Year 6 @ Holy Family

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Archive for October, 2013

Yeast and Bread

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-20-2013

What happens if you don’t put yeast in bread?  This was our task today.

Instead of small groups with an adult, Year 6 were charged with following a recipe for bread making on their own.

Aside from a little mess, the results were rather successful!

What did you think of the bread?

How did it compare to the one without yeast?

Judges Houses

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-20-2013

On Monday, Year 6 drove up to Lancaster in the school mini buses to visit the Judges House.

When we arrived, the class was split into two and then given the opportunity take part in two different role plays.  This first was to see what a Victorian school room is like.  We were greeted by a very strict teacher who dressed the boys in collars and waistcoats and the girls in aprons and mop hats.  Looking smart, our hands were inspected before we were allowed into the classroom.  Here we sat at desks that contained a chalk board, ink pens, pencils and blotting paper.

The fierce teacher taught us about spellings, the Victorian penny, handwriting and the Union Jack.  Everyone in class did a great job at staying in role for the whole session!

The second session was led by the house keeper, another strong lady.  We began in the Victorian kitchen were we learned about the work that would have gone on to feed the rich masters.  We then had to polish some of the judge’s ornaments and cutlery.  After learning about the kitchen, we moved up to the richer part of the house and were showed how to set the dinner table for a lord and lady.

After lunch we took part in two more activities.  The first of these was to learn about the role of a Victorian nanny.   The nanny taught us about Victorian children, shared some toys from the time and finished by playing some Victorian games.

The final activity was to visit a tiny Victorian cottage.  We were shown how to make a rag rug, how Victorians washed their clothes (with week-old urine as a stain remover!), what they made beds from, how they kept warm and the tools of a Victorian kitchen.

The day was enjoyed by all!  Well done to the class for their behaviour and attitudes too, the museum staff said that we were the best school they have ever had!

What did you think of the trip?

St Peter

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-12-2013

There are so many excuses in life!  Today Year 6 thought of excuses that people might come up with so that they did not have to be a part of the Kingdom of God.

Junior Road Safety Officers

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-12-2013

Welcome to our new JRSO’s!  Stay posted to find out how they run assemblies, competitions and generally raise awareness about road safety issues.

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Mould Update

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-6-2013

After 2 weeks, our science experiment to grow the best mould was completed.  Check out the (not so pretty) results!

Macmillian Coffee Afternoon

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-1-2013

School held their annual coffee afternoon so that we could raise some money for charity.

Year 6 played their part too by decorating LOTS of cakes!   Our head and deputy boys and girls also ran the stalls too!

What did you think of your cake?

Which is your favourite?

Hand Ball Tournament

Posted by Mr Waywell on Oct-1-2013

Last week, Year 6 took part in a hand ball tournament over at St Mary’s Catholic College.

What did you think?  Is handball fun?