Year 5 & 6


Have a look at this short video to see what will be happening in SATs week.

Let The Games Begin

Song words are here

The Spring/Summer Term Topic Grid can be found Here

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

The Year 5 and 6 Activity Passport from Aspirations Week is here

Week Commencing 14.7.2019

Our key learning this week:

  • Year 5  - Non-chronological reports.
  • Year 5 - Addition and subtraction
  • Year 6 Residential
  • Reading comprehension - working on retrieval of information from a text.
  • PE - Hockey and Cricket


Wednesday 17th July 11am - Leavers Mass in School

Friday 19th July 1.15 - Leavers Assembly

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!

Well done to the Maths Challenge Team who have scored two impressive wins in their first round of the Mathematical Association Maths Team Challenge Competition.

Key Stage 2 Liturgy 14th December 2018

Key Stage 2 delivered a lovely service of Carols and readings at St Joseph's to celebrate Christmas.

We were incredibly lucky to have local Screen Writer Billy Ivory come into school.  He judged our Christmas poetry competition and also shared some of his favourite Christmas poems with us.  It was amazing.

Year 5 and 6 led a superb Epiphany Liturgy.  It was really inspirational for the new year.

Year 5 and 6 completed the Rutland Road Safety Quiz - it was quite a challenge but was also fun and reinforced some really important safety messages.

Year 5 and 6 really enjoyed the Careers Afternoon - we had the chance to question a paramedic, psychologist, Beautician, Chaplain, Mid-wife and helicopter pilot about their careers.  It was really informative and enjoyable.

Year 5 and 6 had a careers and aspirations workshop delivered by the RCC Youth Team - it was great fun.

Year 5 and 6 loved Healthy Living Day - we had a Q and A session with Olympic Speed Skater Kathryn Thomson who then put us through our paces in a circuit of activities. We then had a superb dance workshop with Sarah Bell before art and crafts, mindfulness and Yoga. It was a superb day.

Well done to the girls who took part in football training at Brooke Priory - despite the awful weather you were awesome!

The Year 5 and 6 Bridge Club are working hard to prepare for their competition in March.

Key Stage 2 Liturgy 1.2.19

The Digital Leaders led assemblies to mark Safer Internet Day - they relaid important messages to keep us safer online.

Year 5 and 6 are having a block of Cricket coaching from Dev,the LCC Coach this term.  It is great fun - we started with throwing and catching skills.

We wrote Book Riddles to help the other classes explore the library - it was a fun and exciting way to kick start Book Week.

There was a lot of excitement of Wednesday when a nest appeared on the school grounds.  The children thought about what kind of creature had made the nest and left a large egg behind.  We are very busy writing about the event in a genre of our choice.  The writing will all go into class books.

World Book Day 2019

 Huge congratulations to Ruby, Will, Maddison and Joanna who represented the school at the regional final of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge competition at Kings in Peterborough on Thursday. Our children, who qualified by winning their group rounds were one of only 2 primary schools in the competition – the rest of the teams being from Year 7 and 8. Our children were amazing, they came 15th out of 25 a huge achievement when you consider that they were among the youngest children at the event. Their behaviour throughout was superb as was their attitude.

We attended a Bible Times Exhibition at Market Overton - it was a fantastic way to learn more about the life of Jesus.

Year 5 and 6 completed a Mathematical Problem Solving Orienteering Course as part of STEM week.  It was great fun and really got our brains working.

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 Dodgeball Team who took part in the County Competition - unfortunately we failed to qualify for the final.

We explored levers, pulleys and gears in Science afternoon to celebrate STEM Week - it was great fun!

The Bridge Club attended the National Schools Mini Bridge Competition at Loughborough Grammar School.  Our 4 pairs were outstanding and played with skill and dexterity.  One of our pairs went on to win the competition and be crowned National Schools Mini Bridge Champions.  Well done to all and thanks to Stamford Bridge Club for all of their fantastic help and assistance.

Students from Catmose College delivered a dance workshop for us - it was awesome!

We had three teams compete in the County Tag Rugby Competition - our Ospreys came 4th, Team A came 9th and Team B came 15th.  It was a great afternoon of sport.

Well done to the 8 children from School who took part in the Run for Rutland including one particiapnt from Y5 and 6.

Year 5 and 6 had a STEM afternoon thanks to Highways England.  We learned about careers in civil engineering before being challenged to design and construct a bridge using spaghetti, card and tape - it was great fun.

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 Hockey teams who played in the county competition on Tuesday.  The children played superbly and we did fantastically well.

Huge congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 cycling team who successfully defended our title as County champions on Friday.  They were absolutely incredible, Ruby even broke the cross country course lap record.

Huge congratulations to the Netball Team who played on Tuesday - they were 5th out of 23 schools, a massive achievement.  Well done to all of the players, they were incredible.

Huge congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 cricket teams who played on Wednesday.  The girls came 3rd overall whilst the mixed team came 6th - superb performances all round.

We had a fantastic session of Hinduism during multi-faith week.  Our visitors told us about reincarnation and how Moksha can be achieved.

Well done to the Y5/6 Bridge Team who represented the school at the Stamford Bridge Club - Mini Bridge Competition on Friday.  The children were superb.

Well done to the 17 children who took part in the rounders competition at Casterton on Wednesday.  The children were superb and we even won the 6-a-side competition.

Well done to the children who took part in the Tri-Golf competition on Friday - coming second was a great achievement.

Year 6 took part in a Dragons Den activity on Friday to decide on their Legacy project.  The children worked hard in groups to create ideas to fund raise towards.  The Dragons were impressed by all of the ideas, however, The Dippers - a group who pledged to develop the pond area were the winners.  Well done all and thanks to the dragons and Mrs McKay  who supported the children throughout.

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 Orienteering Team who were second in the county competition.  They were awesome - in tricky conditions.  Coming second to a big school means that we have won the small schools trophy - defending our title from last year - a massive achievement!!!  Well done everyone.

Well done to all of Year 5 and 6 for two superb performances of Let the games begin - You just got better and better.  Awesome!  Well done each and everyone of you.

Year 6 completed their sponsored Litter Pick on Friday - not only did they help to keep the local area tidy they raised a mightily impressive £200.  Well done all.

Crich Residential 2019
Crich Day 2

Year 5 and  6 had an amazing day at Old Hunstanton on Monday.  We paddled, built sand sculptures and played beach volleyball.  It was a great day.