St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Reddish

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On World Mental Health Day, 6TW tried a guided meditation to try and calm our sometimes busy minds. We found it very useful. We also talked about the importance of talking about our problems if we have any anxieties.

Gavin from Reddish Vale Basketball Centre came to speak to KS2 and to demonstrate some basic basketball skills. He also gave the children an opportunity to have a free lesson with him!

Weekly Spellings 7.10.19

     Group 1

Bad

Bed

Better

Bear

Been

Best

Because

Before

Began

       

          Group 2

Bicycle

Build

Calendar

Breath

Busy

Caught

Breathe

Business

Centre

 

       Group 3

Attached

Awkward

Category

Available

Bargain

Cemetery

Average

Bruise

Committee

 

Meet St Joseph's newest Sports Ambassadors. They will be helping to improve the amount, and the quality of sport at school.

We looked at how electricity is conducted in 6TW. We explored and understood that electricity can be conducted through humans with a 'ghost ball'

      Spellings - Week 4   

Group 2

 

Century

Complete

Decide

Certain

Consider

Describe

Circle

Continue

Different

 

Group 3

 

Community

Conscience

Convenience

Communicate

Conscious

Correspond

Competition

Controversy

Criticise

 

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Spellings – Week 3

Practise these in preparation for Friday.

Try ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’. 

To spell words with the ‘i’ sound spelt ‘y’ when it isn’t at the end of a word.

 

abysmal

cymbal

synthetic

acronym

dynasty

symmetry

antonym

idyllic

symptom

apocalypse

syllable

synchronise

bicycle

symbol

synonym

POP ART!

6TW have been studying Andy Warhol and the Pop Art explosion in the 1960's. We have been working hard to try to replicate his unique style of artwork. We followed a four step process and, as you can see, the results are wonderful and very effective.

Some important dates...

Every Monday - Forest School

Every Tuesday - PE

Every Wednesday - Recorders

Every Thursday - Games

13.9.19 - Whole School Welcome Mass

16.9.19 6TW Gospel Assembly

18.11.19 6TW Gospel Assembly

Mrs Hope

Miss Muldoon

Mrs Wroe

Miss Wrigley

Mr Waldron

 Mrs Roe

 

                                          

Autumn 2019-2020: This term we will be learning lots of new and exciting things!

Home learning and Reading

Daily reading is extremely important. We are listening to your child read every day in school and we expect you to listen to your child read every day for 5-10 minutes at home. Please sign their reading record every time you read with them. Spellings will be sent home every Friday to practise for a spelling test on the following Friday. Please practise daily with your child. Your child will have a weekly times tables test. It is really important that this learning is supported and consolidated at home.

Homework for English and Maths will be sent home every Thursday to be returned to school every Tuesday.

Maths: Number and Place Value: The children will read,  write,  order  and  compare  numbers  to  10,000,000  and  determine  the  value  of  each  digit, determine  the  value  of  digits  to  tens  of  millions, round numbers to  the  nearest  ten, hundred, thousand etc. They will use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division: The children will solve  addition  and  subtraction  multi  step  problems  in  contexts,  deciding  which  operations and  methods  to  use  and  why. The will multiply  multi-digit  number  up  to  4  digits  by  a  2  digit  number  using  the  formal  written  method  of  long  multiplication, divide  numbers  up  to  4  digits  by  a  2  digit  whole  number  using  the  formal  written  method  of  long  division,  and  interpret  remainders  as  whole  number  remainders,  fractions  or  by  rounding  as  appropriate  for  the  context. The children will identify common  factors,  common  multiples  and  prime  numbers and perform  mental  calculations,  including  with  mixed  operations  and  large  numbers.

It is crucial that your child knows their times and division tables and can recall them quickly.

RE: Domestic Church: Loving

Through this unit the children will learn about pupils will know and understand ‘the love and care of people’. They will know and understand God’s love is unconditional and never ending. The children will develop their understanding that we are all loved and that we can grow in love. An understanding that forgiveness is a crucial part of unconditional love will be developed.

English:  Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

                                

We are reading Beowulf and will explore Michael Morpurgo’s themes and style of writing as well as analysing how he creates atmosphere, character and imagery. Children will be writing a biography in relation to ‘The Great, The Bold and The Brave’ topic. The children will write a biography about Michael Morpurgo as well as researching a person of their own choice to write a biography about.

Children will write to inform and use a wide range of techniques in order to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.

Science: Danger! Low Voltage!

In this module children develop their understanding of electrical circuits and build on the work in the Year 4 module. They construct circuits with an increasing number of components and contrast the effects this has on the function of the components. They role play the flow of electricity through a basic circuit and one that includes fuse wire, to model the effect that this has on other components.

The children learn to use the recognised electrical symbols to record circuits, particularly as the circuits become more complex. They research how electricity is generated both traditionally using coal and gas, and by renewable resources, and investigate how electricity is transmitted across the country, and what sort of electricity generating plant they might site in their locality.

P.E.

In PE we will be doing Dance and Games. We are looking forward to City in Community for our Games lessons.

Year 6 indoor PE will be every Tuesday afternoon. Games will be every Thursday morning (6TW)  and every Friday morning (6FR). It is important that your child has their PE kit in school.

Music

Year 6 will be having a recorder lesson every Wednesday afternoon taught by a music specialist.

Computing

In Computing this year term we will covering Coding, Online Safety and Spreadsheets.

Art

In Art we will be looking at the Pop Art of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The children will do their own portraits in the style of one of these artists. We will also being looking at Illuminated letters.

Spanish                                                                                                     

We are very excited to introduce Spanish this year. Miss Davenport will be teaching Spanish to both classes in Year 6 once a week.  The children will be learning to meet and greet, introduce themselves and talk about their family.                                                                                                                     

Topic -THE GREAT, THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE.

The children will be learning about Britain’s Settlement by the Anglo-Saxons. We will then move on to learning all about the Viking invasion and the Anglo-Saxon struggle to the Kingdom of England to 1066. The children will be using maps to look at the locations of countries invaded. We will also consider if we have the right to the land of others.

Useful websites and further information:

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

TT rockstars

Bookblog

www.st-josephs-reddish.stockport.sch.uk

Please look at our class homepage on our school website for updates and information.

 

 

6TW

Spellings for this week: 

To spell words adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words with more than one syllable.

according

criticism

investigator

admired

determined

multiplying

attached

disturbance

narrative

committing

equipped

occurrence

coverage

inquiring

vandalism

Mr Waldron (Teacher)

Mrs Wroe Mrs Wrigley Mrs Hope (Teaching Assistants)

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Topic Learning: Brainwaves

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In our topic learning for the first two weeks, we are learning about the skills we need for learning and how the brain functions. This is especially important in Year 6 as we will be learning a lot!

RE Learning: Unconditional Love

In our RE learning this term, we will be looking at the concept of unconditional love.

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Maths Learning: Place Value, Four Operations and Fractions

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We will be looking at the value of digits in number, how to round accurately and negative numbers. Moving on from this, we will be looking at addition, subtraction, multiplication and division before spending some time on fractions.

English Learning: Beowulf

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We will be reading the book "Beowulf" and using it as a basis to write several different genres of writing, including biographies and setting descriptions.

Science Learning: DANGER! Low Voltage!

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In Science, we will be looking at electricity, its uses, how to use it safely and make simple circuits.