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The Priory Catholic Voluntary Academy

A place to learn, have fun, grow and develop in the light and love of Christ

Walsingham

Walsingham Class 2019-2020

     'A place to learn, have fun, grow and develop in the light and love of Christ'.

Dear Year 6,

 

I can't believe it is your final week at primary school this week!!  Whether you are working from home or you have returned to school, we hope that you have a really lovely last week!!  Although it is a strange end to the term, and we have been unable to have our usual trips and celebrations, I am sure you will make the most of what you can do to celebrate this occasion. 

 

Good luck for the future to all of you!  Enjoy and make the most of every opportunity that you can in your new schools in September!

 

God bless you all!!

 

Mrs Grimes and Mrs Hanson

   Summer Half Term 2

   Home Learning Overview

Summer Half Term 2 Spellings (Weeks 1-6)
Home Learning Week 7 Monday 13th July

English Week 7 Monday 13th July

Complete activities 11-14 of Monsters Report Writing Unit

Maths Week 7 Monday 13th July Algebra Finding Pairs of Values
DT Week 7 Monday 13th July Savoury Recipes
RE Week 7 Monday 13th July Common Good

English Week 6 Monday 6th July

Complete activities 6-10 of Monsters Report Writing Unit

 

Maths Week 6 Monday 6th July - Calculating the Mean 
DT Week 6 Monday 6th July - if you don't like cheese and onion then check out the Good Food website for other savoury muffin recipes.
RE Week 6 Monday 6th July Common Good
Home Learning Week 5 Monday 29th June

English Week 5 Monday 29th June Monsters 

 

Complete activities 1-5 of the Monsters Report writing Unit

Maths Week 5 Monday 29th June - Interpreting and Drawing Pie Charts
DT Week 5 Monday 29th June
RE - Common Good Monday 29th June (2 lessons)

Home Learning Week 4 Monday 22nd June

 

English Week 4 Monday 22nd June (Poetry Unit)

Complete Activities 11-14 of The City of Silence 

 

Maths Week 4 Monday 22nd June - Scale Factor
DT Week 4 Monday 22nd June 
RE Lesson Islam 'The 5 Pillars of Islam'
Home Learning Week 3 Monday 15th June

English Week 3 Monday 15th June (Poetry Unit)

Complete activities 6-10 of The City of Silence

Maths Week 3 Monday 15th June Ratio

There are 2 power-points and a selection of worksheets for you to complete. Remember Questions 1a- 3b are the easiest, questions 4a - 6b are at a whole class level and questions 7a-9b are the hardest.

D.T. Week 3 Monday 15th June
R.E. Week 3 Monday 15th June
Home Learning Week 2 Monday 8th June 2020

English Week 2 Monday 8th June (Poetry Unit)

Complete Activities 1-5 The City of Silence  

Maths Week 2 Monday 8th June Ratio 

There are 2 power-points and a selection of worksheets for you to choose from.  Remember questions 1a- 3b are the easiest, questions 4a - 6b are at a whole class level and questions 7a-9b are the hardest.

D.T. Week 2 Monday 8th June
R.E. Week 2 Monday 8th June

 

Home Learning Week 1 Monday 1st June 2020

 

English Week 1 Monday 1st June

Maths Week 1 Monday 1st June - Parts of a Circle

There are 3 different power-points to work through and a variety of worksheets to choose from each day.

D.T. Week 1 Monday 1st June

This half term our topic is savoury dishes.  Each week there will be a new savoury recipe to try out - please only take part in these activities with an adult in your home.

R.E. Week 1 Monday 1st June

 

 

Dear Year 6,

 

Happy Easter!! We hope that you and your families are all keeping safe and well.  We are really missing being in school with all of you!

 

This week, if possible, try and get hold of a copy of the book 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo for your home learning in English.  It is a fantastic book that we always read over the summer term and I'm sure you will all enjoy reading.  Perhaps a friend or family member might have a copy of it that you could borrow (they could post it to you) or it is available online from Amazon (for £6).  We will use this book over the next half term for our Literacy work. 

 

Don't worry if you can't get a copy, I will put 2 units of work 'The Game' and 'Doors' for you to work through, as well as the reading comprehensions and creative writing ideas on our class page for you instead. 

 

Any problems, please get in touch with us via the office email.  Thank you for all of your hard work,

 

Mrs Grimes and Mrs Hanson  smiley

 

 

 

Year 6 Home Learning Overview Summer Half Term 1

Summer Half term 1 Maths Basic Skills (Arithmetic Papers)

Try to complete one per day - it should take you 15 minutes (don't worry about printing them off - copy and complete onto paper/notebooks).

Dear Year 6,

 

We hope that you have had a lovely half term with your families and are keeping safe and well.  We look forward to welcoming some of  you back into school after half term.

 

For those of you who are coming back into school, we have some lovely creative writing and art work planned, maths problem solving and reasoning activities, computing skills and P.E.  We will set you follow up work to complete each week (some of this might be linked to the home learning activities on the class page).

 

For those of you who are not coming back into school, we have some lovely work planned for you - please see the summer half term 2 overview and weekly resources.

 

Take care and keep safe!!

 

Love from Mrs Grimes and Mrs Hanson

Maths Topic Work Summer Half Term 1

(Don't worry about printing off sheets - copy and complete your answers onto paper/notebooks).

Summer Half Term 1 Grammar and Punctuation Work

There is a different topic to revise and complete each day - use the power-point to revise the topic and then choose a page or more of questions to answer (page 1 = easier questions, page 2 = whole class questions and page 3 = more challenging questions).

(Don't worry about printing off the sheets - copy and complete answers onto paper/into your notebooks)

English Summer Half Term 1 Kensuke's Kingdom Story

English Kensuke's Kingdom Lessons Summer Half Term 1 Week 1 Monday 20th - Friday 24th April (if you are using the pdf copy of kensuke's Kingdom above then the page numbers that I refer to on my planning will be different).

English Kensuke's Kingdom Summer Half Term 1 Week 2 Monday 27th April - Friday 1st May

(If you are using the pdf copy of Kensuke's Kingdom above, the page numbers I refer to in my planning will be different).

English Kensuke's Kingdom Summer Half Term 1  Week 3 Monday 4th - Friday 8th May

(If you are using the pdf copy of the book above, then the page numbers will be different to the ones I refer to in my planning).

English Kensuke's Kingdom Summer Half Term 1 Week 4 Monday 11th - Friday 15th May

(if you are using the pdf copy of Kensuke's Kingdom above, then the page numbers will be different to the ones I refer to in my planning).

English Summer Half Term 1 Week 5 Monday 18th - Friday 22nd May Kensuke's kingdom Planning

English Summer Half Term 1 The Game (weeks 1 - 3) Work to complete if you do not have a copy of Kensuke's Kingdom

English Summer Half Term 1 (weeks 4 - 6) If you do not have a copy of Kensuke's Kingdom

Religious Education Summer Half Term 1 Witnesses Topic 4 weeks

Art Islamic Civilisation

Have a go at the 7 overlapping circles and the 5 overlapping circles on the power-point.  Then have a go at reproducing one of the patterns on a large sheet of paper and colouring it in.

Art Kensuke's Kingdom Weeks 3 - 5 (Monday 4th - Friday 22nd May)

Spring Half Term 2 2020 Class Newsletter Year 6

Friday 14th February 2020

This week in RE, we started our new topic called Unity.  In this topic we will explore what makes and breaks friendships, before looking at different parts of Mass.  We also looked at Jesus's prayer for unity for his disciples.  In Literacy, we continued to read our class novel 'Journey to the River Sea' and are almost finished.  In Maths, we have been learning how to follow one step equations and how to follow formulas to calculate costs.  In Geography, we finished our work on how animals and plants have adapted to life in the rainforest.  In PE, we had our final dance lesson of the year.  Some of the year 6 pupils tried out for the swimming gala, which will take place after half term.  In Art, we finished our pastel work for display.

 

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to
'Good Work Award' went to   
'Star Writer' went to Layla for a really thoughtful prayer for our prayer corner. 

'Marvellous Mathematician' went to 

Have a lovely week off Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings.  smiley

 

     Friday 7th February 2020

This week in RE, we listened to a letter of Saint about how we should show love to each other.  We wrote letters to the Year 2 pupils from Paul explaining how they could live in love with each other and develop skills of forgiveness, care, honesty, truth, being selfless etc.  We also held a silent debate about how we use the Bible in our own lives.

