Upper Key Stage 2

Welcome to Year 5 & Year 6

  • 5IKa – Miss Kay, Miss Wood and Mrs Iveson

  • 6RS – Mr Smith, Miss Watson, Mrs Clixby and Miss Kelly 

Welcome to Year 5!

We are lucky to have two teachers – Miss Kay and Miss Wood. Mrs Iveson is the Achievement Support Assistant supporting across the year group.

Currently, we are working very hard to become the best class role models we can be whilst developing our resilience, resect and responsibility. We have lots of opportunities to have first hand experiences of learning both in and out of the classroom. We have lots of discussions about our emotions and experiences in our daily circles, where we build our classroom ethos and community.

We enjoy using a wide variety of class texts to enable us to discuss issues around friendship, fairness, equality, leadership and the impact our actions have on others.

We are trying really hard to develop our sense of responsibility in taking care of ourselves. We would really appreciate your support, please, in being responsible for ensuring that we are prepared for PE by coming to school in our kits on Mondays and Fridays.

Reading is very important all the way through school and in Year 5, the children are expected to take responsibility for their own home reading books. Please encourage your children to read each day and to remember to bring their home reading book into school. This ensures that we are becoming the best readers we can possibly be!

If you would like to see what we have been up to in year 5, please have a look on class seesaw blogs and our Twitter! @wansbeckyear5

Welcome to Year 6!

We are lucky to have three teachers – Mr Smith, Mrs Clixby Miss Watson. Miss Kelly is the Achievement Support Assistant in year 6.

Currently, we are working very hard to become the best class role models we can be whilst fulfilling our roles as ambassadors for the school. We have lots of opportunities within our curriculum to develop our leadership skills, within our school and the wider community. Our Year 6s will all earn a leadership role within school which they will write speeches for and read to an audience.

We enjoy using a wide variety of class texts to enable us to discuss issues around friendship, fairness, equality, leadership and the impact our actions have on others.

As it is our final year in primary school, we are trying really hard to develop our sense of responsibility in taking care of ourselves – please make sure you support us in being responsible for ensuring you have your PE kit in school all week.

Reading is very important all the way through school and in Year 6, the children are expected to take responsibility for their own home reading books. Please encourage your children to read each day and to remember to bring their home reading book into school. This ensures that we are becoming the best readers we can possibly be!

“The school leadership team are committed to helping pupils to succeed”

Ofsted comments

“Brilliant school.”

Parent's comments

“The school receives good support from the Hull Collaborative Academy
Trust, and trust leaders also provide you with effective challenge.”

Ofsted comments

“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

Parent's comments

“Pupils often have
opportunities to visit places of interest, such as the residential visit to Whitby that is linked to a class topic.”

Ofsted comments

“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

Parent's comments

“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

Parent's comments

“The quality of pupils’ handwriting has also improved, particularly in key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

Parent's comments

“Teachers accurately demonstrate to pupils the sounds that letters make. This
helps pupils to repeat the sounds they are learning.”

Ofsted comments

“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

Parent's comments

“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

Parent's comments

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

Parent's comments

“You pay
particular attention to safeguarding issues that affect your local community and prepare staff well to support pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Spelling errors
are also routinely identified in pupils’ written work across a range of subjects. This
helps pupils to avoid future repetitions.”

Ofsted comments

“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

Parent's comments

“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential.”

Parent's comments

“Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils, prompting them to explain their answers and
providing them with the confidence to ‘have a go’.”

Ofsted comments

“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

Parent's comments

“Central to the work of the school is the development of pupils’ social skills and the support of their well-being.”

Ofsted comments

“Staff and governors
maintain an acute focus on these areas and establish excellent relationships with
pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils’ safety and well-being are central to your work. The leadership team has
ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose.”

Ofsted comments

“The designated safeguarding leader is tenacious in her approach and
leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure that pupils receive the best possible
support.”

Ofsted comments

“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing.”

Parent's comments

“There is a
consistent approach to the teaching of phonics. Regular checks help teachers to
group pupils effectively so that activities are well matched to pupils’ needs.”

Ofsted comments

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck Primary School is a happy, well-organised school that is at the heart of the local community.”

Ofsted comments

“The school is passionate about the community it serves and determined
to help pupils to be the best they can be.”

Ofsted comments

“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

Parent's comments

“The school have created a strong leadership team by making good use of opportunities you have to collaborate with other trust schools.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. You have a clear vision for what you want pupils to achieve; developing pupils socially, emotionally and
academically is at the centre of the curriculum you provide.”

Ofsted comments

“This has enabled
the school to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

Parent's comments

“Grammatical errors are discussed with pupils, and this helps them to improve their writing.”

Ofsted comments

“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

Parent's comments

“Teachers make regular checks on the progress
that pupils make and use this information to adjust the activities that they plan.”

Ofsted comments

“This improvement is underlined by published data showing that pupils’ spelling and grammar scores are now above the national average at the end of key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“Care is taken to ensure that the topics that are chosen attract the interests of the children.”

Ofsted comments

“The school has good systems in place to develop the leadership skills of staff.”

Ofsted comments