Year 6 

Welcome to the Year 6 class page.      

The class teacher is Mr Conlon. 

The class is joined by Mrs Martin and Mrs Munro who will also cover the class for some periods during the week.

PE is on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

 

Homework

Homework will be sent home weekly on a Friday and must be returned by the following Friday.  Children will be given Literacy, Maths and spelling homework each week.  Occasionally additional homework will be given for science or topic work.

Alongside the set homework:

Please ensure that your child has a suitable reading book (there are plenty in school!) and reads on a daily basis (preferably to an adult). 

By Year Six we would expect most children to be confident in both multiplication and division facts up to 12 x12.

We also have websites to aid children’s learning, including our own learning links found on the school website.  

   

 

 

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Our topics for the year are:

Term 1  

Together in God's family, we love, grow and learn.

In this topic we will be exploring our school mission statement. We will be thinking about the qualities of St Joseph and how we can help others.

We will focus on our school charity: Clifton Diocese Schools Project - Uganda. We will make junk model wishing wells to collect money and think of other ways to raise awareness & money.

We will research and explore Uganda. How does Uganda compare to the UK?

 

Term 1 & 2

Back to the Future

Boom! This exciting topic travels to different events and periods in time.

We think about future problems we face. We take a look at the upcoming COP26 and send a message to world leaders.

How has Britain changed since 1948?

What do we know about Bristol's history?

There will be great fun trying out playground games from the past. Anyone for conkers?

Time travelling we look at local history such as the slave trade, Windrush and St Paul's Carnival.

We get creative and think about what the future may bring. We design and make future clothing and try 3D art.

 Term 3 & 4  

It's all Greek to me.

Yamas! It's time to celebrate all things Greek!

From studying Greek myths & legends to finding out about Greece today, this topic aims to 'leave no stone unturned'.

Trying to cover all the great things this country has to offer is a 'Herculean task!'

We will be having a plate smashing time with Greek cooking and dancing.

In science we explore light and create a Greek shadow theatre.

 

Term 5 & 6

 

Leave your mark.

We will study the life of people who have left a mark on the world. We will focus on the life and artwork of Nelson Mandela.

We think about our mark on the world. We will explore digital & carbon footprints.

We think about the mark we will leave behind, particularly as we leave St Joseph's School.

We will work on school memories; put on a performance; spray graffiti; undertake some animation and help charities.  

 

 

Our Learning

Here are some examples of our learning this year.

 

Term 1 & 2

 

 

Year 6 2021- 2022

Term 1 & 2

 

Year 6 have been making junk model wishing wells. These wishing wells will be used to collect money to help fund water wells in Uganda. For further information see our school website page on the Clifton Diocese Schools Project.

Year 6 Making wishing wells to raise money for water wells in Uganda

 

St Joseph's Tool Kit

Year 6 thought about what tools they need to undertake God's work and be more like St Joseph.

St Joseph's Tool Box

 

Creation Display

Creation display

 

Learning on Uganda

Includes VR experience of Uganda

Uganda learning

 

Peace Day Refugees

For Peace Day Year 6 focused on refugees and the difficulties they face.  We made paper boats to highlight their plight and had some reflection/prayer time. We also created thought-provoking refugee art pictures in ICT.

Peace Day 2021 Refugees

 

Electricity 

Electricity

The class was given the challenge of using the ‘Back to the future’ car to connect a circuit together.  The children were inspired by a clip of the film Back to the future when the characters needed to get power (electricity) to their car.

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The Transatlantic Slave Trade

As part of Black History Month, Year 6 have been finding out about the transatlantic slave trade. We looked at Bristol's role in the slave trade. We searched the internet to find out how various locations in the city are connected to the slave trade.

Slave Trade

 

ELLI Challenges

In term 1, Year 6 have mainly been working on the ELLI skills of challenge. The class was given the challenge of building the tallest tower only using index cards and creating a marble run which would last as close to 10 seconds as possible.

ELLI Challenges

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COP26

Year 6 have been finding out about COP26 and created some fantastic posters to highlight climate change.

COP26

 

Letters to World Leaders COP26 Climate Change
Year 6 have been writing letters to world leaders to urge them to act on climate change.