In Literacy, we continued to read our class novel 'Journey to the River Sea'.  We wrote recounts from different character's perspectives.  In Big Writing, we researched and wrote about the Yanomami Tribe who live in the Amazon Rainforest.   In Geography, we researched and wrote about the animals who live in the different layers of the rainforest and how they have adapted to the conditions of that layer.  In Art, we chopped up a painting of 'Feeding the 5,000' and each took a section to draw for display. 

 

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Bea for being a really lovely, kind member of year 6 who always gives of her best.
'Good Work Award' went to Ruby for her work in RE - a super letter from Saint Paul to the year 2 pupils explaining to them how they should live by showing love to each other. 
   
'Star Writer' went to Scarlett for trying really hard in Big Writing to work independently on her explanation about the Yanomami Tribe.

'Marvellous Mathematician' went to Keira for showing good understanding of how to follow a function machine and substitute shapes and letters with numbers to solve calculations.  

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings. 

                                Friday 31st January 2020

This week in RE, we learnt about the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  They were  discovered by a Bedouin shepherd in the caves of Qumran.  The Dead Sea Scrolls consist of passages of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, that range from 1,800 to more than 2,000 years old. They comprise the oldest copies of Biblical text ever found.  We made power-point presentations about them.

In Maths, we finished our unit of work on percentages.  We revised how to calculate percentages of amounts and we learnt how to calculate the full amount from a percentage.  In Literacy, we continued to read 'Journey to the River Sea'  and we made factfiles on the laptops of Manaus, which is where the story is set.  In Big Writing, we wrote explanations about sloths (this linked to the novel and our work in Geography).  In Geography, we learnt about the 4 layers of the rainforest and drew diagrams to represent them.  In Science, we learnt about Darwin's Theory of Evolution and used the Galapagos Finches to explain this theory.  In Art, we practised our skills of observational drawing - we drew plants and leaves that would be found in the rainforest.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Michael for living out the school mission statement in the way that he helps and supports younger pupils in nurture - an excellent role model to them.
'Good Work Award' went to Megan for excellent responding to marking in her RE.  It is always very detailed, thorough and shows deep reflections. 

'Good Work Award' also went to Tom this week for an excellent castle for Sleeping Beauty made out of junk modelling.   
'Star Writer' went to Jayden for trying really hard in Big Writing with his explanation about what a sloth is like.

'Marvellous Mathematician' went to Amelia for showing good understanding of how to calculate % of amounts.

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings. 

                               Friday 24th January 2020

 This week in RE, we looked at the story 'The Feeding of the 5,000' in all 4 Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) - the children identified similarities and differences between the 4 different versions.  In Literacy, we continued to read our class novel Journey to the River Sea.  We found out about Maia's journey to Brazil and what the Carter family - who she went to live with - were really like.  In Maths, we started a unit of work on percentages.  We practised converting between percentages, fractions and decimals and calculating percentages of amounts.  In Geography, we started to learn about the 4 layers of the rainforest and what each layer was like.  In Science, we learnt about inherited and acquired characteristics.  We thought about the characteristics that we inherit from our parents and those that we acquire.  In PE, we continued to develop our skills in dance and handball.  In Art, we practised our sketching skills - we drew different animals that live in the rainforest.  

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Amelia for living out the school mission statement through everything she does in school.  She works extremely hard in class and is a good role model to her peers.
'Good Work Award' went to Jakub for working really hard in RE, spotting similarities and differences between the 4 versions of the parable 'Feeding the 5,000' found in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
'Star Writer' went to Emily for her persuasive playscript 'Can I stay up late?'  Emily wrote some really good arguments for/against and set out her playscript well.

'Marvellous Mathematician' Layla for improved work in maths basic skills at the beginning of every lesson and good understanding of how to calculate % of a number.

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings. 

