Year 6 @ Holy Family

Class of 2014/15

Descriptive Meals

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-24-2015

As part of our English lessons we have been looking at developing our vocabulary through descriptive work.  This week we focused on describing our favourite meals.

On Thursday, in groups, we were given a randomly chosen meal so that we could describe the taste, smell and look of the food! The best descriptions of each meal are going to be recorded like so that they are like a Marks and Spencers advert from years ago! Keep an eye on the blog to check out the winning films!

Some meals were a lot more successful than others!

What was yours like?  Would you have it again?

Choir of the Year

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-24-2015

Congratulations to our school choir!  In the ‘Choir of the Year’ competition they were AMAZING!

A bonus well done to Year 6′s for their great choreography and costumes and for our very brave and talented soloist!

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Mothers Day

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-24-2015

Year 6 used their artistic talents to create the cutest photo frames for Mothers Day.

Did you like yours?  Did everyone like their presents?

Mentos and Coke

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-7-2015

We also looked at another chemical reaction.

Science Rocket 2

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-7-2015

Here is a different rocket from our Science lesson.

Science Rocket 1

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-7-2015

The spies made their own rockets using dissolving tablets or bicarb and vinegar.

Did yours work? Which worked the best?

Book Day Wake and Shake

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-7-2015

Spy PE

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-7-2015

All spies need to be able to move around undetected.  Our recruits practiced the skill in PE.


Book Day

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-7-2015

As ever, Year 6 did not disappoint when it came to dressing up for book day.  They all looked AMAZING!  Well done everyone!


Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-7-2015

Map-reading is an important skill for every spy!

Year 6 put their skills to the test with some orienteering.

Secret Missions

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-7-2015

Throughout the week our spies had to complete some secret missions.  These included:

  • Spelling a message when stranded on a desert island
  • Deciding on the best disguises
  • Identifying villains
  • Eating insects
  • Memory challenge

Which was your favourite?

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Spy Week

Posted by Mr Waywell on Mar-7-2015

As it was World Book Day this Thursday, school celebrated with a book week.

Year 6 became spies and all of the week’s lessons had some spy related theme!

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Spanish Weather Forecast

Posted by Mr Waywell on Feb-26-2015

In Spanish we have been learning many things since September.  This term we have put all of our knowledge together to create these weather broadcasts!

Who would have know that we have only been learning Spanish for a short while!


Year 6 – The Fear

Posted by Mr Waywell on Feb-24-2015

As we begin writing our suspense stories in English, today Year 6 watched the short film, “The Fear”.

Here is their reaction!


Suspense Stories in Literacy

Posted by Mr Waywell on Feb-24-2015

Remember this from literacy?  What did you think?

Electricity Models

Posted by Mr Waywell on Feb-20-2015

Using our skills from our Electricity science topic, Year 6′s half term design task was to build something that was powered by electricity and can be turned on by a switch.

Working alone or in groups, the class got stuck in to designing, reviewing and creating their models.

We learned how to:

  • Support structures
  • How to add circuits using wire and screwdrivers (no more crocodile clips!)
  • How to use saw safely
  • How to use a hand drill safely (though one  group did drill into the table!)
  • How magic Modroc is!
  • and more importantly…how to change our designs when things aren’t working out as we planned.

Here are the finished models:

Friendship Week

Posted by Mr Waywell on Feb-20-2015

As part of Friendship Week, each class made some items to sell in the Friendship Fair on Friday.  Pupils could buy smiley face biscuits, bracelets, book marks and some cross-stitch pictures.

With some help from Mrs Mather, Year 6 spent the day making some friendship faces and hearts to sell (whilst watching Maze Runner…a brilliant film!)  Everyone joined in though a special well done to Kuba who was stitching hearts like a machine!

Here are our creations:

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Schools Alive

Posted by Mr Waywell on Feb-20-2015

A HUGE well done to the pupils who took part in Schools Alive last week.

With a dance medley based around World War 1 they wowed the audience (and plenty of teachers!)

Here are our Year 6 members as they were getting ready in their own dressing room.

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Darwen Tower

Posted by Mr Waywell on Feb-9-2015

This month our walking club took us to Darwen Tower (in extreme fog!)

Along the way we:

  • Saw lots of snow (and threw most of it at someone!)
  • Climbed up a very steep hill that we thought would never end.
  • Couldn’t see the huge tower right in front of us as the fog was so thick!
  • Had lunch on top of the hill in the cold.
  • Sang songs on the way down to warm ourselves up.
  • Climbed to the top of the  very windy tower.
  • Built a dam.
  • Jumped in water.
  • Watched Filip swim in the water!
  • Ate delicious sweets from Mrs Czarnecki.
  • Ate disgusting sweets from Mrs Czarnecki.
  • Bought nice things from the shop.
  • Bought horrible hot chocolate from the shop!

All in all I think it was our most popular trip so far!


Posted by Mr Waywell on Feb-9-2015

Our PE topic this half term has been gymnastics.

With the help of Miss Linton, Year 6 have learned how to move, balance, turn, roll and jump.  They have developed their technical skills and have worked on both mats and the gymnastics apparatus. Overall both Miss Linton and I have been very proud of their achievements!  (Especially seeing them being used in the Parkour videos too!)

Here are some of our group balances!