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Osprey Year 6 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Osprey Class


The Team

Class Teacher: Miss Gilfoyle

Teaching Assistants: Miss Whyte and Mr Ashby


About Y6


The Transforming Spirit

Key Learning Objectives:

Learning about the Catholic faith.

Learning from the Catholic faith.

Know about the Ascension and reflect on what it was like for the disciples.

Understand what happened at Pentecost and reflect on how the Spirit transformed the Apostles.

Deepen our understanding of Peter, the Apostle and reflect on how the Holy Spirit transformed him. 

Understand how the Holy Spirit worked through the Apostles and reflect on how the experience of the Apostles can help us.

Understand the transformation that took place in Paul. Reflect on how Paul’s teaching can help us. 

Understand that the popes are successors of St. Peter and reflect on how they lead us to Jesus.


Educational Visits:

We enrich our curriculum by arranging the following:

A 5-day residential visit to Oaklands Outdoor Education Centre.

Art days at our feeder school St Mary's Catholic College.

Visits to our parish church Holy Apostles and Martyrs.

Visits to our local theatre the Floral Pavilion.

Sports competitions at local schools. 



Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school every day.

Please label ALL clothing and belongings.


Physical Education (PE)

Our P.E day is Thursday, please ensure your child comes in to school on Thursday wearing their P.E Kit. School uniform for P.E is a white t-shirt, black or navy-blue shorts and black pumps. As P.E lessons will largely be held outside to support social distancing, your child may require something warmer to wear as the weather becomes colder. This could include black or navy-blue jogging trousers, a sweatshirt and trainers. Please ensure that all items of kit are clearly labelled with your child’s name.  For health and safety reasons, children cannot wear jewellery for PE, so all children need to either be able to remove their earrings or they should be removed in the morning before school.



English homework will generally be sent out on Wednesday and returned by the following Monday. Maths homework will generally be sent out on Friday for the following Wednesday. Homework will be sent out by using Google Classrooms. If your child does not know their login, please contact the school office. It is used to consolidate your child’s learning from that week. Please allow and encourage your child to attempt their homework independently before supporting them if required. 


Times Tables

Children are expected to know all of their tables up to 12 x 12 and associated division facts by the end of Year 4. Please ensure that the children keep their recall skills sharp.



The children are expected to read independently at home on a regular basis (15 minutes per night). They should keep a record in their diary of what they have read. Please listen to them read out loud once a week and record this in their diary. Discuss any vocabulary that they are not sure of.



Children need to be able to read and spell all of the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 spellings. They also need to learn any spelling patterns and rules that are taught in class and then sent home.


Parent/Carer Curriculum Information

Throughout the year we will attach overviews with more information about what your child will be learning in each curriculum area during each term. We cover a variety of exciting topics throughout the year and may ask your child to bring in items from home to support these.



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