Welcome To Year 5 and 6
In Year 5 and 6 we continue to nurture and nourish the seeds sown in the earlier years and start to benefit from the flourishing that independence brings. Pupils are encouraged to show our values in everything that we do.
Love of Self is shown through pride in our work and in our standards of dress and behaviour. Pupils eat a healthy snack at breaktimes and look after themselves by playing well together. We have just completed 10 swimming sessions and the Year 6 have just completed Level 1 and 2 of Bikeability.
Love of Others is a key component in our KS2 classroom. We listen carefully to each other and show respect for each other's beliefs and opinions. The older children thrive on looking after the younger children in school and our Year 6 pupils take great pride in being House Captains and Sport's Ambassadors. We also help out in the office at lunchtimes. We recently enjoyed learning about ways in which we can show love of others soon in Black History Week. We also relish the opportunity to show Courageous Advocacy through our fundraising activities and social activism on promoting care for the environment and others who may be less fortunate than we are. This term we will be learning how to celebrate our differences through our Jigsaw PSHE lessons.
Love of God's World is very important to our class. We respect the environment by keeping our class tidy, not wasting resources and electricity. Last term we discussed Creation and Science in RE and this term we will be learning about the variety of life on the planet through our Science lessons on evolution. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful setting for our school and we regularly turn to this for inspiration for our class work.
Love of Life is fundamental to our learning in Year 5 and 6. We strive to instill a passion for learning in all subjects. Extra curricular pursuits are encouraged and celebrated. We aim to find joy in life and share our joy with each other.
As a Church of England School, we show Love of God through daily acts of reflection and worship. Pupils are invited to participate in prayer and song. Pupils lead weekly acts of worship in our Key Stage Assembly and are invited to lead the school in prayer during our weekly Celebration Assembly. Our local Church is a beautiful place for us to visit and we recently enjoyed a Harvest Service there where Year 5 and 6 pupils read prayers, donated food items and some sang in our School Choir. This term we will be exploring the Christian belief in the incarnation of God and asking if Jesus was the Messiah in our RE lessons.
Our next Curriculum topic is Evolution and we will be reading the book Skellig by David Almond in class. Pupils will engage with this topic through science lessons on Evolution and Inheritance, close reading of the class text and art lessons using fossils as our inspiration.
Please take a look at our new term's Curriculum Web for all of the objectives we will be covering, including our termly vocabulary.
We have a new timetable and new knowledge organisers and shared learning grids to link with our new topic.
We will be on our residential trip to Rhos-y-gwaliau from November 1st to the 6th.
P.E. kit should be brought to school each Monday and be taken home each Friday. This means that P.E. kit is in school every day. Timetabled P.E. in Year 5 & 6 is on Monday and Thursday but this is subject to change.
The correct P.E. kit is: