Year 5 & 6

The Autumn Term Topic Grid can be found here

A guide to helping your child develop as a reader can be found here.

Week Commencing 10.12.2018

Our key learning this week:

  • Mathematics:
  • Number - Ratio and Proportion, Percentage and Nth term.
  • English - Instructions to create a wooden model Viking ship.
  • Reading comprehension - working on retrieval of information from a text.
  • PE - Gymnastics and Rugby - each Monday 


December 12th - Leadership Academy at UCC.

December 20th - School closes at 14.30.

Monday 7th January 2019 - School re-opens.

18th January - Cross-Country League at UCC.

Fri 25th Jan – Swimming Gala (Qualification 2) (1.30 – 4.30pm @ USSC Pool)

 Fri 8th Feb – Swimming Gala Finals (1.30 – 4.30pm @ USSC Pool)

Thurs 14th March – Yr 5/6 Dodgeball (9 - 12pm @ USSC) 

 Mon 18th March - Yr 5/6 Tag Rugby (12.30 – 4.00pm @ Oakham RFC)

 Fri 29th March - Girls Tag Rugby (9.00 - 1pm @ Oakham RFC)

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly)

Year 5 and 6 Spelling list which from which the weekly Year 5 and 6 spellings are taken.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Year 5 and 6 reading list:

Can be found here:

Homework Expectations – Year 5 and 6 Homework will be set every Wednesday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete every set task. Generally, homework will be one piece of written work or a worksheet and a set of spellings to learn.

 Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. Updates on what we have been doing can be found on the Year 5 and 6 page of the English Martyrs Website:  Work in books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling. 

 House points will be awarded for good work each week.

Year 5 and 6 had an awesome day at the School Games at Loughborough University.  We watched 4 netball games in the morning before watching the athletics in the afternoon.  It was an inspirational day and we are extremely thankful to Mr Thomas for arranging it.

Year 5 and 6 had an awesome day at Forest Schools.  We built dens in the morning before playing capture the flag in the afternoon.  It was great fun!

Year 6 have started to learn the ukulele with Mr Joyce - it is great fun.

Key Stage 2 Liturgy 14.9.18.

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 Football teams who played on Tuesday - you were awesome.

Key Stage 2 Liturgy 21.9.18

Well done to the 15 children from KS2 who took part in the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon on Tuesday.  They were awesome.  Sadly, this year the Brownlee Brothers were unable to attend the event.

Year 6 visited the Warning Zone in Leicester on Friday.  It was an amazing experience which taught us about staying safe.  We were incredibly lucky to be joined by the High Sheriff of Rutland - a sponsor of the Warning Zone who very much enjoyed sharing the experience with us.

A number of Year 5 and 6 children came in on Saturday to help out with the gardening day.  They were a superb help - painting, planting, weeding and litter-picking.

As part of Art Week - Year 5 and 6 had a body percussion session with Maggie from the Rutland Music Hub - it was hard work but also great fun.

Later in the week we will be looking at the Work and Life of Kandinsky and producing some art work in his style.

Year 5 and 6 have learned about Kandinsky - we had a go at painting in the same style.  It was great fun.

Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic still life workshop with staff and students from Catmose Collage.  We learned about Cezanne and tried to replicate his style.  It was great fun.

Well done to the 6 children from Year 5 and 6 who took part in the County Cross-Country.  They were awesome!

We went to Oakham Castle to look at the Remembrance Poppy Display.  We are very proud that we made some of the poppies. 

Key Stage 2 Liturgy 2.11.18

Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic Crime and Punishment day at Oakham Castle: it was a fun and interactive way to learn about Law and Order through time.

Year 5 and 6 led the Remembrance Liturgy on Friday 9th November.  It was great and the feedback from Parents and Governors was really positive.

Well done to the 5 athletes who took part in the Cross Country League on Saturday - especially the Year 5 and 6 representative.

End of Vocation and Commitment topic Liturgy 20.11.18.  A wonderful way to bring our fabulous work on Ordination to an end.

Well done to all of the Year 5 and 6 children who took part in the UKMT Maths Challenge.  We are proud of all of you.  We are especially proud of the 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 6 Bronze award achieving students.

Key Stage 2 Liturgy 23.11.18

Year 5 and 6 have done an amazing job of designing and constructing wooden viking ships.  We have explored sanding, cutting and joining techniques for wood.  The results are fantastic.

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 Basketball team who played on Thursday.  They won two games and lost the third leaving them second in the group.  They were amazing!

Viking long-ships

Year 5 and 6 Viking Day

Congratulations to the Maths Challenge Team of Imogen, Will, Ruby and Joanna.  On Friday, they competed against Westwood Primary in March.  After 4 rounds both schools were tied at 124 points each.  Fortunately, Joanna solved the tie-break question correctly giving us victory by 10 clear points.  Well done all and thanks for Mr Timms for facilitating our participation.

Well done to the 3 athletes from Year 5 who took part in the county Cross-Country League on Saturday.  You were awesome!