St. Chad's Catholic Primary School, Catholic Lane, Sedgley, Dudley

Years 5 and 6

Year 5

In Year 5 we are very aware that we are reaching the top of the school and that we must continue to develop our skills to further our learning in all areas. We continue to learn by linking subjects together through our Learning Journey. We usually have English and Maths in the morning and in the afternoons learn about our topic through art, computing, D.T, history and geography. We particularly enjoy our drama lessons when we act out events from our topic and get to know how people in the past felt.

Our teacher is Mrs Hunt and we have two teaching assistant that work with our class at various times: Mrs Harper (who is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Westwood.

In Year 4 we learnt how to play the guitar, now we continue to develop our musical skills by learning to play the violin. Our French is also improving as Mrs Gibson teaches us how to speak, read and write in French.

Our faith continues to be important to us and Year 5 are privileged to represent the school at the Father Hudson’s Mass which is held each year and attended by hundreds of children from the local Catholic Schools.

Year 6

Year 6 is an exciting, motivating and important year for all pupils as we spend our final year in primary school.

Our Teachers Mrs Clews and Mrs Dunne, and our Teaching Assistants, Mrs Turner, Mrs Walker and Mrs Harper, work very hard to make sure that the children reach their full potential and achieve great things.

In Year 6, we work together to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is a very special time for us as it encourages us to reflect on our faith and think about what it means to be an ambassador of Christ. Our daily prayers, hymn practices and participation at Mass enable us to learn and grow in our faith. We each choose a saint who inspires us and who we can follow as an example on how to live a life of dedication. Our faith permeates all that we do in school and we live as witnesses of our faith at all times. As part of our preparation for Confirmation we visit St. Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham.

Every morning we have English and Maths lessons. We learn lots of skills which will develop our knowledge and understanding. In the afternoons we study History, Geography, RE, PE, computing, Art and PSHE.

In Year 6, we have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip – which we still call 'camp' although we don't stay in tents! This was a fantastic opportunity to acquire new skills and participate in outdoor learning opportunities.

Year 6 is a vitally important year for us as we grow and become more independent. We have lots of jobs and responsibilities to help with the smooth running of the school. Our teachers have very high expectations of us and we know that we have to set a good example to the rest of the school.

Our time at St. Chad's Catholic Primary School is celebrated at the end of the year with a Leavers Mass, a final production and a party. These provide us with fond memories which we take with us to our new school. No matter where we end up in life, we always remember the experiences, community and the life we led at our primary school.

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