St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

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Life at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Year 6

Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring Term 2019 - we hope you've all had a peaceful and restful Christmas break.

Year 6 WIKI link

Click here for bbc bitesize (Excellent for SATS revision)

SATs Revision Page:

https://goo.gl/NXDLG6

 Our Maths SATs club begins on Thursday 31st January until Thursday 9th May.  Please follow the link below for information: 

Maths SAT club

 

IMPORTANT DATE: SAT week - Monday 13th May - Thursday 16th May 2019

 

Curriculum for this half term:

 

English:

 

Coming to England by Dame Floella Benjamin - the children will explore this book and the life story of Dame Floella Benjamin.  

Floella Benjamin's classic memoir, Coming to England, includes a foreword by the author and some additional historical information. 

Floella Benjamin was just a young girl when she, her sister and two brothers arrived in England in 1960 to join their parents, whom they had not seen for fifteen months. They had left the island paradise of Trinidad to make a new home in London - part of a whole generation of West Indians who were encouraged to move to Britain and help rebuild the country after the Second World War.

Reunited with her mother, Floella was too overwhelmed at first to care about the cold weather and the noise and dirt from the traffic. But, as her new life began, she was shocked and distressed by the rejection she experienced. She soon realized that the only way to survive was to work twice as hard and be twice as good as anyone else.

This inspirational story is a powerful reminder that courage and determination can overcome adversity.

GPS - weekly spelling lists are now given on Mondays with the test being on Thursday of the same week.

Spelling test on Thursday 

 

Maths: 

Spring Term 1

Weekly home learning tasks set by Mr Babarczi

 

Science:

In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can we stay healthy?’ They will present their findings in the form of a ‘health roadshow’ incorporating multi-media presentations which show that they will have recognised the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle choices on the way their bodies function. Children will learn that there are many different but related aspects to keeping healthy. They will investigate the functions of the heart and circulatory system and will describe how nutrients and water are transported in human and animal bodies.

Working Scientifically, children will investigate how exercise and heart rate are related, and also to find out how scientific ideas about health have developed over time. They will plan an investigation and will take measurements with accuracy and precision. Children will present their findings in a number of ways, and will explain causal relationships emerging from their own data.

This unit builds upon children’s existing knowledge of what their body parts are, and internal body systems such as the digestive system covered in Y4 Human Nutrition. They will develop their existing knowledge about the importance of diet and exercise to good health.

Science - Our Bodies

 

Religion: 

 

G. Prayers/Followers of Jesus.

H. Holy Week

  F. Lent

 

History/Geography:

This half term we will be studying In and Around the UK, identifying countries, counties, major cities and rivers.

History - Discovering Pompeii

 

Art:

 

Pointillism

                 

Homework

Spelling lists to be completed weekly

 

Reading diaries - please ensure that your child is handing in their diaries regularly - at least 3 times a week to monitor their progress.

 

Our PE days are on a Monday and a Thursday.  Our lessons may be outside some days therefore a pair of navy blue jogging bottoms/jumper is advised to be kept in their locker if needed.

Our focus this half term is Circuit training and Gymnastics

 

I hope that this information is useful to you. Please feel free to pop by after school any day if you have any further questions.

Mr Anderson and Mrs Moody

Year 6 Class Teachers

 

 Year 6 Shared Documents