Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

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St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Class 5/6

'We are all special and unique, but together, we are a masterpiece!'

Our Christian value this term 'Respect'!



Teacher: Mrs Wood

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Spencer & Miss Robinson


Here in Class 5/6 we try and have a growth mindset - this means we try and have a positive attitude towards our learning and believe that mistakes are all part of becoming better at things. My class hear it all the time from me... "Mistakes mean we are learning!"

PE - PE days are Monday and Friday so please ensure your child has both indoor and outdoor kit in school on these days. On Monday afternoons, we will be going down to the A1 Football Factory. In addition to this, our Year 5 children go swimming every Wednesday morning so please ensure they have the appropriate kit. 

Homework - English and Maths homework is given out every Monday and is due in the following Monday. Spellings are given out on Fridays and these need to be practised for the spelling test on the following Friday. We do lots of practise in school but please help your child to learn them at home as well.

Reading- We love reading in Class 5/6 and if there is ever a spare moment, the children can be seen reading Dork Diaries, Captain Underpants, Horrid Henry and much more. We enjoy getting snuggled up in the reading corner and seeing what our favourite characters will be getting up to next. Children are more than welcome to bring their own books in from home and are also welcome to take books home from school (please remember to bring them back!) 

Planners - Please check and sign your child's planner every week. Homework, spellings and messages are all recorded in here so it is a good way of us communicating. Please feel free to write any messages in here or on Class Dojo and I will make sure I reply as soon as I can. You can also see myself, Mrs Spencer or Mrs Robinson every morning before school and at the end of the school day.

SATs Dates 2020 for our Year 6 children.

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 11 May to Thursday 14 May 2020


'Let today be the start of something new...'



Staying in touch with our class

If you would like to keep up-to-date and see what your children are doing in Class 5/6 then head straight to Class Dojo. We update this regularly with class stories and photos. Everyone has a unique access code and you can see how your children are rewarded! We also use Twitter @stgilesacademy and Facebook - both sites are open pages so there's no need to sign up!

Here is an overview of what the children will learn during Term A in Class 5/6