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St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Inspiring Faith in our Future

Autumn 2


This week, Year 6 took part in a STEM challenge day.  Building a model national grid helped us understand how electricity is provided across the country.  We were tasked with building a model wind turbine that could be a solution to provide energy in parts of the world that have limited access to electricity such as Peru.  We worked in groups and demonstrated great collaboration and teamwork skills.  Not all of our models worked as we'd planned but we reflected on the designs and thought about what we would do differently next time and how we would improve them. 


We also showed what great speaking and listening skills we have developed throughout our time at school when presenting our models to the rest of our class. 


Watch out for some future STEM stars who might just change the world!



WW1 Poetry

This term, we are learning about WWI.  We have looked at some of the many causes of the war and now are using WWI poetry to inspire our writing. We watched videos of real accounts of the war, read letters from soldiers and analysed pictures to help us build our vocabulary. We created black out poems to show the war from a soldiers perspective and a generals perspective.

PGL Residential Trip

At the end of last half-term, Year 6 went on a school residential trip to Marchants Hill, Surrey.  We had a fantastic week of different activities which saw lots of children (and adults) conquer things they never though they would such as abseiling, a giant swing, raft building and Jacob's Ladder!  The children had lots of fun and were able to form strong team building skills that will help them throughout the rest of Year 6.  

PGL Pictures