Welcome to Y6
Mrs. Armstrong and I hope that you have all had a lovely break. We weclome you back to what has to be one of the nicest and exciting times of the academic year; the build up to Christmas - it is a really enjoyable time to teach and hopefully you all come back fresh eager to learn.
R.E - Followers of Christ
In this unit of work the children will consider the call of the disciples by Jesus. They will learn about the demands that the call of Christ placed on these first disciples. Conjointly they will think about ways in which people (including themselves), answer the call of Christ today through the life of the Church.
Year 6 will continue their preperations for making their confirmations in February 2019. This will be lead by Mrs. Vandenberg
Virtues and Values
This half-term's virtue and value is faith-filled and hopeful. We will be looking at how we put faith in God and how we can be hopful for our future. The children will also be analysing the concept of 'faith,' and answering this important question, what does it mean to have faith in somebody?
This half-term our topic is Fallen Fields.
This topic is very much a history based topic and it will form the nucelus for all subjects.
Fallen fields offers the children the chance to reflect and remember all people affected by warfare. However, 2018 is a special year as it is the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War 1.
To begin our topic the children will explore the local town and examine the war monuments which we have, will they see any familar names?
Furthermore, I am very proud and excited to say that on the 9th of November the year 6 class have been invited to participate in The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. This will be a fantastic experience for all the children involved.
Mr. J. Davies and Mrs W. Armstrong.
I hope you all had an excellent Summer. Mrs Armstrong and I can’t wait to hear all about it!
As a class we will be preparing for making our confirmations in February by undertaking a schedule of work that will ensure that all children who are making their confirmation are completely ready for this Sacrament, this will be lead by Mrs. Vandenberg.
The story of the people of God.
During this unit the children will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the structure of the Bible and the forms of literature that are found in the different books.
The children will be introduced to stories of the significant people in the Old Testament. They will discover what some of these stories tell us about their relationship with God.
Virtues and Values
This first half-term's values and virtues are: Compassionate and Loving.
We are learning to be: Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by our just actions and forgiving words.
This half-term our topic is Darwin's Delights.
This topic is very much a science based topic, however as with all cornerstones topics it will form the nucleus for all subjects.
To kick off our topic the children will be going on a field trip to the Habitat Trust. This will give the children the opportunity to explore various animals first hand and record notes - just like Charles Darwin did 200 years ago.
Year 6 will be taught by Mrs Barnett every Monday afternoon – Mrs Barnett will be teaching topic in the form of extended writing tasks and practical activities.
PE lessons will take place on the same day each week (day TBC this week... check back here for updates) 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 Friday. 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!
Pencil cases are not required in the classroom - everybody will have their own pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, sharpener, highlighter etc. These are neatly packed away in a pencil pot on each table to save space, but please feel free to bring your pencil case to school and keep it in your bag ready for wet play times, lunch times or golden time!
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 Maths 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
(additional homework maybe set to enhance your children's learning).
This year we will be continuing the reading challenge! We encourage children to read every evening, but we know this can be tricky sometimes. Reading at home can happen in the car on the journey home, during time set aside at home to read with your child or they can even read to themselves. PLEASE make sure you comment in their reading record to evidence the fact that they have read at home. Children who read (and have evidence of this in reading records) a minimum of 3 times a week throughout the whole school year will receive a very special reading award: The award for each year group is slightly different - so that means there are 7 to collect in total... I wondered if any children in Reception can collect all 7 by the time they leave in Year 6?
Please regularly check our class page for the latest information, photos of our learning and helpful documents for adults and yourselves.
See you on Tuesday!
Mr. J. Davies &Mrs Armstrong
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