North Rigton Year Five and Six

Teaching Staff

Mrs Storey – the main class teacher whose passion is for successful, motivational, and enjoyable Year 5 and 6 teaching and learning.

Mrs Linda Hudson – a supremely experienced and exceptionally skilled HLTA working 5 sessions per week within our classroom.

Mrs Jo Butler – sharing her inspirational RE teaching expertise every Wednesday and providing individual pupil support

Mr Matt Rodrigues –delivering groupwork initiatives and providing individual pupil support for two mornings per week






‘We are’ Focus

‘We are Artists’

Expressive Arts – Music and Art

Writing Short Stories- Planning, Drafting, Editing, Proof-reading and Presenting the Final Piece
Reading VIPER skills: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, Summarising
Prefixes and Suffixes
Continue to develop handwriting joins, legibility, fluency and speed
Using Paragraphs
Further reinforcement of Upper Key Stage 2 Grammar, Spellings and Punctuation
SATS Revision- Year 6 only
Mental arithmetic
Co-ordinates- Reflections, Translations, Rotations
Area and Perimeter
Reading Scales
4 Operations
Ratio & Proportion
3D shape
  • Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
  • Reflection and Refraction.
Striking & Fielding Games
Word Processing
Emotional Expressions
Expressionist Movement
Observational Drawing
Using colour and shading for specific effects
Romantic Art Movement
Abstract Expressionism
Drip Painting
Pop Art
Street Art
Sketchbook work
Expression & Mood in music
History and Culture of the Samba
Creating and composing own vocal and instrumental music
Key Musical Terms- eg dynamics and tempo
Compare and contrast the work of different composers
Linked to Music
Religious Education
Sacred journeys and pilgrimages
Key Figures, Founders and Faith Leader
Personal, Social and Health Education
Sex & Relationships Education
Managing money and Enterprise


Useful Information

Weekly Routines

During the autumn term, PE will normally be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

Please ensure that your child comes to school in full PE kit appropriate for the activity and weather. Currently, most PE will be taught on the field, so please bring waterproofs and warmer PE clothing wherever possible.

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school every day and where possible brings their own hand sanitiser.

Please continue not send your child to school if they are displaying any signs and symptoms of Covid


Aspirational Reading Targets

Please encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes on school nights each school week.

A range of texts is fully appropriate to support your child’s development- including newspapers, books, magazines, Kindles.

Please ask open questions about content and word choices – encourage use of PPE – point, evidence, explanation.


Useful Documents

Years 5 and 6 – Curriculum Planning Spring 2022

Maths Yearly Overview


Knowledge Organisers to support this term’s We are Scientists 

Forces KO

Earth and Space




Please use your child/children’s subscription to SumDog.

This is fun, educational, interactive, and personalised – and will benefit you child/children no end in their Maths, Grammar and Punctuation and Spellings. I will set differentiated challenge tasks throughout the Year using this superb resource in all three subject areas.