Year 6 are taught by Miss Anthony and are supported by Mrs Mallinson, Mrs Bewley and Mrs Donkin.
If you want to know what we are doing, please read our curriculum overview for the current term.
January – Wonder by RJ Palacio
Holocaust Memorial Day: Stand Together
On 27th January each year, we mark Holocaust Memorial Day. This year, 2020, marked 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camp Auschwitz- Birkenau. To mark this significant event, Year 6 held a liturgy for their parents and the pupils of Year 5. Through readings, prayers and songs, they told the story of the horrific events of one of the darkest periods of our history. However, they also told the stories of brave, courageous individuals who risked their lives to help others. Year 6 clearly delivered the message that we need to ‘Stand Together’ so that these events of the past can never again be repeated.
The Real Meaning of Christmas
In RE lessons, Year 6 have been thinking about what Christmas truly means. They spent time learning about the Incarnation and the importance of this belief for Christians. They discovered that the Incarnation is not an easy concept to understand, so they prepared a two minute ‘Thought for the Day’ radio broadcast script to help people understand more. You can see some of our pupils presenting their broadcasts in the photo below. They certainly taught me a thing or two!
At St. Cuthbert’s, we marked Armistice Day with a special liturgy led by Year 6. They used the image of an empty chair to remember the soldiers who went off to war and never came home. They also reminded us that November is a special time to remember all of our family members and friends who have passed away. Throughout this week, the empty chair will be left in the hall and the names of those we would like to remember will be added to the chair.
Thank you Year 6 for leading such a prayerful, reverent liturgy.
RE: Vocation and Commitment
In Religious Education lessons, Year 6 have been learning about vocations to the religious life. They were extremely lucky to have a visit from a lady named Sr. Josepha, who works as one of the Sisters of Mercy across our diocese. Sr. Josepha shared with us her life story, from her decision to become a Sister of Mercy through to her work as a Head Teacher and even a football team manager! Sr. Josepha’s visit left us feeling awed by the mercy and love of God. She is truly an inspirational person.
In Year 6, we marked ‘Parliament Week’ by debating the following motion: This house believes that homework should be banned. Pupils had to write down arguments for both sides of the debate before being split into two teams: one team for the motion and one team against. Four representatives from each team were selected to hold a live debate before their classmates and Year 5. Although lively, all members of both teams and the audience were kept in check by Speaker of the House Nathan S. Once the debate was finished, a vote was held and the motion was passed. However, it is not yet law, so Year 6 pupils will still be receiving homework!
On Tuesday 8th October, Year 6 had a fantastic morning with Katy from ‘Poco Music’. They analysed different pieces of music composed during WW1, sang songs from this time and created their own musical compositions in groups to reflect the different emotions felt by soldiers throughout the war. A huge thank you to Katy who helped us to enjoy and appreciate the music from this time.
Tag Rugby and Netball fixtures information can be found on the Sports page.
Year 6 have been busy in Computing lessons designing their own websites. They have been learning how to create a home page, insert tabs and make hyperlinks so people can navigate their website with ease. Future web designers in the making!
Year 6 have been practising their rugby skills with coach with Mr Garrity. They have been practising their throwing, catching, attacking and defending skills. Mr Garrity was impressed with all of the pupils, and ten have been chosen to represent St. Cuthbert’s in the upcoming Tag Rugby tournament for district schools. Good luck, we wish you well!
Year 6 have had a tremendous week at Hawkhirst Scout Camp in Kielder. Their teamwork and resilience has shone through and they have been a credit to our school and their families. Here are a few snaps to give you a feel of the great week they have had.
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