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Welcome to Y5/6s' class page

Year 5/6 staff

Class 5/6S

Teacher: Mrs Singleton

Teaching assistants: Mrs Bowden, Mrs Dawson, Mr Holt.


Class 5/6C

Teacher: Ms Carver

Teaching assistant: Mrs Boyden


Mr Woodrow teaches the Year 6 maths.

Mrs Bowden teaches the Year 5 English. 

Staff photos

Left to right: 5/6S Mrs Bowden, Mrs Singleton, Mrs Dawson, Mr Holt.

5/6C Mrs Boyden & Ms Carver.

Mr Woodrow


Please check our class Twitter pages for regular updates and photographs about what we have been doing in class!


Please use your child’s planner as a means of communication between home and school. We are interested in hearing about any achievements that your child has had, whether this be with their reading or out of school hobby! We want to be able to celebrate every success both in and out of school. If you want to discuss something with us face to face, please do not hesitate to arrange a time to see us.


We also use Seesaw as a means of communication and, sometimes, for homework.

Please ensure that you have both the child and parent logins.


PE day


PE day for the Y5/6 classes is on Monday. The children come into school in their PE kit when it is their PE day.

Year 6 SATs


Please see the SATs Guides page under the Parents' tab.

There is a 2023 timetable and videos to watch about the national tests.

Summer 2023 curriculum letter

Spring 2023 curriculum letter

Autumn 2022 curriculum letter

Summer 2022 curriculum letter

Spring 2022 curriculum letter

Autumn 2021 curriculum letter


The Y5/6 classes are mixed-age classes with some year 5 children and some year 6 children.

We have a 2 year rolling curriculum to ensure that the children cover new and interesting topics each year.


This year our topics include:

  • WW2: as part of this topic we combine work from Science and Design Technology to create a model of an Anderson shelter with a working electrical circuit. We create our own stew - taking rationing limitations into consideration, of course! We also carry out a local study in Geography looking at human Geography in Chorley since 1930 and complete work linked to the moving novel, 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian.

  • Geography of North America: after recapping on geography of the world (e.g. continents, countries, equator), we narrow in on North America to find out about its environmental regions, countries and major cities in more detail.

  • The Kingdom of Benin: we learn about the ancient Kingdom of Benin, including the location, finding out about some of the Obas (rulers), learning what contributed to Benin's Golden Age and the reasons that led to the decline of the Benin Kingdom.


Science units throughout this year include:

  • Light Travelling
  • States of Matter and Reversible Change
  • Evolution and Inheritance
  • Electricity
  • The Circulatory System and the effect of exercise on the body


All this and so much more!


Please scroll down to see what we have been doing in class and for links to useful resources and websites.


Learning links



 Mathletics - (log in details in planner)

TT Rock Stars -

 Maths dictionary -


Cross Curricular


 Purple Mash -   (same log in as mathletics) 

Twinkl -


Top Marks (inc Hit the Button) - 


BBC Bitesize - 




Letter Join -


Brain Exercise - Go Noodle - 




Games for spelling and grammar - wise up on your word classes and become confident with commas!




Oxford Owl


Teach your monster to read -  


Online Safety


Keeping children safe online -

E-safety for 11-13 year olds Information for children, parents and carers about keeping safe online.

E-safety for 8-10 year olds Games to teach 8-10 year olds about keeping safe online. There is also an are with information for parents.