Years 5 & 6


Years 5 and 6 are both busy and challenging (but enjoyable) years. It consists of consolidating and building on the learning from Lower Key Stage 2 and preparing the children for entrance exams and high school. As in other year groups, children will be given work, books and materials appropriate to their individual needs and the opportunity to work at a pace that best suits them.

In addition to their learning, children will undertake additional responsibilities around the school. Resilience and independence are key as we prepare them for the pressures that Year 6/ High-School brings. However, we aim to include all our curriculum core values:

Resilience, Creativity, Critical thinking, Curiosity, Challenge and Culture.

Please Click HERE for more information on what will be taught throughout the year.


In Years 5 & 6, children complete assessments throughout the school year. At the end of each block of learning, they complete informal maths assessments. Formal assessments – which inform data – are carried out at the end of each term.

In January, Year 6 will complete their entrance exams for King David and/ or grammar schools of their choosing. Children will be well prepped for these and more information will be given closer to the time.

At the end of the year, children complete optional SATS (or ‘actual’ SATs for Year 6) and these results, along with teacher assessments throughout the year, inform the final judgement.


As you can see, we have a packed curriculum. In order to meet all the requirements of the National Curriculum, homework plays a vital part in our year. The children will need a quiet place to complete their work, away from distractions. All homework will be written down in their homework diaries.
If the children need support with their homework it is important that we all support them with it. The children should ALWAYS attempt homework by themselves but should they be struggling or becoming confused please do help them with it. Once again, if there are any problems, please let me know.

Daily – Reading, Spellings & Times Tables
Children should be reading every night. Please remember to date and sign the Reading Record each time your child reads. Spellings are given on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. These should be practised little and often. It is also good practise to continue learning times tables.
Usual weekly timetable:
Monday – SPaG (for Tuesday)
Tuesday – Maths (for Wednesday)
Wednesday – Comprehension (for Thursday – Y6 – or Friday – Y5)
Thursday – Y6 additional piece (where needed)
Friday – weekend homework (for Monday)


It is really important that children have all the required equipment in school all the time and that all uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. It is also important that kit is checked each term to ensure that it still fits and is still suitable for PE lessons.

PE Kit

Outdoor – Navy blue tracksuit, white t-shirt and trainers
Indoor – Navy blue shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps

Other Equipment – Once again please label all equipment and replace it when required.

  • Plastic water bottle
  • A4 Homework folder
  • Pencil Case
  • Blue/ black, medium roller-ball pens – Frixion erasable pens are suggested (at least 2)
  • H.B. Pencils (at least 2)
  • Rubber
  • Pencil sharpener with integral holder for shavings, simple design
  • Set of coloured pencils
  • Set of felt tip pens / markers
  • 2 small glue sticks
  • 30 cm plastic ruler, marked in cm and mm (neither folding nor flexible


At BWJPS, reading for pleasure is extremely important. To encourage this, we have a reading for pleasure slot every day where we encourage children to read a variety of books. If you wish to help us provide these by generously donating a book to our classroom, you will find our Amazon Wishlist here. 

Please remember that if there is anything you need, do come and see me or send an email:
Mrs Whittington