Year 6 @ Holy Family

Class of 2014/15

Negative Numbers

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-29-2014

Today we watched our first episode of Maths Mansion! We met the Negs as we learned about negative numbers.

Some of you were out playing football. What do you think?

Year 6 Camping

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-28-2014


Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-28-2014

This weekend Year 6 spent Friday night camping on the school field!

We began the evening with a little free time as the class unpacked their bags in their homes for the night. This was followed by a burger and chips tea.

The aim of the evening was to work as a team, so after tea the class were mixed into four teams; ‘The Jolly Fairies’, ‘Peace’, ‘The Evil Ponies’ and ‘The Happy Campers’. In groups the first task was to organise themselves into different order whilst standing on benches (some groups proved much better than others!)

Next was a game on the bottom field that involved water, hockey sticks and lots of dizzy people! As the sun went down we had a break and ate chocolate brownies and ice-cream whilst watching the fireworks.

Our next game was a chair game where the teams had to squeeze onto four chairs as they made their way across the school hall.  Then we played hide and seek around the whole school in the dark!

The night drew to a close after playing a very annoying game with glow sticks.  We then sat and toasted marshmallows around a camp fire before going to bed.

In the morning we had bacon butties and toast and then went home at 10am.

Thanks to all of the teachers who helped out and to Year 6 for getting stuck into all of the games!

What did you think?  Would you camp again?  What was your tent like?

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Poo Smoothie

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-28-2014

Fancy watching the poo smoothie film again? You can learn lots about micro-organisms!

BBC – WW1 Tanks

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-21-2014

BBC – WW1 Rifles

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-21-2014

BBC – A Soldier’s Food

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-21-2014

BBC – A Soldiers Kit

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-21-2014

BBC WW1 Uncut

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-21-2014

Do you still want to learn more about World War 1? Try these BBC videos, there’s loads more to learn!

World War 1 Day

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-20-2014

This week we themed most of our lessons around World War 1.

We had a drama themed day on followed by a presentation to parents, wrote WW1 newspaper articles, made our own poppies, learned to waltz whilst drinking cloudy lemonade and watched War Horse.

Year 6 got into the spirit of the week and everyone dressed up on Friday for our themed day (even the teachers!)

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WW 1 Cakes

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-20-2014

Thanks to everyone who brought in cakes for our World War 1  day!

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3D Shapes

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-20-2014

This week our focus has been shapes.  We’ve looked at the properties of 2D shapes and 3D shapes and also solving problems with the nets of cubes.  What did you think?  Are there any facts that you now know that you didn’t before?

World War 1 Day

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-16-2014

Yesterday we had a World War 1 drama session to begin our week learning about the Great War.

Anyone fancy watching the play again?

Cheesy Video

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-14-2014

Here’s the cheesy one too! Enjoy!

The Sneeze

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-14-2014

Here is one of the videos from Friday’s lesson. “The Sneeze”…delicious!


Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-11-2014

Our new science topic is Microorganisms.  Watch this video to introduce to what they are.


Walking Club

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-8-2014

Our first walking club started on Sunday with an amazing 18 Year 6 pupils venturing out into the countryside.

Our first walk was Nicky Nook, over in Scorton and we had some beautiful sunshine!

The walk took us to the top of Nicky Nook where there was a great view, including Blackpool Tower.  On the way up we:

  • Saw a dead squirrel
  • Got very hot and sweaty
  • Ate Mrs Mallinson’s fudge
  • Met some lovely people walking (especially the man who explained all of the mountains in the view!)
  • Talked a lot about food (especially ice creams!)

Once at the top, we stopped and had a spot of lunch before the group ran/rolled/were dragged down part of the hill.

The way down was much easier.  We:

  • Saw lots of sheep
  • Sang “Baa Baa Black Sheep”
  • Picked blackberries
  • Splashed in puddles
  • Climbed in giant tubes
  • Climbed stone towers
  • Ate chocolate
  • Saw some sausage dogs

We then rewarded ourselves with an ice cream and a play on the park (though Kelsey dropped hers outside the shop!)

Roll on the next walk, this was great fun and the group did us proud!  No moaning, just lots of enthusiasm, polite attitudes to other walkers and excellent behaviour…I was very impressed!

Welcome to Year 6

Posted by Mr Waywell on Sep-8-2014

A HUGE welcome to the new Year 6!  We hope that you have a fantastic year, learn lots and create some brilliant memories!

P.S.  Look at these pictures I found! lol

Good Bye Year 6

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jul-30-2014

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Good luck to all of Year 6 who left us this year.  It is nice to read the comments that some of you have made on the blog.  We’re sure that you’ll all have an amazing time at high school and hopefully you’ll have lots of great memories from Holy Family to take with you!


Children’s University

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jul-22-2014

Another huge done to the members of Year 6 who graduated at this year’s Children’s University.  Another day…another reason for the teachers to be proud again!

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