Year 6

Welcome to Year 6.  In Year 6, we believe it is important that the children develop a sense of community. Whether it’s plays, residential trips, or being a science technician, we place a strong emphasis on the children working collaboratively as a team, towards shared goals. We encourage Year 6 to become leaders and to contribute to school life, by becoming a House Captain, or supporting the transition into Reception. Our aim is to ensure that all children leave school as well-rounded individuals – equipped with important life skills – and are prepared for life in secondary school and beyond. 

 

Staff In Year 6

Year 6 Class Teachers - Mrs Brady and Mrs Flavelle

 

Learning In Year 6

Click here to view the Year 6 Curriculum Map.

Click here to view the Year 6 Timetable.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Autumn 1.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Autumn 2.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Spring 1.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Spring 2.

Year 6 Class Blog

Spring 1

This half term we have been looking at Floodland by Marcus Sedgewick which is about a girl called Zoe whose family is affected by a major climate crisis; flooding. Also, in English we have looked at the journey of Ernest Shackleton and have been writing diary entries and telegrams from his point of view. Linked with this we have been painting pictures inspired by Antarctica. 
In science, we have been focusing on electricity and circuits. We used this knowledge to make steady hand games. 
In geography we have been learning about energy. We have been working on Wonderverse which is a fun, free online learning game, we highly recommend it. 
In DT we are building mini playgrounds out of straws, card and tape. It was really fun and everyone would recommend trying it. 
On a final note, we have a trip to the Buddhist centre and practiced meditation which links with our R.E topic. 
Overall, we have had a wonderful half term. 
From, 
Year 6

     

 

Autumn 2

This half term we have been especially busy. First up, we went to the Imperial War Museum which links nicely onto out English and history topics on World War 2. In English, we have been reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and have been writing diaries, letters, newspapers and epic poems (for out Gazettes). In history, we have been looking at the road to war, ratioing, evacuation and ending the war.

In our art lessons we have been looking at expressionism. One of the artists we have been looking at is Henry Moore. We used curvy lines and wax resist to create pictures of people during the Blitz sheltering in the Underground.

In P.E we have been continuing with our Netball and swimming lessons. Earlier in the year, we had a netball competition with St Michaels.

For the Christmas fair, we made lolly pop character decorations and mini Christmas wreaths. We sold these at a Year 6 stall to raise money for new wet play games. We managed to raise £45!

We hope everyone has a great Christmas and look forward to even more learning next year!

   

 

     

 

 

Autumn 1

 

This half term we have been celebrating Black History month. We have been following this year’s title ‘Saluting our Sisters’ and have been writing poems similar to Phillis Wheatley’s and Amanda Gorman’s. We have used those poems to create our own poem books and have started making portraits.

Carrying on with English, we have been reading ‘Pig Heart Boy’ about a 13-year-old boy, Cameron Kelsey, who has a xenotransplantation. Along with his topic we did heart dissection on a sheep’s hear which everyone found very interesting.

On Tuesday 17th October, some children went to St Michael’s to do a netball tournament with our netball teacher Helen. We have many other many other tournaments planned.

In DT we have been doing a project on food called ‘Come Dine with me’ were we making starters, mains and desserts. This activity was very popular and everyone had fun tasting the food!

In Year 6 we volunteered to be peer mentors and where voted in as school council and house captains a select few were chosen to be ICT monitors, office helpers, science technicians and rights respecting leaders. We all enjoy these jobs and everybody is included.

Overall, all of us can say we have enjoyed this half term and we are looking forward to many to come.

Thank you for reading our blog.

Theo, Agatha and Benjamin. 

     

Year 6 SATs Information

Thank you to parents for coming to our meeting about Year 6 SATs in May.

Year 6 Parent SATs Information

Year 6 PE & Sports Opportunities

In Year 6, our children have the opportunity to take part in weekly fencing lessons run by specialist sports coaches at FightingFitFencing.

At St James Primary, we try to introduce our children to as many new opportunities and experiences as possible throughout their time here.

Fencing is a fantastic activity for young people and one that they may not normally experience outside school.  As well as its physical benefits, it is a sport of strategy, tactics and mental agility.  It's ancient origins mean that the traditonal values of respect, manners and sportsmanship - thinsg that we belive strongly in at school - are at the heart of the sport.  

In addition to their fencing lessons, Year 6 also continue with their specialist netball sports coaching and you can find out more information on that here.  