                                   Friday 17th January 2020

This week in RE, we learnt about what is contained in the Bible and how to use Bible references to locate different Scripture stories. In Literacy, we started reading our new class novel Journey to the River Sea.  The children were all excited to hear about orphan Maia and her move to live in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, with long lost relatives.  In Maths, we have been learning about decimals and equivalent fractions/percentages.  In Science, we researched and wrote about Mary Anning (and her work with finding fossils).  In PE, we continued to improve our skills in dance and practised our dribbling skills for handball.  In Geography, we learnt about the climate of the Amazon Rainforest and compared it to the climate in the UK.  We drew line graphs to show the average temperature and the average amount of rainfall in Manaus (Brazil) and in London (UK).  

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to James for his enthusiastic attitude towards all lessons and everything we do in Year 6.  Always a great role model to his peers and younger pupils in school.   
'Good Work Award' went to Oscar for participating really well in all lessons by asking/answering questions and being involved in discussions.
'Star Writer' went to Logan for trying really hard with his explanation about Mary Anning and her work with fossils (linked to our Science topic).

'Marvellous Mathematician' went to Jess for good converting between fractions, decimals and percentages to enable her to order mixed sets.

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings. 

 

Friday 10th January 2020

Welcome back to school - we hope that you all had a lovely Christmas.  Scroll down below for a copy of this half term's newsletter.

This week in RE, we started our new topic which is called Sources (about the Bible).  We brought in our favourite books to share with the class - scroll down to see photos - and wrote book reviews about them.  Also, we found out about different types of books and why they are written.  In Science, we started our new topic 'Evolution and Inheritance' - we found out how fossils are formed and wrote explanations of each stage of the process.   In Geography, we started our new topic on Rainforests - we learned about where rainforests are located and why.  In Art, we looked at a painting called Surprise and learnt about the techniques used by the artist Henri Rousseau.  In PE, we have started a unit of work on dance and are learning skills to play handball.  

Today we held Mass in Church to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany.

Well done for all of your hard work this week.  Don't forget to complete your reading, practise your spellings and times tables over the weekend!

 

YEAR 6 SPRING TERM ONE NEWSLETTER

Autumn Term Collective Worship

                               Friday 20th December 2019

  This week in RE, we discussed how on March 25th, the Church celebrates the special feast of the Annunciation. It is a time to stop and remember that God became a human being Jesus – the Incarnation – and that Mary was his mother. That event continues to be remembered every day by the prayer called ‘the Angelus’.  Angelus is the first word in Latin of this traditional prayer, it means ‘angel’. The prayer begins with recalling the Angel Gabriel’s greeting to Mary, telling her she is to be the mother of Jesus.   We talked about ways we can say yes to God, like Mary did.  We also looked at a piece of Scripture from Mark's Gospel.  "Someone is shouting in the desert, ‘Get the road ready for the Lord; make a straight path for him to travel!'"  We reflected on how we can get the road ready for the Lord during Advent.  Finally, we explored how Paul taught his followers to say, “Maranatha! O Lord, come!” (I Corinthians 16:22). (‘Maranatha’ is an Aramaic phrase meaning ‘Lord, come!’)  We got into groups and wrote our own versions of the hymn 'Maranatha' (scroll below for photos).  In Literacy, we continued our work on newspaper reports.  We practised writing parts of newspaper reports and wrote a report about a lorry fire near to a petrol station.  In maths, we revised how to read, write and plot coordinates in the 4 quadrants.  In DT, we evaluated our finished pizza designs against our 4 design specifications.  

Today we had 'Sing for Santa' and we sang the song we have been learning to sing in our music lessons over the past few weeks.

Have a lovely, relaxing Christmas - we will see you all in the New Year! smiley

Year 6 Maranatha Hymns

                                Friday 13th December 2019

This week, we started our third RE topic 'Expectations'. 

First of all, we talked about the expectations that are placed upon the children at home, at school and at the different groups they attend (e.g. clubs and hobbies) and why there are so many expectations placed upon them.  Then we talked about Advent: the time of expectation.  We wait in expectation of the coming of Jesus, God made human, God with us, because God is always faithful and loving and keeps promises.  We listened to 1 Cor 16: 13-14, which outlines the expectations for Christians in Advent.

‘Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.

Let love be in all' and wrote our own Advent promises.

We also discussed the types of things we as Catholics should be trying to do during Advent to prepare for the coming of Jesus.  We wrote Advent Charters including these ideas (e.g. Charity work, prayer and spiritual life, doing good deeds for others etc.)

