Crockerne Church of England Primary School

To be the best me that I can be

Year 5 / Year 6


Heading towards the end of the year....


Were The Greeks Dramatic?

Is our new topic for the last two terms of the year. 

We will be learning about the legacy of the Ancient Greeks with a focus on Greek Theatre. 

This will take us nicely to our end of year production, which this year is 'Theseus and the Minotaur'

Children will also be creating a theatre in a box and creating a musical soundscape to accompany their stage scene.


Lots of sporting activities this term, and Y6 camp. Please look out for permission sips and information coming home. 

Welcome to Year 5 / Year 6!


Welcome to Year 5 and 6.  We are three parallel mixed age range classes: Lime, Maple and Cherry.  We work both in separate classes and as a whole team preparing the children for the next stage of learning.



Curriculum Outcomes

We teach a well-rounded, balanced and challenging curriculum; we plan our real projects so that we learn knowledge and skills which we use to culminate in a final outcome that the children build up to throughout the project. Recent final outcomes have included: A fantastic Blue Plaque awards evening for people in the local community who have made a difference to the children's lives; A science fair – attended by scientists and parents; A permanent historical timeline – funded through local businesses.



Every class has a running session with Martin on Wednesday mornings

All classes also have PE lessons  on Tuesdays 

Swimming will commence soon - we will update you on this.



All children are expected to: read at home four times per week - Reading books and reading records should be brought to school every day and are checked on Tuesdays. 

Topic homework is usually based on the Knowledge Organisers and serves to reinforce previous learning or as research for new information. This homework is usually set and due in on Wednesdays.

As we move into term 2 and 4, year 6 children will have additional homework based around SATS preparation.

We also encourage children to use TTRockstars, or another method, to continually rehearse their Times Tables. 



Every July Year 6 children have the opportunity to take part in a week long residential trip to Mill on the Brue, Bruton, Somerset. Year 6 Camp is always a fantastic week where the children are challenged to experience and embrace a wide range of outdoor pursuits.



During most real projects we organise curriculum related school trips. Recent outings have included: Warner Brothers Studios (home of Harry Potter); We the Curious, the STEAM Museum in Swindon; the Lifeskills Centre in Bristol; A cultural walk around Clifton Village



Year 5/6 children from Crockerne have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities outside the classroom. From singing and dancing to sports and the arts we encourage all our pupils to find something they enjoy and excel in.
Running Club on a Friday morning. Meet Mr Hill at the school gates at 8:00am

Athletics Club on a Friday 3:15 - 4:30 with Mr Hill and Martin

Dance club for Y5/6 on a Friday 3:15 - 4:30 with Mrs Crutchley (starts term 2)

Signing Choir on Thursday lunchtimes in Cherry Class with Mrs Crutchley


Gym Club on Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:15 to 4:15. Information from the office

Music lessons for guitar - Information from the office

Y5 and 6 Two year topic cycle