Years 5 and 6                                                                                                 Back to Classes

Welcome to our Year 5/6 page. Our Year 5 teacher is Mrs Hanna on Monday -Wednesday and Mr Moore on Thursday and Friday. Our  Year 5/6 teacher is Miss Kemps and our Year 6 teacher is Mr Rankin.

Topics studied during 2019/2020

Year 5: Ocean Life, Fairtrade, Tudors, Early Man and Energy and Recycling.

Year 5/6: Matilda, Winter, Mighty Me, Northern Ireland and Ancient Egypt.

Year 6: Victorians, Energy and Movement, Space, Titanic and Rainforests

What should your child have with them each day?

It’s important that your child comes fully equipped to school and is ready for all of their school activities. Children in Years 5 and 6 should have these essentials:

  • Pencils
  • Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • 30cm ruler
  • Homework diary (signed), reading book and any other homework
  • Healthy break/packed lunch/dinner money
  • Any notes that have been sent home, returned and signed


In Years 5 and 6 homework, we see homework as an important part of your child’s development. From Monday-Wednesday Year 5 and 6 children will receive reading, spellings, tables and a written piece of homework. On a Thursday children are to revise their spellings and tables, in addition to any reading homework they may have to do (Year 6 children will also have a written homework on Thursday). On Friday, children will complete spellings and tables tests, and then take home their weekly test books. These should be returned on Monday with parental signature.


In Years 5 and 6, children should wear proper uniform at all times- we want to be the best dressed year groups in the school!

PE Kits- The class teacher will inform children of their PE day and they will need the following:

  • A fresh t-shirt
  • Shorts/tracksuit bottoms
  • Trainers


Children will be told when their swimming sessions are and letters will be handed out informing parents of such dates. Please see below the terms for swimming:

Term 1: Year 6 on a Monday

Term 2: Year 5 on a Monday and Year 5/6 on a Thursday


Children may bring a bottle of water to have at their desk each day. As we are a ‘Plastic Smart’ school we discourage the use of single use plastic bottles and rather encourage children to bring a reusable plastic bottle.

Many thanks,

Year 5 and 6 teachers

Mrs Hanna/Mr Moore's Class

IFA PE time

Year 5 loved having Ronan from IFA teaching us super skills through exciting games! We'll look forward to having him in each week.

Year 5 enjoyed working practically whilst solving digital time questions.

Year 5 enjoyed finding nouns linked to their topic.

Year 5 Submarine Portholes

We really enjoyed creating submarine portholes using sand, paint, shells and other art materials.

Venn Diagram Fun

We read lots of interesting information about two ocean life explorers and then had to sort their similarities and differences into a Venn Diagram.

Shark Poems

We used the five senses to create a scary poem about sharks. This is how they looked when we typed them up.


We did a great job coming up with lots of ocean related adjectives in groups.

Miss Kemps' Year 5/6 Class

Science Investigation - Egg Shell Book Balance

How many books can you balance on 4 egg shells?  The team who won the challenge were able to balance 11 thin books and two dictionaries!!

Talking and Listening Activity

Meet our very own Mr Wormwood and Matilda. Year 5/6 enjoyed preparing and asking them lots of questions.


Year 5/6 are really enjoying their sessions with Ronan from IFA.  We look forward to his exciting sessions each week!

Circuit Challenge!

We have been learning about the essential components of an electrical circuit. Year 5/6 enjoyed experimenting with materials to make a bulb light.

Numeracy - Outdoor Learning

Exploring clockwise and anti-clockwise and measures of turns such as 90°, 180°, 270° and 360°.

Year 5/6 enjoyed writing instructions for their friends to follow.  They had to follow the instructions carefully so that they finished at the correct place.

Mr Rankin's Year 6 Class

Rat trap investigation - circuits

Victorians had lots of problems with rats which caused rapid spread of diseases. They used rat catchers to help with this problem. We decided to create our own trap. The trap needed an indicator in the form of a light or buzzer to let us know when we had caught a rat. We used tin foil as a conductor.

Street Child by Berlie Doherty

We have been reading about a boy called Jim who grew up on the streets during the Victorian times. We took part in hot seating where we took on the role of Jim and answered questions from the class.