Live, Love, Learn

Year 6

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!

 

Key Dates

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.

 

AUTUMN TERM 2

Bikeability

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.

Anti-bullying Week

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.

Remembrance Day

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

Judaism Talk

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.

Crucial Crew

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! 

Poetry Recital

 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!