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.
Roll up, roll up! We’re going to a theme park! This half term, we’ll write persuasive letters to capture the excitement of riding a roller coaster and investigate the wonders of centripetal force. After carrying out fair tests to investigate the materials used to make zip wires, we’ll create prototype zip wires of our own using pulleys. Let’s hope we choose the right materials! In English, we’ll write non-fiction texts, using a variety of sources including online information. We’ll use software to write computer programs, and deliver a presentation to present facts on Friction. Finally, we will enjoy our amazing trips to Tropical World and Blackpool Pleasure Beach!
You can view the curriculum topics that Year 5/6 classes will be studying by clicking on the links below:
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.
Year’s 5 and 6 are the crucial years at Primary school. These are the years that students will begin to work towards their Key Stage 2 SATs exams, an important exam the helps determine where their needs will be best met when they move up to secondary school. It is because of the importance of these exams that we ask that you work with your child at home to ensure all homework is completed on time, at a high 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.