In Literacy, we started our new topic on Journalistic Writing.  We read lots of different newspaper reports and identified lots of key features.  In Science, we have been learning about the harmful affects of drugs, smoking and alcohol on the body. 

In Maths, we have started our topic on shape - we revised how to complete reflections into mirror lines.  In DT, we made our final Christmas pizzas that we designed ourselves.  Scroll down for photos of before and after cooking.  

On Thursday, we had our DARE Graduation - well done all of you for preparing your role plays and remembering all of your words.

Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to practise your reading and your spellings for Monday.  smiley

Friday 6th December 2019

This week, we started our whole school daily Advent Services - we would love as many parents and carers as possible to come and join us for these services - please see the school newsletter for the times.  The word Advent means coming or arrival.  It reminds us of the anticipation and expectation over hundreds of years by the people of Israel for their Messiah and Promised One.

This week in RE, we learned about another World Religion - Judaism.  We found out about Rosh Hashanah, which is the celebration of the Jewish New Year.  On Rosh Hashanah, Jews from all over the world celebrate God’s creation of the world.  Rosh Hashanah is two days long, and it usually occurs during the month of September.  It starts a 10 day period which ends with the celebration of Yom Kippur.  During Rosh Hashanah, Jewish people ask God for forgiveness for the things they’ve done wrong during the past year.  They also remind themselves not to repeat these mistakes in the coming year. In this way, Rosh Hashanah is an opportunity to improve themselves. It helps them to become better people.   Good deeds are done and charity is given in the hopes that God will seal their names in the “Book of Life,” which brings the promise of a happy year to come.

Sweet foods are eaten to symbolize their hope for a “sweet new year.”  Scroll down to see photographs of the Jewish New Year cards we made.  We also reflected on the times we have made the wrong choices and wrote our own sorry prayers.

Thank you for your help with the Christmas Fair today Year 6!

Have a lovely weekend!

Don't forget to learn your spellings and complete your reading challenges.  smiley

 

Rosh Hashanah Cards (Jewish New Year)

                   Religious Education Homework - Judaism

Next week in RE, we will be learning more about the Jewish religion.

We will be learning about two important celebrations - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Try and research some information about these 2 days, ready to feed back to your group or whole class next week.

  Friday 29th November

This week in Year 6 has been another busy week. 

In RE, we looked at the Religious Order 'Franciscans' and researched answers to questions (e.g. What is their prayer life like? What do they wear?  What is daily life like?) 

We also talked about what our vocation is and how God might be calling us. 

In Literacy, we have used the story mountain we created for 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' to write up own story plans onto story mountains.  Our stories are based upon 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter'.  In Maths, we have been learning how to multiply fractions by whole numbers, mixed numbers multiplied by whole numbers and fractions multiplied by fractions. 

In DT, we designed our own Christmas Pizzas.  We drew pictures to represent what we want our pizzas to look like, came up with 4 specificiations for what it should be like (shape/taste/appearance/base) and wrote our own methods for making them.  We will be making our pizzas in two weeks time.

In Science, we planned group investigations into how the width of a shadow changes as the distance between the object and the light source changes. 

In Geography, we drew cross sections of a volcano and found out all about what causes them to erupt.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Austin - for being a really polite and well mannered young man.  He goes out of his way to be respectful, for example, opening doors for adults. He is really engaged in lessons and shows enthusiasm for learning.  
'Good Work Award' went to Nadia for her work in DT - she designed a great Christmas pizza, thought carefully about her 4 specifications and was able to adapt the basic pizza method to create her own.    
'Star Writer' went to Lily M for a detailed story mountain plan full of imaginative ideas based upon 'The Firework-Maker's daughter' which we have been reading in class. We can't wait to read your story Lily!  

'Marvellous Mathematician' went to Logan for trying really hard over the past few weeks learning how to add, subtract and multiply fractions and mixed numbers on a maths table.

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings. 

