Welcome to St Peter's Year 6.
My name is Mrs Moreton and I am the Year 6 teacher. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Read. We work together as a team to make sure every day in school is as enjoyable for the Year 6 children as we can possibly can. We will also be doing lots of sports lessons with Mr Lord and music with Mrs Reynolds.
We are looking forward to getting to know your children and watching their development this year.
Please keep a close watch on this page for new photographs and snap-shots jof your children's wonderful work and learning!
The Secretary of State for Education announced on Wednesday 18th March that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this includes the Year 6 SATs
PE will be on Monday’s and Thursdays, but please make sure children have their PE kits in school everyday, as they might sometimes get an extra session!
Please make sure children read every night at home and their reading record is signed and brought into school every day. Children are able to change their books as soon as they complete them.
Please make sure children access "Times Tables Rockstars" as often as possible each week. Their password is stuck to the front of their reading record.
Year 6 children are also encouraged to revise independently any aspects they feel they need to in addition to weekly homework tasks. Homework will be given on Friday and collected in on Wednesday.
If you have any queries or questions at any time, please come into school and see us.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Moreton and Mrs Read.
COMPETITION TIME- EASTER GARDEN
Can you make an Easter garden this week at home?
Do not go to the shops but use objects you have already in your house or garden. Try to be creative and create a garden which shows what Easter means to you.
Take a photo of your garden and send it to Mrs Clinch by email-Year3email@example.com.
Please send your photos by Friday 10th April
I will post the winning gardens on the website on Easter Sunday!
Questions about the Coronavirus book
The Grufallo illustrator Axel Scheffler has teamed up with experts to create a free book to explain what the Coronavirus is for children. It aims to answer questions for children between five to nine year olds and help them to understand what they are going through right now.
Covid-19 TIME CAPSULE
We are all living through history. Here is something to use to remember it. We can create a keepsake of this time for us to look back on. Print it off and fill it in :)
Keep safe and look after one another!
Please make sure you all log into Purple Mash.
I have set some 2Dos for you to complete.
Please also use TTRockstars, Numbots and Spelling Shed.
(IDL also for those who use it)
Below are a few websites which are useful during school closure.
TWINKL- Free educational resources
TWINKL have created a code for parents to access all TWINKL resources for free for one month from the day the account is created. You just need to visit the above link, create your own account using an email address and insert the code UKTWINKLHELPS
They have a number of really helpful guides, designed for parents, for different areas of the curriculum. Their dedicated Parents' Hub contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.
Reading- Oxford Owl
As a parent/guardian, you can sign up for free to the Oxford website and will gain access to their full eBook library (which has over 100 eBooks). These books can be used alongside any other reading books the children may have at home. More information will be coming regarding the use of this website.
The above link will take you to the Pobble 365 website. There will be a picture on the homepage each day as a stimulus for writing. There are questions underneath about the picture to get creativity flowing and a suggested genre of writing for children to do. All past pictures are available from the calendar under 'Pick a day'.
This is a great site for fluency in maths for Years 3-6. There are many resources with arithmetic questions based on previous SATs test papers and YouTube videos associated with some of the content to guide children through.
Fun educational resources available for 3 years old to 11 years old
Crickweb- free online education resources and games available from Early Years- Year 6.
ICT Games- a tablet and desktop friendly free resource to support primary-aged children in maths and English.
PhonicsPlay is currently free to use. Children can use the site at home without parents needing to subscribe. All you need to do is log on using the following details:
Username: march20 Password: home
Children will be familiar with this website which gets them engaged in computer science. Tutorials are available and children work through at their own pace. The games Lightbot and Angry Birds are a favourite!
Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer
Maths factor is an online maths resource for children 4- 12 years old. The resource is currently free due to Covid 19. Register for free and your child will have access to daily maths sessions and games.
British Science Week
This week we have been celebrating British Science Week by focusing on diversity in our world. We have investigated ‘Why do birds have different types of beaks.’
First we studied different types of birds, looked at their beaks and found out what they eat and where they live. Next we used a range of instruments to mimic types of beaks and investigated the types of foods each beak could handle the easiest.
Finally we made some bird feeders and placed them in our school grounds so that we can observe the types of birds who feed off them. Hopefully we will be able to observe and photograph some of them.
World Book Day
As this year is ‘The Year of The Word’, our theme for World Book Day was Bible stories. We had a wonderful time talking about who we had dressed up as from the Bible and in our learning focused on the Gospel of Matthew. We chose to focus on Jesus healing and teaching and reflected on how we can learn and behave as He did.
We had a great day!
Did you know the Bible is the best selling book of all time?!
In History we have been learning about the Maya Civilisation and how they had masks for events, battles and death. We studied each individually and then designed one of our own. After designing we explored techniques we could create using a range of media and collage effects instead of just painting them. we then made them using papier-mâché and decorated as we had designed.
