Our Lady of Lourdes Day
This week we have been celebrating Our Lady of Lourdes Day in class. On Wednesday, we enjoyed Year Three St Matthew's class assembly, where we were each given a set of rosary beads. We also received a copy of a beautiful prayer which the children had written for us. On Thursday, we welcomed Brother Alejandro into class and he lead a prayer session using a rosary. On Friday, we shared a special prayer in our class prayer book and learnt about the pilgrimage to Lourdes. We then imagined that we had been on a pilgrimage and wrote letters and diary entries about our experiences.
Transport for London Workshop
Year Six had a visit from Chloe from Transport for London, who ran a workshop on how to stay safe when travelling on public transport. We watched videos and discussed different scenarios. It was an informative afternoon and we learnt several important lessons including where to stand when waiting for a bus; how to behave on public transport and how to use Oyster and Zip cards.
Blood and Bones!
Our Science topic this half term is "Our Bodies," and Year Six had a fun afternoon of practical, hands on activities. Firstly, we used paper and tape to make structures to hold and protect a tennis ball. This demonstrated the role of the skeleton in our body. We then made "blood" using food to represent different elements including red and white cells and plasma.
The Story of Moses
We have been learning about the story of Moses in the Book of Exodus. Here are some pictures of freeze frames of key parts of the story.
Class Book Display
Our class reading book for this half term is "Outlaw," by Michael Morpurgo. The book is a re-telling of the legend of Robin Hood. Thank you to the children who designed our wonderful display and to everybody who gave up their lunch times to help cut out leaves and paint the pictures.
It has been lovely to welcome Year Six back to school after the holidays and the children have settled into the new term. They have been busy writing prayers for the year ahead, which links to our R.E. topic for this term.
Fun Christmas Learning!
This week, we took part in a group Christmas Maths challenge. Miss Fodor taught us all about Christmas in Hungary and we created beautiful Jesse Tree decorations.
World War II Books
Following our trip to the Imperial War Museum, the children have been making their own books about World War II, using the information they gathered on the day.
The Imperial War Museum
Year Six had a wonderful day at the Imperial War Museum and learnt so much about World War II during History Week. The Museum is full of interesting exhibits and - like many of the museums in London - it's free! A highlight of the day was seeing the setting of a key scene in the book "Grandpa's Great Escape." The behaviour was excellent and we received compliments from Museum staff and other visitors.
Well Done, Year Six!
We've won the cup for 100% attendance and the certificate for the smartest class. Mrs Bickerstaff also chose the Star Writer from our class this week. Well done! What a great assembly!
We welcomed Brother Alejandro to Year Six to help us to celebrate the start of Advent.
David Walliams - Grandpa's Great Escape
Year Six have been reading "Grandpa's Great Escape" by David Walliams. Here are some freeze frames of Grandpa's first escape.
Year Five and Six took part in an inter-house quiz to introduce the IPC topic "Making the News." Congratulations to the winners - Walsingham!
Visit to Newman College's Shakespeare Festival
The children thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Newman College to watch the boys perform "The Merchant of Venice."
Cultural Arts Week
During our Cultural Arts Week, Year Six learnt about Goa. The children read traditional tales, made origami lotus flowers and designed rangoli patterns.
Year Five and Six Trip to The Science Museum
Year Five and Six had a wonderful day at the Science Museum, where they learnt all about the digestive system in an entertaining workshop called "You've Got Guts!" There was also time for lunch in the sunshine on the steps of the Albert Memorial and a chance to admire the architecture.
Measuring Up Maths!
Year Six have been using their measuring skills to investigate the ratio of different parts of the body. Is the total length of your fingers the same as the length of your arm? Is your height the same as the length of your out stretched arms?!
St Giles Trust - Gang Workshop
Year Six received a visit from St Giles Trust who spoke to them about their future and making good choices. It was very interesting and informative with plenty of time for questions and discussion.
The children enjoyed the visit from Rob Lloyd Jones, author of the novel "Wild Boy." After the lesson, they created freeze frames of a key scene in the book.
BBC Live Lessons: Terrific Scientific!
Year Six joined schools across the country to take part in an online lesson about exercise and how it helps us. After the lesson, we went outside to take our pulse and discover how it changed after exercise.
Our IPC topic this term is "Keeping Fit". We started this project with an afternoon of healthy activities. We all took part in an exercise class and then made a delicious, fruit drink.