Welcome to Y6
Our class saint is Oscar Romero
Here is our Saint's Life history:
Thank you for choosing St Filumena’s Catholic Primary School and for trusting us to do the very best that we can do for your sons and daughters. It is a privilege that we take seriously.
Thank you for all the support you give to us on a daily basis.
Remember: we are here to support you as families too.
We strongly believe that your child will do better if we work as a team. If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please do let us know so that we are aware. You may message on Class Dojo or, if you prefer, you can send an e-mail to the office. Alternatively, contact us on the playground before and after school if it’s a quick word you need.
Learning in Year 6 never stops...
In RE, pupils will study Christmas followed by ‘Baptism and Confirmation- celebrations of the Holy Spirit.’ Later they will complete the unit we started on ‘Prayer’ during the summer term. Having already had the chance to study the prayers used in the Catholic Church, pupils will next explore the customs of other world faiths, including Islam. Finally, towards the end of this term, pupils will study Easter and ‘Pentecost.’
Some children will be preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. As yet, we do not know when this celebration will take place but the children will prepare and have an understanding of what receiving this sacrament means.
We are very grateful to Father Jan for giving us the opportunity to attend Mass as a class during the term. Please do your best to get to Mass at the weekend, as a family, whenever possible.
In RHE (Relationships and Health Education) lessons, pupils will continue to learn about and reflect upon many of the issues they will face during puberty and beyond. Pupils will be given strategies with which to manage the emotional challenges they may experience on their life journey. They will continue to try to discover who God is calling them to be, each and every day, as they follow their unique vocation.
In Maths, we would be revising a lot too in preparation of our SATs in May 22. Then we will focus on project based maths that will involve children applying all the skills learnt in primary school.
In English this term, Year 6 will be studying Genres: Narrative and non narrative units. They will also continue to develop their writing skills alongside two genre studies.
In PE, Year 6 will have lessons on the fundamentals of movement skills..
In history, Y6 will learn about Crime and Punishment. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066:Thematic – Crime and punishment
In Geography, pupils will study the topic of ‘Rainforests’. They will explore what a rainforest is and locate on world map
A rainforest is - Rainforests are found in places that are warm and have a wet climate
Rainforests are found on or near the equator (an invisible line that runs around the earth) Tropical rainforests are found north and south of the Equator between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
Amazon – South America
Congo – Africa
Gunung Leuser – Asia
St Lucia – North America
In Science, we are focusing on the biology strand this term as we learn about ‘Science Sport' .
In Art, Year 6 will take inspiration from Rosusseau works.
In Design Technology, pupils will study textiles where they will research, design, and make designs for apronsl.
In Music, Year 6 will learn to listen, appraise, sing with control and play tuned percussion to accompany songs. They will gradually learn to read music on the treble clef and will understand an ever-wider range of musical terms.
In computing, Y6 will learn, about spreadsheets and blogging.
Our Vehicle is The Oscars.
All Year 6 pupils will be involved in SATs during the week beginning May 9th, 2022 for which they will be well prepared.
We thank you for your continued help and support as we assess your child and decide upon the best ways to help them to make the progress necessary to meet their aspirational targets.
If you have any worries or queries, please send a message in the home school diary, telephone or e-mail the office or contact us through Class Dojo. We will do our best to answer your queries as soon as we can. Many thanks.
Mrs Bailey, Mrs Pemberton, Mrs Mulley
Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations
With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year.
As a school, we report your child’s progress against these end-of-year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.
The following terms will be used:
· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.
· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations.
· Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.
Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.