Welcome to Woolley Woods
"I came that they may have life, and have it to the full"
John: 10 10
In Woolley Woods our day begins and ends with prayer and our mission to be like Jesus is our constant focus. Our class is made up of Year 5 and Year 6 children. I, Mr Lochner, am the class teacher and Mrs Farrar is the teaching assistant. As the Year 6s have their SATs in the first half of the summer term, we do a lot of preparation for those exams right from September.
Mr Ritchie and I work very closely together throughout the year to ensure that both Y5 and Y6 are as ready for SATs as can be. As much as possible we match our curriculum to current national and world events, whether it's writing party manifestos and leaders' speeches or creating news reports on major sporting events.
During the first few weeks we will be looking at the sense of belonging our faith gives us, in terms of sacraments such as baptism and confirmation and also our vocation in life. After this we will focus on Advent, in particular the themes of promise and waiting and we will reflect on the hope of Jesus' second coming.
In science this term we will be learning about animals, including humans: looking at the circulatory system, how lifestyle choices affect our bodies and the way our bodies transport nutrients and water.
In maths we will be consolidating our use of the 4 operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be learning about adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.
In English we will return to narrative, concentrating on developing character, using speech to promote action and creating more complex sentences.