Meet the Orcas Team


Miss S Lowther

Teaching Assistants

Ms Jackson, Mrs Sparrow, Mr Barrey, Miss Lawes

All our TA's work on different days each week with us. 

What does provision look like for those with additional needs in Orcas class?

Outlined in the document below are the waves of provision we use to support children with additional needs.   Support is tailored to each individual and provided as needed, with or without a diagnosis. Please talk to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns about your child, their needs or the provision in class.  You can find further information on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page on our website.  This is where you will find our vision for SEND pupils, and our SEND information report which outlines what we as a school can offer.

English / RIC/ Reading: The children are supported with STEM sentence, shared writes, key word maps, focus words each week, group work, CLIKR, 1:1 reading sessions, daily reading, reading materials to follow during shared class reading sessions, Lexia and focused 1:1 / group same and next day interventions. 

Maths: The children are supported through the use of scaffolding, Mangahigh, group work and use of resources. The resources allow the children to understand the lessons through focused concrete learning where they are supported in 1:1 and group same and next day interventions to progress onto pictorial and abstract learning. 

Curriculum: The children are supported during curriculum lessons through the use of STEM sentences, verbal discussions to support understanding and group work. 

Website provision map KS2 (2) (1).docx

Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum Overview

Y5 Knowledge Organiser T5 Year B (1).pdf

PE Days

Please make sure your child has the following items for each PE session:

Woodland Day

Woodland Day Term 5: Tuesday 9th May.

Please ensure your children come into school wearing appropriate clothing for the day and for all types of weather. This can include:

Weekly timetable

Orcas Timetable T5

What do plants do for us?

Each term our learning will be themed around a key question. 

Our Term 5 topic is called, 'What do plants do for us?' and we will be focusing on the themes of: peace, duty, compassion, environmentalism.

Key learning

Our class text this term is called 'Earth Heroes' written by Lily Dyu. 

The blurb of the book: 

When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it’s easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change the world. With twenty inspirational stories celebrating the pioneering work of a selection of Earth Heroes from all around the globe, from Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Yin Yuzhen and Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet, proving that one person, no matter how small, can make a difference.


For year 5 / 6 this year homework will be set on a Friday via Google classrooms (paper copies can be given if preferred) and will be due on the Thursday the following week. The homework will include:

Home support


5 x a week

Mangahigh / Lexia:

3 x a week

Spellings / Times tables practise:

5 x a week daily verbal practise 

PE curriculum map 


Computing knowledge organiser 


Past Knowledge Organisers

Term 1:

Y5 Knowledge organiser Term 1 Year B.pdf

Term 2:

Y5 Knowledge organiser Term 2 Year B.pdf

Term 3:

Y5 Knowledge Organiser T3 Year B.pdf

Term 4:

Y5 Knowledge Organiser T4 Year B x 2.pdf

Term 5:

Term 6: