Longshaw Y5/6

Longshaw Class is taught by Mrs Lightfoot, Mrs Wright and Mrs Dunne. 

Longshaw Christmas Medley Item


As part of our reading of treble clef pitches during our classroom music lessons this term, we have been playing the bass line and two descending scales from Pachelbel’s canon. 
In this recording, we have three recorder players, three keyboard players, one flautist, two clarinettists, three guitarists, two violinists and a saxophone player. All other class members are playing glockenspiels.
Next term we hope to continue to improve our reading of music in addition to composing our own melodies.   

Hope Valley Climate Action Visit

With Climate Change at the forefront of everyone’s minds and young inspirational speakers like Greta Thunberg capturing the interest of the pupils, the school were pleased to invite Ghazala and Steve from Hope Valley Climate Action in to the classroom to discuss their experiences with our Year 4,5 and 6 children. 

Ghazala shared her inspiring Antarctica trip with the children and allowed for lots of discussion about her first hand experiences as well as answering general climate change questions. The children followed this up with a card game activity that allowed them to think about the changes they could make at home and at school in order to reduce their carbon footprint! The children’s climate change pledges were written on their pledge card and taken home in order to remind themselves of the little changes they’d like to make.

The school look forward to welcoming Ghazala and Steve back in the New Year to see how they’ve been getting on with their changes both at home and at school.

Spies in the Making!

Longshaw Class shared their Literacy work in their Good Work assembly. The work, inspired by the Alex Rider books, introduced the rest of the school to some villainous characters: some who wore sunglasses as a disguise, others that had giant back tattoos that claimed, ‘I will win’ as well as villains that had mouldy toes as they never washed! The class were clearly enjoying describing each character and fulfilling their Top Secret mission.


Longhsaw Class have also been training hard to become a top-class spy, their training is clear from the spy poses in the pictures!!

Incredible Indus Valley Art Work 

In Art/D&T Longshaw Class have been making small scale models of wall hangings inspired by the Indus Valley. The class will soon be ready to begin sewing their full-sized versions!

Year 6 SATs 2022 

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May 2022.

In the summer term of 2022, children in Year 2 and Year 6 will take their end of Key Stage SATs papers. These tests are in English and Maths and will reflect the current national curriculum.


At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:



Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar


These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child's progress and the school's performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.

Key Stage 2 Reading

The reading test will provisionally be a single paper with questions based on one 800-word text and two passages of 300 words. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.

There will be a selection of question types, including:

  • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’ 
  • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’ 
  • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’ 
  • Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’ 
  • Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’ 

Key Stage 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test will consist of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.

The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:

  • Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’ 
  • Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’ 

Key Stage 2 Maths

Children will sit three papers in maths:

  • Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes (written)
  • Papers 2 and 3: mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning, 40 minutes per paper 

Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:

  • Multiple choice 
  • True or false 
  • Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart 
  • Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem.