Year 5/6: Parks Class - Mr Clark

Spring Term - Our book: 'Itch' By Simon Mayo


Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is 14, and loves science - especially chemistry. He is also an element-hunter: he has decided to collect all the elements in the periodic table. 

One day, Itch makes a discovery. A new element, never seen before. At 
first, no one believes him - but soon, someone hears about the strange new rock and wants it for himself. Itch is in serious danger.



- What do YOU think will happen to Itch?

- Why is the rock valuable?

- Where might he store it?

- When will he be free again?

- Why do you enjoy the book?



Spring Term Curriculum Map


The Big Night | Christmas 2018

Watch this video and think about....

- Which Christmas characters can you spot?
- How does the star feel at the start?
- How does the star feel at the end?
- Is her Mum proud? How do you know?
- What is the main message behind the video?

Rang-tan: the story of dirty palm oil

Inspired by Greenpeace's recent campaign against dirty palm oil, Parks Class have produced story openers and persuasive letters upon the subject!

You can sign the petition and tell big brands to stop using palm oil from forest destroyers here:

This week's topic: William Wilberforce

This week's topic: William Wilberforce 1

Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers

We're currently doing lots of work on fractions in Year 5/6. One of the most difficult concepts for us is improper fractions and mixed numbers. This video is SUPER helpful when working with these tricky forms of number!

Coding fun in Year 5/6


Each week of this year so far, we have completed various coding tasks on We have been learning to write simple code, debug code and use higher level instructions (such as a 'repeat' function') to make things happen on our screens (such as games and small animations).


If you want to practice at home head to:



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Let's Talk Maths! What maths can you see in this picture of New York?

Let's Talk Maths! What maths can you see in this picture of New York? 1

The Pros & Cons Of Zoos

This week, for your, homework, we have asked you to think about the positives and negatives of zoos. This video might help!

Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives & Adverbs - Animated Explanation

Have a look to help with this week's homework.

KS2 House Assemblies and Captains

Get ready for our WOW day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

Have a look at these fabulous facts.

Do you know what adaptation is?


Fantastic reads to feast your eyes on!




Spelling Tips - Make learning spellings fun!

Spelling Tips - Make learning spellings fun! 1
Our value this term is HONESTY! In our school we value Friendship, Honesty, Happiness, Understanding, Respect and Responsibility.