Welcome to Years 5 and 6

We hope you find the following information useful. If you have any questions or comments, please email mark2.richards@york.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can phone school and leave a message via the office or pop in and see us at the end of the day.


It is nearly the time of year when our Year 6 pupils make their applications to Secondary School for next September!  Applications will open in 12th September, and the deadline for applications is 31st October.  Click here for more information.


At the start of each term, we will send out a Year 5/6 Newsletter via ParentPay. The newsletter outlines the curriculum and relevant information for that term. Here is our Summer 2018 Newsletter.

The Curriculum

For more detail of our curriculum for this term, follow the link below.

Curriculum Overviews

English and maths are core subjects which are tested at Year 2 and Year 6. Use the following links to find out more.

‘How can I help my child?’

Written Maths Methods Year 5

Written Maths Methods Year 6

Progression Booklets

Y5 Maths Y6 Maths
Y5 Reading Y6 Reading
Y5 Writing & SPaG Y6 Writing & SPaG


The Primary National Curriculum

English in the National Curriculum – Spelling

English in the National Curriculum – Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

Information on KS1 & KS2 SATs 2016


All children have a Reading Journal and we would be grateful if you could date whenever your child reads with you and note how they are getting on with their books. Please remember that it is more important that a child understands and enjoys the book rather than ensuring they get to the end of the story quickly – little and often can often be more successful.

Top Tips for Reading

Great Books for Year 5

Great Books for Year 6


We thank all parents/carers for their support in ensuring homework is completed and handed in on time. Children make the most progress at school when they feel the school and their families are working together. All homework will be relevant to work in school and the children will always receive feedback.

This is in addition to reading, which we expect the children to do for a short time every night – please check your child’s reading journal regularly.

Tables and mental maths activities are also very important, so practice at home is really beneficial.

Remember you can also keep up to date with what is happening in school on Facebook and Twitter.

Useful Links




Year 5 Blog

Year 6 Blog

Scratch at Home