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Welcome to the Year 6 class page!



As the year comes to an end we would like to say goodbye to our wonderful Year 6 class.

We wish you all the best for the future.

Continue to fulfil our mission:



"To have life, and have it to the full."



Remember you will always be an part of the

St Joseph's family.

God bless and care for you always.




Mrs Hayes                Miss Unsworth            Mrs Tomkins  







Year 6 Awards



We are so proud of our children at St Joseph's. They have a wealth of talents. During the end of year assembly we were able to celebrate some of these talents.




Kaiden McClean     Y6 200m sprint winner
Toby Okpaleke    Tennis Tournament winner 2017
Luis Moseley awarded the trophy for English
Aidan Obambi awarded the trophy for Music
Alyssa Oakley awarded the trophy for Maths
Madison Hanneffy for her football skills

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat


Well done to all the children involved in the end of year show. You were all wonderful performers, acting and singing with confidence. We are so proud of you.

Prayer Competition winner

Sharoon Assi Year 6


Sharoon meets Bishop Arnold to receive his certificate.

Congratulations Sharoon

Y6 children took part in a 'Bike ability Course,' learning how to ride their bikes safely on the roads.

It was a real success as the children listened carefully to the instructions and safely carried out a variety of manoeuvres.


Bike ability, keeping children safe.


Well done, Year 6


As 'SATS Week' comes to an end, you can be very proud of your efforts.

Each one of you has worked with determination and tried your very best.


We are extremely proud of you.


A huge thank you to parents for their support with attendance and punctuality during this important week.



Y6 enjoy a well deserved picnic and fun in the sun.

Y6 Tests (Monday 8th May - 11th May)

Please remember to make sure you get plenty of rest. Early nights this week  will help you to be alert and ready to focus on your work.
Come in on time and we will prepare for each day as it comes.
You have all worked so hard and we know that you will do your very best.

Year Six are working hard in all subjects.

A Holy and Happy Easter to you all!

This special week in school has been busy and productive. We have all been learning about the events of Holy Week.

Congratulations to Year 3 who performed a wonderful play, acting out all the events; from Palm Sunday through to the resurrection of Jesus.


A huge thank you to all the parents who encouraged their children to enter the Egg Decorating Competition. Each class had amazing entries.

Our yearly 'Egg Roll' was, as always, a huge success. All classes enjoyed it and raised lots of money for charity.

St Joseph's Debate Mate Team's hard work and dedication has come to fruition this week at

the Debate Mate Cup Competition, held at Manchester University.

The team displayed the skills, they have learned during their weekly after school sessions, with confidence, courage and determination as they took on teams from all over Manchester.



There debating skills were obvious as they took to the floor making intelligent and articulate arguments for all motions put before them.

They finished in third place out of a lecture theatre FULL of schools.


Well done! We are so proud of you all.


Oliver the mentor who has worked with the group was there to support the team. St Joseph's staff and pupils would like to send him a HUGE thank you for all his teaching skills, patience and support.



Year 6 working hard preparing for the Debate Mate Cup.

Wednesday 5th April 2017: Debate Mate Cup Competition at Manchester University.

Happy Mother's Day to all our mums, grandmas and aunties.

The finalists shake hands after a skillful and exciting match. Well done to Asa the runner up and our 2017 winner Toby.

Year 6 Lenten Cake Sale. Thanks to all who helped to make this a HUGE success.

Our Debate Mate teams are a credit to St Joseph's, articulate and confident as they take part in numerous debates.

Year 6 and Reception classes working together to keep our environment clean and safe.

Litter Picking at St Joseph's RC Primary

World Book Day

Happy New Year to you all

Year 6 have made a good start to 2017.


Attendance, punctuality and a positive attitude to learning is essential as we begin the new term. We want all children to reach their full potential and that takes diligence and dedication.

Reading at home every night, learning Times Tables thoroughly and completing specific SAT's practice homework will improve confidence, knowledge and understanding and we ask all parents to encourage and support their children in these areas.



Take an Accelerated Reader quiz at home or show your parents all the books you have read on your own bookshelf.




Every half term a Homework Grid is provided for the children. They are to complete at least one piece of homework each week. Choosing from a variety of subjects helps to challenge them and enhance their learning.


Important information:

. From Spring term Y6 will be given  SAT's related homework tasks that take priority and are to be returned to school on Monday morning.

  • Homework from the Grid is available and can be used in addition to specific Homework provided.
  • Spelling Test - Monday morning
  • Reading every night will benefit all areas of learning.
  • Why not take an Accelerated Reading test at home using the link below.
  • 'Conquer Maths' tasks are also available online.
  • In Y6 there will be regular Times Tables tests. It is essential that all the class have instant recall. Practise, practise, practise (at school and at home) - You can do it!!


P.E  will be on Monday afternoons. All children should have a red polo shirt, black P.E shorts and black pumps in school in order to take part in the lesson.




Memories of Christmas 2016

Christmas Dinner

All Hallows

Year Six visited All Hallows High School this week. They, along with four other primary schools, had a morning involved in ‘Christmas Crafts.’ They met teachers and pupils from other feeder schools and worked together with enthusiasm.






