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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 Text 

 

 

Our class text this half term is ‘Trash’ by Andy Mulligan. We will be exploring the characters of the book and using the text to inspire some of our writing in Literacy. Will will be creating adventure stories based upon the action in the story. Coupled with this, the children will also be analyzing stories from other cultures, comparing them to stories from cultures we are familiar with. Finally we will look at non-fiction writing, linking in our work on the text, and on our unit of Sustainability, to biographies on Greta Thunberg, while also using what we have learned to apply to different areas of punctuation and Grammar.

R.E.

 

 

Unit E: Baptism

  • To know and analyse the story of Jesus’ baptism of the banks of the River Jordan.
  • Recap the seven sacraments and to group them according to what type of sacrament they are, and look at the symbolism behind Baptism.

Unit G – Lent

  • To know that Lent is a season of repentance and a special season of prayer.
  • To know that ashes used on Ash Wednesday to symbolize our desire to change to by more like Christ.
  • To understand how Lent is a time for Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.

 

Unit H – Holy Week

  • To understand the relevance of the events of Holy Week.
  • To understand the difference of opinions of Jesus during this time.

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.

 

 

 

  • Children are expected to attend school on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday in PE Kits, with a school jumper or hoodie until further notice.

Year 5/6 P.E. at Home

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

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

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