Year 5 and Year 6

Welcome to Badger Class

Our Teacher is Mr Paterson and our Class Teaching Assistants are Mrs Blakemore and Miss Haynes.

We love our classrooms, which are full of light and laughter. We have our own library area, which we look after and make our own book reviews to share with the rest of the school.

In Badger Class, we are role models to the rest of the school and love to share our learning with our friends.

We learn French on Monday afternoons and all look forward to PE with Miss Smith on Fridays. On Wednesday afternoons, we have our RE lessons and we learn about all the different religions of the world as well as Christianity. We get homework every Friday and it is always due the next Wednesday, this helps us prepare for secondary school. Our topics this year are Ancient Egypt, Amazing America and Inventors and Inventions – we can’t wait to become experts!

Our class pet – Charles, the hamster – helps us to learn about looking after other living things and our classroom is full of plants (most of which we have kept alive).

We love reading in Badger Class and always have a class book on the go. Mr Paterson does all the voices and makes sure to leave it on a big cliff-hanger each time!

Important Information

PE – Friday afternoon

Homework – Given on Fridays, due back on Wednesday

Badger Class Autumn Term 2023 Curriculum Planner

Key Knowledge Organiser

Badger Class Autumn Term 2023 Key Knowledge Organiser –  currently being updated, please check back soon

Homework – Year 5 and 6: Expectations and links


Please hear your child read regularly, ideally every day. Please then write in their reading diary and teachers will sign planners on a Monday. Your child will be awarded dojo points for reading at home. If your child is accessing AR, then they will complete a quiz at the end of each book.


This year we will be using RWInc Spelling to help us learn our spellings. Your child will be allocated a task to complete at home to help them with their learning.

Alternatively, there is a list of the year 5 and 6 statutory spellings and a word mat of 200 high frequency words on our website – here. Your child can pick 10 spellings to practise.

Doodle Maths

There will be weekly homework set onto your child’s Doodle Maths account where your child can complete a task related to the math’s concept they are currently studying. They have their log in information in their homework books. Please follow this link: Homepage – DoodleLearning

If you have lost their log in information, please message Mr Paterson and he will send you their details.

Times Tables

Your child will have log in details for the Doodle Times Tables app. It is the same as their Doodle Maths log in. They can access this at any time and use it in the same way that they use their Doodle maths account, but with a focus on purely Times Tables.

Below you will find our 99 club worksheets for every times table from 2 to 12. Children can practise multiplication by completing these activities as an alternative.


Each half-term the children will receive homework based on the current topic that we are covering in school. Activities will be posted in your child’s homework book. They could be based around any part of our learning that term, from Science, to History or Design Technology. These are often larger projects which may take more time to complete and so will not be expected to be returned the following week.

We want to share your home learning in class! – Please post pictures of these pieces of homework onto your child’s portfolio onto Class DoJo and children will be awarded DoJo points for every piece of homework that they complete and share. Alternatively, you can email us at

On the last week of half-term, class teacher’s will review all the homework and children will have the opportunity to share these pieces with their classmates.

Class Timetable