Year 6 @ Holy Family

Class of 2016/17

Dan Worsley

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-25-2016

As part of Book Week, Dan Worsley came to visit our school again to talk about how he became an author.

He led us in an assembly where he not only entertained us but also gave us some great advice on how to be good writers and more importantly that we are able to achieve our dreams if we are determined and are brave!

Dan now has 3 books and his third, ‘More Impossible Tales’ is out now!  We were treated to a story from the book titled, ‘Pat on the Head’.  I don’t want to spoil it but it was soooo funny and had us laughing lots in school (while some of the female teachers were a little grossed out!)

Don’t forget, you can go and see Dan do some scary stories at Poulton Library on Monday 31st October!


Walking Club – Brockholes

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-24-2016

This month’s walking club was to Brockholes.

With 2 new members we set off on the bus to the nature reserve just outside Preston.

The day was a fun one and included:

  • Rolling down hills
  • Hardcore Parkour
  • Hunting for wooden animals in the Deep Dark Wood
  • Throwing stones in the River Ribble
  • Lots of fun on the park
  • Being saved from a bramble bush
  • A spot of bird watching
  • Ice cold milk shakes
  • The biggest ice creams ever!


All in all a very fun day out!  The weather stayed lovely for us and Year 6 were on great from so we have a brilliant time!  Roll on next month!


Star of the Week

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-21-2016


Sacred Heart Icon

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-19-2016

As part of the Year of Mercy, an icon of the Sacred Heart has been passed around each school in the Lancaster Diocese.

This week it is our turn to host the icon.



Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-1-2016

Friday night was ‘Camp Night’ for Year 6 on the school field.

After 4 weeks of school, Year 6 were invited to a team-building camp on the school field.  We began the night putting up  tents around the top of the field.

Year 6 arrived at 5pm excited to unpack and make their ‘bed for the night’ cosy (and eat plenty of sweets).   We then had some tea and ice creams for dessert.

Later the class split themselves into teams and we played some team games, including:

  • Organising themselves in order on a bench
  • Passing a ball (using knees or chins)
  • Crossing the hall on chairs
  • Collecting glow sticks in the dark

At 8:30 we had a break and sat and watched the UK firework display on the bottom field.  They were amazing!

As it reached 11, the class got into their pyjamas and we sat around the camp fire sharing some nice comments about members of our class whilst drinking hot chocolate (thanks Mrs Knight!)

Finally Mr Waywell read a story by torch light and everyone went off to their tents – very excited! Everyone managed to get some sleep and thankfully the rain stayed away!

In the morning we watched a film, had breakfast and packed away all of the tents.

Year 6 were great and are now looking forward to camping again in the Summer term!

Doug “Kung Po” Smith

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-1-2016

Year 6 were visited today by Doug “Kung Po” Smith.

After break time, Doug had come to tell the class how he had just won the World Sumo Championship in Japan.  The class welcomed him and had plenty of questions to find out how he found winning the event.

Doug was there for half an hour and signed autographs, posed for photographs and even showed his famous “Teddy Bear Roll” move.

He now hopes to find love and have some sumo children of his own.

I wonder who will visit the class next?


Walking Stannah

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-1-2016

Our first walking club with the new Year 6 was to Stannah.  We have 17 members of the club ready to walk each month at a different location.   Some people forgot that it was “walking club” and when we arrived couldn’t believe that we would have to walk to the park carrying our own lunch bags!

On this months walk we:

  • Jumped in lots of puddles
  • Walked/hid in some very long grass
  • Fell in puddles!
  • Got chased by horses
  • Jumped in more puddles
  • Built a den
  • Got pushed very high on the swing from Mr Waywell
  • Played on the park
  • Had delicious ice creams

All in all a great start to the club! Roll on October’s walk!


Posted by Mr Waywell on Jul-15-2016

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Stars of the week

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jul-15-2016


Stars of the week

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jul-1-2016

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Stars of The Week

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jun-24-2016


Stars of the week

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jun-17-2016

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Blackpool Zoo

Posted by Mr Waywell on May-27-2016

SATS week again…this time we rewarded ourselves with a trip to the zoo!

Again the sun shone and we had to wear sun cream! Check out my Lemur Selfie!

Rock Gardens

Posted by Mr Waywell on May-27-2016

SATs in the morning and Year 6 chose to go for a picnic in the afternoon!  We set off for the Rock Gardens on a beautiful day! (We even had to wear sun cream!)


Posted by Mr Waywell on May-27-2016

What a great week!  Who said doing tests aren’t be fun!

Well done for all of your hard work Year 6!



Posted by Mr Waywell on May-27-2016


Ingredients for 8 flapjacks:

  • 250g Porridge Oats
  • 125g butter
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Fancy a twist? 

You could also choose to add one of the following:

  • 150g Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 150g Sultanas
  • 150g coconut

If you add an extra you will need to add 2 more tablespoons of Golden Syrup.



  1. Lightly grease a Swiss Roll tin 28cms x 18cms/ 11″ x 7″ or line tin with cling film.
  2. Melt the butter, syrup and sugar in the microwave (be careful not to burn).
  3. Measure out and add the oats and vanilla essence then stir the melted mixture, oats and essence together.
  4. Mix in any extra ingredients.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin.
  6. Using the back of a metal spoon press into the corners so the mixture is flat and score the mixture into squares.
  7. Place in the oven and bake on 180 until golden brown (about 20 minutes).


Star of the Week

Posted by Mr Waywell on May-27-2016

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Year 3 Assembly

Posted by Mr Waywell on May-25-2016

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Star of the week

Posted by Mr Waywell on May-20-2016

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Rivington Pike

Posted by Mr Waywell on May-9-2016

This month’s walking club took us to Rivington Pike on a beautifully hot day!

The visit took us walking up a hill through a historical garden to the top of Rivington Pike.  Along the way we:

  • Had picnic by a lake/pond
  • Jumped in the pond and got wet
  • Found a waterfall
  • …and jumped in that!
  • Found a river
  • …and jumped in that!
  • Climbed 166 steps to get to the top!
  • Saw an amazing view
  • Ate delicious ice creams
  • Used lots of sun cream (for a nice change!)

What did you think?  Two more walks to go!