Welcome to Class 5

Years 5 & 6

Welcome to Class 5’s page! 

We hope that you will find this useful and that our page will give you a good idea about the sorts of activities and experiences we enjoy in our class. 

Our previous class novel was ‘Once’ – a book we really enjoyed. We learned a lot about the life of a Jewish orphan in Poland during an exceptionally difficult time.

The author – Morris Gleitzman – was even born in Lincolnshire!

During this Advent Term, we are enjoying ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q. Raúf.

This novel was the winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019; they describe it as: “A story of friendship, hope and the importance of kindness.”

Alongside our work on Catholic Virtues and Social Teaching, as well as our learning about children’s rights, this book has given us much to discuss.

Our class novels are really important; it is through these carefully-chosen books that we learn to structure our own writing in different ways. The themes of our books also help us to learn more about the world around us and our shared history. 

Reading is an essential life skill. All children have their own green Reading Record Books and we encourage parents/carers to listen to children reading on a regular basis. 

Our Advent Term Religious Education 2021

Our visit to Magna

We really enjoyed our recent visit to Magna, which supported our Science work this term on properties of materials. 

We took part in an investigation into solids, liquids and gases, watching some explosive reactions in the process!

When we returned to school, we all wrote detailed recounts of our visit and the learning that we took away with us.

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance

We aim to prepare children not only for the next stage of their journey through education, but also for the career pathways they may follow as they move into adulthood.

We have been learning about the huge variety of jobs in the NHS, as well as challenging some of the ideas we might have about jobs for men and women. 

We continue to learn about the 13 Enterprise Skills and how developing these skills might improve our chances of success.  

The thirteen Enterprise Skills: 

Teamwork, risk, negotiation, communication, creativity, positive attitude, initiative, organisation, problem-solving, leadership, making ethical decisions, financial literacy, product and service design.

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