St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ


Today, Year 6 helped to present the Advent Assembly to the school and they sang two beautiful hymns that are linked to the season of Advent.  We talked about the symbolism in the Advent wreath and lit the first candle, reminding us that we are on our journey towards Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

In Art, during this half term we are studying the work of Andy Warhol and his contribution to the Pop Art culture.  The children have replicated the blotted line technique that he used , creating beautiful paintings of famous people such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.  Today, we have looked at his amazing prints of Campbell soup and each pupil has designed and created their own version of the Campbell soup picture.  Their finished artwork is fantastic and very original.  Next week, we will be creating self-portraits using a version of his printing techniques and trying to emulate his use of colour.

Our new topic in RE is called Expectations and we are looking at the hope that Christians have in God's love and commitment to  them - both now and for eternity.  The children have learned a new hymn called Maranatha which means "Come Jesus" and they have unpicked the meaning of the lyrics and how they show hope and expectation in God.

We are really enjoying our new History topic which looks at the contributions of Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela in challenging deep rooted prejudice.  We will continue to learn about Nelson Mandela in English when we write his biography and learn about the features of a good biography.

Lots of exciting learning is taking place in Year 6 and the pupils are making some great contributions in class.

Well done Year 6!