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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.

This year, the Year 5/6 classroom is themed on the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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

Summer: Space


Trips for the Year


Autumn Term

Nell Bank Residential

Eden Camp

Wakefield Theatre - Pantomime 


Spring Term

Magna Science Museum


Summer Term

National Space Centre

School Rules and Values




KS2 SATs Information for Parents


At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in:

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar


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:

  • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
  • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
  • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’
  • Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
  • Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’


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:

  • Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
  • Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’


Key Stage 2 maths

Children sit three papers in maths:

  • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes
  • Papers 2 and 3: reasoning, 40 minutes per paper


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:

  • Multiple choice
  • True or false
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem