Class 11

Hello and a warm welcome to you from Class 11.

Our class teacher is Mr O’Donnell and our teaching assistant is Mrs Horner.

They have already said that they have been very impressed with us and that they are really looking forward to helping us to learn this year.

We are very excited about the year ahead: it will be challenging; a lot of fun and hopefully a year that we will never forget – particularly since this will be our last year at St Patrick’s!

Being in the top class – Year 6 – brings about lots of responsibilities; we are all prefects and have lots of duties to fulfil throughout the week. Looking after the younger children in the school is something we particularly enjoy doing – we realise that our good behaviour and example is so important.

If you want to find out what we will be learning about each term you will find really useful information on our curriculum newsletters. They will be on our school website too.

If you ever have any questions about what is going on at school or in Class 11 simply call in and speak to Mr O’Donnell or Mrs Horner – they would love to be able to help answer your questions.

God Bless. From all of us in Class 11!

 

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Mr O’Donnell  – Teacher

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Mrs Horner

Additional Links:

Year 6 Autumn Newsletter 2018

Year 6 Spring Newsletter 2018

DT and Art Objectives for Year 6

Year 6 French Scheme of Work 2016/2017

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Writing objectives for Year 6

What Maths a child should learn in Year 6

Science objectives for Year 6

Reading objectives for Year 6

Grammar Help for Parents

Homework Information

First Aid Training…

We understand how important it is to learn key first aid techniques. You never know when they will be needed to help a friend or a family member. We learned how to help give assistance if someone was choking. We also learned how to treat burns.

We practised with our friends – a most valuable lesson…

  

Our first class liturgy after a half-term break…

We prayed for Mary’s help to guide us in our lives to be more us like Jesus. She was the loving mother of Jesus and she said yes to God. We must listen and say yes to God too, particularly when we have difficult choices to make.

We always listen to the word of God, his message of love is so important…

We love to read stories but we also love to hear them too…

Chris Connaughton came in to tell us a Sherlock Holmes story. He was brilliant – he took on lots of different characters and brought all of them to life. Storytelling is a great skill.

  

Give it Up – Stop and Think…

During the year at St Patrick’s we have a number of ‘Stop and Think’ days. In February we learned about Svondo, a child from Zimbabwe. We were invited to bring a donation in to help children like Svondo and we were also asked to appreciate what we have. We made footballs and basketballs out of used paper!

  

Happy Birthday to you…

We have celebrated many birthdays this year as we turned 11. This Fortnite cake was awesome and a great treat following our pizza party to celebrate our success in SATs and to end our days at St Patrick’s.

Amazing sporting achievements…

In our class we have children that excel at swimming, football and dancing. Here we have an U15 (yes under 15!) National Roller Hockey champion!

Championes, championes, ole ole ole…

ON Saturday 30th June a busload of children, parents and teachers headed off to the Catholic Cup in Bridlington. It was a gloriously sunny day, many parents had to seek shelter!

  

All three St Patrick’s teams with great spirit and managed to win at least one match each. The Boys A team made it all the way to the final and after going behind they stormed back playing a brand of football rarely seen at primary level – it was like watching Barcelona! They took the final 2-1 and were crowned Catholic Cup champions 2018.

   

  

Holland Memories…

On Sunday 24th June Year 6 set off on their residential trip to Holland. They stayed in the coastal town of Noordwijck for 5 days and had great days out to theme parks, a water park, Rotterdam zoo, Volendam and the Ajax Stadium. Wonderful memories to treasure of friends and happy times at primary school.

 

 

We’re all going to the zoo…

  

Memories to treasure…

World Finalists again…

St Patrick’s are Maths in Motion World finalists for the third year running. A tremendous achievement and a great team effort. Who will make the team for the final itself?

Poetry with our Dementia Friends at The Hub…

Last week a group of Year 6 went to the Dementia Hub to perform well-known poems for the elderly. After renditions of many famous poems including: ‘In Flanders Fields’; ‘The Lion and Albert’ and ‘If’ we wrote poems with the elderly on the theme of toys and games. It was a wonderful afternoon – enjoyed by young and old.

  

Here is one of the original poems that we wrote on the day…

     

A poem by Izzabelle, Emi and Shavail …

When Izzabelle was young she used to dance and sing,

And put on a show.

She was full of get up and go!

She remembers acting and dressing up and jumping with a skipping rope,

She enjoyed hosting dolls’ tea parties,

Pretending to be posh and eating pretend nosh.

She’d sit on the grass making daisy chains and playing lots of very fun games.

She’d write stories to pass the time,

Emi and Shavail like to write poems that rhyme.

They also like to dance and sing,

And act and wear pretty make-up.

Even though they are years apart,

It just shows that we are all still very young at heart!

Outward Bound Adventures…

We had a great day when instructors from Rockit came to teach us rock climbing, archery and fencing. It was great to learn new skills.

  

Escape Game – 60 minutes and the clock is ticking…

Using our fantastic Maths skills we had 60 minutes to solve Maths puzzles to find the digits for a 9 figure escape code. One of the puzzles was from Mensa!

Incredibly, working as a team, every child managed to escape before the clock hit zero. What amazing mathematicians!

 

We escaped with 5 minutes to go!!

