Years 5 and 6

A creative timetable has been developed and as many cross curricular links are made as possible.

The National Curriculum for Mathematics and Literacy are followed, and the pupils are regularly assessed against the new curriculum standards. Targets are discussed with individual pupils.

The class has a two year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class.



The pupils are encouraged to be independent in their learning and take a pride in their work.

Homework is set weekly and is mainly linked to Maths or Literacy learning objectives for that week. A Literacy focus is usually used when a themed piece of homework is set on a half termly basis.

We expect the pupils to read each evening (building fluency and understanding in reading is vital to ensure children are able readers) and to learn spellings and multiplication tables. We have taken pride in using the Tackling Tables Scheme so lots of practise with times tables is key!

Often homework may involve research, and support from parents is valued.

Pupils who need extra help with their work are supported in the classroom whenever possible.

We also put on annual Summer Productions in which the children have opportunities to have key acting roles and perform in front of their friends and family. Previous productions we have done include ‘Minibeast Madness’ ‘Dick Whittington’ and ‘Robin Hood’.

Summer term information

Posted on April 24th, 2019

Please see below our updated timetable for this term along with our Topic Web.


Mrs Reddey

Timetable 2018-19


Netball team visit Little Snoring

Posted on April 1st, 2019

Our year 5 and 6 netballers visited Little Snoring School today for an after school friendly game. We played a whole hour’s match and the children did amazingly well, in a very hard fought game. Our thanks to Miss Leftley for coaching and accompanying. Well done everyone for playing hard to the very last minute.

Mrs Gardener

Fabulous Performance at the Debating Final at Norwich School

Posted on March 24th, 2019

We were so proud to see Poppy Patnell and Tyler Kerry debating in the final at the Norwich School debate, last Thursday.  The pair had been working in conjunction with the DNEAT family of schools in West Norfolk and had enjoyed 3 coaching sessions with staff and pupils form the Norwich School, The final debate was held in the Blakes Studio, in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral. Both pupils performed excellently in this prestigious environment, speaking clearly and giving sound points in their argument, proposing the motion that : Video Games Should Be Banned For Children. Parents and teachers attended and everyone was very impressed at how Poppy and Tyler overcame any nerves and spoke so passionately for their cause.

Mrs Gardener March 2019

Another trip to the finals !

Posted on February 24th, 2019

We are delighted that our girls team fought hard to get through to the finals of the school games at Norwich UEA. Well done everyone! Read the full report from our talented coach Miss Leftley, or as she is affectionately known Miss Lovely, below :-


Winter Games Finals 2019 @ Norwich Sportspark


It was a chilly Tuesday morning, 7am to be exact, when we all, well 10 yr5/6 girls arrived at school to travel to Norwich as West Norfolk Champions at Sportshall Athletics. It was a quiet journey with no snow, unlike last year.

There were 7 other partnership winners from around Norfolk: Sheringham, Wreningham, Firside, Blofield, Cringleford, Attleborough and Woodlands. Many of which are classed as large schools therefore considerably bigger with vastly different facilities to us.

However, the girls once again rose to the occasion and produced some brilliant performances, never giving up or in. It was all quite hectic as at times there were track and field events happening at the same time which meant they were often rolling from one event to another. Their attitude was exemplary and they took everything in their stride. A new event to us was the Over and Under race which proved to be a lot of fun. There were also a few bonus races, included just for fun culminating in a coach’s Javelin throw needless to say I hadn’t a hope against some very competitive men but the girls thought it was fun.

The eventual winners were Blofield, 2nd Firside, 3rd Woodlands, we finished a creditable 7th which made the girls happy, as they said they weren’t last and they were winners anyway. Mr Dixon made comment saying, how well they had done and that they punch above their weight! We really do.

Thank you to all the parents for getting them to school early and your support. It was a great day out and they all supported and encouraged each other throughout.

 Well Done!

Nina, Gracie, Taylor, Maddy, Keira, Clara, Ella, Chloe, Sienna and Lilly.

Ball sports at Lynnsport

Posted on February 11th, 2019

On Friday, the whole school had the pleasure of having a whole day dedicated to sports, held by the students at Lynnsport.

We tried out:




-Tennis; and


It was a very energetic day and the children thoroughly enjoyed  it.

Cross country success for our great runners

Posted on February 10th, 2019

A huge well done to our keen cross country runners, who made it through to the final at Lynnsport. It was a really cold, windy day, but they ran really well. We would like to thank Mrs Wright for acting as driver and coach, what a fabulous experience, well done everyone. Pictures below:-

Year 5 and 6 Writing Workshop with amazing author Lisa Thompson

Posted on February 5th, 2019

This afternoon Year 5 and 6 welcomed professional author Lisa Thompson into class, to be inspired and enthralled in equal measure. Here is their report :-

Lisa Thompson is the author of three books :- The Goldfish Boy, The Lightjar and The Day I was erased. She got her initial ideas by playing games as a child, but it took her three years to write her first book.  Her first job was for BBC4 and BBC2. Her first book The Goldfish Boy was inspired by her sister.

Lisa asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up, answers ranged from a police woman to an artist, an architect to a ballet dancer. Next we listened to sound effects and we had to think about how to turn it into a story. Ella said ” The workshop has really helped me think about what I might write for the 500 word competition.”

Maddy exclaimed ” I remember that she told us the very first line of any book is the most important.” Nina thought it would intrigue us to be prepared to edit our work and improve it.


We look forward to reading your entries for the competition year 5 and 6 ! Maybe one day you will be famous authors too.


Lisa telling us about her life.

She read a chapter of her book.




Spring term essentials

Posted on January 9th, 2019

Here is to a new term.

Please find below our class timetable, a Spring topic web (which could change as we get through the term).

Mrs Reddey

Timetable SPRING 2018-19


Major sporting success

Posted on December 17th, 2018

The children have been competing in sporting events with great success. read the full report below from Miss Leftley, our talented sports coach ! Thank you Miss Leftley for all of your great coaching and well done children for such great achievements.

Sports hall report

Sportshall Athletics Finals at Lynnsport



Mrs Gardener December 2018


Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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