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St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Class 6G

Welcome to our Class Page

 

Welcome to our new Year 6G Class page. We look forward to sharing with you our learning experiences throughout the year.

My Personal Best

The My Personal Best skill for this half term is 'Integrity'. We have to think about always doing the right thing, even if no one is watching. It is our responsibility to choose the correct path and not take a path with others if we know it is not the right thing to do. We will be thinking about this in our PE lessons and across everything we do in and out of school!

 

Week beginning 29th April 2019

This week has been a really busy week in Year 6 as we prepare for the upcoming tests. In Maths we have been focusing on revising the topics of shape, angles, fractions whilst refining our reasoning skills. 

In English, the children have been creating their own invention - there have been some interesting ideas including a homework machine and a magic pen. I have been really impressed with their creativity and imagination. I can't wait to read their final pieces. 

In art, the children have been learning about the work of Jackson Pollock, a famous painter who free paints using a drip method and their pieces have been really impressive.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Mrs Goodyear

Dance From the Heart - 2019

 

Last week, some Year 6 pupils and I went to Priory High School to participate in a dance session with Sharn from the South Ribble team. 

Please find below the link to practice this year's dance themed - Space to Dance.

https://vimeo.com/327047619

 

Week Commencing 18.3.19

 

This week has been another considerably busy week in Year 6!

 

At the start of the week we began our Reveal topic in R.E. After thinking about sacrifice, we began to learn about Jesus' temptation in the desert. This was particularly significant as we discussed our Lenten promises which we had previously made for homework. We talked about temptation and how we can resist and the strength that takes. We then explored some paintings by different artists which depicted the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. There was so much hidden symbolism and I was so proud of the children in their efforts to explore the images and make links to the Scripture which they had read from Luke's gospel. 

In P.E., we continued our Netball session improving on our passing and team skills. Everyone has made such great improvements - there are some real talented netballers amongst the class. 

In Maths, the focus this week has been on Algebra, looking at 1 and 2 step function machines and then focusing on substitution. Everyone but their best efforts in. We will continue this work next week. 

For homework this week the children need to log on and completed their Spag.com task.

Have a lovely weekend. 

Mrs Goodyear

Spirituality Day March 13th 2019

Last week, we held out first ever spirituality day in school and what a fabulous day we all had. We first of all reflected on what spirituality meant in our lives with a group discussion and individual reflection. After that, we had a 30 minute guided meditation session which was fantastic - we all felt really calm and relaxed. 

We looked at and visited different prayer stations within our school. In class, we welcomed other children from all of Key Stage 2 to visit our 'Wailing Wall'

Our class focus was on Thankfulness. 

It was a truly inspiring day.

Week beginning 4th March 2019

My Personal Best

The My Personal Best skill for this half term is 'Respect'. We are thinking about respecting others, respecting our environment and respecting ourselves. We will be thinking about this in our PE lessons and across everything we do in and out of school. Please  take some time to discuss the theme of respect at home.

 

This week has been extremely busy in Year 6. 

As part of our Come and See topic, we have been remembering the wonderful work we have created throughout our topic of Memorial Sacrifice. On Tuesday the children created some amazing art work which reflects a key moment of their learning throughout the topic. We can't wait to celebrate this work with you during our Celebration Assembly on Friday at 9 am. 

 

In English we have continued looking at figurative language using the clip 'Alma' from the Literacy shed. Some of the work produced has been outstanding!

Please check seesaw for some snippets of your child's work.

We celebrated a lovely Mass in St Teresa's Church on Wednesday morning as a whole school. The Year 6 children were fantastic buddying the Year R children on our walk to church. The Mass was a lovely moment to reflect as we start our Lenten journey together and all the children received ashes. 

Following on from this, as part of our R.E. homework this week, the children have been asked to create their own Lenten promise. We will share these together in class next week. 

 

Next Tuesday the children will need an empty 2 litre bottle as we begin our DT topic creating Lighthouses. We will then link this to another English topic over the next few weeks. 

Please ensure P.E. kits are in school on Monday and Friday and that children have warm clothes and trainers for outdoor sessions. 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Goodyear

Week commencing : 21.1.19

Again we have had a rather busy and successful week in Year 6, despite the cold weather causing a few problems!

If you were unable for any reason to attend the Year 6 SATS meeting on Monday evening, the Powerpoint and information is at the bottom of this page. 

 

In Maths, we are continuing to work on the properties of 3D shapes including building Nets! This was quite fun (and potentially frustrating for a few) but it helped us to consolidate our understanding when faced with tricky questions.

Our English work has continued using our novel study 'Letters form the Lighthouse'. We are now at the part of the plot where our main characters Olive and Cliff have been evacuated to Devon. This has allowed us some fantastic writing opportunities which I am sure you will be keen to read at parents evening in a few weeks. 

