‘With faith in Jesus, love and teaching we grow’
Welcome to Class 11 - Year 6
Class Teacher - Mr Trew
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Harris & Mrs Rigby
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.
Year 6 Assembly - Sources
Thank-you to all the children for producing such a wonderful celebration to signal the end of our 'Sources' topic. During the assembly the pupils emphasised the importance of books in our lives with particular focus on the book we read every day in class - The Bible. Through role play, reading and song, the pupils shared their favourite books and delivered an interesting insight into the structure of the Bible. They talked about passages from the New and Old Testaments and how they influence their own lives. The children would like to say a big THANK-YOU to all the pupils and staff who joined in with the celebration, as well to parents for their wonderful feedback.
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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!
Curriculum Statement for Autumn Term
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.
In grammar lessons, children will develop their use of descriptive vocabulary and explore types of nouns, verbs and adjectives. They will investigate synonyms and antonyms and study a range of punctuation. They will continue to develop their use of a range of sentence types, including complex sentences.
Spellings will 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.
English homework will be set every Friday and will be set around the themes of the week’s work.
The children will be taught the importance of place value. They will be taught formal and mental methods of solving calculations involving the four rules of number (+ - x ÷) and will tackle problems set in context. They will explore fractions. They will be taught how to identify and write equivalent and improper fractions. They will also solve calculations where addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions is necessary. Pupils will investigate metric and imperial lengths, weights and volumes, and will study conversion methods.
The topics studied this term are: Loving, Vocation and Commitment and Expectations, 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 the topic ‘Light and how we see things’. The children will plan and carry out observations and experiments based on this focus, 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 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.
To help your child in Maths please ensure that they practise their times tables and complete all homework on time. Ho006Dework will be set every Wednesday and Friday.
In Computing lesson the children will learn about how to keep safe when using the internet. Following this, they will learn to programme an educational game using the control programme ‘Scratch’.
Our topic focus for this term is ‘Ancient Egypt’. Key skills from all the foundation subjects will be covered in topic lessons. Pupils will investigate the achievements of this ancient civilization. They will ask and answer geographical questions, analyse evidence and draw conclusions. Pupils will use a range of maps, atlases, and globes to locate points of interest and describe geographical features. They will use of a variety of sources for independent research when undertaking historical enquiries.
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.