Welcome to Year 5 and 6!

Class 7 (Year 5) - Mrs Youd/Mrs Nordberg

Class 8 (Year 5/6) - Mr Rawlinson

Class 9 (Year 6) - Miss Woodall

We are very fortunate that we have some super support staff who work alongside our teachers in Upper Key Stage 2. They are Mrs Binnington, Miss Davill, Mrs Hodder and Mrs Thompson. They are supporting the children across the Upper Key Stage 2 classes. As a Key Stage we try to maintain an even spread of support throughout the day. The support staff timetables vary where there is need. 


Important information:

Borrowdale 2017 Photos available here.


Summer Term


Areas of Study:                                                                                          

Our three classes will be studying issues relating to sustainability in our geography topic, ‘Keen to be Green’. This will be in line with our whole school initiative. We will adopt a cross curricular approach to this work and some of our artwork and D.T will be based around street art and nature too.  In Science, we will be covering forces in our topic named ‘Let’s Get Moving’. The R.E. theme for this term will be Pilgrimages. They will study this across a range of different faiths. Alongside this, in PSHCE, we will be discussing Citizenship, Relationships, Personal Development and Lifestyles. We will also continue with the children’s learning of French.

Click the links below to see our Year 5/6 galleries...

P.E. kit will be needed as follows:

Mrs Youd/Nordberg (Class 7) - Tuesday.  

Mr Rawlinson (Class 8) - Monday / Thursday. 

Miss Woodall (Class 9) - Monday / Thursday.        

All classes Games on Wednesday. Throughout the Summer term there is a good chance we will be outside for more P.E. sessions than normal. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit every day. 

P.E. Uniform:

Polo shirt/T-shirt – white

P.E. Shorts – grey or black

PE tracksuit bottoms - plain  black, navy or grey

Shoes - Plimsolls/Trainers  

(Football shirts are not permitted!)                                          

Learning Challenge homework

The summer term's grid contains homework for the term and will be based around our current topic.  

  • There are 4 compulsory tasks to be handed in by the date shown on the grid.
  • All other tasks on the grid are optional.
  • Each task is awarded a merit value.
  • Homework is part of school life and it is expected that it is completed to a good standard.

Poem examples - download here!

Gold Coin instructions - download here!

How to make sticky slime - download here!

Aeroplane instructions - download here! 

We still expect children in Year 5 and 6 to be completing their weekly maths task, daily reading, weekly spellings and practicing their 'learn its'. For Year 6’s this term there may be extra revision tasks set in preparation for their SATs.



 Year 5 spellings. 

Year 6 spellings.

Please click the image below for the Year 5/6 key word list. A national curriculum requirement is that all children should be able to read and spell these words by the end of Key Stage 2.  


Mathletics will continue to be an integral part of the children’s homework and activities will be set regularly. For Big Maths, children also need to continue to practice their ‘learn-it’ facts and work on the quick recall of these.


We would also encourage regular reading with your child, which should be recorded in their Reading Record Book. Please click the books below for some questions you can ask your child while listening to them read.