Y6R - St John
Welcome to St John's Class -
Our Lady guides us, as we have fun learning together, aiming to be the best that we can be!
Welcome to the 6R Class Page, I am Mr Rodney the class teacher and working alongside me is Mr Campbell, our teaching assistant.
We are all focused upon, and dedicated to your child's academic progress and success. As our mission statement says, learning should be fun so please check this page regularly to see what has been happening in our class recently as well as the latest news from OLOL.
JCA Parent Presentation 2016
A big congratulations to all the children in Year6 on their SAT's tests. I was extremely proud of the way they tackled the tests; all of them mature, hard-working and resilient. Well done Year 6! We are also learning lines, practicing choreography, and singing our way through the rehearsals for Joseph and the Technicoloured Dreamcoat that will be performed mid-July. We are really excited!
Please look at the St John curriculum letter and curriculum timetable to see what we will be learning in the coming term.
Year 6 are thoroughly enjoying their History AD900 IPC topic. We are currently learning about the Mayan civilization.
The videos below show news reports the children wrote and performed based around the numerous creations and inventions the Mayan's introduced to the world- some of which we still use today.
Please copy and paste the links below to view the videos.
"Our Bodies" is the Year 6 Science topic for this term. The children first drew round each other and annotated their bodies adding as many different organs and muscles as they could. We have moved on to learning about the circulatory system and how exercise affects pulse rate. More photos to come in the following weeks!
6R explored their local environment using a mustard solution to classify different types of earth worm. The mustard solution brought the worms to the surface and the children observed the earth worms for certain characteristics in order to classify the worms into different types. This was part of our learning for their science module "Classifying Living Things".
6R have thoroughly enjoyed their science topic "Changing circuits". They have carried out experiments and tested their theories about how different components and variables in a circuit can affect the brightness of a bulb and volume of a motor. This has enabled them to find causal relationships and set up further comparative tests using their predictions and results
Making the News!
On the 11th November, 6R performed an incredibly entertaining assembly, sharing all of their learning from the topic 'Making the News'.
6R used state-of-the-art "Mbots" in their ICT lesson this week. this educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Robot is brilliant for both programming, electronics and more. As you can see, the children were naturals programming the robot independently using their prior knowledge of "Scratch"!
6R have become "International Entrepreneurs" and have produced (to sell) products based around the the theme of the United States of America.
6R were given a £10 loan from the school and were challenged to make a product that they could sell on at an "International Evening" to pay back the £10; make a profit and raise funds for the PTA.
They have come up with some great ideas! (all their own) so make sure you visit the school on Thursday afternoon to see what 6R and the rest of the school have been doing.
Here are some photos of our preparations. As you can see we carried out a market research survey around the school as to what product the children liked best. We analysed our data and produced pie charts and found the fractions and percentages of children who were interested in our products. We have also baked authentic American Brownies. This will all be advertised on our very own individually designed promotional posters for the event.