St James' Church of England Primary School

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Welcome to Class 6

Mrs Stott, Mrs Farnworth and Mrs Lowe help us with our learning in Class 6

 

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General information

PE days are on Wednesday and Thursday

Spellings are tested on Thursday

Homework day is Wednesday

Reading record/homework diary must be brought in every day

Please try to be punctual and have high attendance

  Lunch time Prayer

For health and strength and daily food, 

We thank you, God. Amen

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Our End of Day Class Prayer

At the end of the day, we would like to say

Thank you God for a lovely day

Please keep us safe till the morning

Amen

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 The first half term flew by and we hope you enjoyed looking on our twitter account at all the amazing things we got up to! We are so proud of the efforts the children have put in so far and the way they are maturing and growing. 

This half term will fly by too! Year 6 will be involved in organising and running the 'Friends of St James Christmas Party' and will be performing the Hannukah assembly at the end of term.

Important dates for the half term are:

  • Tuesday 19th November - Cinema visit 
  • Friday 13th December - Hannukah assembly

Our Topic for this half term is

Ruthless Rulers and Merry Monarchs 

 

 Image result for king john magna carta

As part of our topic we will:

  • look at a timeline of English monarchs
  • study King John and the Magna Carta, investigating the effect this had on our present day democracy, looking at modern leaders including Sadiq Khan
  • study the important events of the reign of Elizabeth I
  • use maps to identify the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the lines of latitude and longitude
  • look at the role of the Elizabethan explorers

In English we will read Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Like the explorers, the hero of the book also goes on an adventure into the unknown into uncharted territory!

Image result for kensuke's kingdom

We will write newspaper reports detailing Michael's disappearance (spoiler alert!) followed by a detailed description of a setting just like the island he finds himself on. Next, we will write character descriptions and our final piece of writing for the half term will be an information booklet giving advice on how to survive on a desert island.

Every Wednesday, we will also have a weekly reading/writing  lesson linked to our topic and a grammar lesson on a Thursday.  Every day apart from Wednesday, we have a reading session at the beginning of the afternoon where the children will either work on Reading Plus using the laptops or work in a small group doing guided reading with Mrs Farnworth or Mrs Stott. 

In Maths we will cover:

  • simplifying, comparing and ordering fractions
  • adding and subtracting fractions
  • multiplying and dividing fractions
  • decimals 
  • percentages
  • problem solving with fractions, decimals and percentages
  • coordinates
  • translation and reflection

We will also have additional weekly lessons covering reasoning and arithmetic to make sure the children are super prepared for the tests in May! On a Wednesday, we will take advantage of having three members of staff in by organising the children in small groups to go over exam style questions. 

Our SCIENCE Topic is ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS with a specific focus on THE HEART. We will link this to the work of William Harvey (1578 - 1657) who was the first physician to describe the circulation system of the human body.

Our RE focus this half term is INCARNATION. Building on the work done in year 5, we will look at Jesus as the Saviour and Messiah and ask how Christians can demonstrate that they too are peacemakers like their Messiah.

In PSHCE our theme is Getting on and Falling out. 

In FRENCH we will learn to say where we  live and describe our houses.

Our MUSIC lessons will be delivered by Mr Partington , PE by Miss Terri and Computing by Ms Truelove and Mr Chaudry.

Another busy and exciting half term!

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