Year 6 Class - 6P - Autumn - 2018 - 2019

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Welcome to Class 6P!
Our class teacher is Miss Parry and our classroom assistant is Mrs Coleman.
 
Some important things to remember in year 6:
Our P.E day is Friday.
-Our Dance day is Wednesday. 
Children will need their P.E kits on these days but P.E kits should remain in school all week.  
Homework will be given out on a Monday night and should be returned to school Friday morning.
Children should read at home every night as part of their homework and ensure that their reading record is signed by an adult. 
 
Please feel free to explore our webpage and have a look at some of the exciting things we are up to this term! 
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If you fancy some extra spelling homework, then see if you can spell all of the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings! 
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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 a fantastic spiritual day that was enjoyed by students and staff. Have a look at the pictures below! 

 
 
 
 
 
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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:
  • Kaiden- I have learnt that I should not be in a gang and if I was I should get out of it. It is not safe or fun. I now know that you can get a criminal record for being in a gang. 
  • Evarose-Even if you want protection don't carry a weapon because it can injure people and you'll go to prison. You won't need protection if you are a good person. 
  • Callum L- James has helped me to understand that I should never enter a gang because it can also put your family in danger. 
  • Sienna- Being in a gang will ruin your life. It is not a happy life.
  • Jack- Joint enterprise is all about how you can go to jail for being associated with the gang or a crime. 
  • Ruby- James has taught me to always be brave and confident! 
  • Caiden- James has taught me to never trust a gang, prison is not a nice place to be.
  • Chidu- Eventhough weapons can hurt you, your brain is the most powerful weapon you can have in the world. 
 
 
 
 
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In 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. 
  • Finnley - I have learnt that light travels in a straight line and can bounce off an object. 
  • Georgia- I learnt that light waves don't always go straight from the light source into you eye, they can bounce or reflect off another object. 
  • Chidu- Our pupils allows light to travel to the retina and it sends messsages to our brain. 
  • Kevin- The pupils can change size if you are exposed to light to quickly or if it is dark or light. 
  • Joel- The object is hit by travelling photons in the light wave. 
  • Callum M- Light is a type of energy known as electromagnetic radiation.It is made up of photons, little particles of energy.
 
 
 
 
 
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We have been using Talk for Write to learn the Beowulf legend orally! Have a look at the videos below! 
 
 
 
 
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Today, we had a really exciting philosophy lesson in Class 6P. Our stimulus was, 'The Flat Earth Theory' and we began to generate lots of questions about trustworthy sources. Have a look at some of the questions we thought of below: 
  • Does money make a difference? 
  • Does money change minds? 
  • Should we automatically trust rich corporations? 
  • Should we trust ancient historians or future scientists? 
  • Should we trust the internet? 
  • Why should we trust scientists? (NASA) 
  • Does technology influence our beliefs/decisons? 
WINNING QUESTION!
Does age influence our beliefs and who we trust? 
 
 
 
 
 
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We have been using Talk 4 Writing techniques to write like a journalist! Next stop, fictional writing about Myths! 
 
 
 
 
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In Geography we have been looking at landscapes and settlements.
Soon, we are going to visit Weaverham Village. So today, we plotted a route from school to the village. We used compass points and named roads that we will travel on. We then used Google Earth to look at the village in closer detail. Have a look at the pictures below! 
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Year 6 have been using number cards to learn all about place value with 7 digit numbers! Have a look at the pictures below! 
 
 
 
 
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Today we had a very special visit from the artist Faith Bebbington. She has made sculptures all around the country out of recycled materials. Some of her sculptures can be seen at the Albert Dock. Today she was working with Year 6 to create a new sculpture of St Matthew for our school. Have a look at the pictures below! 

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Today we gave our speeches for the school council elections. We held a vote and two children were selected. These children will be announced in assembly on Monday. Well done to all children who gave a speech today! Have a look at the brave candidates below!