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Year 5 & 6

What a busy half term! Our Year 5/6 Residential visit to East Barnby gave us the opportunity to complete our rivers and coasts topic canoeing down the river Esk into Whitby harbour and looking at coastal formation & erosion at Robin Hood’s Bay.

We are now excitedly rehearsing for our end of year production of ‘Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits’ on the 19th July, pausing to enjoy an archaeological dig at Studfold  and a visit from Oak House School in Barcelona. 


Curriculum Newsletters:


PE: Every Wednesday and Thursday

Please make sure you have a white t-shirt, navy or black shorts, a black or navy tracksuit (or joggers and jumper/hoody) and preferably trainers not pumps.

Please note that after half term we will be taking Year 5/6 swimming at Nidderdale Pool on Tuesday afternoons. (Separate letter to follow)


Music: Every Wednesday

Children are invited to attend an extra practice with Mrs Hardcastle in the hall at 8.30am.



Children will be given a reading book and reading record.  Children are encouraged to read for 10 minutes each night and record this in their books.



Tests for spellings take place once a week. Please use the look, say, cover, write, check method when learning spellings at home.



Children will be given daily maths homework to be completed for the following morning.


Tuck shop: Thursday

Tuck shop is open at morning break. 40p will buy biscuit & juice. You may bring fruit any day to eat at break.


Every Day

Please bring your reading and Home/School book. It would really help if all children had a water bottle in school.


Start and End of the Day

The hall door will be opened at quarter to 9. this door will be locked at 9am, if you arrive after this time, please enter through the main school entrance. Key Stage 2 finish at 3:30pm.

Class Photographs - Topics in the Summer Term 2017


East Barnby Residential

On our East Barnby residential we enjoyed a variety of activities including rock pooling & fossil hunting on the beach at Robin Hood's Bay, outdoor climbing, sailing & beck scrambling. The highlight however, was canoeing down the River Esk from Ruswarp, over the weir and into Whitby Harbour.

Mock General Election

The Vision Party  were the winners in our school election held to coincide with the British General  Election. Year 5/6 worked hard selecting, presenting and being grilled on the policies in their Manifestos and transforming the hall into our very own St Cuthbert's Polling Station complete with electoral roll, polling cards, ballot papers, polling booths & ballot box.

Class Photographs - Topics in the Spring Term 2017

Andy Warhol

As part of a series of lessons about artists from around the world, Year 5/6 produced paintings in the style of American Artist Andy Warhol.


Inspired by the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, we used painting crayons to have ago at some of our own.


Piet Mondrian was a pioneering Dutch artist whose work evolved into a simplified abstract style which he called Neo- Plasticism. He restricted himself to the three primary colours  and a grid of black lines on a white background. We used the computer to produce our own art in his style.

Class Photographs - Topics in the Autumn Term 2016

The Victorians

As the culmination of our learning about Victorians & Pateley Bridge, Year 5/6 invited family and friends to their Victorian Exhibition. Visitors watched dramas, listened to songs & poetry, enjoyed homemade refreshments, viewed the exhibits and tried out Victorian activities.

Children In Need

Year 5/6 once again organised a fantastic Children in Need fundraising event, with a variety of stalls and games, for the whole school to enjoy. We raised over £330!

Visit to Nidderdale Museum

We enjoyed a very interesting morning at Nidderdale Museum,  to deepen our understanding of how Victorians lived. We also took part in an authentic Victorian school lesson, including trying to get to grips with authentic handwriting , using slate pencils & boards.

William Morris

We painted some watercolours in the style of William Morris – an artist famous for his Victorian wallpaper designs.

Victorian Workhouse

We wrote poetry capturing the atmosphere of the Victorian workhouse.

Harvest Tea

Year5/6 pupils were excellent hosts at our annual Harvest Tea for the older members of our local community, playing board games & providing musical entertainment.

Class Photographs Academic Year 2015 - 2016