Years 5 and 6

Teachers: Mrs C.Reddey

Teaching Assistants: Miss K.Leftley & Mrs K.Sizeland

Our Aims & Curriculum:

The National Curriculum for Mathematics and English are followed, with a set timetable to ensure coverage of all subjects within the National Curriculum. Although, many cross-curricular links are made to build a creative timetable and curriculum, based on quality-first teaching.

Here is our timetable and most recent newsletter for this term:



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 below Topic Webs, a list of recommended books for Year 5&6 and our curriculum map for this academic year:





YEAR 5&6 Curriculum Overview Cycle B 2021

KS2 Production:

Every Summer, KS2 hold an annual Summer Production, 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’.

Useful information:

PE/Forest School: Thursday afternoons (Come to school in either PE kit or Forest school attire).

PE: Every Friday (Come to school dressed for PE).

Spellings: New spelling rules are taught on a Tuesday, but spellings based on that rule are given out on a Friday and tested on a Friday.

Homework: Regular reading to an adult, use of Tackling Tables App, practising of spellings, and use of Sumdog (with tasks set by the teacher regularly).

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or email Mrs Reddey (, and we will be sure to answer/resolve them as quickly as we can for you.

Cricket news

Posted on May 25th, 2022

Dynamo Cricket

On Tuesday 17th May, 8 year 5/6 competed in our cluster Dynamo Cricket Competition at North Runcton. It was a warm mostly sunny day and everyone was excited to be competing again.

The nine schools taking part were divided into 3 pools, we had Gayton and South Wootton.  We sat the first match out and watched Gayton win by one run against South Wootton. It was our turn now against South Wootton and they won which left us to play Gayton, we won. This left all the teams on 3 points which meant it was down to average run rate, unfortunately that put us in third which left them a little disappointed but they learnt a lot and were determined to improve.

The second round of matches pitted us against Flitcham and Whitefriars we found our stride and with some very good catches and consistent bowling, we won both games. They all played with enthusiasm, supporting each other throughout and were very sporting whether winning or losing.

St Martha’s  won on the day with South Wootton in second and Holy Meadows in third all of which qualified for the cluster finals.

A surprise was to come, a whistle sounded halfway through the afternoon, everyone assembled near the pavilion and Rocket Ice Lollies were given out for everyone to enjoy, which they did.  Once consumed play resumed.

Well Done Cole, Dexter, Joshua, Finlay, Harry, Sam, Charlie and George.


Posted on April 19th, 2022

Welcome back!

What lovely weather to come back to!

Below and in the class information is this half term’s newsletter and topic web.

Mrs Reddey



Gardening club news

Posted on March 28th, 2022

On Friday we made Mother’s Day arrangements for the children to take home.

In the rest of our little garden the spring flowers have been beautiful.  We have broad beans, peas and onions all growing strongly. We’ve also got lots of seedlings of various flowers and pots of sweet peas.

Gardening club members have worked really hard to make a lovely and productive garden.

Trigolf taster day

Posted on March 27th, 2022

Trigolf at Lynnsport

On Thursday Mrs Day and Miss Leftley took 10 children from Keystage 2 to the cluster Trigolf Festival.

It was a lovely sunny morning, ideal as the event was held outside on the hockey pitches.

There were 8 activities, to learn and play, which were run by the Springwood Sports Leaders. Several other schools attended and everyone seemed to be having a lot of fun.

A great morning!

Netball success at Smthdon!

Posted on March 27th, 2022




On Wednesday afternoon/evening  the Netball team took part in only their second competition as competitions are limited this year we had changed the team to give more of them opportunities.  There were 7 other teams and we were divided into 2 pools, Heacham Lightning, Docking Thunder and Dersingham were in our pool. Heacham Hotshots, Snettisham Storm, Docking Dynamos and Ingoldisthorpe were in the other pool.

The matches were 10 mins one way and our first match against Dersingham began nervously, the courts are so much bigger than ours, we scored and won 2-0. After rotating the second was against Heacham Lightning, we started this in much the same way, both teams having chances but again we won 2-0. Our confidence was certainly growing, whether it was the fact we went straight back on to face Docking rather than having a break I don’t know but we played very well and won 8-0.

So in winning our pool we played the winners of the other one who were also unbeaten, Ingoldisthorpe. This proved to be extremely exciting with both teams having chances but defending brilliantly, they couldn’t be separated and Mrs Bowers felt the right decision was for both schools to be awarded first place. A very fitting end to the evening!

