December 5th, 2019 by jcook
On Thursday, Year 6 had a very special guest in school: Dr Jo Bath. She spent the day with the children talking all things Maya. We had storytelling, dressing up, quizzes, puzzles and all sorts of fun filled activities including tasting some food and drinks similar to what the Maya would have had.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the Ed the day and definitely learnt a lot more about the ancient civilisation.
December 3rd, 2019 by jcook
On Monday morning, Year 6 were greeted by a letter from a mysterious elf. The letter explained that the elf, formerly known as Elfy, was seeking to join our class. Overwhelmed with this idea, the children began writing letters back to Elfy to tell him how amazing our Year 6 class are. Elfy had also asked the children to choose a name for him – something which was rather difficult. Through persuasive writing, the children each wrote their ideas and allowed Elfy to choose. After much deliberation he settled on the name “Cliff”.
We are hoping Cliff is a nice elf and not a naughty elf. Let’s see what he gets up to over the next 3 weeks.
November 29th, 2019 by jcook
Year 6 had a fantastic afternoon at their last Sacred Heart Enterprise Day. There was laughter, lots of sugar and a few empty purses but a great time was had by all.
November 29th, 2019 by jcook
One of our Year 6 children spent the weekend in London last weekend taking part in the Taekwondo Championships 2019. He left the event with 3 medals and the overall top competitor award for his age category! It is important to point out that his age category is 11-13 and he is the youngest of them all.
An incredible achievement which we are all very proud of. Well done!
November 21st, 2019 by jcook
Year 6 spent their Tuesday afternoon finding out all about life in a French town. The children were looking at places within town and what you might get up to whilst there. We had some excellent pronunciation and it’s so lovely to see the confidence growing in the class as they speak the language around the classroom.
November 18th, 2019 by jcook
The children continued their work on simplifying fractions with a practical Tarsia puzzle. The children had lots of triangle shapes with equivalent fractions which needed to be matched up. If the fractions were matched correctly, the triangles formed together to make a giant shape. Once finished, the children turned over the pieces and created the same shape. They wrote their own questions and answers for equivalent fractions and swapped with another pair to solve.
November 16th, 2019 by jcook
Along with the rest of the school, Year 6 began their Friday taking part in the Big Morning Move with Joe Wicks for Children in Need.
Because the children were moving so quickly, our photos are rather blurry! Well done everyone for taking part and being such good sports.
November 14th, 2019 by jcook
I know, I know, it’s only November but our school enterprise fair is only 2 weeks away! Because of this, Year 6 have had two rather special afternoons this week; we’ve begun making our Christmas crafts!
On Tuesday, we met up with our special reception buddies to make some festive greeting cards that the reception children were able to keep to sell at their enterprise afternoon. The children were all very excited to spend some time with their friends. Sadly, the weather held us back as we had also planned to have some play time exploring the new outdoor area reception. Thankfully we still have many more days of Year 6 to enjoy the space with our buddies.
Following on from this, on Thursday afternoon Year 6 welcomed a visitor into class to help them making their own, very professional looking, Christmas cards. A friend of Miss Reid’s has her own stationary shop on etsy where she designs and makes everything from Christening invitations and birthday cards, to save the dates and wedding table cards. The whole class loved the activities that we had organised for them and I think you will agree their final products look fantastic!
Thank you to everyone who has given time to help us this week in our craft making and we hope to see you all on November 28th for the Enterprise afternoon.
November 7th, 2019 by jcook
Year 6 have began their advent topic in RE this week – Expectations. On Thursday, the class created their own PowerPoint presentations to show what they felt Isaiah’s expectations were based on some of the readings we looked at.
Miss Reid was very impressed with the children’s computing skills as well as their ability to explain in their own words what they felt the message was from the scripture.
One group responded to the question: “How do the words of the prophet make you feel?” with, “Hopeful that these things will happen and happy that they will possibly happen. My expectations are quite high.”
Another group said, “Hopeful because it says that Jesus is coming. Happy because the scripture says we should rejoice. Faithful because we should believe in Jesus.”
November 1st, 2019 by jcook
The children investigated prime numbers (numbers with two factors) this week. Working with a partner, the children tried to identify all the prime numbers from 1-100.
Following this, we had a little competition to see if we could find the numbers from 1-100 which had the most factors. The children had great fun completing this activity.