Forrest View


Year 5/6 - Miss A. Pickett


 Welcome to Merlins class I’m Miss Pickett and I am the class teacher. Mrs Thomas and Miss Symonds also work in Merlins class.


We will begin the Autumn Term by focusing on a book and learning about the British Values and about the importance of healthy relationships, health and wellbeing.

Our topic for the remainder of Autumn Term is ‘Rotten Romans’. We will begin the topic with an exciting hook day, where children will complete a variety of Roman challenges to discover what Roman life was like. During the topic, we will continue to learn about the Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain and the legacy of Roman culture. We will use our Geography skills to locate the Roman Empire, roads and place names. In Autumn 2 we will also go on an exciting trip to Caerleon and visit the Roman Baths and Amphitheatre.

In Literacy we will write Non-Chronological reports about the Romans and we will plan and write our own Roman story, as well as developing our SPaG and descriptive skills.

In Numeracy we will focus on developing our Number and Measurement skills. We will also investigate Roman Numerals.

We will develop our creative skills in Music, Art and DT by creating Roman Mosaics and Catapults and learning about historical musicians. We will also recreate Roman Marches and Army Formations in PE lessons.

In Computing we will use our computing skills to research the Romans, we will learn how to search safely and the importance of good online relationships.


Our P.E days will be Mondays and Wednesdays. It is a good idea if children keep their P.E kits in school at all times as P.E lessons may change due to weather and school commitments.


Homework will be set at the start of the term. Children can hand in their completed homework projects at the end of the term or as they finish each task. You can support us by listening to your child read regularly and helping them learn their times tables. Children will receive rewards for completed homework and if an adult signs their link book to let us know they have read at home. Children can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know all the times tables and division facts up to 12x12 and are able to use them to solve a variety of problems.


We are all looking forward to learning new and interesting things this term.