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Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School

Through Work, Through Worship, Through Witness


Great Gates Road, Kirkholt, Rochdale, OL11 2DN

(01706) 640480



Reinhardt moves summer term classes online - Reinhardt University


Mrs Chamberlain

Miss Miller

Mrs Higgins (am)     

Welcome back to school! We hope that you have had a wonderful Easter and are ready for our final term together!

Our Summer term topic title is 'To be or not to be!' and is all about William Shakespeare. As part of our work on the Children's Shakespeare Festival, at the end of the year, Year Six will be performing scenes from the comedy Twelfth Night.


Pentecost: Witness

The children will explore what it is to be a witness and the courage sometimes needed to do so. They shall discuss issues such as how and when it might become difficult to speak up and why it is a courageous thing to do.

Reconciliation: Healing

The children will be learning about show understanding of religious sources, beliefs, ideas, feelings and experiences concerning the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and make links between them.   

World Religions

We shall be learning about the beliefs and culture of those following Sikhism and will be visiting the Gurdwara.

Universal Church: Common Good

The children will be able to make links between various scriptures and beliefs.  The children will give reasons for certain actions by believers in working for justice and the common good. 

During the summer term, we will also follow the SRE curriculum outlined by Ten:Ten.



At the beginning of this term, we will be basing our writing around a film called Alma.  We will be writing a setting description and a narrative including dialogue.

Following this we will start studying the life and work of William Shakespeare and we will begin preparing our production of Twelfth Night!

Grammar will be taught and applied through our writing.

We also have regular reading comprehensions lessons as well as daily Guided Reading lessons. Through these sessions, we aim to build on the children’s vocabulary and focus on the types of inference and retrieval questions which will help them develop further ready for their transition to high schools.

Weekly spellings are provided on Mondays. These are based on the National Curriculum spelling lists for Year 5 and 6. We will also revise previous years’ spelling rules throughout Year Six.


During this first this half term, we will be completing our work on ratio before looking at the properties of shapes. After this we will look in depth at position and direction. 

The children will complete their year of maths doing investigations and consolidating their knowledge.


PE will be every Thursday afternoon.  Please wear your PE kits (suitable for the weather) to school on Thursdays. No branded sportswear is allowed.

We will continue with our French lessons with Mrs Higgins, along with other curriculum areas each afternoon including Computing, Art, Music and DT. We will also be making wider use of our outdoor learning environment.


Summer term means that it is also time for our Robinwood Residential in June!


If you have any other queries, please speak to Mrs Chamberlain.