St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School

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Pupils  »  Year 6

2018 Spring II Term

During this half term, Year 6 have been very focused on revision in line with our up-coming SATs. We have discussed and developed many ways in which to remember facts and different strategies to answer questions and solve problems.

In maths we fine-tuned our operations strategies and focused on increasing speed and accuracy.

In reading we focused on three-point questions, inference and vocabulary; in writing we have written an explanation text about how to abseil, mountain climb or canoe and have also written a diary (in the style of Tom Gates or Jeff Kinney) about our residential trip to Edale.

We continued with our after-school boosters and have enjoyed learning with a variety of teachers in small groups.

We very much enjoyed taking time out of class to produce a fantastic Easter Sunday assembly and were proud of our achievements in singing and acting.


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2018 Spring I Term 


Year 6 have worked their sock off to fit everything in since Christmas break. With our residential, boosters and tons of revision, it’s been an action packed 6 weeks.


We continued with our WWII topic and each wrote a story based on the images from a book called Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan. These are fantastic, see a snippet below.


In early February we spent three exciting days at Edale YHA in the Peak District. We learned how to abseil, which we did from an 80ft viaduct; we canoed on a frozen lake (yes, it was that cold); we tested ourselves with the crate challenge; we mastered the art of fire lighting and became experts in welly wagging. Teamwork was essential; we cracked that! We slept for a few hours each night and managed to bring home half the mud from the Peak District. We’d go back next week given the choice. However, we have lots of learning to do in the next 10 weeks to prepare for our SATs.


We have certainly grown over the first half of the year and are very ready for more wicked writing, mentally taxing maths, a new RE topic and some scintillating science.

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2017 Autumn II Term


Year 6 have worked their socks off to fit everything in this half term. With our cinema trip, a retreat day, various discos, an art day and - for some - a green trip, plus many Christmas events to fit in, it’s been an action packed 7 weeks.


We began our WWII topic and read Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. A visitor brought her own war experiences to our classroom and gave us an insight into a Jewish family and their war journey.   


In early November we spent a reflective day with Fr. Michael. We learned a lot about ourselves as well as our classmates. Working brilliantly as teams and making an effort to treat each other how we’d like to be treated, we had a very successful day of games, reflecting and meditation. We have laid the path for this day to be repeated in the future.


We have certainly grown over the first third of year 6 and are very ready for more wonderful writing, riveting reading, magical maths, a new RE topic and some scintillating science.


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2017 Autumn I Term


Year 6 have had a good start to the new school year.

We began with unearthing the story in the book Tuesday by David Weisner. We then carried out telephone interviews to an eye witness and the detective in charge; we followed this up by writing a newspaper report. To kick start our WWII topic, we began reading Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. We have written a diary, answered comprehension questions and looked at pros and cons of situations. We have improved our descriptive writing skills by investigating language, sentence openers and types of sentence.

In maths we developed our skills in place value, calculations, factors and prime numbers and are fast becoming arithmetic wizards. In science we have learnt about habitats and adaptation and carried out our own investigations. We will further this topic with evolution.

Our RE focus has been The Kingdom of God. We wrote a tweet to Pope Francis, researched parables and religious figures and created a web page. Some of the most well behaved children attended a ‘Green Trip’; wearing non-uniform, they had packed lunches then headed to the bowling alley where they competed in teams and had a Slush Puppy.

We’re looking forward to our next exciting half term. 

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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, Mrs Phillips and also Mrs Snejberkova-Taylor. Looking forward to working with you and having fun. Your class teacher, Mrs Cole