Class 11 Year 6

Spring Term Planning

Displays in Class 11 

Class 11 had fun making a class stained glass window for our Caritas in Action afternoon based on ‘Dignity of Work’. 

Class 11 went to The Prayer Room in December 2017 for a whole class collective worship based on ‘Advent’. In our previous R.E. lesson, we worked in groups and produced prayers, reflections, songs and poems based on the scripture we have been studying. We shared these in our collective worship today. 

In December 2017 our year 6 pupils took part in a Space Measures Mission and rocket launching workshop around school with Mr Riley.  The children worked as part of a team to navigate to control points to answer space themed questions about measuring.  They then, still working as a team, used the credits gained in part one of the workshop to purchase items to build a Rocket launcher.  Pupils had to work out how to get their rocket to fly the maximum distance.  All pupils really enjoyed the workshop! 

Mr North visited Class 11 this term to deliver a full day workshop on ‘Evolution’.  We first learned about the different groups of animals: cnidarians, molluscs, vertebrates and arthropods and examples of each.  We discussed the ‘Tree of Life’ and how we are all related, followed by a practical activity where we placed animals into different time periods, going back millions of years to periods such as the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods, amongst others.  In groups, we then placed fossils on our own timelines, naming the type of animal and the period it belonged to.  We moved on to discussing @Adaptations’ and how animals have changed over time to aid their own survival.  Interesting clips on feeding, teeth, mouth, nose, limbs, stingers and traps, and farming adaptations were explored and discussed leading into a range of group tasks.  We rotated around lots of stations engaging in practical activities including:  ’Habitats’ – we placed the animals on the board according to whether they were land, sea or air animals, discussing their adaptation and how this was useful to them.  ’Transitions’ – we ordered pictures and discussed the changes over time, stating how these changes were useful.  ’Peppered Moth Experiment’ – we timed each other to see how many light and dark moths we could spot on light and dark trees discussing how the moths were affected by the pollution in the 1800s. causing trees to darken and therefore endangering the light moths that could be easily seen.  ’Teeth’ – we examined a range of teeth, noting the difference between carnivore and herbivore teeth, and mammal/non-mammal teeth.  As a whole-class we played a ‘mimicry’ game, discussing how some animals adapt to look like others, to help them survive.  We also played a ‘camouflage’ game discussing this adaptation for survival. 

Class 11 pupil showcases their amazing ‘Dunkirk’ artwork. 

In our Literacy lessons in Class 11 we wrote a diary entry in the role of an ‘Evacuee’. 

Class 11 took part in a fantastic workshop with Amanda Morrow all about ‘Electricity’. We discovered what a circuit is and all of the components that are used to make a circuit. In pairs, we investigated building different circuits and how to draw these using the correct scientific symbols. In the afternoon, we created our own model circuits featuring a light up component. 

Class 11 took part in a wonderful art workshop with Jenny Ulyatt and Sarah Hill based on our current topic of ‘World War Two’. During the workshop, we learnt about the Dunkirk evacuation and the role of the British forces during this key event in the war. Throughout the day, we studied various drawing and painting techniques; we experimented with drawing explosions, air crafts and ships. We then applied these skills to producing our own water colour paintings depicting our interpretations of the events in France. 

All our Year 6 children are learning about commitment and vocations in our religion lessons.  The children met with Father Dever who told the children all about his journey in becoming a priest.  Father Dever explained to the children all about his calling, his education and his ordination and his journey to St Richard’s Church.  The children asked Father Dever questions about his role as our Parish Priest and Head of Governors of our school and learned a great deal about his life in our Parish.  Thank you Father Dever. 

All year 6 pupils received a visit from Greater Manchester Fire Service to learn all about ‘Treacle’, a health and safety initiative for bonfire night.  The pupils were also treated to using the fire hose on the fire engine.