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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

“Be kind and loving to each other. Forgive each other the same as God forgave you in Christ.”

Ephesians 4:32

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Mrs McQuiggan and Mrs Johnson would like to welcome you to the Year 6 class page for 2019-2020. Our aim is to keep you informed of the things that are happening in our class.

Spring Term

Dates for your Spring Diary


Spring 1
•    Thursday 9th January: WW2 Trip to Tatton Park
•    Wednesday 15th January: Play-in-a-Day (Romeo and Juliet)

  • Thursday 30th January: SATs meeting for parents 

•    Tuesday 4th February: Safer Internet Day
•    Friday 7th February: Non-uniform day (unwanted gifts)
•    Thursday 13th February: School closes for half-term (3pm)

 

Spring 2
•    Monday 24th February: School reopens
•    Monday 2nd March: Pupil Progress meetings
•    Friday 13th March: Non-uniform day (Sport Relief)
•    Friday 27th March: Non-uniform day
•    Thursday 2nd April: Easter Service (Church 7pm)
•    Friday 3rd April: Easter bonnet/garden competition, Easter raffle

•    Friday 3rd April: School closes for end of term (1:30pm)

Claude Monet Artwork

Anderson Shelter Homework Projects

Romeo and Juliet Play-in-a-Day

Think Chart Work in English

Autumn Term

2019-2020

Dates for your Autumn Diary

 

Autumn 1

  • Friday 20th September: Mass for the celebration of the Feast Day of St Robert Bellarmine.
  • Friday 20th September: After Mass, the children will visit Savio Salesian College for a taster day.
  • Wednesday 25th September: Play-in-a-Day (World War Two).
  • Friday 4th October: Macmillan Coffee Morning.
  • Friday 11th October: Trip to climb Moel Famau.
  • Wednesday 16th October: DT morning – balances linked to the Twin Towers.
  • Friday 18th October: Non-uniform day (unwanted gifts.)
  • Monday 21st October: Pupil Progress meetings.
  • Friday 25th October: Non- uniform day (wear red or blue to say NO to racism)
  • Friday 25th October: School closes for half term (3pm)

 

Autumn 2

  • Tuesday 5th November: School reopens.
  • Wednesday 6th November: Anti-bullying workshops.
  • Friday 22nd November: Non-uniform day (Children In Need).
  • Monday 2nd-Friday 6th December: Workshops by James Riley (Get Away N Get Safe).
  • Friday 6th December: Non-uniform day (bottles).
  • Friday 13th December: Christmas Jumper day, Santa Dash and Christmas Fayre.
  • Thursday 19th December: Advent Service (Church 7pm).
  • Friday 20th December: Christmas Party and term finishes at 1:30pm.

 

 

Children In Need

Equality and Diversity Workshop 

Guardian Angels - Friendship Fortnight

Odd Socks Day

Remembrance Day Collective Worship

Judaism 

Synagogue Visit

Anti-Bullying Production

 

The children enjoyed a whole school anti-bullying production from Altru Drama during Friendship Fortnight. The production gave them a clear message about what bullying is and the effects it can have on people. The children learnt how to deal with bullying and how witnesses to bullying can play an important role in helping to stop it.

Investigating our Pulse Rate

 

During their science lesson, the children enjoyed carrying out an investigation to see the effects that exercise has on their pulse rate. They used the knowledge that they had gathered during our topic to explain what happened and draw suitable conclusions to explain this.

Think Chart Work in History

 

The children worked hard to complete their Think Chart Organisers during their recent history lessons. .

 

 

Treaty of Versailles

They learnt about the Treaty of Versailles and explained the impact that the punishments had on Germans.

What events led to the outbreak of World War 2?

In other history lessons, they used a range of different sources to establish what role Adolf Hiler had in the lead up to World War 2 and identified the key events during this time.

Design Technology

Andy Grant

 

Year 6 were extremely lucky to have Andy Grant, a local hero, come to visit our class. He is a former Royal Marine who was injured in IED explosion whist on tour in Afghanistan. The explosion resulted in him having his right leg amputated. Since then, Andy has completed many challenges, including: abseiling down The Shard; competing in the Invictus Games (winning two gold medals and a bronze); becoming the world’s fastest amputee over 10km. During his visit, he told us all about his journey, his future challenges and how we can all work hard and achieve our own dreams. He is truly inspirational and we will remember his story and message. During English, the children are going to be creating a biography all about him and look forward to sharing these with Andy.

Arithmetic 

 

The children worked in pairs to sort arithmetic questions into three categories – those that could be answered mentally, those that required jottings and those that would need a written method. Once they had discussed each one, they ranked the questions in each group from easiest to hardest before using their chosen strategy to solve the questions.

World War Two Play-in-a-Day

 

Year 6 enjoyed preparing and performing a Play in a Day based on World War II. The children learnt that at 11.15 am on 3rd September 1939, Britain's Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain announced that Britain was at war with Germany via a radio broadcast. They also learnt about conscription, evacuation and how war impacted on life at home. The play was a great success and the children thoroughly enjoyed the day. We have a lot of budding actors in our class. Well done!

Mission Statement Collective Worship 

 

A group of Year 6 children helped to plan and deliver a special whole school Collective Worship for our Mission Statement Day. They thought carefully about the statements and ethos of our school and used these to help choose the scripture.

Mission Statement Art

 

The children worked hard to create their Mission Statement artwork. Each group took one of the statements and thought carefully about how they could illustrate this.

Textiles

Fauvism

Place Value Maths Activities

 

The children showed off their competitive sides during a recent place value game during Maths. They used their place value charts to write their numbers and then partitioned these canonically. A great insight into what the children already know and what they need to do to improve their learning further!

British Values - Democracy

 

This week the children took part in the much-anticipated School Council elections. There were a number of candidates who put themselves forward to be a School Councillor. After listening to each manifesto carefully, our class headed to the polling station and the children complete their ballot papers and cast their votes. The candidates were of a very high standard and it was extremely difficult for the children to decide who to vote for. A big well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to our new Year 6 School Councillors! We know that you will represent our class and our school extremely well throughout the year.

Polling Day

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