Friday 30th September, 2022

Today the children led the Friday assembly well – they spoke with confidence, played their guitars like professionals and showed their understanding of the rosary for the rest of the school to learn about. A special well done to the singers Gabriela, Elle, Violet, Ela-Maria and Caroline who created their own verses for our Rosary song which they sang today.  Well done!

 

 

 

Also in assembly the children received their badges for their leadership roles.  They were really proud to receive these.  Just encourage your child to make sure that they are removed from their uniform at laundry time!!

This week in English the children have explored the animation ‘The Piano’. They considered the symbolism in the short clip and wrote descriptions of the old man.

In Maths, our work on multiplying numbers  up to 3 decimal places by 10/100/1000 has continued and the children have been given plenty of problem solving tasks to apply their understanding to contextual questions.  In RE we have been studying the Bible further and learning about St Vincent de Paul as it was his feast day on Tuesday, making links to the bible to describe how the values of St Vincent of compassion, humility and generosity are encouraged and shown in the Bible.

Congratulations to Finn and Charlie, St Vincent’s House Captains, who led the whole school assembly on Tuesday using a very informative power point and finishing with a quiz which the children enjoyed. In the afternoon, the members of St Vincent’s House had an extra playtime alongside a treat that had been provided for by Finn and Charlie.

On Wednesday morning a large group of Year 6 boys took part in a football tournament at Wroxham Primary School and are now through to the quarter finals!  The boys returned to school happy with their result!

Kian and Vihaan shared the teams result at assembly today.  Albion was given Man of the Match.

 

                         

The Class met their reading buddies this afternoon and as promised here are some photos from last week.  Do also look at the reception blog to see the photos taken also.

 

Have a good weekend.

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines

Home Learning for this week:

On Thursday, we are hoping to take the class on a local area trip as part of our History Topic: Potters Bar at War.  This is weather permitting so may be cancelled at short notice.  Your child will need a packed lunch on this day.

  • Mathletics
  • TTRs (Timestable Rockstars)
  • Spelling: cial/tial focus this week
  • financial, financially, commercial, provincial, initial, initially, controversial, controversially,  spacial, palatial.
  • SPAG.com

Friday 23rd September

This week, although a shorter one, has been a busy one!

In Maths the children have continued with their work on place value and we have been looking at negative numbers and rounding.  The children have been working hard to explain how they round to the nearest 10/100/1000/10,000/100,000  etc.

In RE we have been looking at the bible and finding out lots of interesting facts about it.  As it is our class assembly next week, the children have been preparing for their parts.  The assembly is about The Rosary and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next Friday when they present it to the rest of the school.

In English, the focus has been on completing their letters of application for their leadership roles.  Mrs Heymoz read through their pieces and also listened to their audios.  Yesterday she visited the class and informed them of the roles that they are leading this year.  These leadership roles are taken very seriously and it is an expectation that Year 6 students present excellent role models to all children in the school community.  Year 6  children thrive on being responsible, trustworthy and dedicated individuals.  They love to take on responsibilities and lead by example.   Many of these roles involve children giving up a little of their own time, usually during playtimes, and this is something which they love to do as they relish supporting and enthusing others socially and academically. We thank them for embracing such a wonderful role and look forward to seeing them grow in their confidence by leading by example.

This morning, we celebrated our school mass for the start of this academic year.  Thank you to Tymon (powerpoint), Eric (altar server), Johanna (Reading) and Alfie (Bidding Prayers) for helping with the mass and to the liturgy group who assisted me with the altar and tidying away afterwards.

This afternoon, the children met their reading partners!  The Reception classroom and outside area was a buzz of excitement.  The children presented them with a special card and spent time with them.  Photographs  of the afternoon will be posted once we receive photographic consent from all reception parents.

 

Home Learning has been set:

  1.  Spellings for this week: atrocious, conscious, delicious, ferocious, gracious, luscious, malicious, precious, spacious, suspicious. Games for this are on spelling shed.
  2. SPAG.com. Logins for this remain the same as last year.
  3. Timestables Rockstars (please log on to see the tables that have been set)
  4. Mathsletics (based on rounding)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines.

 

Friday 16th September

Another week has flown by in Year 6. On Monday, we welcomed back Sensei Michael and took part in a karate lesson. On Tuesday we joined with many parishioners for the 10am mass on the feast day of St. John Chrysostom.  Fr Shaun spoke to the children in his homily about their role as Year 6 children and developing their leadership skills in the year ahead.

