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Friday 23rd July
Year 6, where do I begin?! You have been FANTASTIC this year. Each and every one of you should be very proud of all that you have achieved. I am going to miss you SO much! On behalf of the Year 6 team, thank you to all families for your kind words, lovely cards and thoughtful gifts. We have been blown away by your generosity.
Here are some highlights of our final week together in Year 6.
Friday 16th July
What a fantastic week we’ve had! This week, the children performed their end-of-year production for the other classes to watch. All of the Year 6 pupils should be extremely proud of themselves – they were sensational! We also enjoyed a special picnic in the park this week, our CAFOD fundraiser and learning about Bastille Day. Have a look at the photos below to see what we got up to.
Friday 9th July
This week we enjoyed a fantastic Sports Day. We also took part in a virtual visit to The British Museum, learning more about the Indus Valley.
Well done to May and Lena who are our award winners this week.
Friday 2nd July
This week, we enjoyed some ice creams outside as a special treat to celebrate the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. Other highlights included our outdoor music lesson with Mr Smith and our outdoor RE lesson, focusing on what makes us unique.
Friday 25th June
The highlight of our week was definitely our outdoor activity day at Venture Out - what a great day! Have a look at the photos to see what we got up to.
Well done to Talia, Tilda and Moray who are our award winners this week. Keep up the brilliant work!
Friday 18th June
This week, we enjoyed taking part in an active ‘Connect 4’ challenge. The children demonstrated great teamwork. Well done to Bethany, Franki and Gabrielle who are our award winners this week.
Friday 28th May
This week, we thought of different ways to look after our planet, in response to Pope Francis’ message. Well done to Sofia, Moray and May who are our award winners this week. I hope you all have a lovely half term break!
Friday 21st May
This week, we enjoyed taking part in some exciting Maths lessons to celebrate National Numeracy Day. On Tuesday, we worked in pairs to design a theme park while sticking to a budget. On Wednesday, we took part in an active Maths relay challenge. Other highlights of the week included our outdoor art session and our class debate.
Well done to Isaac, Steven and Christopher who are our award winners this week.
Friday 14th May
This week, we celebrated Mental Health Week by exploring how we can connect with nature. We learned about different ways to connect with nature and how this benefits our mental health. On Thursday, we were lucky enough to take part in a workshop with a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra. It was great to learn about so many different instruments. Other highlights included our tennis lesson with Mrs O’Hare. We also enjoyed exploring poetry in pairs in one of our English lessons.
Well done to Lola and Finlay who are our award winners this week.
Friday 7th May
This week, the children finished their elephant artwork. I was SO impressed with the results - well done, Year 6! We also enjoyed some hot-seating in one of our RE lessons, learning more about the life of Peter, the apostle.
Well done to Ciara, Ellie and Joe who are our award winners for this week. Keep up the fantastic work!
Friday 30th April
This week, our highlights included using charcoal to create Indian elephant artwork. I can't wait to see the final pieces next week! We also enjoyed an outdoor drama session, exploring Pentecost from the perspective of disciples and eyewitnesses. In Maths, the children worked in pairs to solve problems involving nets of 3D shapes.
Well done to Moray, Ellie and Eddie who are our award winners for this week. Keep up the brilliant work!
Friday 23rd April
This week, the children enjoyed learning about St. George and about how St. George’s Day is celebrated in different countries. They had a brilliant time at their St. George’s Day disco. The children also finished their mandalas and produced some lovely creative RE work relating to Pentecost.
Well done to Samuel, Talia and Lucy who are our award winners for this week. Keep up the great work!
Friday 16th April
The children have made a fantastic start to the new term. This week, we started our new topic - the Indus Valley. As part of this topic, we will be studying and creating Indian art. This week, the children enjoyed designing mandalas. We can't wait to add colour to them next week. The children also had a brilliant tennis lesson with Mrs O'Hare. In our English lessons this week, we explored 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan. We particularly enjoyed a drama session, exploring the characters' emotions.
Well done to Eddie, Rebecca and Conal who are our award winners this week. Keep up the great work!
Friday 26th March
This week has been full of excitement. Today we had a brilliant Zoom Q & A session with Catherine Bruton, the author of our class novel. She chatted to us about her books, answered our questions and gave us top tips about how to be an author. We even got to show off some of our work too.
Another highlight was our Mission Together fundraising day. The children created some stunning artwork.
Well done to Gabrielle, Sam and Harry who are our award winners this week. What an amazing week!
Friday 19th March
This week, we enjoyed creating artwork to represent Jesus’ Transfiguration. We also created collages inspired by our class novel, ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’. It was great to welcome Mr Smith back for our music lesson. We enjoyed exploring rhythm.
Well done to Finlay, Steven and Gabe who are the award winners this week. Keep up the brilliant work!
Friday 12th March
We have had a fabulous first week back in school together. Some particular highlights that you can see below include our drama session, our outdoor learning and the quizzes that we made about successful women in history. What a brilliant week!
Well done to Lola, Conal and Christopher who are our award winners this week. Keep up the fantastic work!
Friday 18th December
Earlier this week, the children produced some beautiful Romero crosses as part of their RE work about Oscar Romero. The children took great pride in making these pieces of work look so impressive,
We have really enjoyed lots of Christmas festivities this week too. The children took part in a Christmas art competition as well as Christmas quizzes and fun party games.
The children have worked SO hard this year and I am incredibly proud of them. I hope you all enjoy a well-earned, relaxing break. On behalf of the Year 6 team, thank you very much for the lovely cards, Christmas wishes and generous gifts we have received. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Friday 11th December
This week, we enjoyed a Tri Golf session with Mr Myers. In English, children working in pairs to compare the features of 3 narrative poems.
