Sheepstor Y5&Y6

Please find Sam Waites’ presentation from Monday 8th January about our residential trip to Mountbatten attached. If you have any questions about the trip, please let me know and I’ll answer them (if I can!) or forward them to the relevant member of staff at Mountbatten.

Mountbatten School presentation 2018

Welcome to Sheepstor’s class page!

And happy New Year to you all!

Here you can find complete spelling lists for the first half of the Spring Term. These are useful for children who continually forget to take their sheets home! (You know who you are!)  Year 5 Spring 1 Spelling Lists   Year 6 Spring 1 Spelling Lists

Please find our new topic overview for Spring 2018 attached: Spring 2018 China

We’ll be studying Chinese geography, culture and the Chang dynasty as our topic. If you have any suggestions, ideas, personal experience, contacts or contributions to help us with our topic, they’d be very welcome!

Homework for this term will be sent shortly and posted here. For Year 6, I will be running a SATs revision club this term too, and would encourage all children to attend. Details to follow…


Dear Parents,

11.11.17. Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Consultations this week. Sveral parents requested some additional materials to help the Year 6 children – I’ll add these over the next couple of weeks, starting with…

SPaG Activity Booklet

This is a very useful Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary guide with activities and quizzes covering all the elements of the Year 6 Spelling and Grammar (SPaG) test. It would be a great idea to download this and work through it in the months leading up to the SATs – it will reinforce everything the children are learning in class, as well as enriching their writing.

Just a couple of reminders for the Autumn term…

Uniform & PE Kit

There are still too many children forgetting PE kit for lessons on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure children have PE kit in school for these days, and warm outer clothing for inclement weather.

Children in Sheepstor class are role models for the younger children in school, so please ensure children come to school in correct school uniform (including black school shoes) and school jumpers.

Homework and Spellings 

Thank you for helping the children complete some fantastic homework about WWII. We hope to have an open afternoon where the children can show and discuss their home learning later this term, so please encourage them to try some of the varied activities attached below.

There are still some children struggling with times tables. Knowledge of these is fundamental to making progress in maths so please help them practise these whenever possible – there are lots of games to secure these skills online ( is just one example!)

I am now using the valuable ‘Twinkl PlanIt’ spellings resource to generate the children’s weekly spellings. The spellings will still be handed out on a Monday, and all the spellings for the 2nd half of the Autumn Term are attached below:

Year 5 Autumn 2 Spellings   Year 6 Autumn 2 Spellings

The children will be tested weekly on a Monday. Please encourage the children to learn and practise their spellings regularly.

Year 6 children will additionally be given a weekly SATs-style maths test. It should take about 45 minutes to complete. Please let the children try this independently, but highlight areas where they are struggling so I can support them in school.

Statutory Spelling List for Years 5&6

These are the tricky spellings the children should be learning across the year, and trying to include in their written work wherever possible!

This half term we will be writing warning stories based on Pie Corbett’s story “The Caravan”. Our brilliant writers will be challenged to adapt the settings for their stories to wartime Britain. Check this page regularly to see how we get on! You can see the story map here

The Caravan

In History lessons we shall be looking at the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and writing a biography.

Thank you, as always, for your continued support.

Mr Riley

Click here to see pictures of our visit to the South Devon Railway: Evacuees



Welcome to Sheepstor’s page for 2017-2018!

Our theme for the Autumn Term is the Second World War, and we have some great learning opportunities and activities for the children planned. You can see our overview planning for the term by clicking this link…

Autumn 2017 WW2

And our homework for this term can be found here:

Autumn Term Homework Sheepstor