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Holly Grove Primary Academy

Year 5/6

Teaching Staff in Year 5/6

Mrs Surplice (Assistant Headteacher/Y56 Leader)

Mrs Kirby (Class teacher)

Mrs Taylor (Class teacher)

Mrs Coates (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Welch (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Spencer (PP Champion/Teaching Assistant)

 Welcome to Year 5/6!

On this page, you will find useful information about the Year 5/6 curriculum, expectations, homework and key dates throughout the year so keep checking back regularly.

Holly Grove Primary is an Eco School therefore we are looking at ways to reduce our paper trail so you will find letters, copies of homework and extra support sheets added to this page rather than sending out a hard copy. If you wish for a copy of a document, please do not hesitate to contact the office  who will be more than happy to assist you. 

If you wish to discuss anything with your child's class teacher, please contact the school office or message your child's class teacher to arrange an appointment. 

Y5/6 Parents' Welcome Information Meeting

2023 Welcome to Year Five and Six - Final Versionb

Year 5/6 Newsletters

Y56 Autumn 2 2023

Y56 Autumn 2 2023

Y56 Spring 2 Summer 1 2024

Y56 Autumn 2 and Spring 1 23-24

Year 5/6 Timetable 2023-2024


year56 two-year cycle updated Feb2024

Key Information


Swimming: Swimming lessons will be on Monday afternoons. 

Children should bring a one-piece swimming costume or trunks and a towel in a suitable bag for swimming. Goggles may be worn but parents should send in written permission if they wish their child to wear goggles during swimming lessons.                   

Outdoor/Indoor PE: Monday afternoon (Year 5 and Year 6)

The children should come to school in PE kit on Mondays and Tuesdays. They do not need to bring their school uniform to school.

PE Kit

  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Black or green plain shorts
  • Tracksuits or jogging bottoms – black or green
  • Trainers
  • [Earrings need to be removed for PE/Swimming lessons]
  • [No bright coloured tracksuits or hoodies]

Swimming Kit

  • Girls - One-piece costume   
  • Boys - Lycra/Endurance shorts or jammers (no baggy shorts or Bermuda style swim shorts)[currently available at Next, Sports Direct and Amazon for less than £10]
  • Towel
  • Swimming hat (for long hair)
  • Goggles may be worn if letter of consent sent in to school.

If your child is unable to participate in PE for any reason, please send a note or message your child's class teacher on the day.


It is vitally important that the children read for at least 15 minutes every night and also have the opportunity to discuss what they have read. Below, you will find examples of questions you could ask your child to help them to gain a better understanding of what they read.

In addition to reading at home to an adult, your child has been given an account for Read Theory where they will read short passages matched to their reading level, via a pre-assessment in school.

Your child will have come home with a letter with their unique username and password. 

Children can access Read Theory at home, at school, and even on the go using mobile devices. All you need is an internet connection. Your child has the freedom to do as much as they would like using this programme.


All children in Year 5/6 are expected to be able to recall times tables facts rapidly and will be timed on a speed tables test regularly. Their challenge is to beat their score and their time so need to practise their tables often. They all have logins for Times Tables Rockstars and can also practise their times tables on www.timestables.com




Mrs Taylor's Maths Group



Mrs Surplice's and Mrs Kirby's Maths Groups



DOJO Points and Prizes

Class Dojo Points Prizes

Useful Information

National Curriculum Y5-6 Spelling Word List

Year 5 and 6 General Information

Year 6 Autumn Term Objectives Mathematics

Year 5 Autumn Term Objectives Mathematics


Diary Year 5/6

  • 16 Jul 2024
    00:00 to 19:00
    Year 6 Leavers Assembly
    Add Year 6 Leavers Assembly to your calendar

Adding dates to your calendar

Subscribing via Outlook

Follow the relevant instructions below, using the feed address http://www.hollygrove.greenhousecms.co.uk/ical.ics

Subscribing via Google

  • On your computer, open Google Calendar
  • On the left, next to "Other calendars" click 'Add' Add followed by 'From URL'.
  • Click this button to copy the feed address to your clipboard and paste it into the 'URL of calendar' field
  • Click 'Add calendar'. The calendar will appear on the left side under "Other calendars"
  • It might take up to 12 hours for changes to show in your Google Calendar.

Subscribing via iPhone