Year 6 @ Holy Family

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Archive for January, 2013

Buddhist Centre

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-24-2013

As part of out Culture fortnight, Year 6 visited the Buddhist Centre on Holmfield Rd.

Here we learned all about the Buddhist religion, saw some of the many Buddah statues and learned how to meditate.

What did you remember from the visit?

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Fun in the snow

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-18-2013

At last winter has sent us some snow to play in.

School made the most of it this break time though left us with some very red hands and faces and a soaking Mr Waywell (after being bombarded with snow balls!)

Thank-goodness for the hot chocolates to warm us all up!

Read for My School

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-18-2013

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Here is our brand new reading competition.   All you have to do is read books at home or online then make a record of them on the website.

Click here for the website.  To log-in use our school ID:  53628

Let’s see how many books we can read!

Christmas Dinner

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-4-2013

Hooooooray for Christmas!  Our Christmas meal is a fun part of getting ready for Christmas.  This year it was a good one indeed (according to many comments from Year 6) and the option of seconds was a good change.  Maybe some people (Drew) could have held back (7 slices of turkey!) Ho Ho Ho!

Christmas Fair

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-4-2013

I LOVE the Christmas Fair.  Check out these pics and maybe you’ll see that I’m not alone!

HUGE well done and thank you to all of the class how organised and ran their own stalls!  I was VERY impressed!

Even Father Christmas came!

Santa Dash

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-4-2013

Ho Ho Ho!

After 5 weeks of cross country, what better way to end it than with our own santa dash.

Festive hat = hot chocolate with marshmallows and biscuits on the side

Year 6 must love their food and drink as everyone wore their own Christmas hat.

Jelly Babies Part 2

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-4-2013

After dissolving (2 BOXES!) of jelly babies, there was still a potential threat on the happy live that we lead in Year 6.  Those jelly babies just would not stay down and even more needed killing.  We had to start being inventive!

Can you remember how you killed yours?

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-4-2013

Mrs Patmore had her own chocolate factory today (supposedly to help writing?!?!)

Hmmmmm….which was your favourite?

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Our own local hero!

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-4-2013

Congratulations to Mrs Davies for being our own local hero!  At the Gazette Education Awards 2012 Mrs Davies was voted as the Unsung Hero Award from Blackpool Gazette.

She’s always been a hero to us!

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WW2 Trip

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-4-2013

To help with this term’s topic, Year 6 decided to go on ANOTHER trip!

This time we set off on a coach to Lancashire Museum in Preston.  As ever, Year 6 did not disappoint and wore some fantastic evacuee outfits!

When we arrived we took part in two role plays.  The first was over by an Anderson shelter where we learned about the role of the wardens, gas masks and all of the rules and changes that came with the blackout.  The second was up in a classroom where we learned about what happened to evacuees, the importance of rationing and how to identify aeroplanes from WW2.

After lunch we looked around the rest of the museum trying to answer Mr Waywell’s ‘Photo Quiz’.

What did you think of the trip?

Did you learn anything new?

Lancaster Cathedral

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-4-2013

Off we go on another trip!

As part of the ‘Year of Faith’, Year 6 were invited on a pilgrimage to Lancaster Cathedral.

The chance was a good opportunity to visit our diocese’s Cathedral.  We were able to look around the Cathedral (asking plenty of questions); take part  in some art and also to renew our batismal promises.

Grundy

Posted by Mr Waywell on Jan-4-2013

As you can see from our blog, Year 6 like to go on quite a few school trips!  Our next one was the Grundy Art Gallery.  For many of us, this was the first time that we had visited a gallery and was a great opportunity to see what the display are like.

We left first thing in the morning to walk along the prom into town (singing a 12 days of Christmas a lot of the way!)  Once at the gallery, we looked at the exhibition of Canadian artist Kelly Richardson.   She works with digital technologies to create hyper-real landscapes.  Our task was to look at each piece of work and then talk about what we thought Kelly was trying to show us.  It was great that as a class we had so many imaginative yet different ideas.   Check out Kelly’s website here to see some of her pictures.

After the exhibition we moved upstairs to take part in a piece of group art work based on the display.  We helped add our own images to a huge canvas and also designed trees for a miniature forest.

After lunch and an enjoyable trip, we sang our way back to school again!

Any thoughts anyone?