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 English 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. Please find the list of recommended books for Year 5&6, our curriculum map for this academic year and our Topic Web for the current term:


YEAR 5&6 Curriculum Overview Cycle B new



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 English learning objectives for that week. An English 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), to learn spellings and practise their multiplication tables.

We have taken pride in using the Tackling Tables Scheme so lots of practise with times tables is key!

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 ‘Gold: King Midas’ and ‘We’re all going on a Summer Holiday’.

SSP Rounders Festival July 2021

Posted on July 11th, 2021

SSP Rounders Festival July 2021

Just when we thought we could finally take part in some very carefully planned competitions, the weather caused both the Tennis and Kwik Cricket to be cancelled; however, Friday was a lovely day for Rounders at the West Norfolk Rugby Club. As it was a festival no scores were recorded, we produced some great catches and runs but it was more about learning the skills and having fun, which we did. Using some of the skills we learnt in Junior Leaders with Mr Dickson our children then taught the rest of the class in their afternoon PE lesson.

Four other schools took part alongside us, Dersingham, St Germans, Holy Cross and Middleton.  We played football rounders against Holy Cross and St Germans and more traditional rounders against Dersingham and Middleton.

Everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed the morning, Mrs Marson and myself agreed, how lovely it was to be taking part in such events.

Well Done! Kaden, Pleasance, Daisy, Darcie, Maisey, William, Cole, Joshua and Dexter, who was picked out for showing all round enthusiasm and skill.


A huge thank you to Miss Leftley for organising and Mrs Marson for also accompanying.

A dash of courage…

Posted on April 25th, 2021

Last week, Caitlin, in Year 6, shared her news about how she faced her phobia of dogs.

She used all the courage she had and walked her uncle’s dog. This also then led to her playing fetch with the dog too.

What a massive achievement for Caitlin and a super example of how ‘courage’ is a powerful quality, and our Christian Value for this half term.

Well done Caitlin!

Mrs Reddey

Hoodie Presentation

Posted on April 16th, 2021

On Monday,

The Year 6’s were presented with their Leavers Hoodies by our Chair of Governors, Mr Wood.

Although it was not how we usually do this, the sun was thankfully shining for this special moment.

Mrs Reddey



Welcome back!

Posted on April 12th, 2021

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break!!

It was lovely to see all of the children back today and to have the sun shining too: Even though it was a little chilly!

Please do take the time to check out our NEW! Summer term curriculum map, along-with a copy of our Newsletter.

Mrs Reddey



Amazing charity work

Posted on March 8th, 2021

At the weekend, Caitlin Ward (Year 6) walked an amazing 11.62 miles!!

She did this to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

What an amazing achievement for Caitlin and all for a fantastic cause: Well done Caitlin!

Mrs Reddey


Art in the Heart Gallery

Posted on March 1st, 2021

Well done everyone that has sent in a contribution to the Art in the Heart Gallery, the work is wonderful, have a look and see if you can spot yours.


Thank you to Mrs Cressingham for arranging the project.

Here is the link.

Mrs Gardener


Fun in the car park forest

Posted on February 26th, 2021

Our in school year 5 and 6 learners having fun in their car park forest camp.




Posted on February 10th, 2021

Well, I am very pleased to see so many of the children making time in their day of home learning to enjoy the wonderful snow!


































PE with Joe

Posted on January 20th, 2021

Well…We (and I do mean the children, myself and Miss Leftley) had a go at Joe Wicks on Tuesday.

It was very hard work…But we did it (I am kangaroo’d out). Super fun though. So fun in fact that they want to do it again.

Virtual Games – sporting success!

Posted on December 29th, 2020

Even though we have not been able to compete against other schools at sporting events this term, the children have been busy competing in the local area Virtual games. See detailed report and photos below. Thank you to Miss Leftley for all the organising.










Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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