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Crockerne Church of England Primary School

To be the best me that I can be

Year 5 / Year 6

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 and our current project will culminate in children producing self-portraits for sale in the local community.



Homework is set Wednesday to Wednesday. All children are expected to: read at home four times per week; to learn the information in the Knowledge Organisers based on the curriculum areas we are studying at that time; learn  multiplication timetables (TT Rockstars) and spellings (spelling Shed).  We check the children's progress using quick quizzes including computer based quizzes and games. Year 6 children have additional homework based around SATS preparation.



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; the Aerospace Museum and many more.



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. Children from Crockerne represent the school at a wide variety of sporting events as well as at choir and dancing events. Every year concludes with a summer Year 5/6 production – recent plays have included; Oliver, Joseph and Bugsy Malone.

September 2020


Due to Covid, we have made some changes to the cycle below for this year.  In the hope that we will be able to have our young enterprise activity, to be able to book places to take children on trips and to be able to have our school performance utilising our music objectives we have moved aspects of cycle one around. We have split the Mayan project into 2 separate half terms. Term 1 (Where are you? ) will focus mainly on Geography skills, the majority of Ancient Mayan history. During term 6 (Where are you now?) we will complete our study of a contrasting geographical area in North America, complete the study of Ancient Mayan Civilsation, our young enterprise initiative and hopefully our musical production.  Therefore 'Is it Science or Magic?' will be studied in terms 2 and 3 and 'Should we forgive or forget?' WW2 will be in terms 4 and 5.  Both of these projects could contain trips that as yet can only be booked after Christmas.



  Term1 Term 2 and 3 Term 4 and 5 Term 6
Example project title Where are you? 'Is it Science or Magic?' Should we forgive or forget? Where are you now?
Subject Focus Geography / History English/DT/ Science HIstory History/Music/Young Enterprise/ Drama





Terms 1&2

Terms 3&4

Terms 5&6

Cycle 1

Project title  

Is it Science or Magic?

Should we forgive or forget?

How can we put a spotlight on the school?

Subject focus  


History – WW2

History/Geography – Mayans study

Cycle 2


Project title  

Is it all about me?

What were you thinking?

Can we make show business our business?

Subject focus 


History – Ancient Greeks/Science/ Geography – Charles Darwin – evolution

DT/Music – composer study 

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