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. 



Every class has a running session with Martin on Friday afternoons. 

A separate class PE session takes place for Maple and Cherry on Tuesdays and Lime on Wednesdays 



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.

Year 6 children 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

Dance club for Y5/6 on a Thursday 3:15 - 4:30 with Mrs Crutchley

Signing Choir on Monday lunchtimes in Maple Class with Mrs Crutchley

Ukulele Club on Tuesday lunchtimes in Maple Class with Mrs Crutchley


Sports Club with Martin on Wednesdays 3:15 to 4:15. Information from the office

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

Music lessons for guitar and violin - Information from the office



Welcome back to term 5, after a lovely Easter break - with sunshine


This term we will be starting our final topic of the year - Were the Greeks Dramatic?

We will be learning about life in Ancient Greece, their legends and legacies with a focus on Greek Theatre. 


For Y6- SATs week starts Monday 9th of May. There is a timetable on the knowledge organiser. Your children have been working incredibly hard to prepare themselves for SATs and it is nice to hear them talking about wanting to do well - to show us how good they are.

Current Knowledge Organiser

Our 2 Year Cycle





Terms 1&2

Terms 3&4

Terms 5&6

Cycle 1

Project title  

Is it Science or Magic?

Should we forgive or forget?

Where are you?

Where are you now?

Subject focus  

Science - Properties of material


History – WW2

History/Geography – Mayans study & study of a contrasting location (Mexico)

Cycle 2


Project title  

What were you thinking?

Is it all about me?

Were the Greeks dramatic?

Subject focus 

Thinkers who changed the world.

Darwin Science -Interdependence and adaptation

Greta Thunberg - climate change


PSHE/Science /DT Keeping Healthy

Art - Portrait study

History - Ancient Greece

DT/Music – create a theatre model and a soundscape

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