 

For more letters see our school blog. Click here

 

 

The Windrush

 We studied the Windrush. We located the Caribbean countries involved; found out about what happened and thought about the problems they faced

The Windrush

 

 Windrush Poems

We recorded our own Windrush poems. Please click on the link to the school blog to listen to our poems.

https://stjoesbs16.blogspot.com/2021/12/windrush-poems.html

 

Mary Seacole

 Year 6 Studied the life of Mary Seacole.

Mary Seacole

 

Faces in history
Year 6 have placed themselves into different times in history as part of their 'Back to the future' topic. The children needed to find photos from 1950 to the present day and then used ICT skills to place themselves into it. 

Faces in history

 

3D drawings using 3D glasses
Year 6 had lots of fun trying to create 3D images suitable for 3D glasses.

3D drawings using 3D glasses

  

Making future clothes from throwaway items
Year 6 have been thinking about the clothes of the future as part of their 'Back to the Future' topic.  We thought about the environmental dangers facing our planet and how large clothes manufactures are seeking to make more of their products from recycled items, such as plastic bottles. The class was set the challenge of making clothes of the future from throwaway items.

Making future clothes from throwaway items

 

Playground games old and new
We had fun exploring playground games old and new as part of our 'Back to the future' topic. 

Playground games old and new

 

Penny Racers
In science Year 6 investigated whether a penny affects a Penny Racer's performance.
                        
Penny Racers are small toy cars popular in the 1980's. They were advertised as the only toy cars powered by coins and that putting a penny in your car made it better. So to coincide with our 'Back to the future' topic, we decided to see what affect a penny made on these racers.

Penny Racers

 

Dress to the future

To help celebrate the end of our topic 'Back to the future', Year 6 had a dress up day. We were wearing what we thought the fashion of the future might look like.

Dress to the future

 

 

 Term 3 & 4

 

 

St Paul on the road to Damascus
Year 6 studied the conversion of St Paul in RE. The class produced some stunning oil pastel drawings.

St Paul on the road to Damascus

 

Exploring Greece on Google Earth
In ICT we explored Greece using Google Earth.

Exploring Greece on Google Earth

 

Exploring Light 

Exploring Light

 

 Greece Topic Presentations

Greece Topic Presentations

 

Camp 2022

 Year 6 had a brilliant week on school camp undertaking lots of fantastic activities. 

Camp 2022

 

World Book Day Character Hunt
For World Book Day, Year 6 and the Reception class worked together on a character hunt around the school.

World Book Day Character Hunt

 

Making Periscopes

Making periscopes

 

World Water Day - Making Water Clocks
For World Water Day, Year 6 made water clocks. We were inspired by our topic work on the Ancient Greeks. Before the invention of clocks and watches they used water clocks called a clepsydra. The class was set the task of making a water clock that could time as close to one minute as possible. 

We thought about our school charity -Clifton Diocese Schools Project and how lucky we are to have clean running water.

World Water Day - Making Water Clocks

 

Greek Vase Design

Greek Vase Design

 

Steel Drums

 Year 6 have been learning to play the steel drums.

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 Shadow Puppets

Following our learning looking at light in science, we explored shadow puppets.

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 For more videos of shadow puppets see our school blog.  Click here 

 

Greek Vase Scratch Art
Year 6 produced some fantastic Greek vase scratch art designs.

Greek Vase Scratch Art

 

 Term 5 & 6

 

 Banksy Style Graffiti

Year 6 looked at Bristol graffiti artist Banksy. The class created their own stencils which they then spray painted. They produced some stunning designs!

Banksy Style Graffiti

 

Exploring Environmental Footprints

 Year 6 explored their environmental footprints.

 

 

Clifton Cathedral Primary School Leavers' Mass 

Year 6 celebrated a Primary School Leavers' Mass at Clifton Cathedral. After Mass, we had a picnic and played some games on the Downs.

Clifton Cathedral Primary School Leavers' Mass

 

Artwork for Performance

 Year 6 have been creating artwork and backgrounds for their performance.

Artwork for performance

 

Year 6 Performance -Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

Year 6 gave fantastic performances of their play Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl.

Year 6 performance - Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

 

Year 6 Summer Fair

We had a brilliant time at the Year 6 Summer Fair. The class raised a fantastic £215.95 for our school charity work in Uganda. This brings the total money raised this year to £561.20

Year 6 Summer Fair

 

Leavers Mass