Team Venables


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


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.



The whole year curriculum for Years 5 and 6 is here.

The Autumn Term Liaison is here.

The Autumn Term Homework Grid is here.


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).


Mayan Civilisation Knowledge Organiser

Science Knowledge Organiser

South America Knowledge Organiser

Life as a Journey and Pilgrimage Knowledge Organiser

Reading With Your Child


Whatever stage your child is at in their reading journey, it is essential that you spend time reading together daily, discussing the text and new vocabulary.



  1. I read to you, you read to me - take turns to read a paragraph aloud to each other.
  2. Be patient when your child is trying to sound out an unfamiliar word - give him or her time to do so. Then, one more time for understanding - ask them to re-read the sentence again to understand the meaning.
  3. Find three words or phrases you like in the text and explain why.
  4. Ask who, what, when where and why questions.
  5. Create a distraction-free reading space to sit quietly and enjoy your book. Make reading a book a natural thing to do.

Delving Deeper

What has happened in the story so far?

Discuss new vocabulary and can you use it in a sentence of your own?

Find words or phrases that tell you about the setting.

Choose a character and say how they felt. How do you know?

What does....tell you about how a character is feeling?

What impressions you get from this part of the text?

Did your opinion of any characters change as the story progressed?

Identify favourite words and phrases and say why you like them.

Discuss the theme of the story, e.g. good over evil, weak and strong characters, mean and generous, rich and poor.

Predict what will happen next e.g. I wondered whether....I think it might....etc.

Identify the key events in the story and put them in order.



A successful home school reading partnership is essential. Indicating in your child's reading diary that you have heard them read and what you have discussed is helpful for the teacher.

Below are examples of parental entries that may support you in what you record:


Read to page 21-34. Fluent and enthusiastic reading with great expression. Parent name/initials

Read chapter 2. We discussed new vocabulary and I asked him/her to create their own sentences using them to check understanding. Parent name/initials

Read pages 30-40 ...... loves this genre and author! Parent name/initails.


Useful Links: 

Recommended Reading List for Year 5.

Recommended Reading List for Year 6.

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! Applications close on Friday 10th September 2021.

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