Meet the Staff
Mr Goodwin - Class Teacher
Miss Kealey - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Paskin - 1:1 Support
Our Class Saint
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.
‘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.’
Shaun Tan’s iconic and multi-award-winning modern classic deals with themes of immigration, hope and persistence.
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.
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.