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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

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Year 6

Hi, welcome to our Year 6 class page! Have a look around and see what we have been up to recently smiley

This is our class weekly timetable:

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Hola Mexico 

Our new topic for the second part of the spring term is all about Mexico! We are reading 'Holes' by Louis Sachar, learning all about Camp Green Lake and Stanley's interesting friends. We will also be exploring the country: its deserts, the borders, climate, famous traditions and its history, including The Spanish Conquest AD1519-1521. Here is some fabulous art work of the tradition 'Dia de los Meurtos' in water colour and oil pastels.

PE

This Spring term, we are covering gymnastics in PE. We are learning how to balance in the appropriate positions: pike, stradle, tuck, straight, start and asymmetric. We have begun to use these positions and incorporate into a gym routine, using apparatus to support us. The children are beginning to understand that a gymnast needs strong core muscles and good balance to maintain a professional routine!

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Science

In the unit animals, including humans, we have been studying the double circulatory system! We used concrete resources to show how the heart pumps oxygenated blood around the body and de-oxygenated blood to the lungs to be oxygenated.

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A Child's War

In Autumn 2, we have been learning all about World War 2! We have understood the key facts, made our own timelines and propaganda, written a diary of an evacuee (Goodnight Mr Tom) and studied the Battle of Britain. The children have produced some fantastic written work, alongside drawings of key figures, spit fires and Anderson Shelter objects.

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This academic year, we have been having TOPIC days to deepen the children's understanding in subjects such as PE, Art/DT, Geography, Music and History. So far this year, we have had a PE, History and Geography day. Here are some pictures to show what we have been up to! Part of Geography day was spent using compasses to be able to follow instructions, we also used our position and direction skills from maths to do this! In PE, we played some teamwork games involving listening skills and learnt the Lambeth Walk, a popular dance in the 1940's! 

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As we begin to prepare for our end of year tests, Year 6 have been studying meditation and how to stay calm in difficult situations. We had the lovely Patricia from the 'Strong Minds' Charity come in and do a workshop with us on how to identify our worries and how to cope with them. We explored breathing techniques and identified ways that we could support each other in the coming year. It is very important that we are resilient and try our best in everything we do smiley
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