Year 6

Teacher – Mrs Sibson

TA – Mrs McClure

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 is a very important year, but we try to make it fun as well. Being the eldest children in the school means that we have a responsibility to set an excellent example to the rest of the school. We prepare for High School by taking on responsibilities around our school and looking after our younger peers. We are given roles as prefects, dinner monitors and buddies who work with Reception to help them learn. Our aim is to be the best that we can be, which we do by working hard, becoming more independent and making sure that we find enjoyment in all that we do. We are a dynamic class and we embrace new challenges; we set ourselves targets and we try our hardest to reach them. Our teaching assistant, Mrs McClure, is always here to help. Being creative in our learning means life is never dull.

At St Peter’s, our goal is to create successful, confident and independent individuals who will develop into active and responsible citizens. By the end of Year 6, we the children will have developed significantly both academically and socially. During the spring term, the children will begin to prepare for the SATs which take place in May. The children will have a wide range of support during this time and will be given every opportunity to reach their full potential. If you have any questions about the coming terms, please get in contact and I will be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Mrs Sibson and Mrs McClure

Welcome to Year 6 letter

Year 6 Autumn Curriculum Plan

Here is a list of recommended reads for Year 6.  Please ask- we may have a copy in our classroom or school library if you are interested in any of these texts.  Book list for Year 6

Our Guided Reading text this half term is ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo.  

Year 6 Prayers

Please find a copy of the prayers that we use in school. You can also use this at home.  Year 6 Prayer Booklet

 

Knowledge Organisers

Please note we are unable to display some knowledge organisers due to copyright. If you would like access to missing knowledge organisers for art, D&T or computing, please contact school and we’ll be happy to provide these.

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Art Contact us Contact us Contact us Contact us    
Computing Contact us Contact us Contact us Contact us Contact us Computing
Dance
         
Gymnastics
         
 N/A D&T N/A    N/A  D&T
French       French
French
Geography N/A Geography N/A N/A Geography
 N/A History  N/A History
History N/A
Music Music Music Music Music  
PE PE PE PE PE PE
PSHE PSHE PSHE PSHE PSHE RSHE
RE RE RE RE RE RE
Science Science Science Science Science   

International Women’s Day 2022

A member from St Peter’s Church Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM) joined us in a special International Women’s Day liturgy in Year 6.  We learnt about the work of the UCM and its importance in our parish and local community.   

 

World Book Day 2022

Celebrating World Book Day by getting cosy with our books in our school library.  

Year 6 WBD

PE

We have indoor PE, this half term, learning how to play volleyball. 

Online Games

We are big fans of Wordle in Year 6 and enjoy working out the daily five letter word.  We have also discovered a maths version Time Tables Sequences

Art

We have turned our Käthe Kollwitz inspired drawings from last half term into clay sculptures fit for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London.  

Music

We have started the Spring term learning to play ‘Bacharach Anorak’ on the glockenspiels as part of our unit on Jazz.  Click the link to hear  Year 6 Music  

Safe Squad

Year 6 took part in the Safe Squad workshops run by Tameside Youth Service.  During the afternoon, the children looked at personal safety, transition to high school, social media and internet safety and CPR training.

 

Design and Technology Day

During our Design and Technology Day we made our own vegetable stir-fry. We also learnt about what is on a healthy plate as well as food hygiene and the nutritional values of our ingredients.

Art

We have been looking at the work of Käthe Kollwitz’s art work which is based upon difficult experiences. We have used charcoal to draw a simple portrait of a face, added lines to show an emotional expression and added shadows to our portrait drawing. Here are some of our pieces.

RE

Our RE topic is ‘Justice’ this half term.  Year 6 have started the topic by researching individuals who work or have worked for justice in the world.  We have also followed the journey of Amal to find out what it must be like for a young person to leave their home to become a refugee in another country.  You can look back at Amal’s journey here.

Art

What a great start this week to our new art topic ‘Making my voice heard’.  We looked at the debate around street art- vandalism or art?  The class were particularly interested in the mural art in Withington, Manchester of footballer and campaigner, Marcus Rashford by the artist AKSE P19.  In the lesson, each child created their own graffiti name tag.    Here is a selection. 

TT Rockstars

Great to see so many children in Year 6 playing TT Rockstars this half term.  This week’s battle Boys- 1871 Girls 1370.  Well  done boys!   

Dance

This half term with Olivia our dance teacher, we have created a line dance for our assembly song ‘Harvest Rock n Roll’ which the whole school enjoyed.  Linking to our rivers topic in geography, we have also created a piece to represent the movement and features of a river.  We couldn’t decide on a name for the dance- ‘River Flow’ or ‘River Train’.

English and PSHE

We joined other schools around the UK in a Puffin Books virtual author session with Abigail Balfe who has autism. She talked about the challenges she faced growing up.  Her book ‘A Different Sort of Normal’ tells her real life story.  She told us about her autism; stories about ice cream and toilets and her love of cats!

Science

We have carried out an investigation into the best conditions for mould to grow. We have had some interesting results and have made our own conclusions about the best place to store bread. 

We have also been learning about microorganisms and have collated what we have found out in this document. 

Our Microorganisms Padlet

Art

We have been developing our art and design skills this half term.  We have enjoyed making Zentangle patterns and looking at the work of Edward Hopper, William Morris and Claude Monet.  

Wear it Green Day

This Harvest we have been supporting CAFOD and joining other schools around the country by going green! World leaders are meeting in Glasgow this November for a crucial meeting about the climate crisis and the future of our planet and its people. As a school, we have been fundraising to support communities around the world who are protecting the planet.

 

Religious Education

The class have been reflecting on what the Kingdom of God means to them and created this class Padlet.  Click on the image to view our responses.  

Geography- Rivers

This half term, in Geography, we are learning all about rivers. We were able to take a trip to Park Bridge to study the features of a river and some of the wildlife that live in them. It was a brilliant day and we all had a lot of fun!

Prayer and Liturgy

Some of the children have done a wonderful job of planning and delivering this week’s Prayer and Liturgy. The theme was friendship and the importance of this as we begin our final year together at St Peter’s.

Creating computer games with Scratch

We have been working hard in our computing lessons creating computer games using Scratch. First we revised a range of concepts by creating our own versions of Frogger. We then used these concepts to create our own version of the classic game Space Invaders. We used loops, logical statements to test conditions, variables to save scores and programmed multiple sprites.

Our classroom