Welcome to Year 5/6!

Staff: Mr Burke (Phase Team Leader), Mr Bracey, Mrs Bridger, Mr Dawkins (Teachers)

Mrs Merryweather and Mrs Hughes (TAs)



  • Prepare children for Secondary School
  • Develop independence and responsibility
  • Promote a life long love of learning



Home/School Communication

Current Homework:

  • Maths: will alternate between mental maths book and a sheet. Please continue to use mathletics. This homework is due back on a Wednesday
  • English: spelling tasks based on the week's test, please continue to use bug club as well. This homework is due back on a Monday.
  • Topic: this will vary week to week, see the class teacher. This homework is due back either Friday or the following Monday.
  • If, for any reason, homework is handed out late, children will still have a minimum of two days to complete it (ie Tuesday - Thursday)

Important Upcoming Dates:



Our topic this term is ‘raiders, explorers and settlers’. We hope to cover a range of learning, including history of famous explores, raiders and settlers, explanation texts as well as our maths learning which will run side-by-side


To see information regarding our previous topic learning, please click here.



Grand Business Design (Feb 2015):

This is a very exciting scheme which we organised last year based on the national 'tenner challenge' and the parable of the talents. A huge congratulations to the children, who raised a staggering £1353.40 to be split between 16 charities in various amounts ranging from £30 to over £150! We were very impressed by the children's work ethic during this task, and we're sure the charities appreciate this as well! 

We hope to use similar schemes in the future.



Wizard of Oz (July 2015):

Our children are extremely proud of how successful their most recent school production was. We had two sell-out crowds, who enjoyed watching the children's hard work. Please see some of the rave reviews, written by the performers, below.


We believe that the whole speaking part of the play mostly audible, and the singing was too. Personally, we believe that the acting was phenomenal, especially from the scarecrow (Jack Courtney).                                                                                                                                

Jack was an amazing singer and actor in the play – being as versatile as he is – and, having numerous hysterical lines, his character was enjoyed by many. Other people who were astounding during the play include: Stage Crew and Alice (Witch of the West), and really everyone - just these were who we really thought stood out. The play was full of magnificent talent such as: drama, singing, dancing and, oddly, cheerleading.                                                                                                                                                                              

During the play, there weren’t many bums-to-mums – not really, anyway. On the night, we think that it went perfectly according to plan.                                                                                                

So, if you did, we hope you enjoyed the show!


“Fabulous,” Keely.

“Great,” Ewan.



Suitable for all ages and enjoyed by an array of people



‘The Wizard of Oz was keeping us on our toes for an hour and a half with a massive adrenalin rush !!!! J’

Out of the play, our favourite scene was the Jitterbugs dance and we were very happy to watch all the children at the end with the jitterbugs performing their dance routine.

Our favourite cast members ,who really stood out, were : The Lion(Charlie Auld), Dorothy(Katie Miller), Scarecrow(Jack Courtney)

Overall, the performance was amazing to watch and we can’t wait for next years performance.


Five star


One of our Year 6 children's favourite opportunities during the year is their residential visit to Simonsbath. To view information regarding both this year's visit and previous visits, please view our 'Trips' page, available here.


All of our children are learning from the new national curriculum. For more information, please see our curriculum page. As part of this the children learn to implement 'Non-Negotiables'. Please see below for the minimum expectations for both year groups.


Year 5 Reading

I can summarise the main points of an argument or discussion within my reading and make up my own mind about issue/s.

I can compare between two texts.

I appreciate that people use bias in persuasive writing.

I appreciate how two people may have a different view on the same event.

I can draw inferences and justify my ideas with evidence from the text.

I vary my voice for direct or indirect speech.

I can recognise clauses within sentences.

I use more than one source when carrying out research.

I can create a set of notes to summarise what I have read.

Year 5 Writing

I can add phrases to make my sentences more precise & detailed.

I use a range of sentence openers for impact or effect.

I am beginning to adapt sentence structure to text type.

