Roxton Church of England Academy

In faith we learn and grow together


Welcome to Redwood Class!


Hello and welcome to Redwood. My name is Mrs Hearn and I have the privilege of teaching Year 5 and 6 at Roxton. Redwood are a lovely bunch of children who especially enjoy practical lessons whatever the subject. As well as myself, the children are lucky to be supported by Mrs Martillo and Mrs Goymer. 


As the oldest children in the school we aim to: set a good example for the younger children; show our school values; aim high across the curriculum; work hard to be ready for Secondary and have fun whilst we learn. Please scroll down to see what we have been up to and our gallery.

General Info


PE days

A typical day will always include maths and literacy, plus a mix of reading and other subjects. Our PE days are currently Monday and Wednesday when children are asked to come to school in their PE kit. 



In Redwood, the children are expected to bring their own pencil cases ready to learn. They are expected to always take pride in their work, with excellent presentation.



The children love stories and books and read in several ways: guided reading, individual reading and read for pleasure. The children are still expected to have a reading book (either from school or home) which they read from regularly. Books are tracked via our Accelerated reader system, which checks understanding with a short quiz after each book. Reading should be something the children do at home to support learning in school.



As well as reading, homework consists of weekly spellings, plus a short maths and english task. Homework is an expectation in Redwood. It is set on a Friday, due in the following Thursday and is set either on paper or via Google Classroom. Spellings and fluency maths practise are also accessible via the ED Shed website.



Messages and news will be communicated via the Class dojo website. This app is also a way of rewarding good learning behaviour and values. Dojos will be regularly given for homework, spellings etc but also in school for excellent attitude. work and achievements. Dojos are now also linked to our new Learning Powers.

Spring Term 2023 - Frozen Kingdoms


In the Frozen Kingdoms project, your child will learn about the regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. They will learn about the similarities and differences between these two regions, including the climate, landscape and natural resources. They will learn how to use grid references, lines of latitude and longitude, contour lines and symbols to identify the geographical locations of the Arctic and Antarctic, and how these, along with the tilt of the Earth, affect day length and warmth. They will investigate polar oceans to learn how they differ from other oceans on Earth and how climate change increases Earth's temperature and leads to rising sea levels. They will learn about the indigenous people of the Arctic, including how their lives have changed over time, and about the positives and negatives of tourism in Antarctica. They will also learn about classifying animals, animal adaptations and evolution, and polar exploration and discovery.


Autumn Term 2022 - Topic



Summer Term 2022 - Topic


  Groundbreaking Greeks

In the Groundbreaking Greeks project, your child will learn about different periods of Greek history, exploring the earliest civilisations. They will understand how the geography of Greece affected the development of city states and explore Athens, learning about the structure of the government and society. They will get to know some of the most significant Athenians and understand why Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics were so significant. Your child will learn about the leadership of Alexander the Great and discover how ancient Greece became part of the Roman Empire after the Hellenistic period.  To end the project, your child will decide which was the ancient Greeks' greatest idea, and explore how the legacy of ancient Greece affects their lives today. 

All of this will run alongside the Year 6 SATS. We will have to work hard, but there will also be lots of fun with end of year activities and a camping trip.

Groundbreaking Greeks Knowledge Organiser