Coppice Rise
North Yorkshire

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Harrogate, a Voluntary Academy

"Let all that you do be done in love." (1 Corinthians 16:14)

Welcome to our class page, we are so glad you are here. Please keep checking in to find updated information and photos of the fab work the class will be doing. Mrs. Stockdale and I are thrilled to be with such a wonderful class. 


 What a great year we are going to have!

Mrs. Keith

Year 6 2023–2024

Information about the Y6 Curriculum 2023-2024

September ... September ... September ... September ... September ... September ...

Well done, Year 6, for leading a wonderful and reverent Start of School Mass. You read beautifully, presented gifts respectfully and your singing lifted our hearts. What wonderful role models you are. 

Year 6 explored the concept that light travels in straight lines by creating models of light travelling. These models helped the children to explain how we see things because of light travelling either directly from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. Illuminating stuff! (Groan!)

Year 6 did a stellar job in presenting their new roles and responsibilities to the school and their families. You have inspired us all with your vision on how to make our school an even more active, inclusive and exciting place to learn and play.  Your voice matters and we can't wait to hear your ideas come to life.

We're pretty proud of ourselves after our first Year 6 assembly. 

Here we are with our roles for this year. We are ready to let our light shine.

Dopamine levels rocket through the roof when Year 6 get to be with their Reception buddies. Year 6, you acted with gentleness, kindness and a great sense of fun that made our young friends feel safe and loved. 

October ... October ... October ... October ... October ... October ...

We listened to members of our local Fire and Rescue Service who told us the importance of having a Fire Escape Plan; checking smoke alarms regularly and how to avoid fires in the house. They also shared with us how to be careful around Halloween and Bonfire Night.

UV Dodgeball has us yelling for more! What fun!

Year 6 did a marvellous job of leading the Rosary in each of the classes. The adults had high praise for you all and the children all enjoyed having such wonderful role models helping them grow in faith. It was a lovely way to end the month of the Rosary.

We explored creating shadows and drawing silhouettes as part of our science topic on light.

November ... November ... November ... November ... November ... November ...

Year 6 took great pride in sellling poppies on behalf of the British Legion. The whole class took turns in either running the shop or in organising children from each class to come and buy items. Well done, Year 6! It is important that we wear the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance for all those who have fallen in conflict. 

St. Joseph's have been fortunate once again to have a tour of the Commonweath War Graves at Stonefall Cemetery with the knowledgable CWGC guide, Elizabeth Smith. We went on a trail around the headstones finding out more about these courageous men and women from around the Commonwealth who answered Britain's plea for help in WWII. We heard stories of heroic acts that left us in awe. At the end, we led a Collective Worship by the Stone of Remembrance.

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

We have begun sewing! We are blessed to have such amazing volunteers who are sharing their talents and patience. In these images, we are practising the skills of sewing with a running stitch and applique.

Ta da! Please enjoy looking through the variety of waistcoats - the models wear them well! Well done, Year 6!

Our Reading Influencers are sharing their love of books with both KS1 and KS2. How great it is to-be together with other children of the school. Well done, boys!

Here you will see us using a template to draw the pattern onto fabric before cutting it out. Then we are attaching the pieces together using a running stitch. Our original designs had to be amended to match the size of our teddy models!

As part of the IntoFilm Festival, we enjoyed a trip to the Everyman to watch Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. What a fabulous treat!

We found about how our country is run through joining in with UK Parliament Week. We found it super interesting and finished the week with a debate. Everyone was very respectful!

December ... December ... December ... December ... December ... December ...

We went to Mass during Advent with our buddies. We love sharing our faith with them.

In our 'Justice' topic for RE, we participated in a CAFOD activity about refugees to gain understanding on how difficult the journey is when you are forced from your home. We were all shocked by the injustice people are still facing today.

We enjoyed running the stalls for the Christmas Fair for Y5 to play games and then they took over so that we could have the responsibility of helping the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 play. We are really glad to be of service to the school.

We enjoyed feeling the burn of circuits! 

Ho, ho, ho! How wonderful that Father Christmas was able to drop by Y6 to bring gifts and merriment! Thank you for coming!

Buddy Time - we spend half our time having fun playing in Reception and for the other half, we bring our buddies to Y6 where we adore sharing books and spending time colouring and chatting.

We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about circuits in science. We applied our knowledge in making a light-up Christmas tree.

Express yourself! Here we are getting into the groove and channelling our vogue moves.

Y6 led the final worship in Advent for the school where we celebrated the blessing of the crib. What a peaceful and lovely way to prepare for Christmas - well done, Year 6!

January ... January ... January ... January ... January ... January ...

We loved completing the branching exercise with sweets before applying it to our science topic of Living Things and their Habitats. We loved eating the sweets even more!

As part of National Storytelling Week, Y6 had the wonderful opportunity to read to small groups of children in every class for half an hour. They even held a book quiz which the children enjoyed. All the classes enjoyed their guest readers. You are fabulous reading role models, Year 6!

February ... February ... February ... February ... February ... February ...

Now we have our orienteering course set up, we had a launch day to show everybody how to use it. What brilliant fun it is going to be. Y6 loved racing around solving problems. See if you can spot the House Captains wearing hats to represent famous explorers!

We went to Mass twice in February with our buddies - how lucky are we?! 

March ... March ... March ... March ... March ... March ...

Y6 are enjoying their health-related fitness topic in PE. 

World Book Day fun! Our Reading Influencers and House Captains led a fabulous assembly for the whole school which included a fun quiz that everyone enjoyed. Well done, team! We all looked brilliant too.

In learning about the circulatory system, Y6 experienced creating a (fake) blood smoothie - yum!

Y6 and Y5 gifted each other a storytelling sack for World Book Day. Our books shared a theme of maps, exploring and treasure hunting so what better way to get excited about them than starting off with a house competition on finding cities and countries around the world using our orienteering course. Let's go!