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Caythorpe Primary School

Inspiring the future



Year 5 and 6

Mr O'Mahoney

Welcome to the Hogwarts Class

Here at Caythorpe we have developed an Enquiry based curriculum. Each of our termly topics is based on a question. 

What was life like in Victorian times?

Through the topic, children will study inventions of the Victorian Era. They will also explore what life was like in the Victorian Workhouses and schools, focusing on the historical novel "Street Child". They will explore the daily pattern, timetables and subjects taught to boys and girls in Victorian Britain.

In science children will be learning all about "Electricity."  Children will share what they already know about electricity and we will reinforce the necessary scientific vocabulary. Pupils will have the opportunity to investigate whether the thickness or length of wire changes the brightness of a bulb.

In computing pupils will be learning to use data bases. 

At Caythorpe we follow the White Rose Maths Mastery scheme of work. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures. Year 5 maths will be taught by Ms Cann and Mrs Hibbard whilst Year 6 will be taught by Mr O'Mahoney.

We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term children will explore the life journeys and  rites of passage of Christianity.

Accelerated Reader

At Caythorpe we strive to develop a reading for pleasure culture. In Key Stage Two children use the Accelerated Reader Program. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills. Together with Star Reading and myON by Renaissance, it forms a complete reading practice and assessment solution for students of all ages and abilities.

Children have an opportunity to quiz and change their reading books everyday. However it is helpful if reading diaries are signed to ensure children are reading, engaging and understanding what they read. Please ensure you listen to your child read regularly and sign their reading diaries.

Dates for you Diary

Friday 1st November - Building Learning Power Day - Dress as a Learning Hero

Friday 1st November - Coffee Morning - all welcome

Friday 15th November - Children in Need - Come in your Pyjamas - £1 donation. Cake sale.

Friday 6th November - Coffee morning - all welcome

Monday 9th December - Rock Steady performance - 2.30pm "We will rock you!"

Monday 16th December - Pantomime - "Oh no it isn't....Oh yes it is!"

Tuesday 17th December - Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 18th December -  Christmas Party Day and Movie Night £3

Thursday 19th December - End of term


Please can your child keep a named PE kit in school all week (dark shorts and/or jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls.) If the weather is fine, PE may take place outdoors so please make sure your child has an outdoor kit. Please can you also ensure that all items of school clothing are named to prevent any mix-ups at the end of the day.

Year 5 children will go swimming at Sleaford Leisure Centre in the Spring term. Being able to swim is a vital life skill. All children are expected to be able to swim at least 25m using a range of swimming stokes effectively. If children are still unable to complete this length then they will have the opportunity to continue swimming sessions in Year 6.


Your child has been given a new homework menu which contains a variety of homework tasks for them to complete in their own time. (A copy can be downloaded below). Each task has an allocated number of points with the aim being for each child to reach 25 points by the end of the half term. This will be checked every Friday afternoon.

Useful Weblinks

Mayan Information - useful for homework tasks

Bitesize Science - information and games on a range of science topics

Victorian Inventions - Help Hetty Feather identify these Victorian Inventions

Victorians - homework help for tasks

Facts abut Brazil

More Brazil facts

BBC Bitesize English - choose from a wide variety of activities to practise, spelling, grammar, using punctuation, reading and comprehension and lots more!

BBC Bitesize Maths - need more practise with place value? Want to be sharper at addition and subtraction. Great maths revision can be found here!

TimesTable Rock Stars - Become a Rock God! Login here. Who can earn the most this week?

Football and Netball Results

Keep up to date with our league positions at Sporting Success.


High Street, Caythorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3DR

01400 272600