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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 Text 

 

 

Varjak Paw’ by SF Said

Our class text this half term is ‘Varjak Paw’ by SF Said. We will be exploring the characters of the book and using the text to inspire some of our writing in Literacy. We will be writing persuasive letters to the father of Varjak Paw, analyzing some of the main characters and the way the author uses language. We will also be looking at character descriptions, recounts from different characters points of view, and alternative endings to book, while also using it to use and apply different areas of punctuation and Grammar.

R.E.

 

 

Unit B: Miracles & The Sacrament of the Sick

  • To identify and understand some of the miracles that Jesus performed.
  • Understand why they were performed, and why Miracles may not occur on a regular basis.
  • To be familiar with the Sacrament of the Sick, understanding its place in the life of a practicing Catholic.

Unit C: Advent

  • Understand the two parts of the season of Advent.

A time to prepare for Christ to come again and a time to prepare to celebrate his birth at Christmas.

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.

 

Health Related Exercise

  • This half term, we will have PE on Monday Mornings with Mr Sigley.
  • Children will continue to have Mr. Case on a Wednesday afternoon for Street Dance.
  • Children are expected to attend school on a Monday and a Wednesday in PE Kits, with a school jumper or hoodie.

    Health Related Exercise

  • This half term, we will have PE on Monday Mornings with Mr Sigley.
  • Children will continue to have Mr. Case on a Wednesday afternoon for Street Dance.
  • Children are expected to attend school on a Monday and a Wednesday in PE Kits, with a school jumper or hoodie.

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

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

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