Welcome to Year 6!
Mr Hodgson is the Year 6 teacher and Mrs English is the teaching assistant.
Check this page throughout the year for photos of the class as they embark on their learning journey and for information about class events...
A massive congratulations to Team Probot for being crowned county champions and qualifying for the national finals of the First Lego League.
After a brilliant day at the nationals and beating a whole host of secondary school children, you should be incredibly proud of yourselves. Well done!
OUR 'VEHICLE' IN SUMMER IS...
Crime and Punishment!
This is an exciting year at St Joseph's... Our curriculum across the school is now being taught through exciting 'vehicles' - big projects for the children to aim for, which will provide excitement, structure and purpose to their learning.
Year Six's vehicle for Summer term is...
'Crime and Punishment'
This term, the children in Year 6 will be undertaking a thematic study of an aspect of history, learning about Crime and Punishment in England from the the medieval period to the modern day. Children will learn how/why people were punished in the past and how this changed over time along with societal norms so they may understand how the modern world-famous British justice system was formed.
In our writing this half term, we will be focusing Holes, by Louis Sachar. This fantastic book ties in perfectly with our summer term vehicle based on Crime and Punishment and lends itself to a whole variety of writing styles, from diaries to information texts to persuasive arguments.
In Guided Reading we will be reading 'Holes' by Louis Sachar, following the trials and tribulations of Stanley Yelnats as he is imprisoned in an internment camp set in the desert.
In Summer term, we will firstly be preparing for our upcoming SATs tests, recapping and revising the huge amount we have learned already this year. We will them be looking forward toward High school and KS3, where the children will develop their problem solving skills, as well as begin to learn how to use a scientific calculator.
In our Religious Education lessons, our children will looking into the significance and ceremony of Easter before moving on to studying in detail the enormous significance of Pentecost and how it ties in with their journey toward Confirmation. As well as celebrating this wonderful sacrament later in the term, the children will finish the year by studying the life of Mary and understanding her importance within the Catholic faith.
In History this term, we will be undertaking a thematic study of an aspect of history, learning about Crime and Punishment in England from the the medieval period to the modern day. Children will learn how/why people were punished in the past and how this changed over time along with societal norms so they may understand how the modern world-famous British justice system was formed.
In Geography this term, the children will studying the fascinating and awe-inspiring biome of rainforests, understanding firstly where they are in the world and what makes them unique. They will then look in depth at the biodiversity which can be found there, how rainforests are vital to our survival and the existential threats they face.
Our art lessons will be inspired by the post-impressionist painter, Henri Rousseau. Children will first study his life and most famous works before using these as inspiration to create their own nature-based masterpieces, linking nicely to our work in Geography o
Year 6 will begin the summer term by studying evolution and inheritance, before moving on learning about the human heart and circulatory system.
In Design and Technology during this term, Year 6 will be learning about the usefulness and importance of gears and pulleys, before applying this knowledge to build their own miniature electric car!
This term, the children in Year 6 will be focusing athletics with ASM and gymnastics with Mr. Hodgson, developing their skills in bat and ball games, such as rounders and cricket.
This term, children will be studying nationalities and language, learning how to say where they are from and what languages they can speak, as well as quizzing others about the topic. They will then undertake a final project to recap everything they have learned during KS2 in preparation for their transition to Year 7.
Ambassador roles - job descriptions
Each week homework is issued for pupils to complete. Homework will consist of 'Mini Maths' each day, Monday - Thursday, which will focus on improving children's arithmetic skills, fluency and accuracy.
They will also receive additional homework every Friday, due in the next Wednesday, as well as weekly spellings. Reading daily is essential and our policy states that Y6 should be reading 30 minutes per night. Children's diaries are checked daily for evidence of this. If the evidence isn't there they spend some time reading during play times.
Occasionally there will be Science and R.E. homework set, as well as independent topic work or additional Maths homework on occasional weekends, depending on the topic and need.