Year 6 @ Holy Family

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Archive for November, 2013

Circus

Posted by Mr Waywell on Nov-28-2013

A HUGE thank-you to the PTFA for buying us tickets to see the circus.

Our Christmas visit was to see Cinderella the pantomime.

It was lots of fun, with some brilliant artists performing things that made us gasp and laugh!

The Grand

Posted by Mr Waywell on Nov-28-2013

Our third visit for our local history topic was to the Grand Theatre.

Here we were shown around by Geoff and Linda, two great tour guides who knew so much about the Grand.  They were so enthusiastic that they made the trip really interesting and helped us to learn lots about the theatre.

We were able to see all of the different places, including:

  • Up in the (very high) ‘Gods’ seats
  • The royal box
  • The stalls
  • The dressing rooms
  • Up at the top of the stage (with all the lights and ropes!)
  • Under the stage

and on stage, where the set of “The Mousetrap” was all set up so that we could see the costumes and props.

What did you think of the trip?

Friendship Week Baking

Posted by Mr Waywell on Nov-22-2013

As part of friendship week in school, each class had to make something that we could sell to raise money to support the charity for the Philippines.

Year 6 showed that they are getting better at following recipes and with only a slight chocolate melting hiccup, we were able to make; flapjacks, marsbar cakes, chocolate fridge cakes and rocky roads.

Delicious!

Winter Gardens

Posted by Mr Waywell on Nov-22-2013

Our first Victorian building visit this term was the Winter Gardens.

Here a local historian took us on a tour around the complex.  We got to:

  • Find out about why it was built and what it would have looked like
  • Stand on the stage (that 1D  have stood on!)
  • Dance in the ballroom
  • See the Spanish suite
  • See the bar that looks like a pirate ship
  • and much much more!

The most shocking part was how big the Winter Gardens is! From the outside we all expected it to be much smaller!

 

Mr Jolly

Posted by Mr Waywell on Nov-22-2013

As part of friendship week, Mr Jolly came to visit school with some important advice about friendship and staying safe.

His magic show was filled with plenty of fun and some valuable lessons to learn. It was also funny to see two of our class taking part in the show!

Sainsburys

Posted by Mr Waywell on Nov-4-2013

One of our health week challenges was to plan a healthy packed lunch.

In small groups we were given a budget and a brief that the pack lunch must contain a range of the food groups. After some planning the day before, each group created their shopping lists.

The next day we jumped in the mini bus and set off for Sainsburys.  The groups then had to find all of their products and keep a running total so that they did not over spend.

Finally we returned to school to make the lunch.

What was yours like?  Did you stay in budget?

Cheese Tasting

Posted by Mr Waywell on Nov-4-2013

As part of health week and our topic in science we decided to look at how microorganisms are used in cheese.  This meant a “last man standing” challenge of who would be brave enough to try a range of different (and quite stinky) cheeses!

We began with some mild and tasty cheeses and worked up to some very blue, strong and smelly ones.  The whole class started and courageously tried the first few cheeses.  Sadly we lost half of the class along the way so that a brave 12 remained for the final one.

How did you do?  Did you like any of them?

I think from the photos, you can see that Mr Waywell didn’t enjoy some of the later ones!