St. John - Y6
We celebrated Careers Week this week. We all dressed up as a profession we would like to do when we are older. There were aspiring footballers, doctors, a chef, a royal media correspondent, a bank manager, an archeologist, a computer engineer, a fashion designer and an actor. Watch this space.
I would like to become a doctor when I am older because I enjoy helping people when they are not feeling well. I know it is a tough job but it is one I want to do, I imagine it is extremely rewarding.
I would like to be a chef because I have a real interest in food and making people happy through food.
We had some really inspiring speakers come see us this week as part of Careers Week. The array of professions was really eye opening. We had the Doggy Day Care Founder/Managing Director, a Paramedic, Firefighter, GP Researcher for Diabetes Africa, Therapeutic Mentor, Dentist/Medical Researcher, Healthcare Marketer and even some Health and Safety Workshops in class. What a week it has been.
Some of our entries for the food waste poster competition. This competition is aimed at encouraging us not to waste.
On Thursday, we went to the Five Precious Wounds local church to learn about special items in church, we also learnt three different things that represent light and special events during Jesus’s life. When we were about to leave we were sprinkled with the Holy Water.
This Week, we celebrated King Charles III coronation and we dressed up as the British flag. We had a coronation lunch and coloured pictures of King Charles. We also made gift box’s and bookmarks. Did you know that, King Charles III can speak Welsh.
Thursday 4th May will be a Royal Themed Dress Up Day – the kitchen will be making a special Coronation Lunch on this day too.
Welcome to the Summer Term! This is the final term of Year Six and I will be working hard to make sure that everybody is ready to do their best in the upcoming SAT's and in making a strong start to life in secondary school. I am looking forward to continuing to watch all the children progress and grow throughout the year. Check out this page weekly to see photo updates of all the fun learning taking place. Please see below a link to the Year 6 Curriculum outlining all the exciting learning opportunities your child will experience this academic year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself. Mr McNally.
Parents and guardians, you are welcome to attend the Year 6 Class Assembly – Wednesday 25th January at 9:10 – School Hall. Please arrive promptly.
In Science we have been learning about light and as it is Math Week, we thought why not combine the two. Here we are building our own periscopes. We used protractors to create 45 degree angles for our mirrors because the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are equal. This means light will reflect of both mirrors at a 90 degree angle allowing us to see around corners.
Year 6 went to the KS1 football pitch and did measurements of the pitch using a special tool that allows us to measure distances easily. Once we made precise measurements of the pitch, we went back to our class to calculate the ratio and proportions for the football pitch to be painted with exact accuracy.
On Tuesday 17th January, We had a Roots To Food cooking workshop. We made a special Indonesian Thai Red Curry. We used many ingredients such as peppers, coriander, carrots, spring onion, coconut milk and more. Before we got ready to cook we had to wear a chefs hat and an apron.
Once we finished making it we had the head chefs ( adults) try it before serving. The workshop was so fun and the food tasted delicious. We hope you are able to make and enjoy our amazing dish too!
As promised, here is the recipe for the Indonesian Thai Red Curry. Have fun cooking this at home.
On Tuesday 17th of January, my class, Year 6 went to Willesden Sports Centre for our second swimming lesson.
We travelled by coach and quickly got ready to go to the pool. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by our swimming teacher and immediately started to learn how to float and kick your legs under and over the water. We learned a series of backstrokes and swimming forwards. We also learned how to breath properly underwater and how to blow bubbles.
On the 17th of January, Year 6 went to the Willesden Sports Centre to go to our second swimming lesson.
We went by coach and when we arrived, we speedily went to the pool to our next swimming lesson. In this lesson, we were able to use floats to practice our backstrokes and freestyles with different hands. At the end of our lesson, we practiced free styling, a form of swimming where you push yourself with your hands and swiftly kick while keeping your face underneath the water.
SPOILER ALERT!!! Here are our answers. Do you agree?
To kick Math Week of here at Our Lady of Lourdes, Year 6 took this challenge on. Takes some thinking this one. Give it a try.
The Feast of the Epiphany reminds us that people from all nations are invited to know God. We found flags associated with everyone in our class and created a display showing all the nations we represent. To this we added the Papal flag and the flag of the Vatican City. We noticed a lot of flags have stars on them. Did you know that our class represents 15 different nations. It really is a small world.
In R.E. we have been learning about the Feast of the Epiphany. One of the main symbols associated with this feast is a star. We took a mathematical approach to creating different stars. Using a compass we drew a circle with a specific radius and marked six points around that circle. From this we drew in the lines to create very different looking stars.
Hello and welcome back. I hope everyone had a happy Christmas and New Year. Keep an eye on our class page for weekly updates on what we have been doing in school.
As part of our Cultural Day this Friday 21st October you can come in wearing your cultural colours/dress etc.
Please use this website at home to help you with your Math. Website: www.mathsframe.co.uk username: OLOL password: Lourdes2022 You can scan the QR code below and it will take you to the mathsframe website.
We have been looking at square and cube numbers and why they are called this. You can make squares from square numbers and cubes from cube numbers. A square number is a number multiplied by itself. A cube number is a number multiplied by itself three times because cubes are 3D, they have an extra dimension.
Here is our weekly newsletter. (23/09/22) Please read it each week, it will keep you updated on all that is going on at school, important notices and upcoming events.
Year 6 Suggested Reading List
Year 6 Curriculum Overview
A warm welcome back to Year 6 from myself, Mr McNally and Mr Coranti.
We are both looking forward to the year ahead and working with you all. We hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to Year 6.
Please see below a link to the Year 6 Curriculum outlining all the learning opportunities your child will experience in preparation for their end of year SATs.
Please join us for our SATs and Transition Meeting on Thursday 15th September at 3.45pm where you will receive important information on how to support your child as they prepare for their end of year tests. You will also receive information about the application process for secondary school transition. The meeting will be held in our classroom - we look forward to seeing you on then.