Today, Mr Mayland (CAFOD representative) visited year 6. The children explored the current refugee crisis throughout the world by actively engaging in role-play activities. They aim to replicate the journey and problems faced by fleeing refugees, through participation in the 'Share the Journey' campaign. We will be joining other primary schools across the country, collectively aiming to walk 24,900 miles (the distance around the whole world) to show that we care about the millions of homeless refugees.
Royal Wedding Celebrations
This morning, to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding of Harry and Meghan, the children designed their own royal 'wedding dresses' and showcased them in our very own catwalk! They also designed their own cupcakes and learned facts about the royal family.
Science morning 22.3.18
This morning, as part of science week, the children in years 5 and 6 took part in four science investigations with each of the year 5 and 6 class teachers.
Here are some photos of one of the investigations; the milk and food colouring experiment.
We learned that when food colouring and washing up liquid is added to milk, there is a colour reaction as the washing up liquid reduces the surface tension in the milk. The detergent breaks up the fat molecules in the milk which causes the movement of colours.
We discussed possible variables we could change to investigate this further. Some of our ideas included: changing the temperature or amount of milk; changing the type of milk we used i.e. whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk; changing the amount of food colouring we used or even using different substances to add colour i.e. ink, paint or nail varnish.
LEGO WORKSHOP 21.3.18
The children in year 6 had a brilliant afternoon designing, building and programming their own Lego vehicle. They learned to use motion sensors, motors and sound. In addition, they learned how to use algorithms to operate their design.
Healthy Lifestyle Science
As part of our science unit on 'Animals including humans,' year 6 have been learning about the impact of diet and exercise on our bodies. In groups, the children presented their own adverts to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Cinema Visit - 'Wonder'
Year 6 had a great morning at the cinema watching 'Wonder'. They are studying the book in class at the moment; this experience will help them greatly with their follow up work.
Live Science Lesson
6S took part in a LIVE science lesson which was linked to the BBC Terrific Scientific Feet Campaign. We explored how flexible our feet are and investigated whether there is a rural and urban variation. We learned that, although some of our characteristics are inherited, some of our features are controlled by the environment we live in.
The children enjoyed their Christmas lunch. They all looked great in the party hats that they had made!
Science Investigation 16.11.17 - Series and parallel circuits
In year 6, we have been investigating the differences between series and parallel circuits and their uses in everyday life.
Laches Wood Assembly
Well done to Year 6 for their great performance! We hope that the rest of the children, staff and parents enjoyed watching!
'Alright Charlie' Police Visit
PC Edge recently came into school to deliver the 'Alright Charlie' workshop. This gave our children the opportunity to discuss some of the dangers of modern society; both online and offline.
Laches Wood 2017
Here are some of the pictures from our fantastic week at Laches Wood.
Praying the Rosary
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's apparition in Fatima, Year 6 went into the Chapel to learn a little more about why the Rosary is so important to us as Catholics. The children also spent some time praying the Rosary together.
French & Music afternoon with Saint John Fisher staff
Year 6 had a fantastic afternoon thanks to Mrs Higgins and Miss Golds from Saint John Fisher. The children learned various animal names in French. In addition to this, they had the opportunity to write their own song. We have some talented lyric writers!
School Councillors in Year Six
The children have voted for their representatives on the school council. This year they have chosen Ruby (6S), Krae (6S), Tia (6B) and Joshua (6B).
Building electrical circuits!
As an introduction to our first science unit of Electricity, we worked in groups to choose equipment to build an electrical circuit. We investigated factors which affect circuits, such as:
bulb brightness, circuit overload and types of switches. We discussed what happens when there is a break in the circuit and used the scientific vocabulary we have learned to explain why.
Year 6 took part in an e-safety awareness afternoon with PCSO Steve Edge.
We discussed ways in which we can remain safe on internet and what to do if we feel uncomfortable about anything online. We focused on cyber bullying and the effects of this.