This week we are focusing on some traditional artists such as Dali, Monet and Picasso. We have looked closely so far at at the obvious differences between the artists as well as finding out about the following genres: Expressionism; Impressionism; Fauvism; Art Nouveau; Realism and Surrealism.
Year 6 have chosen a particular piece of art work to write about including the subject matter, the effect it has on us and why we like it, whilst learning about the different techniques varying artist use.
Later on this week we will be writing a narrative based on a certain image as well as linking our Science unit of Light with our Gallery Rebels topic - and we can't wait!
What are Year 6 up to after SATs?
Firstly, congratulations to all of Year 6 for completing their SATs tests with such maturity and resilience. You all worked extremely hard and everybody at St. Patrick's are very proud of you. Thank you to parents for supporting the school and your children during this time.
So, what next?
Between now and the end of the year Year 6 will be working on several projects/topics. Starting with work on Identity - this will include looking at fingerprints, rights and responsibilities and features/traits we are proud of.
Following this we will be focusing on a topic called 'Gallery Rebels' - more information on this to come!
As well as all of this, Year 6 will be putting together their end of year show!
It's going to be a busy few weeks! Keep your eyes on the website to find out what else planned for the final half term!
Welcome back everyone!
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As you can see from the pictures below, Year 6 are learning all about Mexico this half term! Our first day back consisted of: watching and having a go at Mexican dancing; listening to and creating Mexican music; tasting traditional Mexican food and drink as well as learning about 3 main Mexican festivals - Fiesta de Santa Cecilia (Festival of Saint Cecilia); Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead); Dia de la Independencia (Independence Day) and that was all before lunch!
In the afternoon we explored the physical and human geography of Mexico, as well as looking at maps, the rainforest, desert and coastal biomes. Finally we compared the wealthy areas of Mexico city with the shanty towns.
COMING SOON: This Wednesday afternoon we have a visitor coming in to tell us about their experience of of growing up in Mexico, keep an eye-out for the photos!
This half term Year 6 with be focusing their learning around the 'Frozen Planet'. The children will be learning about and writing a report on the sinking of RMS Titanic, writing diary entries in role as Captain Scott and creating poetry based on the Northern Lights as well as many other Geography and Maths based lessons. LOOK OUT FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS!
WOW! What a fantastic first day back!
If you haven't guessed yet, this half term's topic is.... Darwin's Delights!
Year 6 had some exciting visitors this morning, have a look through our photos to see what we got up to. We drew, labelled and posed questions about the live and deceased animals that came into our class and had a great time chatting to Chantel from Pets at Home who kindly brought them in. It got our new topic off to a flying start and we can't wait to crack on with the next few weeks!
After our visitors had left we planted some seeds (sunflower, broad bean, chives and cress) and will monitor their growth over this half term. Apparently Darwin was just as fascinated by different species of plant as he was animals!
I hope you all had an excellent Summer. Mrs Barnett, Mrs Worth, Mrs Heath and I can’t wait to hear all about it!
This year is going to be our best yet with a brand new and exciting curriculum, incredible topics and experiences and of course a new class of children (as well as a growing Year 6 team of teachers!).
Day one will kick off with an eye-opening experience to start our first topic of the year off with the level of enthusiasm we mean to go on with – we hope you’re ready!
Year 6 will be taught by Mrs Heath every Monday afternoon – Mrs Heath is very much a part of the Year 6 team so you will also see her on every Year 6 trip as well as taking part in our assemblies and any other lessons that she finds too interesting to miss!
PE lessons will be on a Tuesday afternoon so please ensure that your kit is in school and stays in school throughout the week just in case we need a change of footwear or clothing for particular lessons.
This half term Art lessons will fall mainly on a Wednesday. If you have an old t-shirt (it doesn’t have to be yours, maybe ask parents/guardians for an old one of theirs so it covers more of your uniform!) please bring one of these in as soon as possible.
Please make sure you bring in a water bottle that you can take home each day, wash out and bring back – drinking water is really important!
Your child will receive a list of Home Learning Projects from which they can choose 4 to complete throughout the half term. These will be displayed on our ‘Home Learning’ board just outside the classroom.
As in previous years St Patrick’s will be providing your child with Homework books again this year. Year 6 homework is set up slightly differently to other year groups.
Monday – Reading Book and English task
Tuesday – Reading Book and Maths task
Wednesday – Reading Book and English task
Thursday – Reading Book and English task
Friday/Weekend – 10minuites reading per day; 10 minutes learning spellings per day; 10 minutes revising times-tables per day and lots of family time
Please regularly check our class page for the latest information, photos of our learning and helpful documents for adults and yourselves.
See you on Monday!
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