Year 6 Class - 6B - Autumn - 2018 - 2019

Hello and welcome to class 6B - your teacher is Mr Brooks and your T.A. is Mrs  Coleman.
 
We have Dance every Wednesday and PE each Friday - please make sure your PE kit is in school all week. 
 
Homework is given out on Mondays and collected in on Fridays.
 
Please ensure that your reading record/reading book is brought into school each and every morning.
 
Last week, artist Faith Bebbington visited our school and worked with our Year 6 children to make a sculpture of St Matthew. She has made sculptures all around the country out of recycled materials. Some of her sculptures can be seen at the Albert Dock.
Reciprocal Reading
Science Week!
In Year 6 Science, our current topic is 'Light'. We have been learning all about how light travels and how we see objects with the human eye. We can explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. We have been taking part in lots of experiments, including investigating how light travels, building periscopes, exploring shadows and looking at a range of phenomena including rainbows, colours on soap bubbles, objects looking bent in water, and coloured filters.  In addition to this, we have of course been revisiting our usual Science skills of predicting, measuring, observing, communicating and inferring. 
From proving that light travels in straight lines...
...to building and testing our own periscopes...
In PSHE, we all had to mime our hobbies whilst the class guessed what the hobby was.
Image result for gangs - get away and get safe
 
 
This week Year 6 have been working with James from the 'Gangs' organisation. 

Gangs was set up by James Riley after working within the Criminal Justice system for over 18 years as a Probation Officer,  its mission is simple;

"To educate, inspire and empower young people to take control of their future by rejecting the gang lifestyle"

This is what the children had to say about working with James:
SJB Archdiocese Day

Today, three of St John Bosco's Catholic feeder schools gathered together to celebrate our shared Catholic ethos. 250 Year 6 students and their teachers worked with St John Bosco Arts College staff looking at the theme of ‘Bread’. Children made alter cloths, prayer chains and a salt dough wheatsheaf symbolic of the bread of life. The day ended with a prayerful liturgy which celebrated the altar cloths, made earlier in the day. 

It was an amazing spiritual day that was enjoyed by students and staff. Have a look at the pictures below! 

Our finished altar cloth...
...prayer chains...
...and wheatsheaf.