On Thursday 1 April, St. Charles' RC Primary changed its name to St. Charles' Catholic Primary School and became part of a new family; the Bishop Bewick Trust. Mrs Nealings held a video call with the children to announce this exciting news and we all celebrated with an ice cream and an extended break in the sun.
This week, we began our new RE topic, Lent, by discussing the meaning of new life and death and completed spiritual art. The children produced some lovely pieces – check them out in the gallery below! We also spent time in Forest School, reflecting upon our Lenten promises as we approach Holy Week. Next week, we will recall the events leading up to Jesus’s death and resurrection.
In English, we had great fun learning all about the features of nonsense poems. We looked closely at Jabberwocky, written by Lewis Carol, which we really enjoyed reciting and then performing to the rest of the class. We then wrote our own imitations of Jabberwocky and finished the unit by writing our own nonsense poems!
Well done on another week of hard work year 6 - have a lovely weekend!
We’ve had another action-packed week in year 6! We began by experimenting refraction in science and discussed how light waves travel at a different speed when they go through other transparent materials, such as water or glass. We discovered that refraction creates illusions – check out the pictures below!
In RE we wrote a guide explaining the sacrament of the Eucharist, fit for those who are new to the faith. We discussed the meaning behind Holy Communion, where it began and the impact it has on individuals and communities. We then ended our ‘Unity’ topic with a lovely liturgy which was led by the children. We reflected on situations that unite us and the children provided ideas on how we can remain unite going forward.
We ended the week, celebrating Red Nose Day by painting our noses red and sharing jokes. Mrs Nealings picked her favourite as part of a competition at the end of the day…
My favourite was ‘ Why did the teacher roll her eyes?'
Because she couldn’t control her pupils!!!
Have a restful weekend year 6!
It’s been wonderful to have you all back in school year 6! You’ve all settled in so well after what has been a very unusual few months and have slipped right back into routines, demonstrating positive attitudes towards your work – congratulations on completing your first week back!
We’ve had a very busy week in year 6. In maths, we’ve been investigating the properties of different shapes and have conquered some tricky problem solving questions relating to angles. In English, we’ve been learning all about the features of a news report in preparation for writing our own next week. We really enjoyed going into role as different characters from film hook ‘ The Lighthouse’ in order to explore the rules of direct and reported speech. I’ll be sure to update you with some of the work produced next week!
In science, we investigated light and how it reflects to enable us to see objects which are over or around something. Check out the images below to see the results!
The highlight of our week, was definitely the lovely prayers produced in RE, when we discussed the meaning behind each part of the Our Father and created our own modern interpretations. I’ve included some examples of the work produced in the gallery below!
Well done for all of your hard work this week - have a lovely weekend !
We have had a jam packed week of festive fun in Year 6!
On Tuesday we took part in a computer Micro:Bit workshop. First we had to programme our Micro:bit to create a dice so we could play festive bingo. We created the programme on the computer and downloaded it to our Micro:bit via USB. Once you shook the Micro:bit it would act like a dice showing numbers.
We were then given the challenge of creating a programme that would let us light up a Christmas decoration. We had to use several USB cables and create a circuit with our microbit. It was so much fun and some of us were lucky enough to choose colour changing lights!
Thanks to GEM Education for coming in and doing the workshop with us.
We also spent the week learning all about Forces in science. We conducted several investigations and experiments all about gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction.
We finished the week with our Christmas party where we watched a pantomine and took part in lots of party games and quizzes.
One more week to go until Christmas now, I'm looking forward to our last two days of DT and Art to finish off a brilliant term.
Reading: Children are expected to read daily and record in the yellow reading records. Children can record a range of books from home, the school library and the colour band books from school.
Maths: Mathletics is set every Monday and is due the following Monday. Year 6 now have access to Times Table Rockstars (using their previous login details) and Mrs Binney will set challenges each Monday – this will need to be completed by the following Friday.
English (Grammar): This is set via Teams every Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Wednesday.
English (Spelling): Spellings are stuck into the spelling homework books at the start of each term. Each week, children are to practise the spellings for the week by writing a line of each word then apply it to a sentence. This work is set on a Friday and due the following Friday when it will be marked in class.
In RHE this week, we explored different emotions we may experience or have experiences as a result of Coronavirus or everyday life. We focused particularly on anxiety, discussing how it feels different to different people and how it can effect day to day activities. We discussed how anxiety might make you feel, think and act. To help us cope with these feelings, we explored different coping strategies to help keep our bodies calm and relaxed. We made a ‘calm down’ dice which will help us when we feel stressed, anxious or worried.