Year 5/6 classes are a combination of students from Year 5 and Year 6. This year, the classes have been mixed in order to both support students and encourage those students who are advancing quickly. The results have been successful with reduced class sizes, an improved working relation between teachers and pupils and academic progress in key areas.
As the most senior classes in Kentmere it is crucial that the children make the most of their opportunity to revise at home as well as work during school time. Please help your child with their work and encourage extra work. If you have any questions about how you can help your child progress further, please speak to their class teacher.
Kentmere Academy follows the Cornerstone Education Curriculum. Click here for more information.
Our topic for the second half of Summer term will be ‘Gallery Rebels’. It is said that a picture paints a thousand words, and we will certainly get the chance to do that this half term! From the Impressionists to Damien Hirst, we will delve into the bizarre and eccentric minds of Gallery Rebels who tried to change the world with their paintbrushes! There will be opportunities to research and emulate the work of artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet and Alfred Sisley. Paintings will even be the inspiration for writing poetry, instructional texts and narratives. In Science we will be exploring reversible and irreversible change, the chemical reaction of rusting and the ways in which scientists have improved our lives.
You can view the curriculum topics that Year 5/6 classes will be studying by clicking on the links below:
Autumn Term Topic Web 2 (2018)
In Year 5/6 each week, a special award is given for the pupil who has shown a huge effort and this is recognised by the ‘Superstar of the Week’ award. Children who show kindness towards others are recognised on the ‘Kindness Tree’ with the reason for their nomination. Family points are given for helpfulness and kindness, merits are given for huge efforts in their work, and table points are given for children’s joint effort to be ready to learn.
It is important that your child has the correct PE kit in school for both indoor and outdoor sessions.
Years 5 and 6 are among the most crucial at Primary school. These are the years that students will begin to work towards their Key Stage 2 SATs - important exams that help their future Secondary school to determine how best to meet their needs. With the importance of these exams in mind, we ask you to support your child as much as possible with their homework to ensure it is completed on time and to the highest possible standard.
Children should be reading at home every day. Please sign your child’s homework diary when they have read so that they can receive extra merits.
Learning Logs – each week the children are given a learning challenge on the Friday that needs to be handed in by Thursday.
Children in Year 5/6 will receive one piece of homework a week.
Children in Year 5/6 will receive one piece of English homework a week.
Select a further homework topic from the optional homework menu. This will be sent home at the beginning of every half term and can also be downloaded by clicking the link here.