           Friday 15th November 2019

This week in RE, we wrote about Saint Francis of Assisi and how he started a group who became called the Franciscans.  They made 3 vows: to be poor like Jesus and share everything; to be obedient to God by following the rules they had agreed on and not to marry so they could give all their heart to God.  In Literacy, we started our new class novel 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman.  The children really enjoyed reading the opening few chapters of the story and are looking forward to finding out what happens to Lila.  In Maths, we have learnt how to add and subtract fractions on a math's table by finding a common denominator.  In Science, we continued our new topic on light and looked at what the human eye looks like inside and outside.  We labelled diagrams and explained the different parts.    In DT, the children learnt how to follow a basic method to make  pizza.  They weighed out all of their ingredients, learnt how to rub in and knead dough - scroll down to see photographs.  The children thoroughly enjoyed making and tasting their own pizzas.

Today, the children came to school dressed in their onesies to celebrate World Diabetes Day.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Frank - for being engaged in lessons and showing enthusiasm for learning.  He especially enjoyed learning how to make pizza today in DT.
'Good Work Award' went to Lewis for his work in RE - he was able to describe and give reasons for the actions, words and symbols used in the Sacrament of Ordination.  His work was really well presented.  
'Star Writer' went to Ozzy for a great piece of writing about Saint Francis of Assisi and how he was called by God to live and work amongst the poor people.  He was able to link to scripture and other religious figures. 

'Marvellous Mathematician' went to Keira for trying hard to subtract fractions and mixed numbers on a maths table.

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings. 

 

 

 

 

                                  Friday 8th November 2019

This week in Year 6 has been a really busy week.

In RE, we have been learning about the Sacrament of Ordination (the Sacrament when a man becomes a priest).  We made booklets to explain the meaning behind the actions, words and symbols used.

On Tuesday, the children spent the day completing their Bikeability course (which got cancelled in September because of the rain).  On Wednesday afternoon, some of the boys took part in a football tournament. 

On Thursday morning, we enjoyed our first class trip to the library.  Lots of the children got their first library cards and were able to take books out.  Don't forget, you will now be able to order  the books off the Year 6 Reading Challenge at the library.

Over the half term, the children carried out interviews with family members.  This week, we have started to write up our family biographies. 

In Maths, we started our topic on Fractions - which we will be doing for the next 5 weeks.  The children have practised simplifying fractions, placing fractions on a number line and comparing/ordering fractions.

In Science, we started our new topic on light.

In DT, we had a lovely afternoon today tasting and evaluating different pizzas.  We thought about what we liked/disliked, gathering ideas for when we design our own.  Scroll down to see photographs of us tasting pizza. 

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Amelia - for being a kind, caring and friendly member of year 6 who will always help others.  She lives out the mission statement on a daily basis, always giving 100%.
'Good Work Award' went to James for his work in DT - taste testing lots of different pizzas.  Some good evaluations made and ideas that he will be able to use in his own designs. 
'Star Writer' went to Emily for her fantastic story based upon 'The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe'.  It was more like a novel than a short story and left the readers on a cliffhanger ending!  Well done.

'Marvellous Mathematician' went to Thomas for great understanding of how to order a set of fractions by finding a common denominator.  Well done Thomas - super work!! 

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings.  

Pizza Tasting - we tested and evaluated lots of different types of pizzas to gather ideas about we like/dislike

Friday 25th October 2019

This week In RE, we read about Saint Francis of Assisi and how he started the Franciscan Order - scroll down to see the power-point we used in class. In Maths we have been learning how to follow the rules of BODMAS.  In Literacy, we have continued our work on biography - we used research to write a biography about Queen Elizabeth 11.  In Science, we finished our topic by creating posters to persuade people to stop smoking.  In Art, we finished our water colour paintings of Beauvale Priory.

Today we break up for half term. 

Please don't forget to keep up your reading (15 minutes every night) and practise your spellings from our science topic.

Homework - over half term, please make sure that you interview your chosen family member (using the interview questions) and ask follow up questions.  Please have this in school on Monday.

We will be going to visit the library in Eastwood the first week back after half term, so please ensure that you bring in your form to join the library or your library card.

 

have a great half term holiday. smiley

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Jayden for being a lovely member of Year 6 who tries to live out the mission statement everyday.  He always works really hard in class and is a pleasure to teach.

'Good Work Award' went to Michael, Kyran, Scarlet and Ali for working really hard all day in RE (writing about Saint Francis of Assisi) and in Big Writing (their story based upon 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.'

