‘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, Mrs Davies
Well done to all the Year 6 pupils who have worked so hard preparing for their recent 'SAT' tests. All the staff are really proud of every one of you, and it's clear to see that all pupils have given it their all. Thank-you to all the staff who gave up their time mentoring pupils over the last term - it is really appreciated.
It's time to relax now and enjoy the last few weeks of your time at Sacred Heart. We've got lots of fun things planned as well as work to prepare you for your transition to high school.
Enjoy the half term break which starts on Friday.
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.
C l a s s 1 1 E s t i m a t i o n S t a t i o n
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 Summer Term
The children will continue to revise for their forthcoming SAT’s, which take place week beginning 8th May. The children will complete a reading test and a spelling, grammar and punctuation test.
After the SAT’s, the children will complete an English Transition Unit which will be based on the text Kensuke’s Kingdom 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 get homework on Friday, to be completed for Monday.
The children will continue to revise for their forthcoming SAT’s which will take place week beginning 8th May. They will be required to complete two reasoning papers and an arithmetic test.
After the SATs, 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 get homework on Wednesday and Friday.
The topics to be covered this term from the Come and See Religious Education Programme are: Witnesses, Healing and Common Good.
The children will also continue to learn about other faiths and religions.
The children will complete a series of mini topics based around the theme of ‘Our Body’. They will learn about: keeping healthy; the dangers of smoking and drugs; puberty and sex education.
The children will plan and carry out observations and experiments based on these topics, ensuring that they consider how to make a test fair. 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. They will be encouraged to broaden their scientific vocabulary and use it when writing up investigations.
In preparation for the end of year formal assessments, pupils will also participate in a weekly science revision lesson to revisit topics covered in previous years.
In PE lessons the focus of work this term will be striking and fielding skills, athletics and Dance.
In Computing lesson the children will continue to use the internet safely and use it across the curriculum.
Children will use the 'Scratch' programme to create characters and games. They will evaluate the game that they have created and debug faults in the programme.
The topic for this term is 'Environmental Disasters'. The children will learn about the difference between man-made and natural disasters. They will learn about various types of natural disasters including earth-quakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions. The children will be required complete an independent project based on this theme. Following the completion of their project, they will prepare and deliver a 2 minute talk to the class about what they have found out.
These lessons will continue to be delivered by a qualified French teacher.
Please note that SAT’s will take place week beginning: 8th May 2017.
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.