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Years 5 & 6


“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Philippians 2:3-4



Welcome to the Year 5/6 class page!

This year we will cover a range of topics from programming Micro Bits, learning about World War 2, to understanding the circulatory system to how we create healthy recipes from a range of countries. There are so many more to list! Please see our knowledge organisers if you would like to know more.


Homework will be set on Teams every Monday and will need to be completed by the following Monday.

Spellings will be sent out at the start of the half term and will provide an overview of what will be covered in each week. Spellings will be tested on a Monday. When practising spellings at home, we recommend using the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method.

By the end of the year, Year 5 are expected to read and spell 50% of the Y5/6 common exception words Year 6 are expected to read and spell 100%.

Reading expectations

Research shows that children who read regularly (for at least 30 minutes every day) have an expansive vocabulary, notice grammar rules and have improved critical thinking skills. Reading provides insights into new ideas and points of view. If a child has read for 15 minutes at school, we recommend they read independently or with an adult for at least 15 minutes at home. 

Optional topic grids

In addition to our weekly English or maths Teams homework, there will be an optional topic grid that is posted onto our Y5/6 Teams page. This will include links to our current topics should children wish to extend their learning further. Children can share and post their work onto the Teams page if they would like to.

PE Days

Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays.


Frequently Used Links





Additional Websites

Stories and information texts on a range of subjects


BookTrust – Recommended book lists.

Poetry By Heart – A wide selection of poetry to view online. 

The Children’s Poetry Archive – Archive of spoken poetry recordings. 

The Day – A daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills. 


Topmarks – Interactive maths games to improve your arithmetic.


BBC Teach Super Movers – Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including Maths and English. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga –  Free yoga videos for children.


Children’s Commissioner – A downloadable guide for children about coronavirus. 


Raspberry Pi Code Club – Coding tutorials to make games and interactive programs. 


Our physical French Phonics PowerPoint with all the phonemes, graphemes,
pictures, and actions can be found on our school website. This is under
Curriculum – French.

Duolingo – Practice your French or even learn a new language.


Downloadable Arithmetic Questions

Arithmetic Paper 1

Arithmetic Paper 2

Arithmetic Paper 3

Arithmetic Paper 4


Year 6 SAT’s Revision and Practice Booklets

Addition and Subtraction


Multiplication and Division

Ratio and Proportion 


Number and Place Value

Position and Direction 


Downloadable Reading Papers

Reading Assessment Booklet 1

Reading Assessment Answer Booklet

Reading Assessment Mark Scheme

Fiction – The Snow Queen

Non-Fiction – Rosa Parks

Poetry – The Tyger

Information for Parents and Carers



Y5 and 6 Statutory Spellings



Year 6 SAT’s Revision and Practice Booklets
Reading Comprehension Y5/6

Egyptian Pyramids

Michael Faraday 



Any clubs, websites, agencies and organisations listed on this webpage outside of St Peter’s Elwick CofE Primary School are independent of the school.




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