Year 5 & 6 Class News

Science: classifying living things

Posted on Thursday 08 September 2022 by Mrs Hogarth

This week, we have been learning about Carl Linnaeus – a Swedish naturalist and explorer who was the first to create a system to define species of organisms by name. We worked together to create our own classification keys that would allow us to sort, classify and identify objects from around the classroom. This was based on the physical characteristics of the objects. We found it quite hard to think of questions that would allow us to sort the objects effectively, but we got there eventually. We also applied some great scientific vocabulary.

Welcome to Class 5/6A

Posted on Tuesday 06 September 2022 by Mr Roundtree

A very warm welcome back to all pupils in Class 5/6A.  We have had a fantastic day getting to know our new classmates, as well as catching up on everyone’s holiday stories.  It seems Class 5/6A were very well travelled over the summer!   There has been lots of information passed onto the children today, reinforcing our school rules and values, uniform policy, homework and reading records.  Please note that P.E. lessons will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

All pupils have today chosen a new reading book from the library and brought this home with them.  Really get this new school year off to a great start by reading daily at home with your child, and recording this in their reading record.  Children are to bring their reading records in to school every Friday.

I look forward to getting to know the pupils more over the coming days and weeks, as well as the parents.  Please do stop by and say hello, or ask me any questions you may have.



Is the school day always this short?

Posted on Tuesday 06 September 2022 by Mr Lindsay

Today has flown by. It was fantastic to see the children back in school looking refereshed and ready for a new school year. 5/6C had plenty of stories to tell about their holidays including a best day ever: Putt Stars and Maccys! Whether it was a sleepover or a trip under Niagara Falls, children beamed with joy about their summer holidays.

All children in year 5/6 have visited the library today and received their reading journal. It’s really important that both of these books are kept in your child’s book bag so that they bring them to school each day and read every evening. Share the reading with your child: take turns to read a page each; read to each other on alternate days; take a day off reading and just discuss the book over a cuppa.

It was wonderful to see all the children in the correct uniform. Please help us to maintain these standards throughout the year so that the children look and feel part of a happy and healthy place to learn.

Getting to know each other

Posted on Tuesday 06 September 2022 by Mrs Hogarth

Welcome back to all the children in 5/6B. We’ve had a great day getting to know each other and finding out what everyone got up to in the holiday. I’ve bombarded the children with lots of information today about what the new school year will hold – I’m sure you’ll hear all about it. The children will have brought their new reading record book home – please check your child’s bag. Let’s get off to a great start by reading daily at home, this has such a huge impact on learning. Please record when your child reads and sign to say they have read. Your child will need these in school every Friday, but every day would be even better. Keep working hard on TTR at home also – keep those multiplication facts in the front of our heads!

Please feel free to ask any questions, or come and introduce yourself if we’ve never met. I’m looking forward to a happy and healthy year with 5/6B.


Welcome back!

Posted on Thursday 01 September 2022 by Mr Lindsay

I know most parents are probably asking themselves, “Do they have to go back to school so soon?” All good things must come to an end.

The Year 5/6 team are really excited to be welcoming you back to Scholes this year. We’ve got lots of fun activities planned such as bikeability, a new residential and some other trips which you’ll find out about during the year.

This week you might be frantically looking around for school uniform, lunch boxes, water bottles and PE kit.

You can look on our school website for our school uniform and PE kit policy. We typically have spare, clean items of uniform, including PE kit, for children to change into if they’re not wearing the items set out in this policy.


You might also be wondering what children need to bring into school. Children should bring a bag to school everyday. In the first week, they will have the opportunity to take a library book home and a book chosen by their class teacher.

Children should also have a filled water bottle (only water please) and perhaps a sun hat and suncream if it’s a sunny day.

School will provide all the stationery. Children should not bring their own equipment. They will be asked to keep it at home. I hope you’ll understand that this will help to reduce any issues that this might cause in school.

In year 5/6, parents can choose to allow their child to walk home without an adult.

Let’s make this a year to remember.

5/6 team

What a Week!

Posted on Monday 18 July 2022 by Mr Freeman

What a week it was for Year 5/6 last week. Filled with happy, hard-working pupils and very proud parents and teachers, the week was a huge success for all.

The 5/6 production finally came round and the performances were nothing short of excellent. Thanks to all the parents and adults for coming to watch, support the children and for buying our leaflets to raise money for the school – it is very much appreciated by all involved. The hard work of the children was rewarded with a standing ovation from all the adults and teachers on the final night of the show!

To end the week, the Key stage two disco took place on Friday night. All pupils behaved fantastically well and were great role models for our school. There were some fantastic dance moves on show (I think the sugar rush from the tuck shop helped!).

All in all, a brilliant penultimate week – well done to everyone involved!

Scholes in Bloom – winning design

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2022 by Mrs Latham

A group of children went out to meet the Britain in Bloom judges today. The winning designer of the Scholes in Bloom competition was there and everyone admired the planted design in the flowerbed outside school. It looks fabulous!

Living and learning: I understand some drugs are harmful

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2022 by Mrs Hogarth

What is a drug? This is the question that year 5/6 have been considering this week. We have discussed all types of drugs – illegal and legal – this includes over-the-counter and prescription medicines. We have talked about the effects drugs have on you and the risks that they can cause. The children then looked at different scenarios that included drugs such as caffeine or alcohol and they had to discuss if they put a person at low, medium or high risk.

Sports day – KS2 Competitive

Posted on Monday 11 July 2022 by Mrs Latham

The key stage 2 children in years 3, 4 5 and 6 enjoyed a lovely sunny sports day last week after a break since 2019 because of the pandemic. There was some very competitive races but also lots of support for everyone for joining in too. Thank you to all the families and friends who came. The adult races at the end were particularly entertaining!

Sports Roundabout

Posted on Monday 04 July 2022 by Mrs Latham

We had a successful Sports Roundabout this afternoon after a break since 2019, due to the pandemic. All the children enjoyed collecting points for their team and showed great teamwork and support for each other. Thank you to all the families who came to show their support too. The points are listed below.

1st Northern Ireland 507 points

2nd Iceland 518 points

3rd Germany 502 points

4th Portugal 493 points

5th Sweden 483 points

6th Italy 477 points

7th Belgium 454 points

8th Spain 394 points

9th Netherlands 379 points

10th Norway 366 points

11th France 360 points

12th England 346 points