Team Venables


This is our Year 5 and Year 6 class.  The class teacher is Mr Dilworth and the teaching assistants is Mrs Barker-Gaskell.


Please see our PowerPoint presentation about life in Years 5 & 6.


Life in Years 5 & 6

Team Venables is a class in which learning is full of fun, laughter and enjoyment. We work hard as a team, putting in 100% effort and dedication into all that we do. We always choose to follow our six gospel values, in doing so creating an excellent environment for our learning.

Children will be provided with spellings each Monday morning, these are sent through our online platform Purple Mash, children are required to practise these spellings and put them into sentences. Children are also required to read at home and discuss what they have read.

There are opportunities to become part of our School and Eco Council and also Head Boy and Head Girl (Year 6). Children will be able to put themselves up for election, create a presentation and be voted in for the role by their peers. We also have some other very exciting roles within Year 5 & 6, these include Prefects, P.S.H.E. Ambassadors, Spiritual Leaders and everyone will have the opportunity to be classroom monitors throughout the year. Our Twitter demonstrates some of the opportunities and activities for children whilst in Years 5 & 6.

Throughout the children's time in Year 5 & 6, they continue to develop a love of learning, in which knowledge sticks, we enhance their commitment to becoming lifelong learners and prepare them for the challenges of secondary education.




Whole Year Curriculum


Summer Term Liaison

Spring Term Liaison

Spring Term Homework

Autumn Term Liaison


Knowledge Organisers

A Knowledge Organiser is a set of key vocabulary, facts and information on a topic that your child needs to be able to know and recall by the end of the topic. Please use these at home as conversation starters to discuss learning and as a way of helping your child commit their learning to long-term memory (for example, you may want to cut up the vocabulary and meanings for your child to match up or encourage your child to learn how to spell the words).


Spring Term 2024

The Victorians


Autumn Term 2023

Earth and Space


Christmas - The Gospels of Matthew and Luke


Life as a Journey and a Pilgrimage

Online Safety


Sculpture and 3D 


Spring Term 2023 

R.E. Jesus the Teacher Knowledge Organiser

R.E. Who Was Jesus? Knowledge Organiser

Science: Living Things and Their Habitats


Autumn Term 2022

Animals Knowledge Organiser

Coding Knowledge Organiser

Online Safety Knowledge Organiser

How & Why Do Christians Read The Bible Knowledge Organiser

WWI Knowledge Organiser

WWII Knowledge Organiser

Venables Twitter Feed

Reading With Your Child


Please visit our Reading at Home page for advice and ideas to support developing reading skills.

Mathematics With Your Child


Please visit our Maths Page for advice and ideas to support mathematical learning. 

Wider Opportunities in Team Venables


Spiritual Leaders

As Spiritual Leaders in each year group, all children are given the opportunity to prepare the weekly class worship and lead on the planning and delivery of a whole school worship once every half term. At the end of the child-led worship, the Spiritual Leaders are then presented with a certificate to recognise what they have done within their year group.

The Spiritual Leaders are responsible for ensuring that their class reflective worship area is clean, tidy and up to date with their learning in R.E. as well as the termly Gospel Value.

Spiritual Leaders are also able to participate in a weekly lunchtime club to develop their knowledge of our school vision, values and understanding of worship.

See our Christianity at Newburgh page for more information on this.


Year 6 Prefects

As a pupil in Year 6 you are eligible to apply to be a Prefect. Being a Prefect at our school is a very privileged role and one that should be taken very seriously. As a Prefect you will be expected to be a great role model to all the other children, from wearing your school uniform and looking smart to following the school rules.


If you are interested, you will need to complete the application form to demonstrate that you have the qualities needed to successfully fulfil this role. You might be working on some of these qualities but as long as you are committed to being the best that you can be, no one can ask for more! Please complete the application form to show that you have all the qualities needed to be a Prefect before Friday 8th September 2023.


Key Stage 2 Jobs

Pupils in Teams Rigby and Venables are invited to apply for jobs. Please see the following documents for more information.

Letter of Introduction

Library Monitor Job Description

Nursery Assistant Job Description

Office Assistant Job Description

Playground Leader Job Description

Application Form


School Council & Eco Council

See our Enrichment Opportunities page for more information on this.

Standard Assessment Tests (SATs)


In the summer term in Year 6 (during May) children will sit the Standard Assessment Tests. Please take a look at our PowerPoint for more information about this.

Tower Wood Residential


Every other year our Year 5 and 6 class go to Tower Wood, Lancashire Outdoor Education Facility on Lake Windermere. This is an important rite of passage at Newburgh. In addition to the children having enormous amounts of fun, they participate in team building activities and build independence skills. Our residential runs from Wednesday to Friday and children participate in daytime and evening activities that may include orienteering, ghyll scrambling, climbing, stargazing, raft building canoeing, caving, hill walking, mine exploration, campfires etc.


Our next residential is Wednesday 21st February - Friday 23rd February.


Tower Wood Kit List