Academic Year 2017~18
Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome back to school Year 6! If you have any ideas that you would like to add to this page, please let Miss Ferguson or Mrs Tempest know and we will see what we can do.
Worker of the Week - Emilia
Good Samaritan - Jack
Check out the new maths challenge question for this week. Remember Year 6, whoever can explain the answer first will receive Reward Points ~ GOOD LUCK!
Year 6 Trip to The Grand Mosque
Year 6 were treated to an educational visit to Leeds Grand Mosque in Hyde Park. When we arrived, we were greeted by Lasaad, who works at the mosque, he asked us to remove our shoes before entering.
We were seated around the Mihrab- a semi-circular niche in the wall of the mosque, which indicates the direction of Mecca. Muslims always pray in this direction. We were told about various aspects of Islam, such as: how to pray, why Muslims pray five times a day, important figures in Islam and the Qu ‘ran. We were even treated to a very atmospheric call to prayer.
The second half of our visit was presented by Nabilah, who told us about Muslim beliefs and customs. We also learned about the Five Pillars of Islam and even got to try on some traditional Muslim clothes from around the world. Everyone in Year 6 was surprised to learn that Islam was so similar to our own Catholic faith.
We would like to sincerely thank Lasaad and Nabilah for making our visit so informative and interesting. Here are some photos of our visit.
Collective Worship is an opportunity to celebrate. We gather together and listen, reflect and respond to the children's own work and ideas.
Religious Life of the School
Since returning to school in September, we are very fortunate to have been able to celebrate two Masses with parents, grandparents, friends and members of our parish community.
We celebrated a Whole School Mass to begin the new school year and another to celebrate the Feast of All Saints.
The children from Year 6 who took part as readers, altar servers, or those who helped with the preparations, were all a credit to the school.
Fr Gerard has also kindly scheduled a series of class Masses to take place over the coming months. Year 3's Class Mass took place on Tuesday, 7th November and Year 4 will celebrate their Class Mass on Tuesday, 14th November. Year 6 will celebrate a Class Mass at some point in the New Year and this will be announced in the school newsletter.
Justice and Fairness
On Wednesday 11th October, Y6 invited the whole school, parents, carers, grandparents, governors etc. to their assembly on Justice and Fairness. The children were a credit to themselves, their families and our school. A BIG thank you to all who were able to come and join us - it was wonderful to see such support!
Day 2 of residential 2018. Check out the photos to see what we've all been up to. ANOTHER FANTASTIC DAY!!
Welcome back Y6, we hope you all had a relaxing and fun holiday! Below is a timetable for Sat's week so you can check to see what will be happening the week beginning Monday 14th May. The tests begin on Monday 14th May and will finish on Thursday 17th May, then it's PARTY TIME!!
|Monday 14th May||
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2
|Tuesday 15th May||
|Wednesday 16th May||
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
|Thursday 17th May||Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning|
|Friday 18th May||Party Time!!|
Y6 have been studying electricity in their science topic. They had to plan an investigation in detail,decide which variables to control and explain their findings. The investigations were about the length and thickness of wires, and how these two variables affect the brightness of a bulb. Check out the photographs to see how they got on.
(27th November - 1st December)
Year 6 have been very busy indeed baking and making badges, fridge magnets and keyrings to sell at the Christmas Fayre. The children thoroughly enjoyed making (and tasting) the Rocky Road biscuits and designed some brilliant fridge magnets, keyrings and badges. A HUGE well done to you all for the effort and hard work you all put into baking and making your Enterprise items.
International Week began on Monday, 26th October and culminated in a wonderful International Assembly on Friday, 30th. Year 6 chose to study Ireland.
During the week, we spent time discovering facts about Ireland's history and geography, taking part in Irish Art sessions and learning how to speak some Gaeilge (also known as Irish Gaelic). We also devoted some of our time to learning Ceilidh dancing and just about managed to master The Bridge of Athlone!
Our week was finished off with a cookery lesson. We learned how to make Irish soda bread and also sampled some potato farls. Most of the class enjoyed eating the food and the school staff were certainly grateful for the leftovers at lunchtime!
In art, we have been learning about Clarice Cliff's life and looking at her different pottery designs. She created wonderful designs on a range of pots, plates and teapots. All of her designs included vibrant colours and patterns. Today, we have created some of our own Clarice Cliff pots, and our next step is to let our creations dry out and then plan and paint our own designs, based on the works of Clarice Cliff.
By Jennifer and Emilia
Academic Year 2016~17