As part of our D + T work we have designed, written instructions, made and evaluated smoothies. We have linked these with our topic theme in science and how we can keep our bodies healthy.
We thoroughly enjoyed designing and making them and they tasted delicious.
To develop this further we have designed persuasive advertisement posters and have recorded and edited a radio advert. Next we will produce a mini-movie and put our voice over with it to promote our product.
Cafod Christmas Gifts
As part of our Religion we have been discussing expectations. We linked part of this to ourselves and our expectations at this time of year. We reflected on how fortunate we are and decided that we could give some gifts to others intead of receiving.
Over the last two weeks we have played one game of 10p bingo per day to raise money to buy Cafod Gifts. Instead of buying us gifts for Christmas, Mrs Moreton and Mrs Read contributed what they would have spent on us and we would also like to thanks our parents who also contributed bingo prizes.
Our grand total over two weeks came to £71.
Below are the gifts we chose to buy.
Christmas Party Day
Today we celebrated our last Christmas Party at St. Peter’s. We had a great afternoon playing bingo, pass the parcel, musical statues, a visit from Santa, party food and secret Santa! A great time was had by all!
We have been working hard to develop our sketch books and try out a range of techniques to create different effects that reflect Aboriginal Art. We are working hard to try and include our voice against our work to show our thoughts and reasoning Against each technique.
Learning With Our Buddies
We have been getting to know our buddies a bit better this week. We have been helping our friends in EYFS to learn about the Nativity. Talking to them about their Nativity performance has really helped to develop their CLL skills and our confidence. We really enjoyed having the opportunity to support the Reception children 1-1 with their writing about the Nativity. Reading a book with them and helping to develop their football and climbing skills was also a moment to remember! We enjoy having such an important responsibility and can’t wait to spend valuable time with our buddies again very soon!
Tom Gates Live
Today we visited Manchester's Opera House to watch a live version of the books which many of our children are familiar with. Tom Gates Live brought all of his doodling magic to life in a fun 2-hour tale about Tom, his family and friends.
This week’s homework is to record our weekends events ‘Tom Gates’ style. Take a look at our work below.
This week we have been learning about safety on our bikes. First we had to complete Level 1 assessments on the school playground - this involved safety checks, mounting and dismounting, balance, turning and signalling.
After this we were able to progress onto Level 2 which meant we were able to go out onto the local roads. We learnt to mount and dismount in the gutter of the road, primary and secondary road positions, how to ride around parked cars, major and minor roads, including right of way, right and left turns and finally snaking back to school.
We have had a wonderful couple of days and have learnt so much.
We received excellent feedback from our instructors.
During this week we have been discussing the different forms of bullying and have linked these to different scenarios. We then empathised with fictional characters who were experiencing bullying and discussed their feelings and actions that should be taken. We recognised that we need to be vigilant and all have a responsibility to help and support others.
Year 6 and Year 2 walked to the Cenotaph today to pay our respects to all those who lost their lives serving in the war. The children delivered a beautiful assembly of reflective readings and prayers, served a two minute silence and sang a hymn to prayer for love and peace in our world. They all represented our school fantastically and we are very proud of them.
Art/Sculpture - Andy Goldsworthy
We have been studying the work of Andy Goldsworthy, (born July 26, 1956, Cheshire, England), a British sculptor, land artist, and photographer known for his works created outdoors from natural materials found on-site.
Growing up in Yorkshire; England, Goldsworthy worked as a farm labourer when not in school. That work fostered an interest in nature, the cycles of the seasons, and the outdoors. We used only natural elements we could find in our outdoors areas around school to imitate his work. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring and creating.
AUTUMN TERM 1
This week we have been learning about the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) celebration in Religion.
Today we were very lucky to have two visitors who discussed semitism with us and taught us more about some of the customs of their faith.
Wear Red for Racism Day
Year 6 delivered an assembly all about diversity and discrimination in our society. They explained what this means and how we can be an upstander instead of a bystander. We have used the Bible to find references to when God promotes equality and shared some of these with the whole school. Through bidding prayers we asked God to help and support us to keep promoting equality in our world. We led a whole school meditation to reflect on our learning and to help us be inspired to be an upstander.
We had a great morning at Crucial Crew held at Rochdale Football Club. We learnt all about how to keep ourselves healthy and how to stay safe online. We also learnt about safety on railways and tram lines from Greater Manchester Transport Police. Most of the children were shocked to learn that a criminal record can be obtained from the age of 10!
Infront of the whole school, Year 6 performed
The Sound Collector by Roger McGough.
They performed the poem in unison including sounds and actions. They did a great job and made me very proud.
Well done Year 6!
Useful educational links: