Monday 14th November 2022.
Today we were joined by a Cardiology nurse to learn about the heart and why it is a vital muscle in our body.
To bring Science to life in the classroom and envisage what the human heart looks like, we dissected pigs’ hearts and labeled the different parts.
The children developed a good understanding of how the heart works and used some excellent terminology!
Everyone was very resilient even though some were squeamish to begin with!
Friday 4th November 2022
Year 6 have been learning about the key features of instructions and how to follow and write them accordingly.
In preparation for Remembrance Sunday the children had to follow a set of instructions in order to create a paper mache Poppy. They will wear their Poppy during the assembly that they will plan for the rest of the school and it will then be added to our classroom display. Well done Year 6 – successful following of instructions by everyone today!
Thursday 3rd November 2022.
Today we enjoyed working with Jason from Lynx theatre to explore, rehearse and perform the well-known play “Macbeth” written by the wonderful William Shakespeare.
We had lots of fun throughout the day before inviting the rest of the school and our parents to the final performance in the hall.
Wednesday 19th October 2022.
Today, Year 6 visited St Joseph’s art department where they worked with Mrs Davies. Following our art theme “Hear my voice” she had organised a wonderful clay workshop where the children were able to work with clay and demonstrate their own individuality - which they did very well!
They learnt about how to manipulate their clay, textures and materials they could use to create a range of outcomes, colour wheels and how certain colours can be mixed effectively amongst many other skills!
Mrs Davis is going to put our design in the kiln and return it to school in a few weeks – we’re then going to display this on our RE board in the hall.
Another impressive morning Year 6!
Monday 17th October 2022.
Throughout our RE topic - The Kingdom of God, we have been speaking about how Jesus can work directly through people. If we have faith in him we will witness the Power of God not only in our own lives but in the lives of other people too.
Jesus performed miracles of three kinds:
Power over nature
Power over disease
Power over death
We could show our understanding that our Gospel values are lived out daily through our words and actions!
Thursday 13th October 2022
Fr Philip came into Year 6 today to talk about our Class Saint – Maximillian Kolbe. He told us that Maximillian was one of his favourite Saints because of the way he had lived out his life. He shared with the children that due to a sacrifice that Maximillian had made (saving a man’s life) that man had went on to have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren therefore contributing to God’s greater family.
Fr also talked with the children about Maximillian’s early life and how from a child he knew he was to dedicate his life to Jesus. When he was 12 he had a vision of the Virgin Mary where he was stood holding two crowns. One red and one white – both representing love.
One was devoting your life to God, living by his values and the other was sacrificing your life for God’s love – Mary asked him to chose one - Maximillian chose both.
Fr Phillip shared with the children that he had visited the concentration camp in Auschwitz in, which Maximillian was a prisoner and how there is still a candle that burns and never goes out – this symbolisies that even in the darkest and hardest of times, there is still the littlest bit of light, that little bit of hope.
Wednesday 12th October 2022.
The children visited St Joseph’s high school where they completed a Coding Workshop with Mrs Robertson. They developed skills such as programming, commanding and instructing using the tool “Scratch!” They had lots of fun and produced some very impressive games! Well done Year 6.
Monday 10th October 2022
As a whole class we designed the Science investigation "Which conditions are best for mold to grow?"
We discussed each stage, where we would need to place our fruit, how to record daily changes.
We then carried out and the investigation as a group rather than individually.
Our results were stomach churning!