 

 

  Religious Education Homework

   Topic 2 'Vocation and Commitment'

In our second RE topic, we have been learning about how different people show commitment to their vocation.  We learnt about the Sacrament of Ordination (when men become priests after 7 years of training in a seminary) and about the patron saint of priests 'John Mary Vianney'. 

Next week in RE, we will be learning about Saint Francis of Assisi and how he was called by God and how he answered the call of God.

Find out as much as you can about Saint Francis of Assisi for your Big Writing next week - here is a power-point to start you off.

 

Saint Francis of Assisi Power-point

                                Friday 18th October 2019

In RE this week, we read the story of the Baptism of Jesus, we talked about how Jesus started his Mission and how we can share in the Mission of Jesus today. 

This week in Literacy, we started a new genre - biography.  We have read different biographies this week (including, Henry V111, Mother Teresa, Vincent Van Gogh, John Lennon, C.S.Lewis and Roald Dahl).  We have identified the key features of a biography.  

In maths this week, we have learnt about common factors, lowest common multiples, prime numbers, prime factors, squared numbers and cubed numbers.

In History, we looked at what daily life would have been like for the monks who lived at Beauvale Priory.

In Art, the children started to paint their watercolours of Beauvale Priory.

In Science, we discussed the effects that drugs, alcohol and smoking can have on a person's body.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Lewis for being such a kind, caring young man.  He tries to live out our school mission statement everyday through how he works in the classroom and how he treats others.  A great role model! 

 

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings.  

Friday 11th October

This week in year 6 we finished reading 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.  The children were really excited to start planning their own versions of the fantasy story and started to write them up on Friday.  In maths, we learnt to divide 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, using long division and short division.  Lots of you found long division easier - I have put the power-point below to help you with your homework next week.

In History, we annotated maps of Beauvale Priory and what it would have looked like at the time it was built.

In RE, we listened to 'The Sermon on the Mount' and we wrote our own 'Be-attitudes' thinking about how we should behave as followers of Jesus and how we should treat others. 

In Science, we revised the digestive system and created flow diagrams to show how food is transported through our bodies (see power-point below).

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Ruby - for living out the mission statement on a daily basis, always giving 100% and being a good friend to others.
'Good Work Award' went to Tom for his fantastic book based upon Brown Bear, Brown What Can You See? 
'Star Writer' went to Jess for her writing in RE and the 'Be-attitudes' she created. 

'Marvellous Mathematician' went to Bea for showing good understanding of how to use the long method of division to divide a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number.

 

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings.  

 

Friday 4th October 2019

In RE this week, we read the 'Sermon on the Mount' and wrote our own set of 'Be-Attitudes' to live by.

This week in Literacy, we have continued to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.  We held 'string discussions' to discuss what happened and how/why characters behaved in the way they did.  In Maths, we have being learning how to multiply a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number and solve reasoning questions.  

On Thursday for our local History topic, we recorded facts to explain when and why Beauvale Priory was founded by Sir Nicholas de Cantilupe in 1343. In science, we planned and carried out investigations into how our heart rate is affected by exercise (unfortunately it rained again as we were carrying this out).  Scroll down to see some photographs of us trying to count our pulse rates!

Have a lovely weekend Year 6 - don't forget to read and practise your spellings.  

 

 

Pulse Rate Investigation

                    Friday 27th September 2019

This week has been another really busy week in Year 6. 

In RE, we looked at a painting of the Parable of the Prodigal Son and discussed the messages it has for us today - we reflected on times when we made a mistake and "came to our senses".  We talked about the ways to show we are sorry.

On Monday and Tuesday most of the year 6 pupils took part in Bikeability training to complete their level 1 and level 2 training to enable them to ride safely on the roads. Unfortunately, because of the torrential rain, they were unable to ride on the roads and the instructors will be back in a few weeks time to finish the training with them.

In Literacy, we have continued to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.  In Maths, we have started to look at addition and subtraction of large numbers (up to 8-digits). 

