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Year Five/Six

Welcome to Year Five and Six's Class Page!

 

 

Meet the Staff

 

Mr Goodwin - Class Teacher

Miss Kealey - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Paskin - 1:1 Support

 

Our Class Saint

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St. Isidore of Sevilla

 

“If a man wants to be always in God's company, he must pray regularly and read regularly. When we pray, we talk to God; when we read, God talks to us.”

 

The children almost unanimously decided upon St. Isidore of Sevilla as our class saint this year for 2 main reasons. The first is that he is the patron saint of internet, and strived for knowledge, just as we do in this class, while also being known as the last scholar of the ancient world, meaning that he compiled academic resources for people, to help them understand the wider world and the word of God. 

 

The quest for knowledge and thirst to learn more in the presence of God resonated with many children in the class.

 

Feast Day: April 4th 2021. We will celebrate this in school on Wednesday 31st March.

 

 

 

 

 

Class Texts

 

  

 

‘Skellig’ by David Almond

 

Michael steps into the crumbling garage. What is this thing beneath the spiders’ webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never seen before? The only person Michael can confide in is Mina. Together, they carry the creature into the light, and Michael’s world changes for ever…

 

Dealing with themes of friendship, healing and a belief in the impossible, Skellig’s true nature will open some challenging debates in class this half term and close reading of David Almond’s powerful text will enrich our very own writing.

 

 

The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan

 

‘The reader’s experience, as he or she tries to make sense of the unfamiliar scenes and strange images, parallels that of the emigrant, striving to understand without the aid of language. This extraordinarily accomplished piece of storytelling can be read and understood on many different levels.’

The Guardian

 

Shaun Tan’s iconic and multi-award-winning modern classic deals with themes of immigration, hope and persistence.

R.E.

 

 

In RE this half term, we will be understanding the role played by the Apostles in proclaiming the Good News. We will also be looking at two significant Sacraments of Commitment in the Church; Marriage and Holy Orders.

Homework

 

Daily Homework

  • Children in Year 5 & 6 receive daily maths homework that will enable them to practice the 4 basic operations as well as apply these to reasoning questions.
  • Daily literacy homework will focus on spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

Weekly Homework

  • Each week, two pieces of homework are set for the children to complete (30 minutes each piece).
  • Homework may be revision from a unit of work previously taught or it may be new learning for a unit or concept that will be followed up in class.
  • All children will receive a piece of Maths or English each week (this will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete). They will also receive one piece from either Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, French, Computing or PSHE (these subjects will be rotated on a weekly basis).
  • Homework is handed out on a Thursday and due in the following Monday.

Reading Diaries

  • Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week.

Spellings

  • It is extremely important that spellings are practised regularly at home. The children are to use the Year 3/4 and 5/6 National Curriculum spelling guides.

Mental Maths/Times Tables

Times tables and mental maths skills are vital for your child’s progress in maths. These should be practised regularly. Your child will know which times table / mental maths challenge they are currently working on.

 

On Monday Year 5 and 6 will have PE with Mr Sigley developing their skills in athletics.

On Wednesday Year 5 and 6 will be having Street dance with Mr Case.

 

Year 5/6 P.E. at Home

For more information on what we will be looking at across the curriculum in Summer 2 please see the information sheet below.

Our Topic Day was the Mayans - We had a great day!

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