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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Mr Hodgson is the Year 6 teacher and Miss Taylor and Mrs English are the teaching assistants. 

 

Check this page throughout the year for photos of the class as they embark on their learning journey and for information about class events...

 

 

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT WORKSHOP!

 

Year 6 were lucky enough to experience a brilliant workshop based on our current vehicle, crime and punishment. During the day they were able to discover how crime and the legal system in Britain has changed throughout the last 2000 years, as well as handle historical artifacts and make cross-curricular links and use drama and literacy to represent Tudor trials!

OUR 'VEHICLE' IN AUTUMN TERM IS...

 

Crime and Punishment!

These are exciting times at St Joseph's... Our curriculum across the school is 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 Autumn 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 begin by analysing and drawing inspiration from the classic poem, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. Not only does this poem align perfectly with our Crime and Punishment vehicle but it also allows the class to discover a new and exciting form of poetry, as well as giving them an insight into our literary heritage.

 

 

 

In Guided Reading we will be reading a variety of books, as well as enjoy Mr. Hodgson reading one of his all-time favourite books, Holes by Louis Sachar. This book follows the trials and tribulations of Stanley Yelnets and the boys at Camp Green Lake detention centre - how will they cope in the intense heat of the desert under the watchful eyes of 'The Warden'?

 

 

 

In Autumn term, we will firstly be focussing on Place Value and understanding how large numbers are constructed, before moving on to mastering the four operations - all key concepts to develop children into confident and capable mathematicians. We will then move on to Mr. Hodgson's favourite topic - fractions - where the children will learn how to multiply and divide fractions, as well as calculate fractions of amounts and solve complex problems. 

 

 

 

In our Religious Education lessons, our children will begin the year by investigating 'The Story of the People of God', focussing on the Old Testament in order to better understand Jesus' ancestors. They will then study the lives of the disciples in our unit, "The Followers of Christ", where they will look at the experiences of Jesus' disciples and understand what it means to follow Jesus today. 

 

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 great Renaissance artist, Rodin, focussing on accurately replicating the proportions of the human form, first working on sketching skills before trying their hands at modelling with clay.

 

 

Year 6 will begin the Autumn term studying 'Animals Including Humans', particularly studying the human heart and the circulatory system before moving on to work with circuits and electricity.

 

In Design and Technology during this term, Year 6 will be learning structures and how to build and strengthen them, carefully selecting materials in order to design their own playground landscapes!

 

 

 

 

This term, Year 6 will be taught new vocabulary about places in town, such as the post office, hospital etc. They will be able to translate sentences using prior knowledge and build sentences using word cards. They will then orally rehearse their own sentences before writing them down - sentence types now develop from simple sentences they learned in early KS2 to compound sentences, using the conjunctions and (y) and but (pero).

 

Year 6 will use knowledge of giving opinions and intensifiers to describe places within their town and will use the verb ‘ir’ (to go) along with previous vocabulary and new knowledge of modes of transport to develop longer sentences and small passages.

 

 

In their first Music unit of the year, children in Year 6 will look at how music is able to bring us together and can be a peacebuilder and friendship maker, as well as developing their knowledge of musical composition and melody.

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.

 

 

Robotics Club

 

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!

National Finals

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