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Penguin Year 5/6 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Penguin Class!

The Team

Class Teacher: Mrs English and Mr Harvey

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Heyes

About Y5/6

R.E: Life in the Risen Jesus

Key Learning Objectives:

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


Know that Jesus is risen from the dead and reflect on what the Resurrection of Jesus means to us.

Understand the meaning of the Resurrection and reflect on the importance of the Resurrection for us.

Know that the Spirit of Jesus works in many ways and reflect on the Spirit at work in the Church. 

Know that Jesus is present among us in different ways and reflect on how we can be present with Jesus.

Know that there are different ways of praying and explore different ways of praying.

Understand how Jesus teaches us to pray and reflect on the importance of prayer for us. 

R.E: 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.


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 5-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 Friday, please ensure your child comes in to school on Friday 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 Friday  for the following Friday.

Spellings homework will be put on Google classroom on a Tuesday for the following Tuesday.

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 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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