Redwood Class

Year 5 & 6

Trips, Residentials and Other Experiences

Year 5 and 6 have enjoyed many enjoyable and memorable trips and in-school experiences. We also have a residential trip in December each year.

You can look at some examples of our recent visits below.

Peat Rigg Residential

We enjoy an annual residential to the amazing centre at Peat Rigg, near Pickering. Our children face many challenges and take part in various activities including crate stacking; orienteering in the dark; abseiling; caving; and zip lining. 

The children thoroughly enjoy themselves and most choose to attend two years in a row.

Delivering Easter Messages

We walked into the village to deliver Easter messages from Linton-on-Ouse Primary School and Nursery to the local community. It was a lovely, sunny day and we managed to cover the whole village in one morning!

Fitness Training

Dave, from Skip2bfit and Box2bfit, came into school to lead a fitness workshop with each class.  Redwood (and Mrs Rawlinson!) really pushed themselves to achieve as much as possible in a challenging circuit session.

Astro Pi Day

For another day in Science week, we completed a KS2 Astro Pi project. We worked in groups with members of Willow class to design an image to be sent to the ISS (International Space Station). We researched where the countries involved in the ISS were in atlases, learnt how to code different colours using RGB, designed nature themed images on a bitmap and then used code to create the image to be displayed on an Astro Pi. These images will be sent to the astronauts on the ISS!

Howsham Mill - Science

As part of Science Week, We visited Howsham Mill to learn about classification. We explored how to sort minibeasts; looked for minibeasts in the environment and used keys to identify them; and created our own keys to identify the minibeasts that we had found.

We also looked at how the river Derwent is used to generate electricity.


Our Year 6 pupils receive Bikeability training. They are taught safe and responsible cycling skills such as making careful observations; choosing a good riding position; ways of communicating to other road users; and an understanding of priority.

Crucial Crew

Our Year 6 pupils went to Crucial Crew: an event organised by North Yorkshire police and fire service. Among other things, we learnt about fire-safety, how to rescue someone in trouble in water and keeping safe in cars and as pedestrians. We also began thinking about more mature topics such as our digital footprint.

Sketching at Beningbrough Hall

After studying architectural drawing in the classroom, we visited Beningbrough Hall and sketched in the courtyard.


We enjoyed finding out about Mr Kirby's seed drill as part of our harvest celebration.

STEM Ambassador visit

In our science topic on forces, a retired engineer, Philip Purkis, visited Redwood with a collection of pulleys and gears. We were able to learn lots by exploring the ways in which these simple machines worked and the workshop culminated in the use of three pulleys to allow Philip to lift a pupil off the ground! 

Joe's Poem.pdf

National Poetry Day

The 6th of October 2022 was National Poetry Day. We joined four online poetry workshops organised by The Literacy Trust.

The author, Tomos Roberts, shared ideas on how to write a poem based on the theme of remembrance.

On Thursday, which was National Poetry Day, Joe Whittingham shared the poem that he had written with all the other schools who had taken part. We were all very proud of his brilliant writing!  

Brownlee Triathlon

All of KS2 had a super active day at York Sport Village for the Brownlee Triathlon. 

Everyone had to swim a lap of the pool, cycle around the track and run the cross country course. 

All the children showed amazing stamina and enthusiasm and had a great day.