St JOHN PAULL II
Welcome to our class page.
We are really looking forward to welcoming the Year 5/6 class back into school and supporting them throughout the year as they begin to 'live, love and learn'' together once again.
We understand that both children and parents/carers will likely be feeling a little nervous about settling back into school life and adapting to the changes we have put in place in order to help keep everyone safe and well. Our first priority will be ensuring the wellbeing and happiness of the children so they are able to learn within a positive atmosphere.
If you have any questions or concerns about the new school year, please get in touch via email at email@example.com
All the best,
Miss McKeogh & Mrs Harrison
Times of Day
Children should arrive between 8.40am and 9.00am using the main entrance. Children will leave school at 3.10pm, via the front playground.
These will be handed out each Monday, with a record kept in school of the books which children have read. We ask that books are returned on a Friday so they can be quarantined over the weekend. We strongly recommend that children read for at least ten minutes each day. If your child will require more than one reading book for the week, they just need to let Mrs Harrison know each Monday.
If you would like to access additional online reading books, you can do so on the Oxford Owl website, using the following details:
My class login:
Username: stp year 5/6 Password: Peter321
Homework will be set each Friday and is due for return the following Monday. This will ensure any paper homework can be quarantined before marking.
Spelling rules will be practised throughout the week, with a test taking place each Friday.
The following site will also be used to support spelling. Children can access this at home. https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
PE is timetabled for Mondays and Thursdays. Children can wear their PE kit to school on these days of the week.
Autumn 2 Curriculum Information Leaflet:
Autumn 1 Curriculum Information Leaflet:
To begin our new Science unit on classification, we discussed ways in which we could sort children in our class into groups. We used closed questions to create sorting keys and discussed how classifying living things or objects into groups can help us to locate things more quickly or find the answers to unknown questions.
As part of our focus on the natural world, we used our school grounds to collect fresh leaves for our ‘leaf rubbings’. We studies the vein structure of the leaves and used wax crayons to create patterns which brought out the texture.
Andy Goldsworthy Artwork
As part of our work on nature, we have been looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy. He uses found natural objects to create works of art which become part of the environment.
As part of our Science work on evolution and inheritance, we revisited the children’s previous learning on fossils and discussed what information they can give us about the past. We even tried a hand at making our own fossil casts, with some mixed results!!