I can use pronouns to avoid repetition.

I demonstrate the use of:




I use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.

I can link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating (e.g. although, despite) and coordinating (e.g. also, as well as) conjunctions.

I use verb phrases to create subtle differences (e.g. she began to run).

My writing is consistently organized into paragraphs.

I can link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (e.g. later), place (e.g. nearby) and number (e.g. secondly).

I use a legible and fluent handwriting style.

Year 5 Maths

Count forwards & backward with positive & negative numbers through zero.

Count forwards/backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1000000.

Compare & order numbers with 3 decimal places.

 Read Roman numerals to 1000.

 Identify all multiples & factors, including finding all factor pairs.

Use known tables to derive other number facts.

 Recall prime numbers up to 19.

 Recognise Place Value of any number up to 1000000.

 Round any number up to 1000000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 or 100000.

Round decimals with 2dp to nearest whole number & 1dp.

Add & subtract: Numbers with more than 4-digits using efficient written method (column).

Add & subtract: Numbers with up to 2 decimal places.

Multiply: 4-digits by 1-digit/ 2-digit

 Divide: 4-digits by 1-digit

 Multiply & divide: Whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 & 1000.

Count up/down in thousandths.

 Recognise mixed numbers & fractions & convert from one to another.

Multiply proper fractions by whole numbers.

 Solve time problems using timetables and converting between different units of time.

Year 6 Reading

I refer to the text to support my opinions and predictions.

I give my views about choice of vocabulary, structure etc.

I can distinguish between fact and opinion.

I appreciate how a set of sentences has been arranged to create maximum effect.

I recognise complex sentences.

I am able to skim and scan text to aide note-taking.

Year 6 Writing

I can use subordinate clauses to write complex sentences.

I can use passive voice where appropriate.

I expand noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely (e.g. The fact that it was raining meant the end of sports day).

I demonstrate evidence of sentence structure and layout matched to requirements of text type (e.g. imperative verbs in instructions).

I can use:

oSemi-colon, colon, dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses.

oCorrect punctuation of bullet points.

oHyphens to avoid ambiguity.

oFull range of punctuation matched to requirements of text type.

I use a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.

I use paragraphs to signal change in time, scene, action, mood or person.

I demonstrate a legible, fluent and personal handwriting style.

Year 6 Maths

Compare & order numbers up to 10000000.

Identify common factors, common multiples & prime numbers.

Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.

Multiply: 4-digit by 2-digit.

 Divide: 4-digit by 2-digit.

 Add & subtract fractions with different denominators & mixed numbers.

Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in the simplest form.

Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.

 Calculate % of whole number.


Year 6 Data

Most recent Academic Year:


Reading: 78% achieved the expected standard

Writing: 78% achieved the expected standard

Maths: 80% achieved the expected standard

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 83% achieved the expected standard

Overall, 63% of our children achieved the expected standard in all subjects



Previous Years


Reading: 95% achieved L4 or above, 63% achieved L5 or above.

Writing: 98% achieved L4 or above, 43% achieved L5 or above, 2.5% achieved L6.

Maths: 95% achieved L4 or above, 45% achieved L5 or above, 10% achieved L6.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 78% achieved L4 or above, 45% achieved L5 or above.

Overall, 90% of our children achieved L4 in Reading, Writing and Maths.



Reading: 100% acheived L4 or above, 55% acheived L5 or above, cohort average of 5C.

Writing: 98% acheived L4 or above, 35% acheived L5 or above, cohort average of 4A.

Maths: 95% acheived L4 or above, 35% acheived L5 or above, cohort average of 4A.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 83% achieved L4 or above, 53% achieved L5 or above.

Overall, 93% of our children achieved L4 in  Reading, Writing and Maths.



*at present, these results have not been validated.


A big thank you to all parents who attended our 'SATs information evening' on Monday 30th January 2017. We hope you found the meeting informative. Please remember to come and ask us if you have any more questions.

You will find a copy of the powerpoint slides used here.