Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Class 5/6

Teacher: Mr Greatorex

Teaching Assistant: Miss Lambeth and Mrs Pickin


Our Christian Values 



This half term our value is HOPE

School doors open from 8:40 - 8:55.       Home time: 3:20.




Here at St Giles we really want to develop a love for reading as it is a vital part of children's learning. It is a way to explore new ideas, develop their understanding of the world, expand their vocabulary and have fun. We encourage your child to read as regularly as possible and for you to talk together about the books they are reading. Children can read story books, non-fiction, magazines or even website pages and each time they have a reading session signed in their planner by an adult they can move up on our reading space race. 

If you are looking for recommended reading please see the following websites:



White Rose Maths is the scheme that we follow here at St Giles. Throughout the lessons, children will be given the ability to choose their own level of challenge (with obvious encourage and guidance) across both fluency and problem solving and reasoning activities. The ability to recall and use multiplication tables is also very important and to support your child we have subscribed to Times-tables Rock Stars . Your child has a login and will take part in timetables challenges that are matched to their ability, as they progress so will the challenges! 


Physical Education:

Monday's and Thursday's are our designated day for PE, pupils should come to school in their PE kit and trainers and stay in it for the day. Please remember that school PE kit is a St Giles red PE top, black trousers/leggings/shorts and a black jumper.



:Each week the pupils will be expected to do the following at home:

  • Read to an adult at least three times a week.
  • Complete a maths piece (which will be uploaded onto Dojo portfolio) to be handed in on the following Monday.
  • Complete a English piece (which will be uploaded onto Dojo portfolio) to be handed in the following Monday.
  • Learn spellings each week which will be tested on a Friday in class.


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!