The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Year 5 / Year 6

Welcome to Years 5 and 6!



Year 5 - Orange Class

Mrs Duncan  Class Teacher
Mrs Northfield     (Teaching Assisstant)
       Mrs Massey        (Teaching Assisstant)
Ms Pizzochero  (Teaching Assisstant)

Year 6 - Banana Class

Miss Garrill Year 6 Teacher
Mrs Hartley Year 6 Teacher
Miss White Year 6 Teaching Assistant
A warm welcome to the Year 5 and 6 page. If your child is in Year 5 or 6 please familiarise yourself with this page as it will let you know the various activities the class are currently involved in. 

The Year 5 Orange class agreement


We promise to:


  • Be respectful to everyone
  • Remember to put our hand up to share
  • Be resilient and work as a team
  • Be kind and polite to others
  • Look after our own things & tidy them up
  • Watch out for one another 
  • Be positive, happy & above all have fun!

Year 6 Class Agreement


  • We are prompt and respond quickly to instructions.
  • We listen carefully to who is talking and we put our hand up to speak.
  • We believe in each other and learn together.
  • We think forward and are optimistic and positive.
  • We are not in the past or the future - we are living in the present.
  • We treat everyone fairly and respect each other.
  • We are kind and polite and don't leave anyone out.
  • We set a good example and take care of our classroom.
  • We try our best, aim high and we work hard to succeed.
  • We have fun and enjoy spending time together.
National Curriculum and End of Year Expectations

Year 5 and 6 Recommended Reading Lists

Year 5 and 6 Home Learning Grid - World War Two

Year 5 and 6  -  Autumn Term


Year 6 will have P.E. on a Tuesday and a Thursday - please come to school in P.E. Kit


Our main topic this term will be World War Two. Also the Golden Threads for this term will be Equality & Social Justice and Freedom, Rights and Responsibilites. The children will be encouraged to conduct their own research into the topic, and will represent this information in various ways, including writing and art.


Maths - We will be using White Rose Maths





Please encourage your child to read every day and to record it in their red reading record book. Please discuss the book with your child and ask some questions to check their comprehension and understanding of the plot. Reading records will be checked each week to ensure children are reading regularly and that they are reading a range of books.


Spelling lists will be sent out every Friday on Edmodo for the children to practise ready for a spelling test the following Friday.


All of Years 5 and 6 will be using Times Tables Rock Stars online to help them to practise their times tables. 


We will also set project homework on Edmodo, at the beginning of each half term to work on throughout the half term. The homework will be clearly detailed in an information sheet which will be sent home at the beginning of term.


Sometimes extra maths or SPAG work will also be sent home. 


Activities outside the classroom


Here is a list of the activities that take the children outside the classroom this term

  • PE will be outside for the time-being as we cannot risk children moving around in different directions in an indoor space, increasing risk of infection.
  • Year 5 and 6 will be completing the Daily Mile at least 3 times a week.
  • We will be visiting the Wild Woods on several occasions to support our learning.
  • We are investigating ways in which educational visits can happen under the current climate and will keep you informed of the situation, but we hope you understand that these are very difficult to carry out at the moment.









I have always found the above link helpful - Grammar For Writing: Glossary - and the following two supplementary resources are recommended for work at home: