Y6 Religious Education Topic: Witnesses

Will you stand up and be a witness for Jesus

Our new RE topic is on the theme of Witnesses for Jesus.

We will explore what being a witness means, how it takes courage and careful obersation.

Through Scripture, we will explore the witnesses who met with Jesus after His Resurrection and were then called to spread the Good News, that Jesus had indeed defeated death and had risen.

We will then look at the people, such as St Paul, who didn’t have the opportunity to meet Jesus, yet still testify as they witness God’s great love and sacrifice for not just themselves but for all of us.

Through examining the examples of others both from Scripture and people who today set wonderful examples of standing up for their faith and sharing God’s love with others, such as Fr Balashowry, we will challenge our own faith as we prepare to be witnesses for our Heavenly Father.

RE Home Learning:

I would like you to either research about some one who demonstrates they are a witness of God by the charitable works they do for others, such as Fr Balashowry or research about a charity which witness God’s love through care for others such as the Catholic Children’s Society, CAFOD or even a local charity which you know demonstrates care for others who are in need.

Present your research as a leaflet or poster.

Prayer:

As you support your children through their learning, please join us through prayer:

Almighty God,

You give ushope and courage,

You call each of us to bear witness to your abundant love in a frightened world.

All around us are signs the world is struggling and the future is unclear. Strengthen our confidence in your unfailing grace and grant us the courage to move onward even when we cannot see the way, knowing that you will guide our every step.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Year 6: Happy Easter!

Welcome back to the summer term of Year 6!

We have ahead of us a busy term of learning, preparing for the children’s transition to their secondary schools, developing their learning through exploring the topic of the Titanic, scientists and inventors, coastal studies, the Victorians, a variety of art/ DT projects and looking forward to a Year 6 production and other activities to celebrate the children’s time at St Adrian’s.

This term, through Relationship and Health Education (RHE), using the Ten: Ten resources of Life Live to The Full, to teach the children the importance of healthy relationships,

UKS2 Module One : Created and Loved by God explores the individual. Rooted in the teaching that we are made in the image and likeness of God, it helps children to develop an understanding of the importance of valuing themselves as the basis for personal relationships.

This will include learning about their gifts and talents, learning about girls and boys bodies and the changes that occur through puberty, feelings and emotions and how babies are made. I would recommend that the children are best prepared for these sessions by conversations with their parents.

Our RHE lessons will be on Tuesday afternoons, so please be prepared for thought provoking questions when your children return home from school.

UKS2 Module Two: Created to Love Others explores the individual’s relationship with others. Building on the understanding that we have been created out of love and for love, this module explores how we take this calling into our family, friendships and relationships, and teaches strategies for developing healthy relationships and keeping safe.

The Year 6 children amaze us daily with their maturing attitudes to their learning, their care for each other and their desire to make every day of their school days count.

Here’s to a great term ahead!

Best wishes,

Mrs Gallaher

Wellbeing: Helpful Links and Tips

The five ways to wellbeing we promote at St Adrians

As a school, we take mental health and wellbeing seriously. We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, parents and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

Please see the pages below with helpful links to services and resources.

Well-being advice for pupils

Well-being advice for parents

Well-being advice for staff

Y6 RE

During this topic we will cover this somewhat sensitive theme. The experience of ‘family’ in society today is varied, with many joys and sorrows.  Whatever the experience, family still remains the first place for growth and development, the basic social unit. We will look at questions such as:

  • What does the word ‘family’ mean to you?
  • What people do you associate with ‘family’?
  • What joys and sorrows do you remember of family life?

For Christians the pattern and ideal of family life is found in the Scriptures.  God is the loving parent of the human family and Jesus was born and lived in a human family.  While offering ideals for family life, it is important to acknowledge and respect the real experience of some children which is not ideal.

The following scripture summarises perfectfully what we want to God to reveal to us:

“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.  Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.  Above all clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.” (Colossians 3: 12-15)

We will ask ourselves:

  • In your daily life, how can you be ‘clothed with compassion’ or ‘with love’?
  • In practical terms, how can these be expressed?

At the end of the topic, we aim for the children to respond to it by asking themselves and each other:

  • What positive message about the family of the school is put across in the classroom?
  • How does the school ensure that when it welcomes a child, it welcomes that child’s family?
  • In what ways can the partnership between home and school be developed?

I’m sure the children will tell you more about the topic as it progresses over the next four weeks. Do ask them what they have been learning- it’s always nice to include you too.

Mrs Gallaher

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Dear All,

Today is the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (18th-24th May) and the theme this year is Kindness. Take a look at the video below to learn more about the importance of kindness!

Kindness matters most!

We would like all of St Adrian’s to get involved, so we have attached some activity ideas at the bottom of this post to help you to celebrate this week – if you would like to.  

There is a Kindness Calendar which challenges you to be kind twice each day – once to yourself and once to someone else (that is only two acts of kindness a day, we’re sure all of us St Adrian’s are kinder than that!!)

And for our competitive pupils there is a Kindness Cup trophy to design. If everyone in your home takes part in in the Kindness Calendar Challenge you can award your Kindness Cup to the winner! 

Finally, if you want to learn a little more about the science behind why kindness matters try the following link: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-matters-guide


Take care to be happy and healthy.

The Wellbeing Team

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Seven days of Kindness: https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2036/seven-days-of-kindness-calendar.pdf

Also, we’re already in May but this Meaningful May Calendar has daily actions for May 2020 which you may want to try beyond this week: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/media/875760/may_2020.jpg

Keeping active

Alongside your daily home learning tasks I would encourge you to try and stay active!

You may also want to take this opportunity to become Master Chefs.

Imoves

Imoves is available to access from home.  No login is required and no password. sign up using the link:. http://join.theimovement.com/

Change for life

Change for Life website has activities for Early Years, KS1&KS2.  It has fun food facts, recipes to make and activities for inside and outside for all the family.   https://www.nhs.uk/change4life 

Tuesday 24th March

Please log on to Google Classroom to see the work for today. Remember that you will need to go into designated groups to find the work (Mrs May or Mr Sallis). You will find your English and Maths work under your respective teachers and any other subject work under the Y6 classroom folder.

Today your subjects will be English, Maths and Science. Your new RE homework task is available too. Continue to read daily and use additional resources to practise skills of other key areas.

Remember that you can use the stream to ask questions.