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KS 2-Yr 5 & 6



Year 5 and 6 Curriculum

All subjects follow the National Curriculum (please see whole school curriculum map).

School trips and activities are planned to boost the learning experience of your child who will have various opportunities to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities throughout the year.


Mobile Phones

If your child is walking to and from school unaccompanied, you may want them to have a mobile phone. Upon arrival, the phone will be switched off and handed in to their class teacher. Phones will be locked away and collected at the end of the day. Mobile phones will not be allowed on school trips.


Swimming lessons continue in Year 5 in the  to further develop their confidence, skills and ability in the pool. They will be able to wear swimming goggles for specific aspects of their lesson as directed by their swimming teachers. 

Swimming lessons for Year 5 will then continue in the Summer term, where children will be able to participate in a ‘Life Saving’ program that is similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Award. It is important that our children leave us with a secure ability to use a range of swimming strokes and an appreciation of water safety skills.

In Year 6 students have a cold water survival training experience.



Our residential trips are yearly camping trips to Bryher on the Isles of Scilly and biannual trips to Paris.

Leavers’ Production

Our Leavers’ Production will take place at the end of Year 6 when children will be able to celebrate their time at The Hills Academy. 

Day Structure

 All children will continue to go straight to their classrooms. 


Year 3, 4, 5, and 6:                          8.30 am to 3.30 pm

Year 1 and 2:                                   8.30 am to 3.30 pm

Reception and Nursery:                8.40 am to 3.20 pm

For families with children of different ages, drop off at the earliest time and pick up at the latest time. Younger children will be able to enter their classes early (for a ‘challenge task’) and stay (for ‘story time’) until their older siblings have finished their school day.

Year 5 and 6 children may be permitted to walk or cycle to school by themselves. All other children must be dropped-off and picked-up by their parents/carers.

Walk to School

Children in Year 5 and 6 may walk or cycle to and from school by themselves. This requires a permission form signed by a parent. We encourage you to discuss the safest routes to and from school with your child. Year 5 and 6 children will not be able to take responsibility for younger children.

Uniform & Equipment

The basis of our school uniform will not change and all writing resources will be available in school.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Phone: 01234 266498    Email: