Year 5/6


Mr D Rodger

Welcome to the Year 5 and 6 class page. I am the class teacher, Mr Rodger. You will find out key information about the weekly timetable and routines below. PE days take place on Tuesday and Thursday. Currently, the children are learning gymnastics.


Homework is assigned on Monday (Mathletics and spellings), Wednesday (maths and English/topic) and Friday (maths and English/topic). Homework is to be handed in 2 days after being assigned. Homework should take no longer than thirty minutes and should consolidate what the children have already practised in class or a continuation of what has been started already.

"The Year" (1910)

Please learn the following poem by heart for Friday:

What can be said in New Year rhymes,

That’s not been said a thousand times?

The new years come, the old years go,

We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,

We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings,

We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,

We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,

And that’s the burden of the year.

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1909)​


Our learning this year

As we look forward to another year of academic excellence at St Mary's, here is an update on the curriculum and a brief summary of the programme your child will be following this year.

View more of our curriculum