WELCOME TO CLASS 6H

Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Mr Hutton

Hello
I’m Mr. Hutton, I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next
academic year.

Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Mrs Garforth

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I’m Mrs. Garforth, I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next
academic year.

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Mrs Moore

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I’m Mrs Moore, I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next
academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Nash

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I’m Mrs Nash, I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next
academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Smith

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I’m Mrs Smith, I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next
academic year.

Class 6H curriculum

Spring term

Our topic this term is …  ‘Mayans’

 During this topic we will explore where the Mayans lived and why they settled there.

We will compare how they lived with how we live today. We will discover the religious beliefs of the Maya people, understand how they worshipped, name some of the main Gods and know what they represented to the people. We will explore the Maya writing and number systems and use these to solve problems and write Maya words . We will look at sources of evidence especially from Frederick Catherwood and discuss why our interpretation of this is important.

Our topic will allow the children to utilise many skills learnt throughout the term resulting in them creating a number of non-fiction written pieces such as persuasive writing, information texts and instructions. The children will also have the opportunity to use their artistic skills this term along with their designing skills to produce a Mayan meal and draw a Maya village.

 

RE

R.E.As theologians we will study :

Exploring the Mass –

  • Jesus is the bread of life.
  • Understand that Jesus made a New Covenant with us.
  • Understand that Penitential Act and the Liturgy of the Word.
  • Understand what happens at the Offertory, Consecration.
  • Understand that the Eucharist is the source and summit of life.

Jesus then Messiah –

  • Deepen our understanding of Jesus.
  • Understand that Jesus is the Messiah.
  • Know about the final journey Jesus made to Jerusalem.
  • Know about the events of holy Thursday and reflect on the importance of these events.
  • Know about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus and reflect on their meanings.

english

English – As writers and communicators we will :                   

  • Extend our narrative writing, using the horror genre, to engage the reader by creating tension and suspense.
  • Write a detailed description of a haunted setting.
  • Write a set of instructions on how to destroy a monster.
  • Create a newspaper article on a monster sighting.
  • Use poetry to describe character’s feelings & moods.

PSHE

PSHE – We will learn about our:

  • Health and well-being.
  • Growing & changing.
  • Keeping safe.
  • Feelings & emotions.
  • Rights and responsibilities.
  • Valuing difference.

 

History

History – As historians we will :

  • Locate where the Mayans lived on maps and in atlases.
  • Identify sources of evidence and question our interpretation and  its reliability.
  • Look at the Maya religious beliefs and name some of the main Gods.
  • Research important Maya buildings and places and produce a tourist leaflet.
  • Draw a detailed plan of a Maya village. Discuss why it is planned in this way.
  • Use the Maya writing and number system to solve problems and construct Maya words.

Geography

As geographers we will:
  • locate countries using maps

Art

Art – As artists we will :

  • To respond to portraits from

        different times and styles.

  • Understanding and investigating the variety of methods and different media used by artists for portrait work.

mathematics

Mathematics– As mathematicians we will :

  • Consolidate and extend our knowledge and understanding of ‘Number’ whilst applying these skills to problem-solving and reasoning situations.
  • Study properties of ‘Shapes.’ – draw 2D shapes, recognise, describe & build 3D shapes, compare and classify shapes (polygons).
  • Recognise angles at points where they meet and find missing angles in shapes.
  • Illustrate and names parts of circles (radius, diameter, circumference.
  • Co-ordinates – describe positions on 4 quadrant grid. Draw, translate, & rotate shapes on the co-ordinate plane plus reflect them on the axes.
  • Measure – Problem-solving activities that include the calculation & conversion of units of measure using decimal notation to 3 decimal places.
  • Read, write & convert between standard units of length, mass, volume & time. Convert between metric and imperial units of measurement.
  • Calculate the area of parallelograms & triangles.
  • Statistics – Interpret & construct pie charts, line graphs and solve problems. Calculate the mean, median & mode. 
  • Algebra – express missing numbers, sequences, equations.
  • Ratio – relative sizes of 2 quantities, sharing/grouping.

science

Science – As scientists we will look at :

‘We’re Evolving’ –

  • The topic looks at how living things produce offspring that are similar in appearance, but identical to themselves, whether they are plants or animals. They should also consider how animals change over time as they adapt to their environment and this leads to longer term changes.
  • Evidence of changes over long periods of time, will be built on the year 3 topic of rocks, looking at fossils.

‘Let it Shine’ –

  • This topic introduces the concept of light travelling in straight lines. It starts by looking at beams of light and how light travels to enable children to understand how we see things.  This understanding is then applied to the product of shadows and starts to look at how light is reflected.  The topic then takes the learning into the realm of coloured light and rainbows, using scientific skills to raise and answer questions.

 

Physical education

P.E. – As athletes we will :

  • Develop our dance skills
  • Develop our hockey skills.

 

Computing

Computing – We will study spreadsheets & blogging:

  • Exploring probability.
  • Use of spreadsheets in ‘real life’.
  • Use a spreadsheet to plan pocket money spending.
  • Planning a school event.
  • Identify purpose & features of a blog.
  • Plan the theme and content for a blog.
  • Understand how to write a blog.

 

 

Global Dimensions

Global Dimensions:

These lessons are designed to help children recognise their contribution & responsibilities as citizens of our global community and equip them with the skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions.

They will be given opportunities to: critically examine their own values and attitudes; appreciate the similarities between peoples everywhere, and value diversity; understand the global context of their local lives; and develop skills that will enable them to combat injustice, prejudice and discrimination.  Such knowledge and understanding enables young people to play an active role in the global community.

 

Homework

Homework  – will be given out each Thursday and MUST be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. This gives the children enough time to see their class teacher if they are struggling. The purpose of this work is to consolidate the learning from class and to prepare them for more intensive homework at high school. It is therefore extremely important that this work is completed. If a child does not complete their homework without a valid reason, they will be asked to stay in and complete it at break/lunchtime. No homework three times in a half-term, a letter will go home notifying parents.

Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day.  Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home.

read with your child (or independently). These books need to be returned every Thursday. 

School Trips

There are no trips this school term

Year 6 Assemblies

Our Year group Holy Week Assembly will take place on Friday 3rd April at 2:30

PE Important Information

  • A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps (indoor use) / sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school.  As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months.
  •  If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.  Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.  Long hair must be tied back.
  • Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times.  All P.E. kit must be labeled clearly with your child’s name.  If it becomes lost, it can easily be returned to the rightful owner. If your child does not have their P.E. kit in school you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.

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Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

As the calendar year for 2019 draws to an end we hope you have a happy and holy Christmas. Here are the Christmas production highlights for 2019 . https://vimeo.com/380447129   Key Stage One sing us out with their carol service  ........... see you next year. ....

Our new Library

Our new Library

On the 15th of November, our local MP came and led an assembly where she shared with the children her love of reading. Her favourite book was the MagicFaraway Tree by Enid Blyton. The children were enthused by her and asked many questions. She then officially opened...

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