Y5/6 - Mrs Shimmin 2023 - 2024

Mrs Shimmin

Hello and welcome to our class page! My name is Mrs Shimmin and I teach Year 5/6 along with the support of Mrs Low and Mrs Hewitt. I have been teaching at our amazing school since 2007. Northway is such a great place to be as everyone is so friendly and supportive of one another. I run the school Drama Club with Mrs Phillips for children in years 5 and 6 and we direct and produce a performance for the end of the school year. As well as this, I am responsible for Geography across the school. 


We share lots of our fun learning on the school twitter account each week. Please make sure you follow us on: @northwaymaghull


Contacting the Class Teacher

Please contact the school office via telephone or email and they will pass the message on to the class teacher.



Inside your child's home reading diary, you will find their username and password for them to access the following resources:

Doodle Maths and English https://www.doodlelearning.com

Times Tables Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com

Each week, your child will be specifically directed to a particular learning platform where they will be set assignments to ensure they balance their time.

Your homework is to complete the Doodle tasks set for you each week. These are set on a Friday and need to be completed by the following Friday. We offer a homework club during lunchtime on a Wednesday for anyone needing access to a device. 


Reading - Please read with your child, regardless of their ability, at least twice per week and sign their home-reading record. 

To quiz on a school reading book, use our school’s AR site: 


Children can also check if a book they have read from home has a quiz attached to it using the following website: 


Spellings - Your child will not be bringing a spelling list home to learn. We will continue to work on the Year 5 and 6 common exception words in class but they will not be tested on them weekly. A copy of these can be found in the downloads section below. Please encourage your child to complete some weekly spelling practise by accessing Doodle Spell.


Links for Learning

Times Tables Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Top Marks Maths Games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing

Doodle https://doodlelearning.com/for-schools/ 

Some children (though not all) may also have log ins for a Nessy account: Nessy https://learn.nessy.com/account/login#/accountLogin


PE lessons will usually take place on Thursday but please make sure your PE kit stays in school. ALL pieces of clothing, including school uniform and shoes MUST be named.

Food and drink

Every child should have a clear plastic water bottle that they can access at any time during the day. This bottle should be in addition to a lunch time drink, if they are on packed lunches.

Your child may bring a nut free healthy snack for morning play. Please ensure that the snack is in their book bag so that they do not have to find it in their lunch bags.

Healthy snack

  • Fruit
  • Bread or toast.

We have children with anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition that is caused by a severe allergic reaction to nuts. We ask you to help us protect these children by sending snacks for your child that do not contain nuts. Thank you for your cooperation with this; it is very much appreciated by the families of the children. 


Y5/6 - Mrs Shimmin: Gallery items

Y6 Residential - Robin Wood, by Mrs Phillips

Year 5/6 Autumn 2 2023, by Mrs Shimmin

Autumn 1 2023 Y5/6, by Mrs Shimmin

Files to Download

Northway Community Primary School
Dodds Lane,
Merseyside L31 9AA
Main Contact: Mrs C Booth
SEN Contact: Mrs L Sumner