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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 

 

 

‘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.

R.E.

 

 

In RE this half term, we will be learning about the Church’s celebration of Easter through the Easter Vigil.  The children will be learning about the Church’s belief in eternal life through the Easter story and the story of Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. Whilst recalling the events of Pentecost, we will focus on the transformation of the Apostles of Jesus through the gift of the Holy Spirit. The children will discuss the qualities of the Holy Spirit and know that it is included in the Church’s belief in the Holy Trinity. 

 

Our virtues and values focus will be loving and compassionate.

 

    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.

     

    This half term, the children will have their PE lessons with Mr Sigley, our PE specialist. They will continue to develop their knowledge of health related exercise. PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays and all children need to be in full school PE kit on these days.

     

    Year 5/6 P.E. at Home

    For more information on what we will be looking at across the curriculum in Summer 1 please see the information sheet below.

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

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