Welcome to Year 6
Mrs Barton Mrs Craddock
Assistant Vice Principal Teaching Assistant
Our class Saint is Maximilian Kolbe.
He is patron Saint of many things, including political prisoners, families, journalists and prisoners,
He was born in Poland on the 8th of January 1894 and died in 1941. When he died he was being held in a German concentration camp called Auschwitz, as a prisoner of war. Saint Maximilian Kolbe offered to give up his life in order to take the place of a stranger and save their life.
During the war Kolbe was able to shelter 2,000 Jews at his monastery and kept them safe from the German invaders. He continued to act as a priest and hold services, even after he was captured and taken to the concentration camp.
Our Gospel values for this half term are Faith-Filled and Hopeful.
Faith moves mountains
- Mark 11:22-24
Jesus said, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
During this half term we will be focusing on Baptism and Confirmation, Celebrations of the Holy Spirit.
In this unit the children will learn about the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. They will explore the signs and symbols of both these Sacraments and will hear about the gift of the Holy Spirit being given in the celebration of these Sacraments.
This half term, Year 6 will be studying the award-winning book 'A Monster Calls‘, by Patrick Ness.
A Monster Calls is a fantasy novel written for young adults, based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. It is set in present-day England and features a boy who struggles to cope with the consequences of his mother's illness. He is repeatedly visited in the middle of the night by a monster who tells stories, which help him to cope.
During this half term Year 6 will be focusing on measurement, ratio, perimeter and area.
In Maths we will be covering the following objectives.
- Metric measures
- Convert metric measures
- Calculate with metric measures
- Miles and kilometres
Perimeter and Area
- Shapes - same area
- Area and perimeter
- Area of a triangle
- Area of parallelogram
- Volume - counting cubes
- Volume of a cuboid
- Using ratio language
- Ratio and fractions
- Introducing the ratio symbol
- Calculating ratio
- Using scale factors
- Calculating scale factors
- Ratio and proportion problems
Rather than a modern foreign language we are now learning Latin as it is a base for many of our words. We are looking at the history of the language and comparing its routes with our own language and grammar within it. It is fun to learn and is a little bit different!
Throughout year 6 the children will be preparing for the sacrament of confirmation.
- Children must remember to bring in water bottles everyday
- Children are expected to read their accelerated reader books at home everyday
- Homework will be set weekly on SATs Companion
- Children can access SATs Companion and Times Table Rockstars from home - please use these resources
- PE kit will need to be in school at all times