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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 summer term we will be learning about lots of interesting things. Our focus this term is on the theme of 'Locality'.

In our Come & See work our focus will be on three main themes: Pentecost, Reconciliation and Universal Church. During these topics the children will have opportunities to explore the scriptures in depth, which will encourage a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith and other religions.

In History this term we will be investigating the history of transport with a focus on Filght. We will learn about the development of flight from Leonardo Da Vinci’s first designs to the first flight of the famous Wright Brothers. Our Science work will be based Life Cycles and Living Things. 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 sculpture skills using a range of different media and in our DT sessions we will be designing and making a working helicopter mechanism using cogs and other mechanisms. In Computing we will be designing and making our own website pages.



In Year Six 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 written English, Maths or Topic work.

The children will also need to continue to practise their times tables weekly as these will help in all areas of their mathematical work. They will be tested on their current times tables every Friday.

Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested the following Monday. We will continue to follow the RWI Get Spelling Programme this year in KS2. Ten spellings from the current unit will be given out and tested on a two weekly basis, as appropriate. On alternate weeks to this, the children will receive ten 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 an enormous difference to an individual's 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 at least three times per week. 

PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday during the summer term in Year Six. On Monday the children will be swimming and on Wednesday they will have outdoor 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. For swimming the children must have the appropriate kit consisting of: a towel, swimming trunks or lycra swimming shorts (NO 'board' shorts) for boys and a one piece swimming costume for girls. 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.