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6.  In Year 6, we believe it is important that the children develop a sense of community. Whether it’s plays, residential trips, or being a science technician, we place a strong emphasis on the children working collaboratively as a team, towards shared goals. We encourage Year 6 to become leaders and to contribute to school life, by becoming a House Captain, or supporting the transition into Reception. Our aim is to ensure that all children leave school as well-rounded individuals – equipped with important life skills – and are prepared for life in secondary school and beyond. 

 

Staff In Year 6

Year 6 Class Teachers - Mrs Brady and Mrs Flavelle

 

Learning In Year 6

Click here to view the Year 6 Curriculum Map.

Click here to view the Year 6 Timetable.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Autumn 1.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Autumn 2.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Spring 1.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Spring 2.

Year 6 Class Blog

Spring 1

This half term we have been looking at Floodland by Marcus Sedgewick which is about a girl called Zoe whose family is affected by a major climate crisis; flooding. Also, in English we have looked at the journey of Ernest Shackleton and have been writing diary entries and telegrams from his point of view. Linked with this we have been painting pictures inspired by Antarctica. 
In science, we have been focusing on electricity and circuits. We used this knowledge to make steady hand games. 
In geography we have been learning about energy. We have been working on Wonderverse which is a fun, free online learning game, we highly recommend it. 
In DT we are building mini playgrounds out of straws, card and tape. It was really fun and everyone would recommend trying it. 
On a final note, we have a trip to the Buddhist centre and practiced meditation which links with our R.E topic. 
Overall, we have had a wonderful half term. 
From, 
Year 6

     

 

Autumn 2

This half term we have been especially busy. First up, we went to the Imperial War Museum which links nicely onto out English and history topics on World War 2. In English, we have been reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and have been writing diaries, letters, newspapers and epic poems (for out Gazettes). In history, we have been looking at the road to war, ratioing, evacuation and ending the war.

In our art lessons we have been looking at expressionism. One of the artists we have been looking at is Henry Moore. We used curvy lines and wax resist to create pictures of people during the Blitz sheltering in the Underground.

In P.E we have been continuing with our Netball and swimming lessons. Earlier in the year, we had a netball competition with St Michaels.

For the Christmas fair, we made lolly pop character decorations and mini Christmas wreaths. We sold these at a Year 6 stall to raise money for new wet play games. We managed to raise £45!

We hope everyone has a great Christmas and look forward to even more learning next year!

   

 

     

 

 

Autumn 1

 

This half term we have been celebrating Black History month. We have been following this year’s title ‘Saluting our Sisters’ and have been writing poems similar to Phillis Wheatley’s and Amanda Gorman’s. We have used those poems to create our own poem books and have started making portraits.

Carrying on with English, we have been reading ‘Pig Heart Boy’ about a 13-year-old boy, Cameron Kelsey, who has a xenotransplantation. Along with his topic we did heart dissection on a sheep’s hear which everyone found very interesting.

On Tuesday 17th October, some children went to St Michael’s to do a netball tournament with our netball teacher Helen. We have many other many other tournaments planned.

In DT we have been doing a project on food called ‘Come Dine with me’ were we making starters, mains and desserts. This activity was very popular and everyone had fun tasting the food!

In Year 6 we volunteered to be peer mentors and where voted in as school council and house captains a select few were chosen to be ICT monitors, office helpers, science technicians and rights respecting leaders. We all enjoy these jobs and everybody is included.

Overall, all of us can say we have enjoyed this half term and we are looking forward to many to come.

Thank you for reading our blog.

Theo, Agatha and Benjamin. 

     

Year 6 SATs Information

Thank you to parents for coming to our meeting about Year 6 SATs in May.

Year 6 Parent SATs Information

Year 6 PE & Sports Opportunities

In Year 6, our children have the opportunity to take part in weekly fencing lessons run by specialist sports coaches at FightingFitFencing.

At St James Primary, we try to introduce our children to as many new opportunities and experiences as possible throughout their time here.

Fencing is a fantastic activity for young people and one that they may not normally experience outside school.  As well as its physical benefits, it is a sport of strategy, tactics and mental agility.  It's ancient origins mean that the traditonal values of respect, manners and sportsmanship - thinsg that we belive strongly in at school - are at the heart of the sport.  

In addition to their fencing lessons, Year 6 also continue with their specialist netball sports coaching and you can find out more information on that here.  

