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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

‘with Jesus in our hearts and the Children at the centre, we welcome and reach out to our diverse community in the Christian Spirit’
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Year 6 - Our Learning

Dear children and parents... WELCOME TO YEAR 6!!

You've now had a chance to meet your new teachers and we can't wait to start our journey together. 

In the meantime, have a restful 6 weeks off. 

Remember to keep checking this class page for regular updates in September. 

 

Miss Hill and Miss O'Neil

 

 

 

English

In English, year six have been inspired by the graphic novel The Arrival by Shaun Tan. The Arrival is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images that seem to come from a long forgotten time. Year six have used these images to write emotive diaries detailing a characters story to an unknown land without his family. 

Take a look at some of the images year six used to inspire their writing.

The Arrival Part I

Part One of the orchestral suite based on Shaun Tan's spectacular novel The Arrival. The graphic novel tells the story of a father's journey to an unknown land in order to seek a better life for his family.

The Arrival Part II

Part Two of the orchestral suite based on Shaun Tan's spectacular novel The Arrival. The graphic novel tells the story of a father's journey to an unknown land in order to seek a better life for his family.

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Our next English unit will be persuasive letters...keep your eyes peeled for updates coming soon!

Reading 

Take a look at our class reads from this half term. Follow the links to find out more about each book!

 

In 6M, we have been reading Boy 87 by Ele Fountain and The Boy at the back of the class by Onjali Q Rauf.

In 6D, we have been reading Holes by Louis Sachar. 

 

In guided reading, we have been looking at a range of texts including non fiction, poetry and classical fiction. In class, we have been using VIPERS questioning to help develop our understanding each text type. 

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Maths

In maths this half term, year six have been working on reading and writing numbers up to ten million and using the four operations on whole numbers. Take a look below at some of the problems we have solved and methods we have been using.

Science 

In Science, year six will be studying light. During this topic, children will find out how light travels, understand how objects are seen and understand why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
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Our next science unit will be evolution, make sure you come back soon to see our learning!

Art 

In Art, year six have been inspired by their topic of Ancient Baghdad to create some geometric designs. Year 6 have designed some geometric art and used this to create a print. Year six have explored the art of calligraphy and created their own Sultan’s seal.

Design Technology 

 

In design technology, year six have been developing their sewing skills. The children designed and made a geometric design using a variety of stitches. We have looked at why and when we would use different stitches including running stitch, overstitch, blanket stitch and back stitch. Take a look at the tutorials below to see each type of stitch to practice at home!

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Running Stitch How To - Basic Sewing (Hand Embroidery & Hand Sewing)

As part of our Basic Sewing series, we have our "how to do a Running Stitch" - learn this basic of all hand sewing stitch - the running stitch. It is a great stitch for kids to begin learning to sew with, but also for creating gather fabric effects.

Backstitch How To - Basic Sewing (Embroidery & Hand Sewing)

Basic Sewing Tutorials: How to do a Back Stitch -a great basic hand sewing stitch to learn. It is a great stitch for hand sewing plush toys. The back stitch is strong and durable. Part of the Red Ted Art CRAFT BASICS series. Please let us know what else you would like to see!!!

Overstitch How To - Basic Sewing (Hand Embroidery & Hand Sewing)

Basic Sewing Series: How to do an Overstitch - learn this basic of all hand sewing stitch - the overstitch. It is a great stitch for kids to begin learning to sew with and looks lovely when worked in contrasting colours. Part of the Red Ted Art CRAFT BASICS series.

Blanket Stitch How To - Basic Sewing (Embroidery & Hand Sewing)

Basic Sewing Skills: How to do a Blanket Stitch - learn this basic of all hand sewing. This is a wonderful embroidery stitch for decorative edges or small plush toys. It looks tricky, but give the blanket stitch a go and you will see it isn't too hard at all!

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