A long-awaited selection of snaps from our amazing week residential trip to Knock in May!
Over the past six weeks, Year 6 have worked very hard as a team to create their own film called ‘The Fantastic Five’! All the children had different roles to play including Director, Cameraman, Sound Engineer, Actor, Hair and Makeup and Editor!
This required all the children to use their time effectively in order to get the project finished and to a high standard – they only had 10 hours to complete the entire film and that included coming up with the initial story idea and writing the script! At times this was quite challenging but they proved that with hard-work and collaboration you can achieve excellent end results.
Well done Year 6 – your film is absolutely brilliant!
(Miss Cooke is working on getting a copy up on our Blog!)
Today Year 6 played a very special role in the whole school pilgrimage walk to Chase Park. We worked together to carry our school cross and lead the school on our pilgrimage. As we walked, we reflected on how Jesus felt carrying his own cross and how having the help of other people to carry his burden was so important. When we arrived at the park, we had a special liturgy where we created our own crosses to reflect on our experience. Then, together as a whole school, we shared our crosses and a prayer which we wrote together. Afterwards we led the classes back to school. We enjoyed our pilgrimage - it was a beautiful (but cold!) morning and the sun was shining brightly on our special journey.
We really enjoy the challenge of problem solving in Maths and this week we have been thinking about the 'Albert Square' logic puzzle. This involved arranging numbers in a square pattern in order to meet a set of criteria - this was much harder than it sounds!
As part of our Geography topic on comparing different regions around the world, today we had a go at creating our own topographical maps using clay and water!
Topographical maps show the relief of the land - how steep or flat it is - using contour lines as seen from above.
We were very impressed with our maps which showed that the closer together the lines, the steeper the land! Afterwards, we used topographical maps as inspiration to create some paintings representing the Grand Canyon.
This week we are thinking about British Values and, in particular, the meaning and importance of Democracy in our country. Choosing people who we felt shared similar values, we have formed a 'Party' and, over the next week, we will be working together to produce a 'Party Broadcast Video' which will try to persuade the children of St Mary's to vote for us in an up-coming school-wide election! Check back soon for the finished videos!
Here you will find recent news from the Year 6 Class.