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Year 6 - Mr Bentley, Mrs Secker & Mrs Higham (Mrs Rees PPA)

We are a class of 20 highly motivated and determined young people who are building upon all the fantastic skills we have already gained throughout our years here at St Augustine's Catholic Primary School.  We are ready for the challenges of Year 6 and look forward to showing what we have been learning on this webpage. 

In Year 6 we aim to develop greater independence in preparation for our transition to secondary school.  We are encouraged to take on extra responsibilities around the school and to model high expectations of behaviour and learning for our younger peers to follow in our footsteps.  With Christ as our guide, we will achieve everything we set out to!

Keep track on what we are learning about this year...

Our long term plans outline what we will be covering throughout the year. The curriculum letter outlines more about each subject for the term in detail.  

RE - Called to Serve (Summer 2)

This half term, Year 6's RE topic is Called to Serve. We will have the opportunity to understand that we are all called to be disciples and reflect on what this means for us. Additionally, we will be learning more about the Sacraments of Confirmation, Marriage and  Holy Orders. We will deepen our understanding of different ways to serve our Lord and explore how in helping others we are following in Jesus' footsteps and being a living witness.

European Languages Day

For European Languages Day this year, Y6 researched a country of their choosing with a partner.  They came up with a series of true or false questions relating to the language and culture of their country and then created - and hyperlinked them all together!  They are all hosted below so download them all to your desktop and then work from the master slide to challenge your knowledge of each country.

WW2 Voluntary Responsibilities

Y6 have been learning about the role of women during World War 2 and have investigated what was expected of an ARP Warden.  Have a look at the leaflets they produced detailing these responsibilities and other aspects of this important job.

Y6 have also been investigating Rationing during WW2 and how this impacted on everyday lives.  The children looked into the similarities and differences between a modern daily weekly menu and one they could have planned during 1942.

Science - Ourselves and Other Animals

As part of our Ourselves & other animals science topic, we have been identifying and naming the main organs in the human body, including the heart, brain, lungs, liver, kidneys & stomach. Using secondary sources of information, we then researched these human organs so we could learn more about them and describe their functions. We found lots of fascinating facts which we then shared with our peers. To do this the skills we used were: following a line of enquiry, using scientific diagrams & vocabulary and reporting findings (including explanations) in oral form.

Science - Electricity

In science this half term, Year 6 have been learning about Electricity. To begin with, we brainstormed what we already knew and then built upon our prior knowledge. Firstly we recognised common appliances that run on electricity and discussed where their energy source comes from. Then we conducted experiments to investigate if the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer is associated with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit. Finally we compared and gave reasons for variations in how components function, including the on/off position of switches.

Geography - Map Reading

Use the information on the following images to investigate the National Grid independently.  

RE - The Mass

This half term Year 6's RE topic is The Mass. We have been learning how Jesus is the bread of life and giving examples of our spiritual needs. We understand the difference between physical and spiritual hunger and we can explain how Jesus can feed our spiritual hunger. In addition, we looked in depth at the story of the Last Supper and made links between the last supper and beliefs about Jesus and the Eucharist. We are able to explain what happened at the last supper and show understanding of why it is important. Also, we are confident in asking questions about both the Last Supper and the New Covenant Jesus made with us.

All different, all equal.

Y6 have been inspired by the famous 'I have a dream...' speech delivered by Martin Luther King on 28th August 1963.  Despite the number of years since it was spoken the children all agreed that it has not lost any of its power as a global message to all people.  A central tenet of the message he was promoting is the fact that we may all different however, as children of God we are all equal.  Y6 worked in pairs to write their own versions of dreams they have for the furture of the world they live.

RE - Jesus The Messiah

This half term, Year 6's RE topic is Jesus the Messiah. We have been showing a deeper understanding of Jesus, using bible references to  make links and give reasons for why religious authorities objected to him. In addition, we have been showing understanding that Jesus is the Messiah and demonstrating awareness of what this means for us. Also, we have been showing understanding of Jesus’ final journey to Jerusalem and in doing so we have been identifying and explaining varied thoughts and feelings about Jesus’ arrival. In a recent lesson, we designed and made our own board games about Jesus' journey on Palm Sunday, making links to the people Jesus encountered. See how we got on below:

Science - Forces & Movement

This half term, Year 6 have been learning about Forces & Movement. To begin with, we learned about gravity. We are able to explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object. Then we researched some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears and how they allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. In addition we have identified the effect of  air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces. We have carried out experiments to investigate these effects, making predictions and drawing conclusions from our findings.

RE - The Transforming Spirit

This half term, our RE topic has been ‘The Transforming Spirit’. We have been showing understanding about the Ascension and reflecting on what it was like for the Disciples. We have also been learning about the Pentecost and giving reasons for the behaviour of the Apostles at this time. In addition, we have been deepening our understanding of the Holy Spirit and making links to how it transformed the Apostles. See some of our thoughtful work below:

Rhoscolyn Residential 2018

Below are the photos taken during this year's Rhoscolyn Residential saved as a PPT presentation.  Please download to save your own copy.  You can then add any animation or slide transitions and share with your own families.  There is also the option to save as a 'Windows Media Video' file and this will then play as a video on a PC. 

Please use these images responsibly and do not upload any images to social media platforms from anyone you do not have permission from - this file is intended for your own personal use only.  Enjoy!

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