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6.  In Year 6, we believe it is important that the children develop a sense of community. Whether it’s plays, residential trips, or being a science technician, we place a strong emphasis on the children working collaboratively as a team, towards shared goals. We encourage Year 6 to become leaders and to contribute to school life, by becoming a House Captain, or supporting the transition into Reception. Our aim is to ensure that all children leave school as well-rounded individuals – equipped with important life skills – and are prepared for life in secondary school and beyond. 

 

Staff In Year 6

Year 6 Class Teachers - Mrs Brady and Mrs Flavelle

 

Learning In Year 6

Click here to view the Year 6 Curriculum Map.

Click here to view the Year 6 Timetable.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Autumn 1.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Autumn 2.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Spring 1.

Click here to view the Year 6 Topic Web for Spring 2.

Year 6 Class Blog

Spring 1

This half term we have been looking at Floodland by Marcus Sedgewick which is about a girl called Zoe whose family is affected by a major climate crisis; flooding. Also, in English we have looked at the journey of Ernest Shackleton and have been writing diary entries and telegrams from his point of view. Linked with this we have been painting pictures inspired by Antarctica. 
In science, we have been focusing on electricity and circuits. We used this knowledge to make steady hand games. 
In geography we have been learning about energy. We have been working on Wonderverse which is a fun, free online learning game, we highly recommend it. 
In DT we are building mini playgrounds out of straws, card and tape. It was really fun and everyone would recommend trying it. 
On a final note, we have a trip to the Buddhist centre and practiced meditation which links with our R.E topic. 
Overall, we have had a wonderful half term. 
From, 
Year 6

     

 

Autumn 2

This half term we have been especially busy. First up, we went to the Imperial War Museum which links nicely onto out English and history topics on World War 2. In English, we have been reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and have been writing diaries, letters, newspapers and epic poems (for out Gazettes). In history, we have been looking at the road to war, ratioing, evacuation and ending the war.

In our art lessons we have been looking at expressionism. One of the artists we have been looking at is Henry Moore. We used curvy lines and wax resist to create pictures of people during the Blitz sheltering in the Underground.

In P.E we have been continuing with our Netball and swimming lessons. Earlier in the year, we had a netball competition with St Michaels.

For the Christmas fair, we made lolly pop character decorations and mini Christmas wreaths. We sold these at a Year 6 stall to raise money for new wet play games. We managed to raise £45!

We hope everyone has a great Christmas and look forward to even more learning next year!

   

 

     

 

 

Autumn 1

 

This half term we have been celebrating Black History month. We have been following this year’s title ‘Saluting our Sisters’ and have been writing poems similar to Phillis Wheatley’s and Amanda Gorman’s. We have used those poems to create our own poem books and have started making portraits.

Carrying on with English, we have been reading ‘Pig Heart Boy’ about a 13-year-old boy, Cameron Kelsey, who has a xenotransplantation. Along with his topic we did heart dissection on a sheep’s hear which everyone found very interesting.

On Tuesday 17th October, some children went to St Michael’s to do a netball tournament with our netball teacher Helen. We have many other many other tournaments planned.

In DT we have been doing a project on food called ‘Come Dine with me’ were we making starters, mains and desserts. This activity was very popular and everyone had fun tasting the food!

In Year 6 we volunteered to be peer mentors and where voted in as school council and house captains a select few were chosen to be ICT monitors, office helpers, science technicians and rights respecting leaders. We all enjoy these jobs and everybody is included.

Overall, all of us can say we have enjoyed this half term and we are looking forward to many to come.

Thank you for reading our blog.

Theo, Agatha and Benjamin. 

     

Year 6 SATs Information

Thank you to parents for coming to our meeting about Year 6 SATs in May.

Year 6 Parent SATs Information

Year 6 PE & Sports Opportunities

In Year 6, our children have the opportunity to take part in weekly fencing lessons run by specialist sports coaches at FightingFitFencing.

At St James Primary, we try to introduce our children to as many new opportunities and experiences as possible throughout their time here.

Fencing is a fantastic activity for young people and one that they may not normally experience outside school.  As well as its physical benefits, it is a sport of strategy, tactics and mental agility.  It's ancient origins mean that the traditonal values of respect, manners and sportsmanship - thinsg that we belive strongly in at school - are at the heart of the sport.  

In addition to their fencing lessons, Year 6 also continue with their specialist netball sports coaching and you can find out more information on that here.  

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