Year 6J Class St. John
Please see links to FREE parent workshops below that are being provided by an excellent charity St. Giles Trust regarding county lines and gangs:
- Caregivers – County Lines and Gangs – Thursday 7th April – Register here
- Caregivers – County Lines and Gangs – Thursday 21st April – Register here
- Caregivers – County Lines and Gangs – Thursday 28thApril – Register here
During this workshop Year 6 were reminded how to travel safety and sensibly on public transport. This is extremely important with Secondary School fast approaching. They were shown a variety of videos and engaged in discussions. They were also shown how to plan a journey safely using TFL journey planner.
Happy St Patrick’s Day! Irish Dancing
Great determination from the football team this week. Keep up the great team work skills and putting your best efforts into your training sessions.
We were lucky enough to watch the drumming afterschool club perform. It was a superb performance and you could tell how determined they were to put on a great show. Well done to everyone from Year 6 who participated.
An exciting week full of different Science activities - the week kick started with a Lego workshop where the children worked in groups to complete three different building activities. They got to test their creations in a variety of ways. Another display of great team work from Year 6 - well done!
An inspiring talk from boys at Newman Catholic College. They spoke about all the exciting opportunities they have at Newman as well as the Young Leaders Workshop they attend every Saturday. The children had the opportunity to ask questions about their school in particular as well as Secondary School in general.
On World Book day KS2 get the chance to read with KS1 and EFYS. As always this was a pleasure to see as the children in Year 2 were so enthusiastic about reading and Year 6 asked some brilliant questions to further their understanding.
This was one of the most enjoyable and exciting workshops Year 6 have had the chance to participate in. They had four different challenges to complete. The first was to create a rectangle using different shapes, then they had to create towers which were seven stories high after that, they had to memorise 25 different items. Then, they had to transport 10 golf balls down tubes with holes in it. Finally, they finished with a game of the floor is lava which was the most challenging task yet. This workshop taught Year 6 the valuable skills of teamwork, communication and patience.
Fr Tony came to talk to Year 6 about the Sacrament of Healing the Sick. It was superb as he demonstrated the steps which are carried out during the Sacrament. All children listened well and were able to write in detail about the Sacrament after he left. Well done Year 6.
Roots To Food is one of the best workshops the children participate in each year. All of Year 6 remembered the skills they had learnt previously. They were able to work as a team to create chicken teriyaki - it was absolutely delicious! Well done Year 6!
Our topic this half term in Science is Our Bodies we will be learning how our body functions and what we can do to keep ourselves extra fit and healthy. We made this model of he heart to show how the blood pumps around the body. Year 6 worked as a team to make sure the model was air tight so that the blood was able to travel from one bottle to another.
Dear Parents and children,
Please see attached the updated curriculum overview and the new curriculum newsletter for the spring term.
Mr Murphy & Miss Davies
Parent's Evening Information
Parents evening will take place on Monday 22nd November. Please come 5 minutes before you allocated time slot. Parents are asked to wear masks and use hand sanitizer when entering the school as per our covid-19 policy.
As we are celebrating Black History Month the children took part in an African drumming workshop. This consisted of learning a song and being able to play a rhythm on a drum. Some children were really courageous and performed by themselves. Well done Year 6!
This week we took part in a NumberFit Maths challenge. Not only did the children have to complete a variety of maths puzzles and challenges they also had to complete physical challenges. All the children worked in their groups to complete all the challenges successfully. Well done Year 6!
Our History topic for this half term is Rule Britannia. Over the past few weeks we have been looking at the Vikings. This week the children had the chance to make their own 3D Viking Longship. They worked successfully in groups to make their own ship.
Every Friday afternoon Year 6 will be going to read to EYFS and Reception. Each week they will swap classes so they have the chance to read to all the year groups. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this activity - what a lovely way to end the week!
A group of children from Year 6 got to help Mr Mc Carthy measure the EYFS playground as they will be getting some new furniture. They had to work as a team to measure each section to see what would fit where. Well done for working so successfully in a team!
This half term our Science topic is Evolution and Inheritance. Some of the children went around the playground and hide moths of different size and colour. The rest of the class then had to see which were the easiest to find. The children worked fantastically as a team using their excellent communication skills. Well done Year 6!
Hello and welcome back to the new school year! Myself and Mrs O'Neill will be supporting Year 6 this year. We have lots of fun learning planned and we can't wait to see the children grow and flourish throughout the year. All homework will be set on Microsoft Teams. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!