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Year 5/6 Team
Y5/6 class teacher: Coleman
Y5/6 Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Ikram
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the adults in Year 5/6 for any information regarding your child in school.
Important Information/ General Reminders
Home reading is extremely important, try reading at home every day- even if it is just for a short period of time as this will add up over the week and help to improve reading fluency. Your child must read at home, and have their reading record signed by an adult at least 5 times per week.
Spelling homework will be set weekly. Each Friday, pupils will be tested on their spellings and a new set of spellings to practice will be brought home.
P.E kits must be worn on PE days. Year 5.6's PE days for Autumn 1 are Thursday and a Friday.
Year 5.6 pupils will be swimming in Autumn term 2. During Autumn 1 they will not need to bring a swimming kit.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office in order to speak with Miss Coleman.
This Year's Curriculum Topics and Educational Visits
Year 5/6 Topics and Educational Visits
All of UKS2 follow the same curriculum topics, however the learning will be differentiated to meet the different curriculum expectations between Year 5 and Year 6.
Our topic themes are:
Autumn: Poppies, Peace and Power
Spring: Natural Disasters
Trips for the Year
Nell Bank Residential
Wakefield Theatre - Pantomime
Magna Science Museum
National Space Centre
School Rules and Values
KS2 SATs Information for Parents
At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:
These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
Key Stage 2 Reading
The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
Key Stage 2 maths
Children sit three papers in maths:
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including: