St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

School opens on Monday 26th February for Half Term 4!

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Welcome to the Year 6 Web Page!

Our Year 6 team are: Mrs Foxcroft (Class Teacher) and Mrs Payton (Teaching Assistant)

We have looked at the artist Cathy Hillegas and copied her style using watercolour. What a fabulous gallery of work! 

Well done for your very creative homework on animal adaptation. They all look fabulous! Following our visit to see the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we have also been busy making masks for the 'Snow Queen'...

Our new topic for Spring 1 is Frozen Kingdom

We will find out where the coldest places are on our planet and how people and animals survive in such hostile conditions.

HOMEWORK

Homework will be set each week, alternating between Maths and English. Spellings recorded in your spelling log must be learned. Parents should test you and sign the page to show this has been done. If you don't have any recorded, learn some of the Y5/6 orange words at the back.

Remember, half an hour reading every night will make a huge difference to your writing and is a great way to wind down at the end of the day.  Put those devices down and relax with a good book...

Our topic for Autumn 2: The World Wars

We looked at the causes of the World War I and the great loss of life, remembered 100 years later. Our main focus was World War II and how this impacted on life in Britain and differed to the first Great War.

Eden Camp Visit Photographs. A brilliant visit - we learnt a lot!

We have written our own poetry based on the theme of war and have tried to use rhyme, repetition and imagery.

Our PE topic for Spring 1 is gymnastics.  You will need indoor PE kit in school

We had fun last half term learning archery and fencing skills. Plus, you can watch our dance based on our World War topic (below).

Our eyes reveal a lot about us.  We were very proud of our detailed sketches in our art lesson!

Our Topic for Autumn 1 was I.D.

Who are we?

We had a visit from Hollie, a CSI (Crime Scene Investigator) who explained her work.  The protective suits are tricky enough to get into but we tried racing each other! She showed us how footprints are a good way of identifying criminals but finger printing is the best because all finger prints are unique. She loves her job and maybe one of Year 6 might be inspired to work in this scientific field?

 

Y6 were able to watch the progress of the chicks in Y5 and have the chance of a cuddle!

Please listen to our latest ukulele compositions: Rollercoaster, recorded 29.1.18 and February's experiment with different layers using ukulele, guitar and percussion.

In the Autumn term, we worked on a ukulele composition called 'Blues Mobile'. It includes some improvisation...

We thoroughly enjoyed our music workshop! Watch the video of our samba inspired music and the variety of instruments used...

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HALF TERM PROJECT HOMEWORK ON REMEMBRANCE!

The display in class looks fabulous and it is wonderful to see how creative you have been. It has been great to see the things you have brought in from home too which have helped support out topic.

We tried some world war II recipes: chocolate wheels, chocolate cake and carrot cake. Eggs were in short supply so cooking without them was challenging. Products such as potato and carrot were added to bulk out the cakes.

A SPECIAL WELCOME...

At the beginning of the year, Year 6 welcomed their buddies from the reception class into our school family. Each child placed a bead into our heart shaped basket as a symbol of joining our loving community of faith.

 Important Dates

 16/2/18   Close for half term

The worship team helped prepare our school liturgy for candlemass when we remember Jesus being presented in the Temple and the words of Simeon as he described our Lord as 'The Light of the World'. It was beautiful and made us reflect on the importance of letting the light of Jesus shine in our lives...

RE Topic Spring 1 is: Jesus the Bread of Life

We will learn about the Passover meal and how it links to the Last Supper and the Mass. We will discuss how a belief in the Eucharist shapes the life of a Catholic and how the Our Father Prayer should inform our lives.

 Our R.E. topic Autumn 2 was Justice

 We learnt about those who have worked for justice in the world (such as Archbishop Romero) and how a belief in justice and peace is central to our Christian faith. We will find out more about the Catholic charity CAFOD. We used the book 'The Island' in our English lessons to consider the plight of refugees and the lack of justice in this story. We copied some of the illustrations , which add to the mood of

CLASS WORSHIP IS LED BY DIFFERENT CHILDREN EACH WEEK.  IT'S A SPECIAL TIME TO SHARE OUR WORRIES, HOPES AND JOYS WITH GOD. WE TAKE TIME TO REFLECT ON OUR LIVES AND ALL WE HAVE...

The Kingdom of God Autumn 1 

We listened to Jesus' parable of 'The Workers in the Vineyard' then freeze framed part of the story.  An interesting discussion followed about the fairness of this parable and its meaning.  We realised God's Kingdom is open for all and it is never too late to enter. God our Father is love and all forgiving.