Sacred Heart

Catholic Primary

'Live, Love and Learn Joyfully in the Family of Christ'

Year 6

Year 6 - 2022-23

Welcome to the Year 6 page! Here you will find lots of useful information as well as examples of what Year 6 have been up to in school.

Buddy Time - We enjoyed spending some time with our buddies and reading to them.

Year 6 have been learning about Classification. Using a tree diagram we classified different sweets.

In DT Year 6 have been learning about the best designs to build the strongest bridges. Using paper and art straws we had a go at building a few of our own and tested them with various weights to see how strong they were.

Neil, from the school's Coding Club, came to spend the afternoon with Year 6. We used a computer coding system to help create a working Lego bridge, base on Tower Bridge. It was great fun and we also learnt a lot more about bridges, as well as about computer coding.

Our topic this term is World War. We have been learning about World War I and II this term. Linking to our topic, we have been reading War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo, in our English lessons. Here are some of our amazing homework projects on the subject.

This term in Music, Year 6 are learning to create melodies with various instruments. They are using Pop Art to help them layer the instruments in the same way that Andy Warhol changes each picture slightly in his artwork.

Our Class Worship was taken by Amelia and Elsie this week. They read the Gospel according to Luke 9:12-17 and then asked questions about the reading. As a class, we then used our thumb prints to create a 'Tree of Togetherness'. Each week different children will be taking our class worship.

As part of our Chinese New Year celebrations, Year 6 have been learning how to write numbers 1-10 in Mandarin and finding out various facts about this special occasion. Some of us also enjoyed a delicious Chinese school lunch: "The chicken chow mien was really good, everyone especially liked the noodles" - Angele. "It was really tasty, I loved the noodles" - Ann-Christa

Carnival of the Animals - Over the last week, we have been getting ourselves fully immersed the school's Carnival of the Animals theme. Animals have appeared in many of our subjects. We have been revisiting our knowledge of animals in French by creating and playing games of pairs and continuing with languages, some our class have been teaching the rest of us words for animals in various different languages: Chinese, German, Swedish, Polish and language from the Philippines. We also learnt what the specific markings in Chinese writing mean. In Art we produced still life drawings of a selection of animals, using set timings; 1 minute, 5 minutes and 15 minutes. For many of the class this was a challenging activity but with amazing determination, everyone kept going and produced some fantastic artwork. After our true life drawings we learnt how to draw an elephant cartoon style. We were also lucky to have a dance class with Darren, where we created a piece based on the movement of various animals. Emily - "It was really fun and really creative!", Rufus " It was fun and funny, I really enjoyed doing the water section".

Our visit from The Young Shakespeare Company today, was thoroughly enjoyed by Year 5 and 6 today. The performance of A Midsummer's Night Dream was energetic, funny and exciting. Whilst various children had specific roles to play, everyone joined in with sound effects, responses and cheering. The actors were so enthusiastic and kept the children totally engaged with the story. We are now working on the story in our English lessons. Timothy - "Thank you Young Shakespeare, I loved your acting. You were very funny." Maria - "The play was interesting and funny. Out of all the Shakespeare plays we've seen, this one was definitely my favourite!"

After spending time reviewing existing games and the designing our own, Year 6 worked hard today making their ‘Steady Hand’ games. A great growth mindset was required when things didn’t always go smoothly and a flexibility to change from original design. The class were really pleased to see their final product and also loved having a go with each others