Welcome to Year 6!
We are now into the summer term! This will be our wonderful children’s last term at St Josephs. We would like to say a huge well done to all of our children for making lots of amazing progress and memories so far, we are so proud of you! During the spring term, the children worked incredibly hard to improve upon their personal best and have shown us just how mature they have become! This term, we have lots of exciting lessons planned across the curriculum over the coming weeks, and we are looking forward to making lots of amazing memories and achieving more than ever! Let’s make our last term the best one yet! We know our Year 6’s will continue to be Ready, Respectful and Resilient!
Our Year 6 team:
Teachers: Mr Pearce / Miss Bradshaw
Support staff: Mrs Burke, Miss McGrath, Mr Moorhouse and Miss McDonald
- PE– Our PE day has now changed to a Tuesday. Children should come into school wearing their PE kit. They will remain in their kit all day.
- Spellings– These will be sent home on a Monday and should be practised throughout the week, ready for the testing on a Friday.
- Snack– Children should bring a ‘healthy’ snack and non-fizzy drink each day for break time.
- Reading books– These should be read at home and returned as regularly as possible.
- Weekly homework will be set online/hard copy and will include reading, spellings, English and maths basic skills.
- SATs– They will commence the week beginning 9th May 2022.
- Robinwood residential trip– This has been booked for the week beginning 16th May 2022.
Children will enter school each morning through the ‘Hub’, this should be between 8.50am and 9am. They will leave through the same door but we ask parents to wait at the front of school. Children that walk home alone will be dismissed at 3.05pm and children that are collected will be released between 3.10pm and 3.15pm. Many thanks for your co-operation in this matter.
Our Class Blog:
A fantastic way to keep in touch with you teachers and class friends!
This term Year 6 will continue to be fantastic mathematicians! We will be learning: Area, Perimeter, Volume, Mean, Ratio and Statistics and will continue to have many opportunities to problem solve and participate in real-life maths sessions. Miss Bradshaw will continue to teach maths to both Year 6 classes.
Our children have their own login to Sats Companion and Times Table Rock Stars, a reminder of these will be sent home.
https://ttrockstars.com/home (use our school postcode L32 9PF)
Our current core text is the magnificent ‘Varmints’, written by Helen Ward. In this beautifully illustrated book, the children will learn how the Varmints‘ peaceful home is destroyed by the others, who construct a concrete city on the once calm land. We will then be reading the mythical story of The Adventures of Odysseus. Exploring Greek mythology and King Odysseus quest to return home to Ithaca. Mr Pearce will continue to teach English to both Year 6 classes.
During this term, the children will work scientifically to learn all about Electricity. They will then learn about Evolution and how living things had adapted and evolved throughout time.
Come and See:
Our wonderful spring topics include: Reconciliation and Universal Church.
During this term, Year 6 will be taking part in athletics. They will learn different skills involved in athletics, taking part in their own class Olympics! They will then participate in rounders’ during the last half term.
Our computing topics include: Coding Playground and Money.
In our topic of the Amazing Americas, the children will learn about North and South America, focusing on the countries that form them. They will explore the landscape, climate and locations of each area and compare these too locations found within the UK.
During the summer term, our pupils will learn all about Ancient Greece.
In Art, Year 6 will be learning about the inspirational artist Gustav Klimt. They will explore different paintings and techniques used by the artist.
During this term, Year 6 will be creating an electrical system of their own!
For music we will be taking part in lots of singing rehearsals in preparation for our school leavers’ assembly.
Our super Spanish topics include: ‘Do you have a pet?’ and ‘At school’.
This term, the children will be participating in many transition sessions in preparation for their new chapter at high school.