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Year 5/6

Welcome to Year 5 and 6! 


Phase Leader/Assistant Headteacher - Mrs. Warrington



Miss Sullivan & Ms. Toohey 



Mrs. Stott



Miss Jones




Important Information

PE (Physical Education) is a compulsory subject of the National Curriclum, at Rimrose Hope we support, promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle and deem this subject area extremely important, therefore we ask that you ensure that your child has a full PE kit each week (white polo shirt, maroon shorts and black pumps- please ensure that each PE garment is clearly labelled in pen with your child's name).

5/6S- Thursday pm with Mr. Joliffe 

5J- Wednesday pm with Miss Jones 

6S- Friday pm Swimming


Can you please ensure that with the coming colder months, your child is provided with an outdoor kit (tracksuit bottoms, trainers, jumper)


Swimming Kits:

Girls- full swim suit (no two pieces), towel and swimming cap

Boys- swimming trunks (no loose fitting swim shorts) towel and swimming cap


* Bootle Baths request that swimming caps must be worn by all children regardless the length of their hair.



Home Readers

We have a reward system in each of the Year 5 and 6 classrooms whereby when the children return their home reading book with their planner signed they receive an Epraise point on the whole school online reward system. We encourage the children to read  5+ times per week. It is essential that you listen to your child read daily at home as past experience has shown that children who read at home daily make the most progress with their reading.


It is an expectation that children read their home reading book daily for 20 minutes and their planner is returned daily. Children are also are given termly topic homework grids to complete one per week in their homework book. The children are to bring their homework books in on Monday , work will be marked and sent home for Wednesday for the children to complete their next task. Parents and carers will be provided with your child's target at upcoming Parents' Evening. Teachers will set weekly homeworks using our homework app- Frogplay. The app is designed to encourage your child to develop their skills and work on their individual targets.  Further information can be found on the website. In addition  to reading and the topic grid homework the children will also be given spellings to learn weekly at home and will be tested in school the following week. It is important that you help and support your child working towards achieving their targets. If you are unsure how you can support your child please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher.



Homework Grids

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 6 SATS 

What are SATs?

SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) are given at the end of year 2, 6 and 9. The tests in year 6 are more formal than in year 2 as the tests have to be sat on a specific day and are sent off to be externally marked. School will report levels to parents in their child's end of year report. 

Please find additional information for KS2 testing following the links below

The children will sit exams in the following areas:


Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar


These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child's progress and the school's performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.


Key Stage Reading


The reading test will provisionally be a single paper  consisting of three texts, there will be questions for each of the sections for the children to answer. The children will have one hour  reading time, to complete the test.


There will be a selection of question types, including:

  • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’ 
  • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’ 
  • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’ 
  • Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’ 
  • Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’ 


Key Stage 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test


The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.


The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:

  • Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’ 
  • Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’ 


Key Stage 2 Maths


Children will sit three papers in maths:

  • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes (written)
  • Papers 2 and 3: mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning, 40 minutes per paper

Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:

  • Multiple choice 
  • True or false 
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart 
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem.


When will KS2 SATs take place in 2019?

 The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 13th May 2019. 


How will Key Stage 2 SATs be marked?

Children will be given standardised scores. You will be given your child’s score, alongside the average for their school, the local area and nationally. There will also be a ‘performance descriptor’ of the expected standard for Key Stage 2 pupils. 


Key Dates- Please do not book holiday time between these dates.

The KS2 (Year 6) SATs tests will commence on Monday 13th and will end on Thursday 16th May 2019.

The examinations will take place during the morning sessions. 

How can I support my child?

Please follow the links below to online games and support.

Supporting your child in preparation for SATs

Supporting your child at home