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  • St John Fisher Catholic Primary School
  • Alvechurch Road, West Heath, Birmingham
  • West Midlands, B31 3PN
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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Geography and History
Our topic this half term is ‘Are we damaging our world?’ We researched the effects and impact of overfishing on our world around us, particularly in our country. We discussed the effects of overfishing in Scotland and the impact it would have on the fish and chips industry and ecosystems around the world. The children were really passionate about reversing these effects and created their own persuasive media to tell others about this devastating act.

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Science

This half term, we have been looking at electricity. We have rediscovered the symbols that are included within a circuit and have drawn our own circuit diagrams. Over the course of the half term, we will be creating our own circuits, looking at how voltage affects a circuit’s effectiveness and conduct our own scientific investigations based on a hypothesis.

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Numeracy
In Numeracy this half term, we have been looking at shapes. This week, we were discovering how to calculate the volume of cuboids. Once we understood what volume meant and how to calculate it, we decided to get hands on with unifix cubes! We were given a set volume and we had to create a cuboid shape that had that particular volume. We had to think carefully and we came up with many different cuboids with the same volume; it was challenging but also fun!

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Literacy
Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed the start to their topic of Letters in Literacy. To begin, they were given a secret mission to break codes and solve puzzles using a range of skills and abilities; we had many excellent code breakers in our class. They were then given the opportunity to write a letter to Secret Agent HQ to request a position as a secret agent using persuasive language. The children will continue to draft their letter throughout the coming weeks; hopefully we will have many successful applicants!
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Religious Education
In Year 6 we have been learning about our class saint: St Bernadette. We have looked at her life story and the examples she set to others. We also looked at how the Catholic virtues (Eloquent & Truthful) were present in her life and in her story. St Bernadette stated the truth consistently about seeing visions of Our Lady Mary in Lourdes whilst no one else believed her. We discussed how important it is to always tell the truth, regardless of pressure from our peers.

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