Welcome to Year Five and Six.

Our Curriculum

Children move into Key Stage Two in the September following their seventh birthday. There is a planned transition programme which ensures that children are familiar with the routines and expectations in the Key Stage when they move up. Teaching follows the National Curriculum and a modern foreign language is continued.

Key Stage Two classrooms are more formally organised but there is much opportunity for group work and interactive learning. Curriculum enrichment includes sporting and musical activities, chess, craft and residential visits in Year four and Year six.

The New National Curriculum

In September 2014, a new National Curriculum became statutory at Saxilby and in schools throughout the country. As in all schools, we have been able to decide what is taught in which year in some subjects, although all aspects of the curriculum should be covered by the time the children leave us in Year Six. However the requirements of what is to be taught in Reading, Writing and Maths in each year are non-negotiable. The attached leaflets give the overview of what is to be covered, and show the progression from year to year, as well as the high expectations of the new curriculum.


UKS2-Curriculum-leaflet-Term 1

The New Primary National Curriculum

Parents Guide to the new National Curriculum for Year 5

Parents Guide to the new National Curriculum for Year 6 

Expectations for Year 6 leaflet

Expectations for Year 5 leaflet

Fluency in Maths – 2015

Mathematical Vocabulary

Addition Years 1-3

Addition Years 4-6

Subtraction Years 1-3

Subtraction Years 4-6

Multiplication Years 1-3

Multiplication Years 4-6

Division Years 1-3

Division Years 4-6

Maths Workshop addition sep 15

Year 5 & 6 Curriculum leaflet WW2

SATS revision links:

Science boot camp – http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/learn.php

Learning Links

Here are some links to useful Key Stage 2 Revision Sites that pupils might find helpful:


The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions to help you prepare for the National Tests in English.
These revision pages have been put together by Woodlands Junior School to help students with their revision.

Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site



Get your head around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Take a visit to Gere’s Bike Shop and help them read their graphs and charts. Practise working out the mode, median and mean for a set of numbers. Take a look at time, mass and capacity. Investigate the properties of different shapes. Get your brain ticking with some mental maths questions.


Practise your tables with the games and activities on this fun site.

Another great multiplication practice site


Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Woodlands Junior School has several fun online interactive activities to help not only improve your mental maths skills, but also to help you with SATs Revision too!

PE Time Table

Mrs Allen’s class (Australia): Wednesday and Thursday
Miss Brown’s class (USA): Monday and (swim) Thursday
Mrs Eastham’s class (Jamaica): Wednesday and Thursday

Please make sure children have their PE kits in school, especially on this day.

Year 5 and 6 Long term overview


Bikeability November 2021

Well done to out Year 6 children for a great week of learning to cycle safely.  


Year 5 and 6 Newsletter – 7th September

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely summer. We will be spending the next couple of weeks assessing your children in reading, writing and maths. This will ensure that we know exactly what your children’s next steps are and so we can plan meaningful learning to ensure progress. Please make sure your child has... Read more »

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