Years 5 and 6

We raised over £350 for children in hospital by reading!

We raised over £350 for children in hospital by reading! 1
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Years 3 - 8 raised £340 for Children who are spending a long time in Hospital and the money raised goes towards buying them books to keep them occupied.  We really enjoyed reading for good!


Welcome to our Year 5 & 6 webpage.  My name is Mrs Pessoa and I am the Class Teacher.  I have taught at The River School for 8 years.


The learning environment in Years 5 & 6 is an exciting mixture of individual, pair and whole class work. Pupils have opportunities to develop their abilities and work on improving their weaknesses both academically, and in terms of character and spiritual development. To help prepare pupils for their future lives they are encouraged to grow in wisdom and discernment as they apply Biblical truth and develop critical thinking. 


We have small classes which enables our teachers to understand the individual needs of each pupil and to create lessons that cater to each individual learner.  Small classes enable us to pick up misunderstandings quickly and to extend the more able pupils as necessary.  Our experienced TA’s are on hand to help and support in all morning lessons.


The curriculum is wide-ranging and varied, covering Literacy, Maths and Science in the mornings with Spanish, Bible Study, Geography, PE, History, PSHCE, Cookery, ICT, Art and Music.  We include an outdoor curriculum which encompasses Forest School and enjoyment of our grounds which enables the children to develop their love of the outdoors and encourage wildlife, caring for the environment and wildlife habitats.

Spring Term Curriculum 2018

Our Literacy Unit is Persuasive Language. We designed posters to encourage our school community to recycle!

We love caring for the wildlife. Have a look at our hedgehog feeder. We have already had a prickly visitor!

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