Marksbury C of E Primary School

Marksbury Cof E Primary School

Life at Marksbury C of E Primary School
Marksbury Church


Year 5/6 

Hello and welcome to Simmonds Class

The topic web for the term can be viewed here

Autumn Term 1 2018

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer.  Our topic for term 1 will be the stone age.  We will start exploring this exciting topic with a visit to Stonehenge in week 2 of the new term.  Take a look at the topic web above to see what we will be learning throughout the term.

Week 2

We had a fantastic visit to Stonehenge on Wednesday.  When we arrived, the children took part in indoor workshops learning about how the stones were moved and lifted, being archaeologists and the summer and winter solstice.  We then went outdoors to make rope out of reeds, build fences out of hazel wood and grind our own flour in a Neolithic home using Stone Age tools.  After lunch we caught the bus out to the stones themselves.  Our visit was followed up on Thursday with a trip to St Peters church where the children shared their new knowledge with the parishioners.

Week 1

What a fantastic first week we have had! Our week ended this afternoon with our first challenge time of the year.  The challenge was to build a model of Stonehenge out of either biscuits or cheesy puffs.  Great team work was demonstrated across the class, with some impressive cheesy puff and biscuit craftsmanship!  We discovered that biscuits were much easier to work with when making Stonehenge.  Here is the winning model for each material.










Important information

Here are a few things you might want to know about being in year 5 and 6: 

  • Swimming is on Tuesday mornings.
  • You should have your PE kit in school all week.
  • In Simmonds class you still need to keep reading at home, especially out loud to adults.  When you have read an adult should sign your reading record.  
  • Homework books and reading records will be collected on on Thursday each week.  

Spelling badges are all located under the links tab at the top. 

For videos to help with methods in maths scroll up and click on Maths from the menu on the right.