St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School

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Pupils  »  Year 6

Summer I Term 2017

Well, I think this has to be the busiest half term of the year what with all our SATs preparation and writing! You (the children) have been amazing throughout and I couldn't be prouder of you all. Revision was very tough and we had a lot to get through but you took it all within your stride and excelled at everything you did. We have also been concentrating on our writing to ensure we all reach our full potential including writing a whole narrative (final copy designed like the picture book by Shaun Tan) and an explanation text on volcanoes - all of which are amazing!

We enjoyed a lovely morning out at an outdoor activities session at John Charles. We enjoyed activities such as archery and raft building! Excellent team work from all! What made it even more wonderful - the sun was on our side! 

We also started practicing for our leavers assembly which is coming up on the 7th July - it's going to be a fab one! 

Looking forward to the last half term Year 6 as we prepare you for high school. 


Spring II Term 2017


We have had a very hardworking half term with all of our SATs preparation. The progress all children are making goes to show how hard-work pays off! Our booster groups have been running great with lots of comments from members of staff at how well they're working in them. 


We have taken part in an exciting science week on the theme of 'Changes' and the children worked in small groups to make lava lamps! They were brilliant! 


We have also taken part in World Book Day where both children and staff came to school in their pyjamas for our theme of bedtime stories. Great fun was had by all, especially when Year 6 became one of the midnight gang and wrote their own adventures based on David Walliam's novel. 


Continue with your hard work Year 6 - you're making us all proud! I cannot wait for another exciting term. 


Spring I Term 2017

Another busy half term has gone passed in a flash. We have had a very fun yet extremely busy half term that has involved lots of hard work. This half term marked the start of our booster groups which are running smoothly and successfully with the children receiving small group support from teaching staff and assistants after school and at lunch times.

We've also launched our brand new reading scheme, 'Bug Club', across Key Stage 2 with all classes in competition as to which class is reading the most. Year 4 appear to be ahead of us at the moment. Come on Year 6 lets catch up!   

Our writing is coming on beautifully at the moment, though it has been tough going, with the children completing some brilliant horror narratives based on an animated clip. I'm sure they've told you all about it! We've also completed a lovely writing display and class book for the library showcasing the children's non-chronological reports on the wonderful word of Pandora.

Our current novel of 'The Midnight Gang' by David Walliams has certainly fetched us some giggles this half term, it's a recommended fun read from Year 6! I look forward to seeing which book the class choose for us next!


Autumn II Term 2016

Another very busy half term has passed us with lots of progress and achievements along the way. Year 6 are continuing to work very hard and their improvements are quite clear on their most recent assessments. 

We started this half term with Hinduism day all about Diwali. The children made lots of lovely items that had significant meanings for within Hinduisms including: lanterns, origami lotus flowers and rangoli patterns. 

Year 6 were also leaders the following the week for our democratic school council elections. Children held campaigns within school and 6 children were nominated from each class to stand in the elections. They were then given time to promote themselves through presentations and posters around school. Year 6 then organised the big day of elections on the 22nd November, creating a private space within school to allow children the opportunity to vote for 2 children from their class. Following this we counted up the votes and held a special assembly to announce the winners! Great job year 6!

We've also had an exciting visit and 'Bio-Blitz' with some volunteers from the RSPB (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Birds). We hunted around our school grounds with a magnifying glass to find a variety of habitats and animals as well as different birds and trees. It was an exciting morning of discovery and we even found a spiders next of eggs!! 

As you can see from the above it has been a very fun-filled and exciting learning experience for the us, not to mention the wonderful advent activities we have been involved with. Our advent assembly was joint with Year 5 and was the first this year. I am sure parents will agree it was a lovely assembly to help us remember the real meaning of Christmas. 

We are now looking forward to finishing the year with an exciting disco and party! 

See you all in 2017  


Autumn I Term 2016

Year 6 have made a brilliant start to this school year! We started off the year with a really hard working atmosphere and I am very pleased to say this continued throughout with the children making great progress. 

We kick started the fun and enjoyment with Roald Dahl day, the children and adults looked great in their fancy dress costumes and we really enjoyed taking part in lots of themed activities, finding out lots more about this brilliant author, including helping him with some problem solving related to each book he has written. A big thank you to the parents/ family members that came to visit our brand new school library and enjoyed tea and biscuits. We are sure you loved it as much as we do. 

Our assembly was a great success and allowed us to show just how much we have learnt during RE on 'The Kingdom of God'. The mass we also organised and delivered for St Francis feast day was lovely with St Anthony's joining us for a picnic lunch and a collage activity afterwards. 

Our trip to Eden Camp was also great fun and a fabulous opportunity for children to step back in time and experience some of the scenes and destruction from World War II. It was a memorable day and a great learning opportunity to build on what we had already learnt in class. This was followed by a visit from a lady whose mum was an evacuee in the war. She fetched along with her the exact suitcase her mum has used along with some of her belongings. The children used this as a great opportunity to ask questions and deepen their understanding of World War II. 

Not forgetting our trip over to church where Father Michael helped us learn lots more about the 7 sacraments. He was blown away by how much our children already knew and the depth they were able to understand and answer. Well done Year 5 & 6 for this!
As you can see from all of the above we have had a super busy and exciting half term and we look forward to continuing all this hard work and learning in Autumn II.

Keep up the hard work Year 6 and a big thank you to all our parents and carers for your continued support! Miss Appleyard


Hello and welcome to Y6 - your final year at St Francis. So let's make it an amazing one!
We have lots of hard work ahead of us. Helping you achieve some great things will be myself, Miss Lloyd and also Mrs Ibrahim. Looking forward to working with you and having fun. Your class teacher, Miss Appleyard.