Tuesday 28th November 2023
Prayer and Liturgy - Love
Year 6 are wonderful at planning and delivering their own Prayer and Liturgies. Today, two of our pupils did a fantastic job at leading the session. They shared the Gospel, ‘Love the Bothers’ (Peter 3:8) with the class and reflected on what love meant to them and how they could ‘love one another’.
Wednesday 15th November 2023
In Science, Year 6 have been learning about the circulatory system, the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We were joined by a nurse who taught us how the heart works and about how we can keep healthy to look after our heart. We then dissected pigs hearts which was lots of fun!
Blood in a bottle
8th November 2023
This afternoon, Year 6 made their very own blood in a bottle- they absolutely loved it! They represented the four main compartments of blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. Marshmallows were used to symbolise the white blood cells, yellow food colouring and salt were used to represent the minerals and chemicals dissolved in plasma, red food colouring was used to produce the blood colour, red coloured oat hoops represented the red blood cells and raisons symbolised the platelets
BBC 500 Words Competition
30th October 2023
Today we enjoyed using our imagination and creativity to write our very own stories! We took inspiration from some of our favourite authors such as JK Rowling, David Walliams and Roald Dahl, as well as discussing some of our favourite stories. Writing a story in a day and in five words proved very challenging and required lots of determination and perseverance- we were very proud of our final efforts!
Sellafield ‘Get Wired’ – 18th October 2023
Today we were joined by Sellafield for a ‘Get Wired’ workshop where we learnt about circuits and programming. We had to create circuits to make a lightbulb and siren work. We then went into the hall and had programme our own B-Bot Robots and had to create instructions for the Robot to carry out various activities.
National Poetry Day - Refuge
5th October 2023
This morning we have been inspired by Michael Rosen’s poem, ‘On the Move again’ which explores this years National Poetry theme ‘Refuge’. We discussed how refuge meant a place of safety and put ourselves in the shoes of those who felt unsafe as a result of national disasters and war: we spoke about lots of tragic events we’ve seen in the news across the world. The children then created their own poems which are on display in our very own Year 6 Poetry book. Year 6 should all be very proud of themselves- they created some wonderful poems!
Year 6 work with author, Helen Haraldsen, and actor, Thomas Donnan
15th September 2023
On Friday, Year 6 had a fantastic day working with local author Helen Haraldsen. They created their very own story ‘The Final Life’ which was about a black cat called Moggs who explored his nine lives in rather extraordinary ways. They then recorded their story to create an audio story with actor Thomas Donnan.