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Year 5 & 6

Year 6 leavers' service -

Friday 9th July


The St Mary's year 6 2021 leavers' song can be viewed on the school's YouTube account via this link:

The photos of our year 6 children (from their time at St Mary's) can be viewed via the link below to our school's YouTube account:

Information for years 5 and 6 parents regarding 2021 - 2022 academic year can be found on the Zoom recording below (along with the PowerPoint which was shared with parents during the Zoom meeting on Monday 5th July).



Zoom meeting - welcome to years 5 and 6 (Monday 5th July 2021)

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Welcome to Years 5 and 6!

If you would like to contact your child's teacher, please email directly:

Mr Roper - 

Ms Parry - 

Mr Cramp - 

Mrs Chamberlain -

The staff in years 5 and 6 for 2020 - 2021 are:


Mr Roper (Newton class teacher and head of years 5 and 6)

Mrs Parry  (Cousteau class teacher) 

Mr Cramp (Hamilton class teacher) 

Mrs Dowe (teaching assistant in Newton) 

Mr Hibbitt (teaching assistant in Newton) 

Miss Malin (teaching assistant in Newton)

Mrs Potter (teaching assistant in Cousteau)

Mrs Chamberlain  (Hamilton support teacher  & SENDCO).

Mrs Sheppard-Bools (teaching assistant in Hamilton)


What a difference a year makes in Cousteau class.  Well done for all your hard work.

Cousteau Class

Newton class enjoyed listening to Diagon Alley ambience whilst writing a description of a journey along Diagon Alley

As part of the whole school initiative, in which we are all working towards the anti-bullying award, Hamilton have shown the message of STOP, through the photos below.

Just before Easter, Hamilton Class made a start on the new science topic, Forces in Motion.  We started off by testing the effects of gravity - it was a lot of mess BUT A LOT OF FUN!

To further support the immersive learning experience in the new topic, Hamilton class also listened to the drama and role play technology, Now,Press, Play, which covered most of the key ideas that they will meet in their topic. It was great fun!

Just before leaving for the Easter break, Cousteau Class made some bright, thoughtful Easter cards to send to their families, showing signs of hope at this time.

Cousteau Class have been enjoying the Oak Academy music lessons concerned with recognising and writing simple rhythms. They even learnt how to do the ''Cup Song'.

Cousteau Class enjoyed taking part in the Now Press Play interactive learning experience all to do with their science topic of Forces

Cousteau Class

had a fantastic, magical time creating some of the spells that are used in Harry Potter. Spells of invisibility, creating a basilisk, levitation, colour transformations, blowing up balloons and even making troll's bogeys!  Wow! What a day!

Harry Potter potions day

Harry Potter science day - Newton class

Harry Potter Day - Hamilton

We are studying the ‘Shang Dynasty’ in history and ‘Forces in Motion’ in science.

Our English lessons are based upon Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Take a look at some of the fabulous displays in years 5 and 6

Spring Term 2021


Welcome back after Lockdown

During this short term we will be really busy studying our new novel - Harry Potter; beginning new topics in Science (forces) and History (Shang Dynasty); maths (algebra, area and perimeter, decimals/ fractions/ percentages and 4 rules of number).





Christmas Videos!


Here are some Christmas videos for you to enjoy:

Newton Class

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Cousteau Class

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Hamilton Class

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Welcome back to school - key information for the start of the new year (these have been shared with the children in school)

Key information:


Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them in school each day. Due to measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, the children cannot use cups to have water in the classroom or access the water fountain when on the playground.


As the children now have a more limited access to the playground at break times and lunch times (to ensure bubbles of children don't mix), it is essential that children have a coat in school. Whenever possible, even if it is wet (unless it is torrential rain), the children will be taken onto the playground for their allocated 15 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes during lunchtime. It is vital for children to have some time out of the classroom and to get some fresh air to help their mood, concentration and physical and mental well-being.
PE days

- come to school wearing school P.E. kit
- long hair should be tied up
- earrings should not be worn
- inhalers should be in school on all days, not just for P.E. days


Newton class (Mr Roper, Mrs Dowe & Mr Hibbitt) Monday and Friday
Hamilton class (Mr Cramp and Mrs Chamberlain) Monday and Thursday
Cousteau class (Ms Parry and Mrs Potter) Monday and Tuesday



- to be given out on Fridays
- to be handed in by the following Friday each week

 Each week, the children will be expected to:
- do at least 5 reads (signed by an adult in their reading diary)
- practise their times tables (to complete a page in their times tables homework book)
- practise their weekly spellings. Children will be tested on their weekly spellings in school every Friday.

The children have also been given 'knowledge organisers' to take home for any science, geography or history topics they are learning about in school. Their knowledge organisers contain key facts and information for them to learn, which will help them in history, science and geography lessons.

End of the school day (3 p.m.)

Year 5 and 6 classes are brought to the playground to be picked up at 3 p.m. Children should all be picked up as promptly as possible, to avoid ‘bubbles’ mixing when the year 3 and 4 children are dismissed from the same playground and gates later on.


Photos of the classrooms in years 5 and 6 for the start of term

Newton classroom

Cousteau classroom

Hamilton Classroom