Year 6 @ Holy Family

Class of 2017/18

Archive for December, 2017

Baking Bread

Posted by Mr Waywell on Dec-8-2017

Microorganisms took us to the Cheese Factory; this week they taught us about making bread with yeast.

Year 6 proved to be excellent bakers with some very tasty bread!

We also found out that bread without yeast is very flat and rather unpleasant!

Victorian Day

Posted by Mr Waywell on Dec-8-2017

This term’s topic dress up day was a Victorian School Day.

Year 6 dressed the part (as did the teachers) and we transformed the classroom into a Victorian(ish) one.

The day began with a very fierce Miss Linton doing drill on the school yard.  Our Victorians had to limber up and exercise to keep themselves warm in the cold and get their bodies ready for the day.

Next was inspection and class rules (as well as learning our Victorian names).  Thank goodness the cane was left in Victorian times!

The lessons were the three R’s: Reading Writing and aRithmetic.  Some of us had the skill to use ink pens – others had to move back onto chalk and slate.

We also looked at some geography as we covered the Victorian Empire.

Did you enjoy the day?  What did you learn?


Posted by Mr Waywell on Dec-5-2017

A fantastic win tonight in the North Shore schools final. Now onto the main final in January. Well done to everyone!


Posted by Mr Waywell on Dec-1-2017

In Year 6 we have been learning about microorganisms and how they can be good or bad.  One of the great uses of microbes is in the making of cheese!

This in mind, we took a trip to a local cheese factory, Dewlays.

Here we learned how to make cheese using bacteria, milk and rennet by hand.  We then looked at how the professionals do this in the factory.  We finished with a cheese tasting session…delicious!  If that wasn’t all good enough, we then got to take home some cheese too!

Star learners

Posted by Mr Waywell on Dec-1-2017