Welcome to Year 5 and 6

In year 5 and 6, we are very proud of who we are and what we achieve on a daily basis.

Our Gospel Value

Our class Gospel Value is Humility, so while we have many things to be proud about, we strive to remain humble and focus on being the best we can be in our hearts rather than shouting about it all the time. We are most proud of our class community, showing each other support, compassion and kindness wherever we go.

Our Class Charity

Because of our caring nature, we have selected to support the Ducking’s Hospital School charity, based at Queens Medical Centre. We value our education and therefore strongly feel that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, even through some of the toughest times. We wanted to spread joy and happiness with those children who might not be feeling their best and are looking forward to our upcoming “Duck-a-thon” to raise awareness and funds.

Being prepared for school each day

Children will need their waterproof coat, a bottle filled with water, a bag for reading books and homework and a packed lunch (if required). Pencil cases and other school equipment will be provided for children by school. It is important that we limit what is being brought into school, so pencil cases and other accessories from home won’t be needed.

Break and lunch times

Children have one breaktime in the morning. For this time, they are welcome to bring a healthy snack with them to eat during break.

Miss Cope – Class Teacher

Mrs Wood – Teaching Assistant

How can we stay healthy?

In Year 5 and 6, we are currently learning about how we can stay healthy, with the overarching question of the term being: ‘How can we stay healthy?’. Our subject driving the topic is PSHE, where we’re looking at the risks and effects of drugs, as well as peer pressure and influences. Science also helps us to answer the overarching question, since we’re looking into the circulatory system, food and nutrients to keep us healthy and the effect of diet and exercise on our body. As our topic is all about medicine and keeping healthy, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to read the book: George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. Children will be exploring this book over the coming weeks, writing poems, journalistic reports, persuasive texts and balanced arguments.

We have got a lot to be excited about this term with lots of new knowledge being taught, World Book Day and Science week to mention a few!

Year 6 homework will be set every Monday. Children will be asked to complete at least one practise SATs test in their revision guides for SPaG, Maths and Reading. Homework is due in every Friday.

PE

Please ensure children have their PE kit in school every day and that all items are clearly labelled. Children will now get changed at school on a Friday morning. Y5/6 will have PE on and Friday and children will now get changed at school in the morning. May we remind you that this consists of a plain white t-shirt, blue shorts/skirt, plimsolls or trainers. A plain dark tracksuit may be worn for outdoor lessons. Also, a gentle reminder that earrings need to be removed for PE lessons, therefore ensure children come to school without their earrings or ensure your child can take out and put them back in after the PE lesson.

Meet the Staff for this Class

Miss Cope

Mrs Wood

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