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St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School

Wisdom & Faith

Year 5/6 - Mr Rodger

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Welcome back to a new school year. I hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful summer holiday and that you are all raring to go.


A few reminders:

  • Bring a reading book to school each day. Children can borrow one from the class library or bring their own
  • Swimming begins on Tuesday 11th September so please have kit (towel, swimming cap, swimming costume and goggles) ready
  • PE is on Thursday afternoon this half-term. Please ensure you have the necessary school PE kit and trainers
  • Homework will be given on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week in both maths and English or topic related work. Some homework may involve research or learning poems/facts
  • Children should bring a school water bottle if they wish to hydrate outside of break times
  • It may be helpful for your child to have a small diary where they can record homework activities or make a note of other important information 


This half term the children will be studying The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. The children will be expected to read at home as well as in class and complete any set activities.


Children will have arithmetic lessons when they arrive each morning, so the earlier they get in, the more time they will have to complete the tasks.

It is important that your child is confident with their times tables up to 12 x 12 so please encourage them to get as much practice as they can when at home over the next few weeks. Mathletics has lots of activities that they can use for this.


The children will be learning about the properties and changes of materials this term. Mr Naughton will be teaching science every Monday and Wednesday. 


The children will be studying Ancient Greece this half term. If they have any relevant books at home that they wish to bring in to share, this would be great. They may also benefit from researching the influence that Ancient Greece has had on the modern world.


Lexia Reading

Please find below a link to Lexia - a spelling and reading programme.

Your log in is your first name and the first letter of your surname (eg Sarah Smith would be sarahs).

Your password is read.


Any problems or questions please ask Mrs Price in Year 6.