They supported and encouraged each other throughout, gaining confidence and were rewarded, hopefully there will be more events which will stand us in good stead as a club for next year and the full program of events they are hoping to put on.

Well Done Everyone!

Sporting events – Kurling news

Posted on March 27th, 2022

New Age Kurling


New Age Kurling

This was Round 4 of the Omnes Games, held once again at LynnSport on Friday 25th March.

A team of 6 attended the event from 5/6s, similarly to the actual game 4 play at any one time and you aim for a target to score points although points weren’t counted. There were 8 other schools; Denver, Flitcham, Holy Cross, Nelson Academy, South Wootton, North Wootton, Southery and Whitefriars which we played in rounds and we rotated our players after each game.

It was a relatively new sport and deceptively difficult, knowing exactly how hard to actually push the stone. The Southery teacher and I had a go and yes, getting it just right was very difficult.




The children remarked on how good it was to try something a bit different, though a little frustrating at times.

Another super experience!

Netball competition

Posted on March 13th, 2022

U11 County Netball Tournament

This was a new tournament, a one off event where schools are invited to take part and crowned U11 Norfolk County Champions.

The schools are divided into 2 pools of 5 and matches are played on a round robin basis, teams then progressing to the Cup and Plate finals.

St Martha’s and ourselves were the only schools from the west of the county, others that took part were; Gresham’s, who hosted, Norwich School, NHS for Girls, Wreningham, 2 teams, Woodlands, Langley Prep and Town Close.

The children did themselves proud and with each match their confidence grew. After all, there have been no competitions for over 2 years and none of the team has ever experienced playing netball competitively, playing against your friends is vastly different.

Our final match was against St Martha’s which was a friendly, relaxed way to end the day.

The weather held and it was lovely to be competing again.

Great Effort!

Sally-Louise, Maisey, Leyla, Pixie, Amelia, Harry, Charlie and Finlay.

Speed stacking

Posted on February 20th, 2022

Speed Stacking

On Friday afternoon 8 children from each Key Stage visited Lynn Sport to try Speed Stacking. There were 6 other schools in Key Stage 1 and 7 in Key Stage 2 and they played against each other in a round robin, running to the table, stacking and unstacking the cups then hi-fiving the next person to go, again no times were taken. It was a new experience for many and as the afternoon wore on, the more times they played, the quicker they got.

The Leaders that ran the tables were very good and the

children had lots of fun!

“I enjoyed trying to get quicker.”

“I liked trying to beat someone and Hi-fiving each other.”


“It was lots of fun.”

“I enjoyed it as there was running involved too.”

“I liked it as it was all very fast.”


“I thought it was really fun going against other schools.”





Emily, Louisa, Sophia, Grace, Chloe, Zalia, Mila, William, Evelyn, Alva, Nyla, Georgina, Beatrice, Seb and Ellenie.


Thank you to Mrs Day, Mrs Collison, Miss Crawford and Miss Leftley for accompanying

Sporting success – Tag Rugby

Posted on February 20th, 2022


It’s super to see the children so excited about taking part in the various sporting events that are now taking place.

On Wednesday 8, 5/6s went to West Norfolk Rugby Club and took part in the Tag Rugby Festival, organised by the Cluster and run by Young Sports Leaders.  As it was a festival rather than a competition, no scores were taken, it was more about learning and enjoying the experience although given there was a ball involved and they were tagging each other it might well have been a competition.  Along with 13 other schools we were divided into pools and played rounds.

They all said they had enjoyed the experience and would like to do it again.

“I really enjoyed it.”

“Sportsmanship and shaking hands was good.”

“I enjoyed playing but would have preferred it to be longer, we didn’t get to play our last match.”

“I gave it 100% effort.”

“I enjoyed the experience, playing against other schools but would have preferred it to be a competition.”

Leyla, Cole, Dexter, Tommy, Harriet, Finlay, Sam and George.


A big thank you to Mrs Mountain for taking them.

Blood experts

Posted on January 17th, 2022

In Science last week, we started off looking into the functions of our blood and also what makes up our blood.

And what better way than to use food to show this: So we used white marshmallows, sprinkles, pineapple juice, raspberries. This showed our blood up close.

The class then looked at lots of different close up images of blood in order to spot the cells etc, and then they got to choose the art medium they wanted to recreate one of those images.

They came out rather well…


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