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Year 5 & 6

Welcome to Year 5 and 6. Your child will be in one of three classes-Cousteau Class, Hamilton Class or Newton Class. Below you will find lots of information to support your child's learning journey this year and lots of photographs of learning in action. 



Learning in action! 

Year 5/6, along with the rest of the school took part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth,  with the help of Master John.  What a fantastic experience - never to be forgot! 

Over the day the children found out lots of information about the 3 armies and who was responsible for what happened. 

Cousteau enjoyed a Monday morning art lesson with Mrs Darlington.  They learnt how to create a Tudor portrait by drawing and painting. Brilliant and creative results were made.

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Year 5/6 along with the rest of the school celebrated the Queen's Patinum Jubilee.  Daisy Daisy, There Always be an England and the National Anthem was sung.  We all really enjoyed being in the sunshine, sharing food and being together. 

In school - during residential week 18-20th May


KS2 children have enjoyed participating in a range of activities over the past three days in school. 

Commando Joe's, geography mapwork, teamwork, Knight School, drama sessions, Jubilee activities, Battle of Bosworth knowledge, commemorating the centenary of the Town War Memorial; alongside having a visit from the ice-cream van on Friday for everyone. 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Our amazing new immersive displays, based on Ronald Dahl’s ‘Danny the Champion of the World’

Newton class

Cousteau class

Hamilton class

The Island by Armin Greder

Year 5/6 have had interesting discussions based on racism. Through reading the book The Island, it drew upon the idea of difference and how people are treated if they are different.


"One morning, the people of the island found a man on the beach, where fate and ocean currents had washed his raft ashore.

When he saw them coming, he stood up.

He wasn't like them."


Why not come and enjoy some of our amazing new books in our fantastic book corners?! 📚📖💜💛

Mr Roper’s son and daughter both loved reading in our book corner!

Enjoy a Starbooks coffee whilst browsing our amazing selection of new books in Mrs Dowe’s Starbooks area ☕️📚

Newton class

Hamilton class

Cousteau class

Reading corners

How can you resist these inviting book corners?  So many good books to choose from. 

Which is your favourite?

Newton class using their sewing skills to make a purse.

Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a Spring walk around Argent's Mead!

Year 5and 6 are supporting Down Syndrome day by wearing odd socks.

Sewing practise!

We are practising a variety of sewing stitches - running, blanket, zig-zag and back stitch. 

British Science Week - designing and building a paper bridge to span 20cm

Collaborative artwork based on the bible story of Joseph and his brothers

Commando Joe’s - working together to find and solve Morse Code messages

A visit by Hinckley District Past and Present to talk to years 5 and 6 about the history of Hinckley

A tour of Victorian Hinckley to look at Victorian architectural features of houses and buildings

A day in the life as a Hinckley Victorian school child

English writing inspired by Street Child

A diary entry for Jim Jarvis, based on his experience of being in a workhouse and a Victorian classroom.


Look at some of the amazing work we have been doing this year!

Rock Kidz

Another much welcomed visit from Si, Cam and Jonathan.  Year 5/6 were so excited to see you all again. We listened and found out about how unique we all are and how we need to celebrate that.  

Don't forget to tell yourself YASBA. (You're Awesome So Be Awesome)


Tree Planting with Hinckley Borough Council

Cousteau Class were invited to plant trees in Queen's Park to create a mini forest. We planted about a 100 trees of 4 different varieties.  This was a great opportunity for children to have a 'hands-on' experience in this project and hopefully will watch the trees grow as they grow.

Thankyou to Amy and all at HBBC for inviting us. 

Everyone's Welcome

In year 5 and 6, we have spent time thinking about the story 'Princess Boy'.  It made the children think carefully about how we make assumptions about what it means to be a boy and a girl.  

Below are some examples of their ideas. 

Immersive displays - Berlie Doherty's Street Child

'Elf' Sponsored Walk

As part of our Live Advent in December, year 5/6 have taken part in an 'Elf' Sponsored walk.  We have been raising funds in aid of 'When you wish upon a star'. This is a charity that grants wishes of children living with a life threatening illness.

Thank you to all families and friends that have kindly supported us in this event.


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Rockkidz visit St Mary's. Year 5/6 had a fantastic time listening to the message of anti-bullying and finding out how we can stop it happening through rock music..

We are studying, this half term, the novel Clockwork by Philip Pullman. This draws upon the following 3 genres: Gothic horror, Greek tradgedy and fairytales.

Some amazing creative homework ideas for our topic on Vikings vs Anglo-Saxons!

Look at some of the exciting things we have been doing at school so far this year:

Commando Joe's

Commando Joe's activities help to improve our character traits, such as team-work, communication and perseverance.

Soil scientist day

On Friday 5th November, we spent a day investigating soil and compost to find out about how important it is to enable plants to grow. We planted seeds and bulbs in different types of soils.


We enjoyed having these interactive sessions to experience life in the times of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.

Computing - 3D modelling using TinkerCad

These are some highlights of the projects that we have been working on, using the online web app, TinkerCAD. Using the different tools within this app, we have built mazes and then created our own imaginative designs.