Penguin Year 5/6 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Penguin Class!

The Team

Class Teacher: Mrs English and Mrs Hollis

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Heyes and Miss Whyte

About Y5/6


Year 5 – Gifts from God

“Each human person is unique and made in God’s image and likeness”

Religious Education Curriculum Directory


The children will learn the story of Creation and the Fall in the Book of Genesis. They will learn that we are all created in the image and likeness of God and know that God calls us to care for others and all creation with love and respect. They will learn that there are times when we fail to be good stewards of creation. They will also learn that there are people who show great respect for creation and for the weakest members of society.


The children will have the chance to:

• appreciate how we can show respect for ourselves, for others and for God.

• reflect on times we have failed to show respect and reflect on the gifts and talents God has given each of us.

• reflect on the use and misuse we can make of these gifts.


At home

You could help your children by:

• talking to the children about how they could care for creation and the environment


Year 6 -  Kingdom of God

“Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.” (Matthew 6:33)

The children will be introduced to Jesus’ teaching about the Kingdom of God; a teaching central to his life and mission. They will be taught the concept of the Kingdom of God through some of the parables and miracles of Jesus and will explore the ways in which people respond to Jesus’ invitation to belong to his Kingdom.

The children will have the chance to:

• reflect on what the Kingdom of God is like and is not like

• understand some of the parables of the Kingdom

• reflect on the importance of responding to the invitation to the Kingdom

• reflect on the words and deeds necessary to show commitment to the Kingdom

• know there are three kinds of miracle

• know that Jesus’ miracles reflected the beginning of the Kingdom and show us what God is like

At home:                                                                                                       

You could help your children by:

• asking them to explain the meaning of the Kingdom of God

• discuss the parables and their meaning

• read a miracle story and discuss what it tells us about God


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 Tuesday, please ensure your child comes in to school on Tuesday 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.



English homework will be sent out on Wednesday and returned by the following Monday. Maths homework will be sent out on Friday for the following Wednesday. 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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