Well done to Ella, Sofia and Tilda who are our award winners for this week. Ella won the Star Award for an excellent review of ‘High Rise Mystery’. Sofia also won the Star Award for a beautifully presented piece of RE work about the life of Father Pedro Opeka. Tilda won the Gold Award for always working hard and having a responsible attitude to school life.
Friday 4th December
In our History lesson this week, the children showed excellent teamwork skills when they worked in pairs to create Popplets. They reviewed different sources of evidence and considered their learning from this term to answer the question ‘How should we remember the Vikings?’
Well done to Finlay, Bethany and Franki who are our award winners for this week. Finlay won the Gold Award for being a kind, helpful and polite member of Year 6. Bethany and Franki won Star Awards for their excellent speeches, inspired by Martin Luther King.
Friday 27th November
This week, the children did an excellent job of making their Viking longboats. Well done, Year 6! Earlier in the week, the children worked in pairs to sequence the events of ‘The Highwayman’, which helped to develop their understanding of the poem. I am looking forward to hearing everyone’s performances of the poem in class next week.
Well done to Lena, Gabrielle and Ciara, who are our award winners for this week. Lena won the Gold Award for having an excellent attitude and being a very responsible pupil. Ciara and Gabrielle won Star Awards for their excellent teamwork and beautiful presentation when they worked together to complete a Maths code breaker task.
Friday 20th November
This week, the children retrieved information about Viking gods and goddesses from a non-fiction text. The children then chose some key facts that they found particularly interesting and presented these facts by creating eye-catching posters.
The children were thrilled with the new additions to our class library this week. They have really enjoyed getting stuck in to our new selection of exciting books.
Well done to Sofia, Lucy and Joe, who are our award winners for this week. Sofia won the Gold Award for having a responsible attitude to all aspects of school life. Lucy and Joe won the Star Awards for fantastic fantasy stories, inspired by 'The Viewer'. Well done children - keep up the great work!
Friday 13th November
We have had another very busy week in Year 6. One particular highlight was our Viking longboat collage artwork. The children also took part in a thought-provoking RE activity which enabled them to learn more about the experiences of refugees. Following a guided reading activity, which taught the children about different coloured poppies, the class then created their own wreath to commemorate Remembrance Day.
Well done to our award winners for this week. Gabriel was given the Gold Award for showing resilience and for being a kind and helpful member of the class. Talia and Tilda won Star Awards for their fantastic Viking artwork.
Friday 6th November
This week, in their Computing lesson, the children worked in pairs to create a presentation showing the features and uses of GPS. The children also created beautiful artwork inspired by the picture book we've studied this week, 'The Viewer'.
Well done to Carrie, Mariet and Eddie, who are our award winners this week. Carrie won the Gold Award for being an absolute star every day and for having a responsible attitude. Mariet won a Star Award for great confidence in her Maths work, and Eddie achieved a Star Award for brilliant confidence in our gymnastics lesson.
Friday 23rd October
Well done to Isaac and Ellie, who won Star awards this week for their fantastic designs of Viking longship flags. Have a look at the photos to see some other great examples. Joe won the Gold Award for being a brilliant role model and for always trying his best - well done Joe!
This week, the children worked in pairs to show what they have learned about knife safety as part of our PSHE work for this half term.
All of the children have had a fantastic start to Year 6. I hope you all enjoy a well-earned break over the half term.
Friday 16th October
This week, we enjoyed creating our own Viking dance routines. The children worked very well together in their teams.
Well done to this week’s award winners. Ciara won the Gold Award for having a brilliant attitude and for consistently working hard in all subject areas. Steven achieved a Star Award for his fantastic Viking routine, demonstrating excellent teamwork and Moray won his award for an exciting diary entry. Keep up the great work!
Please have a look through the slideshow below to see some of the fantastic work that takes place every day in Year 6!
Friday 9th October
This week we enjoyed another brilliant music lesson with Mr. Smith.
In our Computing lessons, we are going to be designing our own apps. This week, we made Popplets to show the features and functions of smartphones.
Well done to Ella who won our Gold Award this week for being an all-round superstar and having a fantastic attitude to all aspects of school life. This week, Star Awards were given to Thomas for his excellent effort and enthusiasm in computing and to Rebecca for her fantastic chapter of 'Viking Boy'. Well done children!
Friday 2nd October
This week we enjoyed taking part in the ‘Reading is Magic’ online festival. We watched a video of Elle McNicoll talking about her book, ‘A Kind of Spark’, and we discussed the theme of neurodiversity which features in the book.
In one of our RE lessons, we thought of ways that we can show commitment to the Kingdom of God by helping others at home, at school and in our local community.
The children also enjoyed working together to solve a crossword puzzle using data about the different languages spoken in Europe.
Friday 25th September
This week, the children enjoyed creating beautiful artwork showing their interpretation of what God’s Kingdom looks like. Well done everyone!
Friday 18th September
We have had another brilliant week in Year 6. This week, the children worked in pairs to link one of our class texts, ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’, to each of our five key words. We discussed quotes and images from the text that demonstrated that the characters were faithful, resilient, responsible, confident and healthy.
In one of our English lessons, the children worked in pairs, taking turns to describe a setting from ‘Viking Boy’ to each other. They then drew the setting based on their partner’s description. The children were excellent team workers - well done Year 6!
Friday 11th September
The children have made an excellent start to Year 6. It has been lovely to welcome them all back to school and they have quickly settled in. This week, they have enjoyed performing poetry from our class novel, ‘Viking Boy’, as well as creating artwork to celebrate their uniqueness.