Growing, achieving, succeeding

Header Image

Upper Key Stage 2

Welcome to Upper Key Stage 2

Staff across Year 5 and Year 6 are looking forward to the forthcoming year. We have lots of exciting lessons planned.

Staff Year 5

  • Sycamore – Mr Hallet
  • Mulbery – Miss Race
  • Ash – Mr Tapner

Staff Year 6

  • Oak – Mrs Armes, Miss Crossley
  • Silver-Birch – Miss Ridley, Mr Watts
  • Cedar – Mrs Richardson, Mrs Watt

Support Staff

  • Mrs Hardman
  • Miss Morte


Our curriculum in Year 5 and Year 6 is centered around making learning ’stick’. Learning is a change to long-term memory. We aim to ensure that our pupils experience a wide breadth of study and have, by the end of Key Stage Two, long-term memory of an ambitious body of knowledge and skills.

Trips and Residential’s

We are looking forward to re-establishing trips and visits over the coming year after what has been a very different time in school. Over the course of the school year, the children will have the opportunity participate in a range of trips, visits and a residential as well as working outside the classroom to enhance learning.


When children reach Year 5 and Year 6, we follow the ‘Renaissance Reading’ scheme. Children can choose from an exciting range of fiction and non-fiction books and have an opportunity to work on the computer to take comprehension quizzes, based on the book that they have read. Children can earn points for each quiz that they pass and they receive a reward for reaching given milestones. We encourage children to read at every opportunity, including at home. We appreciate your support in listening to your child read and asking them questions about the texts they are reading.

For every 50 points earned the children will receive a book.


TThe children are given weekly spellings and times tables to learn for their homework. The children can access their homework on Seesaw or they can request a paper version. We appreciate the support that you provide, when helping your child to complete homework tasks

House Teams

The children have been allocated house teams;

  • Guisborough Forest – Green Group – Mrs Richardson
  • Danby Forest – Red Group – Mrs Armes
  • Grizedale forest – blue Group – Miss Wallis
  • Hamsterley Forest – Yellow Group – Miss Rennison

The children receive house points for demonstrating the school’s values – Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Hard Work, Caring and Positivity. The house team with the most points at the end of the year will visit the forest their team is named after.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.