Osprey Year 6 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Osprey Class
Class Teacher: Miss Gilfoyle
Teaching Assistants: Miss Whyte and Mr Ashby
Year 6 – Exploring the Mass
“At the heart of the Eucharistic celebration are the bread and wine that become in reality Christ’s Body and Blood. Catholic faith adores this enduring presence of Christ not only within the celebration of the Mass but also outside it.” Religious Education Curriculum Directory
Key Learning Objectives:
- Know that Jesus is the bread of life and think about what it means for us.
- Understand that Jesus makes a New Covenant with us and what our part in the Covenant is.
- Understand the Penitential Act and the Liturgy of the Word.
- Understand what happens at the Offertory and what offerings we can make.
- Know what happens at the Consecration.
- Know that it is Jesus we receive in Holy Communion and how important this is for us.
- Understand that the Eucharist is the source and summit of life and how important it is for us.
- Know that Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament. Be aware of how his presence can help us.
You could help your children by:
- Challenging them to describe what they have been learning about during their RE lessons
- Ask your child to explain the different parts of the mass to you
We enrich our curriculum by arranging the following:
A 5-day residential visit to Oaklands Outdoor Education Centre/Conwy 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.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Thursday, this will consist of a grammar activity, a comprehension activity and a Maths activity. It is used to consolidate your child’s learning from the previous week and should take no more than 1 hour in total. Please allow and encourage your child to attempt their homework independently before supporting them if required.
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.