Year Five and Six



A really warm welcome to Class 4 – combining years 5 and 6

Our staff team

Mrs Linda Hudson – a supremely experienced and exceptionally skilled HLTA working 6 sessions per week within our classroom.

Mrs Jo Butler – sharing her inspirational RE teaching expertise every Wednesday and providing individual pupil support

Mr Matt Rodrigues – delivering professional PE teaching every Tuesday and providing individual pupil support for two mornings per week

 Mrs Storey – the main class teacher whose passion is for successful, motivational and enjoyable Year 5 and 6 teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning within Class 4

Core subjects are combined with a wide range of opportunities to develop skills and knowledge across the subject range. As a team, we actively embrace all aspects of the 2014 National Curriculum for Years 5 and 6. Therefore our daily and weekly practice demonstrates

·         Respect for the different needs of each and every pupil whilst best supporting each individual in making accelerated progress, particularly in core subjects.

·         Enabling all pupils to achieve to their full potential. Here we develop resilience, confidence, knowledge, understanding and skills in all contexts including timed, pressurised and tested ones.

·         Encouraging growth mind-sets in all our pupils.  This maximises opportunities for all pupils to feel comfortable and willing to challenge themselves, take risks within their learning, make mistakes as part of this process, and flourish as a result.

·         Bringing learning alive and making it enjoyable by offering a broad and balanced curriculum that sets out to integrate and link children’s learning across core and foundation subjects.

·         Recognising the importance of enhancing personal and social skills, and developing wider school and community based responsibilities within this age group.

Above all, we work to ensure that all pupils finish year 6 as confident, motivated and successful learners with high levels of self-esteem and social skills, and who are ready for their transition to secondary and all other aspects of their futures.                                                          

The benefits of Mixed Age teaching for our pupils

The deliberate mix of ages provides an ideal opportunity for pupils to learn from one another by offering peer support, role modelling and challenge within an environment that invites enquiry, learning from mistakes and taking risks in all aspects of learning.  We actively embrace the North Rigton Grow, Blossom and Flourish approach in all subjects to  best  enable children to make tangible progress, be  clear about next steps, celebrate achievements and excel to the full extent of their abilities. 

Weekly Routines and Rigton Rituals – PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CHILD AT HOME

PLEASE encourage and remind your child about these requirements.

Weekly routines 

During the autumn term, PE will normally be on Monday and Friday afternoons Please ensure that your child comes to school in full PE kit appropriate for the activity and weather. 
Currently most PE will be taught on the field, so please bring waterproofs and warmer PE clothing wherever possible. 

Aspirational Reading Targets

Please encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes on school nights each school week.

A range of texts is fully appropriate to support your child’s development- including newspapers, books, magazines, Kindles.

Please ask open questions about content and word choices – encourage use of PPE – point, evidence, explanation.

Curriculum Plans

For many reasons, including children’s passionate engagement with depth in their learning – as well as COVID, at the end the Autumn Term 2020, we had not quite finished our
We are Explorers Curriculum. Therefore the first two weeks of the Spring Term 2021 will be devoted to exploring the Olympics, examining Mountains, finishing our Medusa writing, and staging a Final Flourish to celebrate the children’ work and considerable achievements.

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Plans Spring 2021

Years 5 and 6 – Curriculum Planning Spring 2021 Final  

Maths Yearly overview Maths-Curriculum-2020-2021

Knowledge Organisers to support this term’s We are Scientists:

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Previous Curriculum Plans

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Planning Years 5 and 6 – Curriculum Planning Autumn 2020

Knowledge Organisers to support this term’s Science and Greece Work

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Greeks-Knowledge-Organiser-v1 –

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Years 5 and 6 – Curriculum Planning  Years 5 and 6 – Curriculum Planning Autumn 2019

Years 5 and 6 – Curriculum Planning Spring 2020 Years 5 and 6 – Curriculum Planning Spring 2020


Please click to open these links.


Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Planning We are Artists Summer 2020 – had to be postponed in light of COVID lockdown and school closure.

Instead, weekly Year 5 and Year  6 Home learning grids were issued, combined with interactive taught TEAMS based lessons accessed in class and at home from 1.6.2020.


Important  Information

During COVID, please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school every day and where possible brings their own hand sanitiser.

Please do not send your child to school if they are displaying any signs and symptoms of COVID.



Please click on the link below to access wellbeing support for the whole family during COVID:

Wellbeing Support for North Rigton Families