will include weekly spellings and a learning task to be completed in the homework book. Spellings and K.I.R.S will need to be learnt weekly and the tasks completed and handed in by Wednesday of the following week at the latest.  

Additionally, children need to be reading frequently (ideally daily) and consolidating their mathematical skills on Times Table Rock Stars or Mathletics each week. Please have a look on the home communication sheet each week for further information.     

Key things to know:



Taiko drumming!

In the morning, we will visit the library to change any books the children have borrowed so please remember to send in any library books that need changing.


During the afternoon we will have PE.


 Mr Jones teaches P.E. to us in the morning.


Mrs McDowell is in Buzzards Class on a Friday afternoon.


The home communication sheet comes home with all the important information you need for the following week.

I look forward to working with you all to support and extend your children's learning this year and thank you for your patience as we get everything up and running smoothly at the start of the year,

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Mrs Sissons