Welcome To Year 6's Class Page!!
Hello, and welcome to Year 6's Page. Over the course of the year, you will find information here about what the pupils are learning in class, examples of their excellent work, and photos of them exploring and having fun learning new things.
The pupils are settling in well so far to Year 6 - they know what an important year it is for them. The pupils are really enjoying hymn practice every Wednesday morning! Our topics in Autumn 1 are Light (Science) and Our Local Area (Geography). A lot of the writing that we will do links to Light - in particular our class text, 'The Light Jar' by Lisa Thompson.
Happy New Year!
As we enter a new half term, we focus on many new areas of learning. We are immersing ourselves into the lives of a WW2 evacuee in our history and English work, we are discovering how to solve algebraic equations in Maths, we are building series and parallel circuits in science and we are exploring scriptures and sources of the Bible in our Religion lessons. Please see our overview for a full detailed explanation of our current focus' this half term.
year 6 spring 1 overview NEW
Please keep checking back for more information and photos!
Please find the information from our info session on Wednesday evening:
Welcome to 6S ppt
If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact Mrs Salza or Mr Keogh.
PE Days Spring One term:
6K - Tuesday
6S - Friday
Check out our videos on the four operations:
Science in 6S
This half term, we are learning about light and exploring how it travels, how shadows are formed, how rainbows are made and we will be exploring Isaac Newton's colour wheel theory. Have a look at our first science lesson where we investigated how light only travels in straight lines.
This half term, we are learning about the heart and it's role in the circulatory system. This week, we investigated the role of the arteries and questioned whether the width of an artery affects how well blood can transport through it. We really enjoyed our hands on investigative lesson. We followed this lesson up with a computing/science lesson where we created our own flow charts on purple mash, this represented how the blood travels through a human body, we focused on key words such as pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, organs and capillaries.
Design and Technolgy
This half term, we have designed, made and evaluated our own paper mache light bulbs with a working circuit. Look at our fantastic designs..
Autumn Two Term.
This half term we are focusing on fractions in our maths learning, poetry, formal letters and biographies in English, Animals including humans: the circulatory system in Science, gymnastics in PE, online safety in Computing, the UK including coordinates in Geography, and Baptism and a multi faith week of Islam in Religious education. We have so many fun lessons coming up including a hands on heart dissection session taking place at the end of the half term.
Prayer and Liturgy
As we approached Remembrance Day, it was important for us to reflect upon the sacrifices that were made for our lives by both the soldiers and Jesus himself. We held a class prayer and liturgy lesson based on the theme of Remembrance and focused on the importance of sacrifice.
Crucial Crew November 2023
Year 6 have been extremely lucky to participate in an afternoon workshop held by the Crucial Crew team at the Army Reserve in Belle Vue. They learned key skills such as the recovery position, how to stay safe on the Metrolink, how to respect the electricity around us such as power station and power cables that may be around us, and how to report any danger we feel that we may be in such as violence, theft or threat. they had a fantastic afternoon, and thank the police serve for this opportunity.
Y6 Algebra - Spring One
This week, we are introducing the topic of Algebra to the year 6 children, we have started with 1 step function machines using concrete, abstract and pictorial aids to support our learning.
Prayer and Liturgy 6S
Today, we opened up our thoughts and prayers to God and listened to the word of God which discussed the idea of how we convey our words to one another.
"And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” Mark 1:26-27.
We based our altar focus on the kind and positive words we hear daily, shared our thoughts and ideas on how we can use the teaching of the scripture to shape our daily situations. Just as Jesus's voice and teachings have authority, so do the words we choose to use towards each other. We should use positive words that leave us, and our friends, feeling happy and loved. We joined in with a stand up, hand up, pair up activity where we gave complements to our class friends. Moving forward, we will challenge ourselves to use kind and positive words wherever we can.
Calculating Algebraic Formulae
This half term, our focus has been on rataio and the introduction of Algebra. Today, the children worked in kagan groups to calculate algebraic formulae within a game of dominoes/loop cards to secure our understand of how to calculate formulae. We had so much fun!
To tie in with our current learning of electricity, the year 6 children participated in a wonderful workshop led by the Creative Builders workshop. The workshop allowed the children to create their own lego city, and then add series circuits to enable the houses and streets to have lights! They also used a series circuit to power a motor which moved a train along the tracks and around the city! They had such a fantastic day.
This half term, the year 6 children have been learning all about life during WW2, and how Manchester was affected by the Blitz bombings. To end the topic, the children participated in a WW2 themed day with various activities such as baking using rationed goods, artwork, deciphering morse code, making a morse code oscillator and creating propaganda posters. They had such an amazing day! They also came to school dressed in the theme of the world war, we had lots of soldiers and evacuees. They looked incredible!! Well done year 6.
You may find the following websites useful:
Purple Mash - www.purplemash.com/stclaresm9
Times Tables - https://ttrockstars.com/
BBC learning - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Oak National Academy - https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2
Science Fun at Home - https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home
E-books - Oxford Owl for School and Home (each class has their own log in details)