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

Miss Edey, Miss Hackett and Mrs Waites 


Autumn Term

Welcome to Hazel Class' page! We hope you have all had a lovely Summer break!


In History, our unit of learning focuses on 'Dynamic Dynasties'. This project teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.


In Art this term, we will be focusing on 'Taotie'. This project teaches children about the significance and art of the taotie motif, including ancient and contemporary casting methods.



Class Homework

Each week, your child will be set:

  • 1 x English based homework
  • Spellings to learn
  • 1 x Maths based homework
  • Daily TTRS practise
  • 1 x extra piece of homework e.g. PSHCE, Computing, Art etc

Please upload a picture of completed homework to ClassDojo.



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:  Still vitally important!! 
End of Year 4 expectations is to know multiplication and division facts for ALL times tables  up to 12 x.  It is extremely important to keep those skills sharp! Keep practising - with TTRS and Sumdog!

Home Learning Support

Click here to login to TTRockStars.

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

Click here to login to Lexia.


Useful Information

PE is on Thursday (two separate PE lessons). 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 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. 


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