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We are a class of 33 pupils, 14 boys and 19 girls. We are taught by Miss Wood, Mrs Wilson and we are very lucky to have Mrs Pounder for our PE sessions. We are a happy and hardworking class who have a real energy for learning. Have a look at some of our photos!

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Year Six Homework (Given 22/1/19)

 

Reading

You should be reading for around 20 minutes a day. Either to an adult, shared with an adult or independently. You should be bringing in your reading record every 2 weeks to show that you are reading regularly.

 

Times Tables / Arithmetic

Complete the times table grid, time yourself doing it. On another day, do the times table grid again. See if you can beat the original time.  

 

Spelling Practise – test on 25/1/19

You have a list of connectives to learn this week. You will only be tested on a random selection of 10 spellings. In class, we will be learning how to use each connective accurately.

however       furthermore       because       whereas       therefore      moreover      meanwhile   consequently      although      since      alternatively     hence

 

Homework Grid

For the rest of the half term, we will be experimenting with a new approach to homework. Please find attached a ‘homework grid’. This has a variety of activities, varying in topics, time needed and difficulty. Please finish at least one activity a week. You get to choose which one though!

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Year 6 currently have a VERY interesting science topic called ‘Body Pump’. We are learning about the heart! We have conducted some interesting experiments, learning about the parts of a heart by dissecting a real one, and also creating ‘blood soup’ to find out the components of the blood.

Click the pictures below to see more.

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Year 6 kicked off Spring Term 1 with an exciting ‘Bridges’ project. For this, they completed a research project on Isambard Kingdom Brunel, creating a non-chronological report. Then, they practised their sketching skills, creating images of different types of bridges. Finally, they were able to design and make their own bridge using art straws and other resources. The class had a fantastic time doing this and most groups worked excellently as teams. The winning bridge held a total weight of 130 grams before collapsing! Great fun had by everyone involved!

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The week beginning Monday 14th January was World Faith Week within school. Year 6 spent the week learning about Sikhism. They learnt so much in the space of just one week, such as:

  • The story of how Guru Gobind Singh formed the Khalsa

  • The 5 K’s

  • The story of Guru Nanak

  • What Rangoli Patterns and Diva Lamps are

  • The features of inside a Gurdwara

The class were fascinated by so many of the facts that they learnt!

Check out some pictures of our learning during the week…

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Year 6 had an absolutely fantastic day at Lotherton Hall. We all dressed up as WWII evacuees (equipped with name labels and gas mas boxes) and were evacuated to a huge home in the countryside. Here, we were met by a very strict housekeeper. We learnt various skills such as first aid and morse code. We had the opportunity to handle several genuine WWII artefacts which was fascinating!

The children were impeccably behaved and made the St. Mary’s staff very proud. A great day had by everyone!

Click on the photos below to see what we got up to during the course of the day.

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We had an INCREDIBLE time in Peat Rigg! Year 6 were so brave, persevered throughout everything and worked excellently as teams. Both the Peat Rigg and St. Mary’s staff were so proud of the way the children approached the whole week. Soon, a vast amount of photographs will be uploaded here. For now though, so we don’t spoil our Peat Rigg assembly, here is a small snapshot of our time in Peat Rigg.

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Once a week, our year 6 pupils get together with their Reception ‘buddies’. This is one of our favourite times of the week! At the moment, we are getting to know them through play and exploration. Soon though, we will start learning together!