St Mary's Church of England (Aided) Primary School

Year 5/6

Welcome to Year 5/6 - 2021-2022

Holly class - Ms Hollander

Willow class - Ms Smales (Tues-Fri)  & Miss Thorsby (Thurs)

Maple class - Mrs Pike (Mon-Thurs) & Miss Thorsby (Fri)

Intervention teacher - Mrs Bray

Teaching assistants: Mr Thorne, Miss Finch, Mr Buzzard,

                                    Mrs Gibson and Mrs Brooks


We've had a lovely start to term in Year 5/6 and have really enjoyed getting to know each other. Our topic is World War Two and we have been reading the book "Letters from the Lighthouse" in class, which has given us a good idea about the early years of the war, the Blitz and evacuation. In Science we are studying forces, in computing the history of Bletchley Park and its importance during the war and in PHSE we are focussing on wellbeing. Our big question in RE is "Are the saints encouraging role models?" In PE there is a rotation of activities this term of football, hockey and fitness, in addition to the weekly swimming lessons.



Monday pm - swimming for Holly and Maple classes

Tuesday pm - swimming for Willow class


Tuesday pm - whole class music lessons with visiting teachers from the Oxfordshire Music Service  (Year 6 - brass/clarinets and Year 5 - strings)


Friday pm - PE lessons for all - please ensure your child brings their correct PE kit (school tops can be ordered online)


Mondays  - after-school hockey club with Mrs Pike 3-4.10pm







Leavers' Prom 2021

             LEAVERS 2020

"Covid19 may have caused our year to not exactly get the goodbye we expected, but instead of looking back on these troubled times and thinking we were born at the wrong time, we should know we were born at the right time, because these are the friends we were meant to go through this experience with, and this is a journey which needs as good friends as those in this year. I don’t think any of us would ask for a kinder year to have been born in."  

Music challenges!

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Here is just a small selection of some of the amazing work we have received over the last couple of months. In English we have been studying the book "Holes " by Louis Sachar, and here you can read some of the letters we wrote, imagining that we were the main character, Stanley. In topic/computing we researched deserts and made a presentation all about them. 

School closure adventures and home learning

Science Day

Parents' Evening appointment letter

Hockey club letter for term 2

Photos from PGL

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