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Penguin Year 5/6 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Penguin Class!

The Team

Class Teacher: Mrs English and Mr Harvey

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Heyes

About Y5/6

R.E: Inspirational People

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learning about the Catholic faith.
  • Learning from the Catholic faith.


Know that Jesus has come for everyone and understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Know that the Beatitudes show us the way to live and think it what it means for us.

Understand why Jesus blessed the merciful the pure in heart. Know why Jesus blessed the persecuted for doing what is right.

Think of what you can do to help those suffering today.

Understand why Jesus blessed the poor in spirit and reflect on what we can learn from Fr. Arrupe.

Know that the meek are blessed and reflect on the importance of trying to do God's will.

Know what it means to be a saint.  

R.E: Exploring the Mass

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learning about the Catholic faith.
  • Learning from the Catholic faith.


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.


At home:

You could help your children by:

• thinking about how your family could support the work of CAFOD

• visit to learn more about CAFOD and its work in the developing world

• include an intention for people fighting injustice in your prayers with the children.


Educational Visits:

We enrich our curriculum by arranging the following:

A 3-day residential visit to Conway Education Centre, Anglesey

Swimming lessons for Year 5 at Europa pools



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 PE Kit. The PE kit includes black shorts, a white T-shirt and a pair of trainers. As PE lessons will largely be held outside, your child may need something warmer (eg track suit) in cooler weather. 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.



Maths homework will be put on Google classroom on a Monday  for the following Monday.

Spellings will be taught in class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Comprehension homework  Complete 3 comprehensions each week from Readtheory.


Homework is used to consolidate your child’s learning, 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. Copies of the Y5/6 and Y3/4 spellings have been added to Google Classroom. 


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.

At this time, we are currently working on our 'Viking' topic and the children are thoroughly enjoying their learning.


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