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Welcome to Panthers Class!
"Let's go Panthers, let's go!"


We are the Positive Panthers and we are a year 5 and 6 class.  Our teacher is Mr Matthews and the teaching assistants who will work with us in some of our learning will be Mrs Metcalfe and Mr Dobb.

We are looking forward to a super Summer Term 2019! 


Our Topic Question for the Summer Term is...

Is Water a Superhero?



In English, our class text will be

'White Dolphin' by Gill Lewis.



       Our writing pieces this term will include newspaper reports and information leaflets (based on our very exciting trip to 'The Deep'). We will continue to produce neat, legible and joined handwriting.


Whilst continuing to develop our 'Rainbow Grammar' knowledge, we will also be learning about Subject Verb agreement (was / were), Semi colons and colons,  Active and Passive Voice, Cohesive Devices, Sentence types and subjunctive form. 



In Maths, we will be learning about statistics, fractions, decimals, percentages and geometry. 




Our Science topics will be 'Reproduction of Plants and Animals' and 'Our Changing World'. 




Through our topic work we will be aiming to answer our topic question...


Is Water a Superhero? 


Our topic learning will build upon our work in our previous topic by exploring our world's continents and oceans. We will then compare coastal features and look at physical and man-made features that can be seen at the coast.



As part of our topic work, we will visit The Deep aquarium in Hull on 6th June 2019! 

Take a look at their website to find out more.



Art and D.T


In Design and Technology, we will be investiagting waterproofing by making a functional product. To do this, we will be designing, making and evaluating our very own kite. 





Our Computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. We will also be creating concept maps to help us classify animals (linking to the work we are doing in science). 



We will be using ICT in lots of other lessons to help our research and presentation of work.


Music and MFL

Alongside all of this topic work we will be continuing with our French and Music.


In our RE learning, we will be learning about 'Humanism' by exploring how religious and spiritual thoughts are expressed.



Please remember to have your full PE kit in school! 

This term we will be focussing on developing our tag rugby skills which will be delivered by a coach from 'Gamesense Notts'.

UPKS2 P.E day is Wednesday


Reading at home


Remember to read every night and get your diary signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading diary with you every day.

Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account on the activelearn website.



Every Friday Panthers will have  homework to complete. They are expected to complete their homework for the following Friday. Please do your best to support and encourage your child with their schoolwork.


Please make sure you have your reading diary with you for the spelling test on Friday.



If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, I will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.

Most of all we will be having lots of fun in class!




  • Bikeability- 24.04.19 & 25.04.19
  • SATS Week- 13th May 2019
  • Hathersage parents meeting- TBD
  • Y5& 6 Trip to The Deep- 6th June 2019
  • UPKS2 Performance- 27th July 2019
  • Residentail visit to Hathersage- 30th June - 3rd July
  • Y6 SATS treat- TBD