‘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 Summer Term
Year 6 – Class 11
The children will continue to revise for their forthcoming SAT’s, which take place week beginning 13th May. The children will complete a reading, spelling, and grammar & punctuation test.
After the SAT’s, pupils will place more emphasis on writing. Pupil’s writing will be teacher assessed and may be externally moderated by the local authority. From these assessments, pupils will be given an overall writing standard.
After the SAT’s, the children will complete an English transition unit which will be based on the text Kensuke’s Kingdom written by Michael Morpurgo. The Transition booklets that the children complete will be sent to the secondary school that they will attend in September.
To help your child, please ensure that they complete all homework that is set. The children will usually receive homework on Friday.
The children will continue to revise for their forthcoming SAT’s which will take place week beginning 13th May. They will be required to complete an arithmetic paper and two reasoning/problem solving papers.
After the SAT’s, the children will complete a transition unit, which will be sent to the secondary school that they will attend in September.
To help your child please ensure that they complete all homework that is set. The children will usually receive homework on Wednesday and Friday.
The topics covered in this term’s Come and See lessons are: ‘Witnesses’, ‘Healing’ and ‘Common Good’. Pupils will continue to follow the Come and See scheme of work provided by the archdiocese.
During the first term the children will complete the topic ‘Animals including Humans’. This topic focuses on the circulatory system and how blood transports oxygen and nutrients around the body. Pupils will learn how to identify and name the main parts of the circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. Pupils will learn about the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way the body functions.
Pupils will then move on to study ‘Evolution and Inheritance’. During this topic they will learn how plants and animals adapt to their environments in different ways and how this may lead to evolution. They will learn that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago. Pupils will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind. They will learn that offspring inherit characteristics from their parents but are not identical.
In PE 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.
In Computing lessons the children will revise key issues concerning internet safety. Following this, they will learn to create an interactive multimedia game based on the TV gameshow ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ using Microsoft PowerPoint. During this unit they will learn how to network between slides using hyperlinks.
This term’s geography based topic is Environmental Disasters. The children will learn about the differences between man-made and natural disasters. They will study key aspects of physical geography: answering questions, analysing evidence and drawing conclusions. They will learn about various types of natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions. They will also learn about the effects of deforestation. Pupils will continue to use maps, atlases and globes to locate geographical areas of importance within this topic.
These lessons will continue to be delivered by a qualified French teacher.
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.