On Thursday for our local History topic, we went on an exciting trip to Beauvale Priory.  We walked to the site of the ruins and were given an informative tour by Ann (the owner).  She told us all about the founding of Beauvale Priory, what life was like for the monks who lived there when it was first built, 2 of the Priors John Houghton and Robert Lawrence (who were hung, drawn and quartered for their faith) and why Henry V111 shut down Monasteries - like Beauvale Priory.  Please scroll down to see some photographs of our lovely trip below.  In Art, we practised our sketching skills of Beauvale Priory - unfortunately due to the weather we were unable to stay for the afternoon at Beauvale Priory to sketch. 

Today, we celebrated Harvest Mass - thank you very much for all of the contributions of food that we will be taking to a local foodbank.

                                 Friday 20th September 2019

This week has been another busy week. 

In RE, we looked at the Parable of the Prodigal Son and what messages it has for us today.  We held silent debates to answer questions about what messages the parable has for us today about unconditional love and forgiveness.  On Monday Morning, we had a special assembly by Forest (we even got to have our photos taken with the European Cup) and were given Forest caps.

In Literacy, we have continued to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.  In Maths, we continued with our work on place value - we looked at rounding 8-digit numbers and learnt how to add/subtract positive and negative numbers.

In History, we learnt about the Reformation and why Monasteries - like Beauvale Priory - were shut down by Henry V111.  In Art, we practised our water colour skills ready to paint our landscapes of Beauvale. 

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Charlie for living out our mission everyday.
'Good Work Award' went to Emily for working hard in History on the Reformation.
'Star Writer' went to Willow for her explanation of the Reformation that led to Monasteries in our country (like Beauvale Priory) being shut down.

 

Remember 'Bikeability' takes place on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th September (don't forget to bring your bikes and wear appropriate clothing). On Thursday morning, we are walking to Beauvale Priory Ruins for a guided tour of the grounds and to find out all about the history of the Catholic monks who lived there.

  Have a lovely weekend.

Don't forget to complete your reading every night and practise your spellings for Monday morning. 

Please also remember to bring your reading/Literacy homework in on Monday!

 

 

Why did Henry V111 want to divorce Catherine of Aragon?

Friday 14th September 2019

This week in Year 6 we have started all of our new topics.

In RE, we started our LOVE and CARE topic and started to think about what is done for us by the people who love and care for us.  We created montages of us with our family and friends for display. In Literacy, we started to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.  We are reading this novel because it links in really well to our first RE topic, Loving.  In Maths, we have been learning about the place value of 8-digit numbers (we have looked at reading, writing, ordering and comparing them). In Science, we started to think about our heart, what it looks like and how it works.  We drew cross sections of a human heart and labelled them.  In History, we started our local History topic on Beauvale Priory.  We enjoyed finding out about why Henry VIII wanted to divorce Catherine of Aragon.  In Guided Reading we fed back on the biographies of famous people that we read over the summer holidays, including Leonardo da Vinci, Florence Nightingale, J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, David Walliams and Malala. 


This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Ozzy for being kind and thoughtful - coming into school every morning to help set up classroom.  Showing he is ready to learn in every lesson. A great start to Y6 Ozzy!
'Good Work Award' went to Lily R for 100% effort in all lessons- Lily always puts her hand up to ask and answer questions, shares her ideas and is enthusiastic - well done!
'Star Writer' went to Casey - she tried really hard to write a recount from the perspective of Lucy in 'Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.'
'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Amelia  - for excellent effort and understanding in place value work - she can read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000.

On Wednesday 11th September we held our 'Meet the Teacher' meetings for parents (see below for the power-point presentation full of information and routines).

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Don't forget to complete your reading every night and practise your spellings for Monday morning.

 

 

    Religious Education Homework

Over the summer holidays, year 6 children were asked to take photographs of themselves with their friends and family that showed love and care.  We used the photographs to create montages.  Here is our classroom display of our first RE topic 'Loving'.

 

Loving Display

Walsingham Class Newsletter autumn 1

Friday 6th September

 

The children have settled well into Year 6 this week. We have had lots of fun getting to know you all over the last few days, whilst taking part in lots of team building activities.

This morning, we celebrated Mass at Church to celebrate the beginning of our new school year - thank you to all of you who read so beautifully!

Have a lovely weekend - remember to read for 15 minutes every day, practise your spellings and times tables ready for next week!

 

Don't forget next Wednesday 11th September are our 'Meet the Teacher' meetings at 2.45pm and 6pm
 

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