Meet the Staff
Mr Goodwin - Class Teacher
Miss Kealey - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Our Class Saint
St. Nicholas Owen
When children were deciding upon our Class Saint, they wanted one of the English Martyrs, representing our parish church.
When we looked at their stories, the children wanted to choose St. Nicholas Owen as they believed him to be often overlooked for his incredibly brave work constructing the priest holes to hide Catholic priests when it was still illegal to be Catholic. His level of bravery in the face of certain persecution, and faith in God, struck a chord with our class, and that is why he is the Year 5 & 6 class saint this year.
Our Class Topic
Our topic this half term is "India"
Please see our topic fact sheet for all the details of what we will be covering.
Our Class Text
This half term we will be sharing..............
"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
"The Midnight Fox" by Betsy Byars
All children in Y5/6 will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week. These should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. These will be given out on a Thursday and are to be returned on a Monday. This work will be based on what we are covering in class.
Daily Maths – Your child will be set 4 questions a day (one addition, one subtraction, one multiplication and one division appropriate to their year group) which will be copied down in morning task time. The children will complete these at home and then mark the questions together as a class in the morning.
Daily English - This year we have made changes to the Daily English homework to help focus on extending the children`s vocabulary. Please note that this is revised from information provided at the induction sessions.
On Mondays your child will be given a set of 5 words to find the meaning of (appropriate to their year group). They must then use each word in a sentence to demonstrate their understanding.
As previously we will go through one word and sentence per day; the children could choose to do all 5 on the first night should they wish.
Please ensure that reading diaries are sent into school every day. We encourage our children to read at home with an adult at least three times a week, please can we ask that this is recorded and signed off in your child’s diary. Not only does this benefit children`s reading, but also their writing and vocabulary - incredibly important in Year 5 & 6.
Children will receive new spellings on a Monday and will be tested on these the following Friday.
Thank you for your consistent support with your child’s learning journey!
It is imperative that children know Times Tables to 12x12 and the division inverse.
Learn Spellings from the Y5/6 spelling lists
P.E. with Mr Sigley will be taking place on Mondays this half term.
Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school at all times.
This should include:
White t-shirt/polo with school logo
Navy blue shorts
All clearly labelled in a PE Bag.
Year 5 will be swimming this half term from Thursday 8th November to Thursday 6th December.
Full kit is required, including cap.
Class Diary - Summer 2
June 7th—Group & Leavers Photos
June 10th –14th—Business Enterprise Week
June 14th—Father’s Day Liturgy @ 9:15am
June 27th—Y6 to Alton Towers
June 30th—First Holy Communion Mass @ 9am
July 1st—Sports Day
July 8th—Reports to Parents
July 9th—SATs Results Day
July 18th—Awards Assembly @ 1:30pm
July 19th—End of Term Assembly @ 1:30pm