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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”

Year 6

Welcome to class 6!

Our class Saint is Saint Christopher

Our class Saint is Saint Christopher 1

Art competition final.

Life drawing in year 6. Welcome to St Mary's Nala!

Finished Doggy Bandanas! Thank you to our parent helpers: Mrs Howell and Mrs Morton.

Visit to Leek Fire Station for a 'Safe and Sound' themed activity afternoon where we learnt about mental well being, fire safety, money matters, anti-social behaviour and first aid.

Things you need to know:

  • P.E is on a Thursday and Friday during Autumn term.
  • Homework is given out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.
  • Children have daily reading homework, which should be recorded in their diaries, and brought into school every day.

What we are reading this term.

Our English lessons will be based on the book, The Lost Magician by Piers Torday. We will be doing a variety of activities, as we emerge ourselves in the story.

Year 6 curriculum vehicle: Life is better with Chocolate! For more information about curriculum vehicles please click the link https://www.st-marys-leek.staffs.sch.uk/curriculum/

In Art we will be learning about early Mayan art and looking at Central and South American artists such as Frida Kahlo. We will comparing other early civilisation art - the cave paintings in Altamera and contrasting work by Pop artist: Wayne Thiebaud

Our D & T project will see us designing and making our own Mayan temples.

Music: Music from other cultures, particularly Central and South America.

In History we will be studying the the ancient civilisation of the Maya.

The Geography element will find us discovering central and South America.

 

 

Visit to The Gallery and talk from local artist Nicola Richardson

When Cody and Molly visited St Mary's.

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Class liturgy

Statutory National Curriculum Spellings

 

Year 6

Autumn  1st half

Year 6

Autumn 2nd half

Year 6

Spring 1st half

Year 6

Spring 2nd half

Year 6

Summer 1st half

Revision (yr 5)

individual

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

mischievous

muscle

necessary

 

 

recommend

relevant

restaurant

signature

sincere

immediately

soldier

stomach

sufficient

suggest

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht

 

neighbour

nuisance

appreciate

accommodate

opportunity

parliament

persuade

physical

prejudice

privilege

profession

programme

pronunciation

queue

recognise

 

 

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

committee

environment

government

communicate

accommodate

embarrass

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

shoulder

 

 

appreciate

conscious

competition

definite

convenience

desperate

disastrous

especially

equipment

foreign

familiar

frequently

government

guarantee

immediate

Painsley School Uniform for September 2019

Year 6 Science Topics

Animals Including Humans

  • To label the major organs of the body.
  • To know the role of the heart, including blood vessels (A, V, C).
  • To know how the ideas of Galen and Harvey differ.
  • To define heart rate & pulse rate.
  • Give examples of a healthy diet and the 7 food groups
  • Respiratory system -To know how we breathe and what structures are involved.
  • To understand effects of exercise on the body
  • To define a drug and give examples of legal and illegal drugs, knowing how they affect the body.
  • To know the word micro-organism and discuss ways we can stay healthy

Light

  • To recognise light travels in straight lines
  • To give examples of sources of light and understand how we can see things.
  • To know how light travels from a source to our eyes
  • To understand why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them
  • Reflection – to give examples of reflective materials
    Evolution and Inheritance
  • Recognise that living things have changed and that fossils provide the evidence of this change
  • Living things reproduce – offspring inherit characteristics from their parents but look slightly different due to variation.
  • Variation is either inherited (from parents) or environmental (from surroundings)
  • All species are adapted to suit their environment.  To detail adaptations in plants and animals for hot, cold and dry habitats.
    Living things and their habitat (classification)
  • To group living things as vertebrates and invertebrates.
  • To group vertebrates into their 5 classes.
  • The reason for classification
  • To use a key to classify some organisms
  • The significance of the work of scientists such as Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer of classification.
  • Research plants and animals in unfamiliar habitats
     
    Electricity
  • Electrical Safety
  • Use circuit symbols are be able to draw a circuit.
  • Associate brightness of a bulb or volume of a buzzer with number of cells used in a circuit and voltage.
  • Make comparisons with various components, when are they dimmer, brighter?
  • Make a selection of series circuits.
     

Art work inspired the class saint: Saint Christopher

 

Useful links:

http://www.planetsherston.com/percy-parker-7x

You listen to the songs for free using this website, it’s a fun way to learn times tables.

https://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php

Lots of great resources to help prepare for SATs.

https://readtheory.org/

An online reading website that measures children's progress in reading - for every 100 knowledge points pupils receive an achievement point at school!

 

Key stage 2 SATS Dates for 2020

 

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 11th May to Thursday 14th May 2020

 

Monday 11th May

English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling  Paper 1

English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 2

 

Tuesday 12th May

English reading test

 

       Wednesday 13th May

Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic

Maths Paper 2: Reasoning

 

Thursday 14th May

Maths Paper 3: Reasoning

 

     Mrs Fallows smiley 

Year 5 and Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations

With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.

Below you will find the expectations for Year 5  and Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The year 5 document that can also be downloaded provides year 5 expectations. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.

The following terms will be used:

·         Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

·         Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

·         Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.

 

 Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.

This website allows children to access a wide range of SATs questions grouped in to specific categories.

If you are struggling with a certain question you can click the Youtube link and it will provide you with an efficient way of completing the question.

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