 

Our creative work has continued with our seaside theme and in History the children explored different types of holidays and how locations changed due to the Industrial Revolution. We have also been creating some art work for our display in preparation for parents evening.

This week in R.E. during our Come and See Reveal topic we have continued to explore Jesus' mission and explored the work of other Diocese across the country. We look forward to our remember session next week, where we will plan a collective worship as a class to celebrate all our work throughout this interesting unit.

Have a fabulous weekend, Mrs Goodyear.

Week Commencing : 14.1.18

 

This week has flown by in school and the children are all back into the swing of things following their Christmas break. 

In R.E. we have been continuing with our work on Missions and in particular thinking about Jesus' mission.  We thought about the differences between an apostle and a disciple and what Jesus set out to do. It really helped us to reflect on ourselves and also the work we did in the previous week with Mr Tipping. 

On Monday there will be a SATS meeting in school at 6pm. We look forward to seeing you then. Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Goodyear.

Week Commencing -  7.1.19

 

Hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Our topic this term is, 'Oh I do Like To Be Beside The Seaside' and is one of may particular favourites! We look forward to sharing our work with you as the term progresses.

 

In English, we have thoroughly enjoyed finding out more information about World War 2, ready to start our new novel next week. The children have experienced an air-raid evacuation and had to attach a label to themselves, with their name and address, ready to be evacuated form London. On Friday, they completed this by writing a letter to their parents sharing their experiences as an evacuee.

 

In Maths, Year 6's have come back ready and focused, which is brilliant to see! We started the week looking at properties of shapes and hen moved on to calculating unknown angles. We will continue with this next week.

 

On Friday we had a visit from Mr Tipping from St Teresa's church who came to talk to the children about Missions and in particular his own charitable mission to create feeding stations in Kenya and the Philippines. Please support him by purchasing bulbs from church.

 

PE - we have been learning basic shoots in Tennis and working on different balances for Gymnastics. Please ensure all children have their both PE kits in school next week.

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Week Commencing 3rd December 2018

 

Wow - this week Year 6 have been so busy writing their own version of a narrative for the graphic novel -'The Arrival'.  I have been overwhelmed with the effort and progress everyone has shown in their writing over the past week and term. We look forward to sharing some snippets with you next week. 

 

In Science we have worked hard investigating materials. On Wednesday afternoon we investigated conductors and insulators through a series of experiments. See the attached pictures for our science in action.

 

 

Science experiments 3.12.18

Advent

 

As part of our current R.E. topic the children have made their own advent calendar. Each day we will also explore the CAFOD advent calendar as our class morning focus. Please follow the link below:

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Advent-Calendar 

Advent Altar Focus

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What we have been learning -  19.11 - 30.11

 

We have had a really busy few weeks in 6G as we creep closer to our Christmas break.

 

In English, we have finished our work on Kensuke's Kingdom and have been exploring a wonderful graphic novel by Shaun Tan.  The focus has been on identifying the story - no easy task when there are no words! And developing our inference skills using evidence to justify. Next week we will have the tricky task of transforming the images into a narrative. 

 

In Maths we have been focusing on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages looking at equivalence and how to find fractions and percentages of amounts. The children have found this challenging but the progress has been fantastic. Hopefully they will be able to calculate VAT in shops in the near future!

 

As part of our creative topic we have explored using the DigiMap App in Geography how our local area has changed over time. As part of this topic, we have learnt how to read OS grid maps. We have also located mountain regions in the UK and around the world. 

In History, our work on the Anglo-Saxons has continued and the children have created some fantastic reports detailing the jobs and religious festivals enjoyed by the early Anglo-Saxons. 

In P.E. our time with Andy, the South Ribble sports coach has ended. We have really enjoyed the Tag Rugby lessons and I look forward to developing those skills further in the next few weeks.

 

Over the next few weeks we will complete our end of term assessments and I can't wait to see how much progress the children have made over the past term.

 

What we have been learning this week: W/C 5th November 2018

 

We are in full swing with our new topic 'A Kingdom United'

This week we have been locating places around the United Kingdom. We listened to the National Anthem and talked about what makes up our nation. 

In History, we have started our Anglo-Saxon and Celts topic and linked to Geography identified places around the UK which were Anglo-Saxon settlements. 

This week is the final week of our current R.E. topic. We have reflected on what we have learnt throughout the Belonging topic and will undertake a celebration Worship in class. 

I have been really impressed with all the children's efforts towards their writing this week. As part of our topic work they have written a diary entry from the perspective of Michael, our main character, who finds himself shipwrecked on an island. Well done to everyone for their super effort!

 

 

Fantastic writing and peer marking of our Kensuke's Kingdom pieces.

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   What we have been learning this week: W/C 29th October 2018

 

We have had a super start to our Autumn 2 curriculum and have been very busy already this week in English exploring our new class novel 'Kensuke's Kingdom'

We have been learning about the writing technique 'show not tell' and the children have created some fantastic pieces of writing linked to this. 

