Year 5/6 G
ST. JOHN PAUL II
Welcome to our class page, where you'll be able to find key information and regular updates on our activities in school.
Mrs Eaton and I are really looking forward to getting to know you all more over the year ahead.
We are so glad that we'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the things we've missed over the past few years: enjoying break with friends from other Year 5/6 classes, celebrating assemblies together and even eating together in the hall!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.
You can do so either via the school office or our class email address: year5.6G@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk
Times of Day
Children should arrive between 8.40am and 8.50am using the main entrance.
Year 5/6 classes will leave school at 3.15pm, via the front playground.
We strongly recommend that all children read for at least ten minutes each night. Doing so will develop both their reading and writing skills.
The children will be encouraged to develop more independence with changing their reading books and can do so on any day of the week.
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 Monday and is due for return on Fridays.
Children can also access Spelling Shed, TTRS and Numbots for further independent work.
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 with a weekly online activity which children can access at home: https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
PE is timetabled for Tuesday afternoons. Children can wear their PE kit to school on this day of the week.
In addition, Year 5 children will visit Middleton Arena for a swimming lesson each Thursday morning until late January. They should come to school in their uniform, bringing their swimming kit with them.
Please remember that we do not allow nut products in school due to severe allergies. Please do not send your child to school with anything that contains nuts, this includes products labelled 'May Contain Nuts'. Your child will not be able to eat such products on the school premises and will be asked to take them home unopened.
Spring 1 Curriculum Information Leaflet
Below you will find more information on what we will be covering in class over the coming half term.
Autumn 1 Curriculum Information Leaflet:
Please find below the audio from our Year 5/6G parents' information Zoom meeting. This includes more information on the planner above.
It was lovely to welcome the children back to school for a new year of learning.
We have tried to develop our team work skills with some group challenges,
Have a look at our efforts here.
Sorting materials in science.
Today in science we were grouping materials into groups of natural and synthetics have a look at how we did.
Today in science our task was to describe the properties of different materials. We worked in groups to find the outcome of our experiments.
This week in geography we had a go at planning a scavenger hunt using our map drawing skills and compasses.
This week in science we have been testing thermal insulators working out the best material to save an ice lolly. As you can guess things got a little sticky.
This week in geography.
This week we had a look at the maps that 5/6H and 5/6 S had drawn in their geography lessons, we had to follow the map just how they were drawn using the instructions, we found ourselves all over the school and grounds. North was a favourite direction we found .
This week in Science we have been grouping materials into soluble and insoluble.
We tested each material to see whether it would dissolve in water. Have a look and see how intensely we concentrate in science.
Autumn 2 Curriculum Information Leaflet
Wednesday 3rd November
Today we had a zoom call with Aimee, a farmer from the Shetland islands, on her farm she has 600 sheep and 90 cows, she also has 15 Shetland ponies. We found lots of interesting fact about her life on the farm.
Also today we had a visit from a Artist called Christine, who is from the Art room she is a Artist who works with willow and we had a go at weaving willow to make leaves for the wonderful willow tree that is now on our school fence next to the car park, check it out next time you call to school.
Today Year 6 marked Remembrance Day by visiting the Cenotaph in Middleton. They led a beautiful, moving assembly to all who were at the remembrance garden, laid a wreath they had made and conducted 2 minutes silence with the upmost respect. They were an absolute credit to the school and we are so proud of them.
Thursday 2nd December.
This week in DT we have been looking at safe food preparation techniques. We had a fabulous time preparing, cooking and of course tasting Mexican food,
Following on with our culinary skills, this week we made our own pretzels from start to finish. Have a look at how we did.
Today we had a visit from Naomi, a mad scientist!
She took us on a mission to Mars - exploring how we could steer a rocket and orbit the planet with some fun experiments along the way.
If enough children are interested in taking part, Naomi will also be running an after-school Mad Science club, starting in January.
Earlier in the term we were looking at COP 26 and how it effects the world we live in, in class we decided to write to the mayor of Manchester to let him know our views on climate change, this week we received a reply from the mayor office.
CHOIR - CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE 2021