Year Six visited 'Crucial Crew' a yearly event that teaches children about many aspects of safety.

It was an fascinating and  informative day. We all learnt so much.




Parents and Guardians: Ask your child what was happening in these photographs and they will impress you with their mature understanding of ways to stay safe on Social Media, in the local streets and much more. 

St Joseph's RC Primary School help:


Children in Need



The Year of Mercy

The Door of Mercy arrived at St Joseph's on Tuesday 15th November.



It gave us chance to reflect on the times

we have taken the wrong path.

We considered how nothing we can ever do wrong

is bigger than God’s love for us

and all we have to do to receive

His forgiving love is to say sorry. 



As we passed through the door we remembered to leave bad choices behind. We crossed the threshold to a fresh start with God’s love and light to guide us.



God’s door of MERCY and LOVE is open for us.



The Holy Door

Debate Mate has started!


We are learning debating skills in this exciting after school club every Thursday evening.


Year 6 have made an excellent start.


As we begin the second half of Autumn term we look forward to the busy weeks ahead.


Year 6 have already taken  part in a huge launch for 'Debate Mate' at Manchester University.

The debating club begins on Thursday 10th November.

This is an exciting, challenging opportunity to learn a  skill that will benefit pupils, now and in the future.

Debate Mate Launch at Manchester University

Fabulous Fencing in our PE lesson

We're in Year Six!

At St Joseph's we want to celebrate commitment and hard work

so every Friday morning we gather

to offer all we do to God.


Each teacher chooses a child who has impressed them

with their hard work in class and also

a 'Child of the Week' who has stood out from the crowd.


Here are the children chosen in Y6 so far...


Autumn One  2016



Child of the Week

Work of the Week


Misha – for working hard and challenging herself.

Great start to this important year!

 Brandon – for his Maths work. Brandon is a diligent worker. Well done!


Asa -  for his input and considered ideas during discussion in all subjects.

Ellis - for his Maths work. Ellis persevered, completed his work and went on to challenging Word Problems.


Luis – for his calm, mature attitude to learning.

Also a great friend, Luis is a kind, caring member of the class.

Rafaela – for her wonderful ‘Healthy Eating’ homework. Setting an example for all Y6.


 Courtney- for her commitment and perseverance in all lessons and her  kindness and hard work as a member of the Pupil Chaplaincy team.  

Toby - for working hard to improve his reasoning  skills in Maths.


7/ 10/16



Ellis – for working hard and challenging himself. He is making great steps forward!




 Rona  – for her wonderful Art work. Rona created a pencil drawing using shading to create a superb 3D effect.

 Well done!


Jay - for always being ready to listen and learn. Jay works hard and is a kind and courteous friend. 

Alyssa- for her excellent written work. Alyssa is able to embrace a variety of genres and use appropriate features in her own writing.



Madison - for realising the need to focus on her work in Y6. She is now working with a sense of commitment in all lessons.

Kaiden - for his improved concentration in Maths lessons. He has been working on mixed test style reasoning problems with much success.

Keep up the good work! 







Autumn Two  2016


  Work of the Week no

Child of the Week


Jinaly for her perseverance in Maths. She listens to the teacher and follows instructions to improve her work.

Ellie Robinson for listening carefully and becoming more independent in all lessons. 


Science work related to planets and the Solar System.

Jay for his positive attitude and increased input in lessons.


Madison for her perseverance with difficult Fraction Problems.

Sienna for her calm, friendly attitude. Sienna  works hard in all lessons.


Courtney for her fabulous Maths Advent Calendar

Misha for her hard work in Maths and for reading at every opportunity.


Aidan for his fabulous, descriptive writing.

Alyssa for introducing our choir in front of a huge audience at Manchester Cathedral .






Greater Manchester Fire Service visit Year 6

CPR is explained and demonstrated

Roald Dahl Day

On 13th September 2016 it was the biggest ever global celebration  of Roald Dahl's birthday!


Year 6 explored the life of this extremely famous and popular writer. They discussed his books and

shared favourite characters, settings  and plots.


They used the internet to find out even more.


Religious Education


In R.E this half term Year 6 have a 'Big Question' to explore:


Do we have to earn Love? heart


They have explored the concept of unconditional love

by studying the story of

'The Prodigal Son'

Acting out pertinent scenes helped them to fully grasp the message behind the story.


In History lessons Year 6 have been learning about the Vikings. They have researched using books, fact files and the internet to find out about:

Viking Warriors, weapons, invasions and much more.

As a cross- curricular link the children have also planned and written a non- chronological report in their English lessons all about the Vikings.


' Go Viking!'


Physical education, P. E is important to us at St Joseph's. We are lucky to have specialised teachers encouraging children to explore their sporting skills.

Working as a team , self control and showing an awareness of those around us are essential skills in many areas of life.


Impressive Work

Creative Homework Challenges

Harley and Luis built a fabulous moving vehicle. Their independent mechanical engineering skills are here to see.