 

In Maths we have been completing our four operations work and working on the formal method of Long division. This has proved tricky at times but we had great fun completing some Halloween monsters on Thursday using our division techniques. 

 

In science, we have finished off our forces topic - everyone has really enjoyed the unit especially the parachute work. 

As part of our DT topic the children have created some Automatons. Look out for the pictures below. 

 

In a few weeks we will remember the fallen during the Remembrance celebrations on 11th November. This year is particularly poignant as it marks 100 years since the end of WW1. In preparation, we have created some commemorative art and also explored an extract in guided reading linked to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Westminster Abbey. We will continue our Remembrance work over the coming weeks. 

 

P.E. will take place every Friday this half term. On Friday morning we will undertake Rugby with the South Ribble coaches. Friday afternoon will be Gymnastics. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Mrs Goodyear

 

 

 

What we have been learning this week - W/C 1st October 2018

 

This week as a Year 6 cohort we have been extremely lucky to have been able to experience a spiritual retreat to Castlerigg Manor near Keswick.

The focus of our retreat was 'Let your light shine.'

After arriving around lunchtime, we were quickly shown to our rooms and served a delicious lunch. The children split into groups and played some team games before the first reflection session. Later that evening we had our first prayer session in the beautiful chapel. 

Our second day in Keswick was dry and bright and after completing a session in the morning based on an inspiring film 'The Butterfly Circus' we went for a lovely walk up Castlehead. The view from the top was amazing - even if it was quite a climb up. We were all very grateful to Mrs Brown who brought some Tangfastics along to help us with our fatigue! The disco which followed was a big hit with the children and we saw some amazing dance moves from the boys and girls. 

Our final morning concluded with a beautiful mass which was planned and led by the children and Father John.  We had a very special few days in Keswick and it was a privilege to spend time with them all collectively. Hopefully, they have made memories which will last a lifetime.

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What have we been learning about this week? W/C 24th September 2018

 

This week we have been extremely busy (as usual) in Year 6. 

At the start of the week, the children did some fantastic spooky writing with Mrs Atkinson. They created some fantastic booklets and I had lots of fun reading them. 

 

In Science we concluded our Science investigation by writing an e mail to the SWAT team. The children all wrote a fantastic explanation of the correct material to use and the use of scientific vocabulary in their explanations was excellent.

 

In R.E. we celebrated the end of our fist unit of work with a celebratory collective worship.

 

On Friday we went to All Hallows for the first of the Year 6 taster sessions. The activities were fantastic! We had great fun burning crisps in Science to see which crisp variety would produce the most energy. In Design Technology the children built towers out of paper to hold a bottle of water - not an easy task but everyone did well. Another highlight of the day was dinner! I was extremely proud of the children and their behaviour throughout the day - well done Year 6.

 

Next Monday we head on our first residential of the year to Castlerigg. No homework this weekend. 

 

Please ensure you have read the safety letter regarding Hockey lessons which was issued last week. 

What have we learnt this week? W/C 10th September

 

This week in Year 6 has been a busy one!

In Mathematics, we have been exploring our knowledge of place value in numbers to 10,000,000. We were particularly tongue-tied at first but we soon got the hang of those big numbers! We have been discussing how useful rounding is when doing everyday activities such as shopping.  Towards the end of the week we had a practical maths session outside whilst exploring how to round numbers to powers of 10. 

 

Our English topic has started with us exploring our novel 'The Inventions of Hugo Cabret.' The children worked hard on using the images at the start of the book to create a narrative. We then worked on editing and improving our pieces. 

 

In R.E. we have explored the impact we make as Christians in the world around us; this was particularly poignant when we considered the scripture below.  We thought what we could do as good citizens to encourage others to value God's creation. 

Everyone has been enjoying the science topic for this half-term which is Forces. We spent an afternoon testing and making parachutes as part of our group investigations. We will continue with this next week. 

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Practical Maths - Rounding numbers to 10,000,000

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Year 6 information

 

In Year 6 we have two pieces of homework set each week. 

On Tuesday we give Maths - this is linked to the work children have been completing in class. Homework is due back on Thursday. 

On Friday, we have English homework which will vary each week and is due to be completed for Monday. 

 

Each week the children will have set spellings to learn for a test on Friday. Please encourage your child to practise these throughout the week. 

Reading is really important in Year 6. We have a fantastic selection of texts for the children to enjoy; please read for 20 mins each day.

 

P.E. takes place on Wednesday and Friday. Both indoor and outdoor kits are required in school at all times. 

 

Diaries are a useful form of communication between home and school. The children need to have these in school everyday and are encouraged to write their own homework tasks independently in order to be 'High-School ready'.

 

 

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