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Tenacious Toucans

Welcome to Tenacious Toucans!

We are the Tenacious Toucans, the Year 5/6 Class. 

Our Staff Team: 

Miss Makepeace - Class Teacher

Mrs Kendall - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ridsdale - Teaching Assistant (Monday - Wednesday)

Miss Webber - PPA Cover (Wednesday & Thursday Afternoon)


Useful Information

PE is on a Monday, pupils should come to school dressed in their PE kit.  

Homework is set on a Friday to completed by the following Wednesday. In KS2, this is usually set on Mathletics and Spelling shed, please find the links to these websites in the 'Useful Links' section.' Pupils must read regularly at home and bring their reading book and planner to school each day. 


We will be using the Main Gate, alongside the Y5 and Y6 classes and the children will enter school by the main entrance.


Please scroll down to see our latest learning. 

Spring 2 

DT Day

We enjoyed an exciting DT day planning, making and most importantly eating our very own Roti Wraps, based on Caribbean cuisine. We handmade the rotis using a mix of flour, butter and water. We then chopped, grated, squeezed and peeled our ingredients before finally tasting our products! We had a fantastic day!

SAT Revision Homework (Y6) - February Half-Term 

We have sent the children home with some practise SAT resources as revision for their half-term homework. The questions and solutions are below if you would like to support your child with this or mark their work once it has been completed. 

The spelling document is a breakdown of the spelling rules that have previously appeared in SAT assessments with some suggested words which use the same patterns. Feel free to look through this with your child and have a go at revising some of these previously taught rules and words between now and May.

Spring Term

Spanish Lessons

In Spanish this half term we have been learning how to talk about our pets. The children now know a number of common pets in Spanish and are able to say what pets theu have and their names. They are also able to say which pets they do not have. Watch some of our 'Pet' presentations below.

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Science Week

Our Science topic this half term was learning about plants, animals and their habitats. We especially enjoyed identifying the different parts of flowering plants by dissecting real flowers! We used magnifying glasses to look closely at each part of the plant.

Year 6 Weardale Residential Information

Year 5 Whitby Residential Parent PowerPoint

Year 5 children will be going on a residential to Whitby in April. Please see the PowerPoint with key information attached.

Meet the Teacher PowerPoint

Please find a PowerPoint below which was shared during out 'Meet the Teacher' evening on 8.9.21. The PowerPoint includes key information about the class rules and routines. If you ever have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to speak to me at the gate or call/email the office to book in an appointment.

Home Learning

If you are having to isolate at home but are well, we have created a home-learning page to ensure you do not fall behind in your learning whilst at home. 

Please follow the link below to access your home learning activities.

K.I.R.F. Targets 

Please support your child at home to learn their KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) Targets, these are changed half-termly and feed into our maths learning in school. It is vital that children are regularly working on their mental maths skills. The documents below explain the KIRF Targets for Autumn 1 and suggest useful websites, which will support your child in building their knowledge and speed.