World Finals of Maths in Motion…

Here is the team to take on the world – here they are arriving at the home of Middlesbrough Football Club, The Riverside Stadium.

After an introduction from the Maths in Motion team the team got to work on their car. A starting position of 14th on the grid was promising but sadly the car ran out of fuel before the end. A fantastic achievement to get there…

Well done team – we were so proud of you.

We can keep safe…

It is important that we learn how to keep ourselves and others safe and know what to do if we don’t feel safe. We went to the “Crucial Crew” event where we learned how to keep safe in our homes and in the street. We learned what to do if there was a fire in our homes, about electricity dangers, carbon monoxide poisoning and firework safety. We have also learned how to use our bikes safely on the road as well as keeping ourselves safe in water!

We pray for others…

We prayed for the brave men and women that gave their lives for us. This included a Liturgy in school and a parade to the Thornaby Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. There was also a visit to the Airman’s statue and a service to remember the RAF servicemen and women that fought in the Battle of Britain. We will remember them…

 

We care for others…

‘Forget Me Not Trail’ – A walk for World Alzheimer’s Day and to celebrate Older People’s Day.

On Sunday 1st October a large group of children (including many of Year 6),  parents, grandparents and teachers from St Patrick’s joined with Cleveland Alzheimer’s Society for a special walk to raise awareness for those people that are learning how to live with dementia.

With the rain just being held at bay the walkers set off from the Tees Barrage on a circular route that progressed along the River Tees, over Infinity Bridge and back along the river.


Crossing Millennium Bridge in Stockton…

At the end of the walk the children enjoyed a mini picnic by the barrage; a well-deserved drink of juice and a packet of crisps.

A lovely way to spend a Sunday morning.

 

We remember our brave soldiers…

On Sunday 12th November it was the Remembrance Sunday Parade in Thornaby. We marched to the Cenotaph for a service of remembrance, at which prayers were said and hymns were sung to remember those that had sadly lost their lives in war.

It was lovely to have so many of our children taking part and remembering the brave soldiers that gave their lives for us.

The entrance to the Cenotaph has an arch with the words, ‘Lest we forget’. The children of St Patrick’s will always remember our town’s brave soldiers…

 

We are Historians…

This November Year 6 visited York for a fun filled and action-packed day.At the Castle Museum the children visited the World War 1 exhibition; learning a lot about the war. Life in the trenches was tough!

A walk down the Victorian street was another highlight; it really felt like you had gone back in time.

In the afternoon all the children headed to York Dungeons for ‘Horrible History’ style tales about York and it’s gruesome past. Lots of fascinating stories about Guy Fawkes, Dick Turpin and the plague were told, with a few scares and surprises.

The trip ended with a trip to McDonald’s followed by Evening Prayer in York Minster. The Minster was majestic inside and out and we were made to feel most welcome. A wonderful day was had by all.

 

We enjoy learning about other languages…

Celebration of European Languages Day

St Patrick’s celebrated European Languages Day in style as children spent a day learning a European language for the day. They dressed up in traditional costume or colours of European flags –even faces were painted with colours of Europe! Parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles were also invited to this ever popular St. Patrick’s Continental Café, where the year six children greeted, cleaned, served and waited on people within the community. Brunch consisted of delicacies such as croissants, Belgian waffles, brioche rolls and much more. The year six children practised their French whilst having an important role to play so that the café ran smoothly. The day proved to be a great success yet again and all of the children thoroughly enjoyed their language learning experience!  Fantastique!

 

We understand how to keep safe on the road…

Road Safety Finalists 2017!

On the 15th December Year 6 (Class 11 and Class 12) went to Stockton to take part in the prestigious finals of the Road Safety Quiz. St Patrick’s had beaten over 30 schools to qualify.

Second place for our team and well done to all of Year 6. In the team rounds a maximum of 4 out of 4 marks were scored.

 

Our Christmas party 2017…

Before our party we had a liturgy for the homeless, we thought about how lucky we were and said prayers for those less fortunate than us. We also raised some money so they could have a nice meal this Christmas…

After our Liturgy it was time to eat and dance

We are Scientists…

Investigating our Digestive system…

Investigating bird beaks as part of our Evolution and Inheritance topic. Have you ever wondered why birds have different beaks? We investigated scoop beaks, strong jaw beaks and long pointed beaks to see which type was the best for eating ‘fish’, ‘worms’ and ‘insects’. We had lots of fun finding out.

Fantastic Fundraisers…

We raise money for lots of different charities and the girls from Class 11 had a great idea.

They baked cakes and set up a mobile cake-stall, touring the school. They raised over £160 for the Kenyan Sahara Project. Well done girls.

The cakes were delicious!

We investigate and draw conclusions…

We made our own ‘blood’ using a variety of ingredients. We used water, orange juice, polos, cheerios soaked in red food colouring and mini white marsh mallows to represent… water, saliva, plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets!

We pray for other in our class liturgies…

We are always respectful and understand how important prayer is

 

 

We are Designers…

In Year 6 we have designed and made slippers. They were then given as Christmas presents to family members. Lots of hard work was in evidence to make sure that the finished article was of a high standard. They all looked great and were extremely comfortable!