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'In every child there is a space that only God can fill' St Thomas Aquinas

Welcome to the website of Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newark, Nottinghamshire, part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

Year 6/5D

Welcome to the Year Six/Five class page. Mrs Durney is our class teacher and Mrs Duckmanton is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about our class as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.

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During the autumn term we will be learning about lots of interesting things. In our Come & See work our focus will be on three main themes: Loving, Vocations & Advent.

In Geography this term we will be investigating the question, ‘Where do I belong?’ We will look at the countries of the world with a particular focus on Europe. In our History work we will be finding out all about World War 1 and linking much of our work to the Centenery of the end of this terrible conflict.

Our Science work will be based on Forces and Electricity. We will be conducting detailed investigations, creating our own hypotheses, collecting useful data based on our studies and analysing the results we find to reach a scientific conclusion.

In Art this term we will be developing our drawing skills using a range of different media and in our Design Technology sessions we will be designing and building an electric intruder alarm system.

Our Music work this term will be focused on the skills of listening and composition.

We will begin the academic year in Computing by reminding ourselves of the importance of E-safety.



In Year Six/Five our homework is given out on Monday and is due back to school no later than the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of English, Maths or Topic work.

We will be testing our times tables with certificated being sent home to those who complete them.

We will continue to follow the RWI Get Spelling Programme this year. Spellings from this will be given out and tested on a two weekly basis, depending on the unit being studied. On alternate weeks the children will receive spellings from the appropriate National Curriculum statuatory word lists.

Reading is such a valuable life skill and is also relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make a huge difference to reading ability, as does talking about what has been read with someone at home too. Please try to ensure your child reads at home for at least 15 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened. We will continue to complete a 30 minute session of guided reading daily in the classroom where all children get the opportunity to read new, exciting texts and answer questions about them.


PE will take place on Tuesday and Thursday during the autumn term in Year Six/Five. On Tuesday the children will be outdoors and on Thursday they will have indoor PE. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate PE kit for these sessions available in school. The correct PE kit for lessons in school consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. As the weather begins to turn colder the children may wear a tracksuit for outdoor sessions. All watches and earrings must be removed before the lesson begins.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation in all of these matters.


Key Stage 2 Tests

The children in Year Six are due to take the End of Key Stage 2 Statutory Tests (SATs) during the week beginning Monday 13th May 2019. The video below offers a summary of the Key Stage 2 tests that Year 6 pupils took in England in May 2018. The information in the video is the most up-to-date that we have to date and is of use to anyone who might be unfamiliar with the format or delivery of the current End of Key Stage 2 Statutory Tests. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.