St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Growing and learning together, as part of God’s family, to be the best we can be.

Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

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Welcome to Year 6

Miss James- Class Teacher

Miss Jacobs- Teaching Assistant

Ms Curran/Mrs Vivado - Support Staff 

Class Time Table

This half-term, we are learning: 

Autumn Term

What have we been up to?

On Monday, 25th  September, Year 6 were honoured to be invited to take part in a bespoke workshop that was organised by Anthony Brown from BBC Elstree. The purpose of the visit was to deepen our understanding of the impact that the invention of the first coloured television in 1925 has made to our local community. The children's minds were blown when they saw the studio and realised what happens behind the camera. They were in awe of all of the lights and how quickly the teams work to change over sets. It was brilliant for them to see first-hand all that goes in to producing a television show. The children were ‘buzzing’, and left talking about their future careers in the television industry!  We are incredibly grateful to the generosity shown to us by the BBC– thank you for inspiring the next generation.


 

Super Scientists!

As part of their science topic The Human Body, Year 6 learned about the different parts of the circulatory system.

They learned that the heart can be broken up into four main parts and understood how each section works together to keep our bodies working. In order to apply their knowledge, we dissected lambs’ hearts, using them to identify and label the key features, for example: the aorta, right and left atrium, right and left ventricle, as well as the pulmonary artery.

 

The children relished the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical way, with many children saying that it was the, “best lesson ever!” To finish our topic, the children each made a clay heart, demonstrating great understanding of the different features and explaining why they are important.

 

Library Visit

In December, we visited our local library. We learned about how to become a member and the benefits that we would be entitled to if we joined.

The librarians helped us to understand how the books are organised in the library, using the Dewey System. We had the opportunity to test it out, locating different books, as well as choosing a genre that we would like to read next.

Since returning to school, we have organised our own library in our class in a similar way to make it more accessible and help us to locate different books easily.

Spring Term

'Votes for Women'

In English, we have been looking at the book Suffragette: The Battle for Equality, which was written by David Roberts and published in 2018 to mark the one-hundred anniversary of women receiving the vote. 

In this sequence of learning, we focussed on some key events, for example: hunger strikes, post box attacks and the death at the races, using these to eventually plan our own campaign for a law that should be changed somewhere.

During this topic, we developed our understanding of colons, modal verbs, cohesive devices and commas to avoid ambiguity. 

"I Have a Dream"

 In our topic this half-term, we have learned about the issues of discrimination, particularly apartheid and anti-semitism, with a key subject focus on history.  We have learned about the factors that contribute towards discrimination and why different groups have been stereotyped and, as a result, persecuted and badly treated. We have written speeches in the style of Martin Luther King, thinking about the difference we can make in our world and what we dream our world to be.

Jesus, the Bread of Life

The children have been learning about the different parts of the Mass, particularly the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. They have learned about the first Passover and show an understanding of the links between it and the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples. They have been reflecting on the importance of the body and blood of Christ for Catholics.

World Book Day 
The children took part in the World Book Day- Great Big Footy and Books Quiz on Thursday, 7th March. 
They have all been gifted books fromWatford FC and their partners at The National Literacy Trust.