‘Live And Learn With Jesus’
Welcome to Class 11 - Year 6
Class Teacher - Mr Trew
The teaching assistants based on top floor are - Mrs Davies, Mrs Rigby, Mrs Smith, Miss Hilton, Mrs Dickin and Miss Halliwell.
Good luck to all of our former pupils who are making their transition to high school this term. Well done for working so hard last year and achieving some fantastic results in your SATs. Don't forget you are always welcome at Sacred Heart. We welcome our new Year Six pupils and hope they settle into the new year well.
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Look at this wonderful piece of artwork created by the pupils in Year 6. It has been made using drawing pins to re-create the pointillism style of famous artist, Roy Litchtenstein. Our estimation challenge in class this week is to estimate how many pins were needed to complete the piece of artwork. The answer will be revealed after the half term break - that's a lot of pins to count!
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Curriculum Statement for Spring Term
Year 6 – Class 11
At text level the children will continue to explore and write a range of fiction genres including adventure, mystery and fantasy stories. They will read and write a range of story openings, plots and endings, exploring the use of imagery and themes. Pupils will then move on to exploring more non-fiction genres: information texts, letters, recounts (newspaper reports).
In grammar lessons, children will further develop their use of descriptive vocabulary and explore types of clause structures and phrases. They will investigate verb forms and a range of Year 6 punctuation including punctuation for parenthesis (brackets, dashes and commas) and the use of colons and semi colons. They will continue to develop their use of a range of sentence types, including complex sentences.
Spellings will continue to be taken from the Year 6 spelling bank in the National Strategy and will be given out most Mondays. Spelling tests will usually take place the following Friday.
Additional English homework may be set on Fridays and will often be focused around the themes of the week’s work.
The children will continue to explore fractions with a particular focus on percentages and decimals. Following on from this, they will spend time studying Position and Direction: coordinates, transformations, translations, rotation and symmetry. Pupils will also investigate Measurement, Perimeter, Area and Volume including metric and imperial lengths, weights and volumes, and conversion methods. They will continue to be taught formal and mental methods of solving calculations involving the four rules of number (+ - x ÷) and will tackle problems set in context across all topics covered this term. Towards the end of the term they will pay to particular focus to the concept of algebra and will learn how to use simple formulae.
To help your child in Maths please ensure that they practise their times tables and complete all homework on time. Homework will be set every Wednesday and Friday.
The topics studied this term are: Sources, Unity and Death & New Life, following the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work.
The children will also continue to learn about other faiths and religions.
During the first term the children will complete topics about Healthy Living. They will pay particular attention to the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way the body functions.
Pupils will then move on to study Living things and Habitats. During this topic they will learn to describe how plants, animals and micro-organisms are classified into broad groups according to common characteristics. The children will plan and carry out observations and experiments based on these topics, ensuring that they consider how to make a test fair, and they will broaden their scientific vocabulary.
The children will use the results that they have gathered to draw conclusions about what they found out and will represent data in a variety of ways.
In their lessons the children will continue to develop their games skills and investigate body shape, travelling, flight and balance in gymnastics. PE kits should be kept in school at all times.
Use PowerPoint to create a game include hyperlinks or sounds
Plan on paper the layout of the game. Then on the computer, create layout and individual buttons to build game. Insert new slides between others to help make up the hyperlink structure, then find an image to represent correct and an image to represent wrong.
The topic for this term is The Ancient Civilisation of the Maya. Key skills from all the foundation subjects will be covered. Pupils will investigate a number of geography and history based objectives including: who the Mayans were; the empire that they built; and how they lived.
In addition to this, the children will learn about tropical climate zones and where in the world they can be located. They will learn about: climate, weather patterns, layers of the rainforest; deforestation and about different plant and animal life that can be found in these regions
These lessons will continue to be delivered by a qualified French teacher.
Please note that SAT’s will take place week beginning: 13th May 2019.
We worked with Mr Chamberlain at Open Minds click to find out more...
Class 11 Writing - Spooky Stories
In writing lessons pupils have been learning about the structure of stories. Over three weeks, the children wrote story openings (character descriptions and descriptions of settings), plots that build up tension, and story endings (including cliff-hanger endings). Pupils were encouraged to use a range of descriptive techniques - skills which were taught in English lessons. The pupils produced some fantastic 'spooky stories' based around a haunted house. They are now in the process of word processing their work in computing lessons, and it will soon be available to publish onto our class page.