Totternhoe C.E. Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts


Hazel Class Year 5 and 6

Mrs O'Neill, Miss Jesson, Mrs Waites & Miss Hood


Autumn Term

Welcome to Hazel Class.


Our History focus for this term is 'Maafa', where the children will be learning about Africa past and present, with a particular focus on Benin. We will trace the development of the slave trade and explore Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa, and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.


In Design and Technology, we will be focusing on 'Food for Life', where the children will learn about processed food and healthy food choices. They will make bread and pasta sauces, and learn about the benefits of whole foods. They will plan and make meals as part of a healthy daily menu, and evaluate their completed products.


In Art this term we will be focusing on 'Trailblazers, Barrier Breakers', where the children will be learning about significant black artists and their work, with opportunities to analyse and create artwork inspired by them. 

Class Readers

Class Homework

Each week, your child will be set:

  • 1 x English based homework
  • Weekly spellings to learn on Spelling Shed
  • 1 x Maths based homework
  • Regular TTRS practise
  • Regular Lexia practise 


Please upload a picture of completed homework to ClassDojo.




Please note that our timetable is flexible and may be subject to change.

Spellings and Phonics:  It is expected that in Year 6, all the Year 3/4 words and Year 5/6 list of spellings are are known. Please practise these and USE these words in your writing.
Remember to use some of our Spelling strategies!

Times Tables:  This is still vitally important!! Most of the Year 5/6 Maths curriculum links to pupil knowledge of timestables so it is extremely important to keep those skills sharp! Keep practising - with TTRS and Sumdog!

Lexia: Lexia is proven to help children make accelerated progress when reading, writing and speaking. Regular access of this will help children make good progress with their spelling and reading comprehension skills!

Home Learning Support

Click here to login to TTRockStars.

Click here to login to Oxford Owl.
here to login to MyBookBlog

Click here to login to Lexia.


Useful Information

PE is every Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child wears their named, correct PE kit in school on these days, that earrings are not worn and long hair is tied up.


The children have access to their water bottles in the classroom during the day. Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school which is taken home regularly to be washed.


Your child is welcome to bring in a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables each day. 

Reading books are your child's responsibility and they will be responsible for changing their own book. Please record the date and title of the book that they have chosen in their reading record and make sure that your child’s reading record is signed to say they have finished their book and read as regularly as you can with them at home.