In English this week, we continued our theme of leadership and the children began writing speeches to apply for their chosen role. We will finish them off and record them next week. A lot of thought has been given by the children towards this work in class and many children produced speeches (as part of their home learning) to say in their house team meetings today.  On Wednesday the class attended their first swimming session which they enjoyed. On Thursday, the class took part in an online road safety lesson. The children greatly impressed the leader of the session with their knowledge. They also learnt some new facts about stopping distance and booster seat laws.

This afternoon, we spent time talking about the queen and the events that are taking place at the moment and over this coming bank holiday weekend.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful long weekend.

 

Mrs Lines and Mrs McNamara

 

Home learning:

This week, spelling shed logins have been handed out.

The children should practise their weekly spellings on here. They will be tested on these words next Friday.

ambitious, amphibious, curious, devious, fictitious, infectious, notorious, nutritious, repetitious, obvious

 

Year 6 Leadership Day

Good morning children.

The focus this morning for you as a house team is to examine your house saint and find out these things about him/her:

Key Questions:

              Who was s/he and what did s/he do?

How can we learn from her/him in our leadership?

What qualities of Jesus does she/he display?

With this information, you will present your findings to the rest of the class ensuring that each team member plays a part in the presentation.  There are some web links below each house saint to aid you in your research.

St Bernadette

St Francis of Assisi

 St Louise de Marillac     

St Vincent de Paul

 

Links: Click on the picture of your house saint and you will be taken to a website for you to look at.

Also, click on the letters below to reveal another website to aid your search.

      B      C

Qualities of Jesus

 

 

Friday 9th September, 2022

The children added new bedding plants to our memorial pots


It has been a lovely start back for Year 6. The children have been very interested in the new topics we have introduced this week in Maths (place value based on large numbers), English (looking at the topic of leadership ), RE (launching our Year of Pilgrimage)…the list goes on!

The children were happy to be back together again and of course have embraced the responsibilities that Year 6 children are given.  From our whole school assembly on Monday to today’s Friday’s assembly, members of the class have acted responsibly and assisted for many events this week including greeting our new reception children and their parents and assisting the new reception class today at lunchtime.  Well done children!

On Monday, in class, the children took part in a class liturgy and discussed their hopes for the coming year.  Their hopes were written on paper rolled into a scroll and then added to the class prayer table.  Every year we examine our Mission prayer and this year, with an extra part added to it, the children spent time talking about what it means to them.

On Thursday, Year 6 met with Lorcan, who has come to stay in our parish. He will be working with the class every week.  The children quizzed Lorcan on many areas and were especially intrigued to find out what football team he supported!

Home Learning this week is:

Mathletics and Timestable Rockstars.

Prepare your House Captain speech should you want to apply for this role.  In class the children are writing speeches for the remaining roles in addition to a house captain speech.  Please can you encourage your child to think about what they can bring to one of the many roles available to them.

[Liturgy leader, Sports Captain,  Fairtrade Leader, Laudato-Si Leader, Junior Travel Ambassador].

Looking forward to seeing you at our ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting on Monday at 2:30pm. Our PE sessions for this year are: Monday and Wednesday.  The children will also be starting their swimming lessons next Wednesday as well.  A letter was sent home to you about this during the week.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines.

Our Year of Pilgrimage Prayer:

God of our journey

Be with us during this year of pilgrimage

And guide our feet along this path of life.

Be our companion by day and night

And may we feel your presence at our side.

Keep us safe and  help us to grow closer to you as we strive to build a better world.

Through Christ our Lord

Amen

Year 6 – 21/07/22

And that’s a wrap!

What a week we’ve had! In amongst surviving the heat, this week’s highlights have included spending time with Reception partners, having a very special Leavers’ Mass at the church on Wednesday, enjoying the pizza party yesterday afternoon and getting shirts and yearbooks signed this morning.

Thank you, children, for all the memories that you’ve given me over the past year. I will miss you all and I wish you a fantastic summer which you thoroughly deserve. Have an amazing time at secondary school, and please do say ‘hi’ to me if you see me out and about – it really does make my day when I see past pupils!

Thank you, parents, for your generosity, kind words, and support that you have shown – not just this week, but all year. It does not go unnoticed and it is so appreciated.

Lots of love,

Miss Donatantonio xx

Year 6 – 15/07/22

Wow, Year 6 – what a week you’ve had! Your performances on Monday morning and Tuesday evening were phenomenal! You gave the performance of your lives and did so with smiles on your faces. I am so incredibly proud of you all.

To end a wonderful week, we had our Friday Funday today, and fun it most definitely was! We kicked off the day with the go-karts, then enjoyed obstacle races, the bouncy castle and nerf gun shooting. The afternoon consisted of the Year 6s taking their reading partners around the various activities on offer, including face paints, Splat the Rat, Hook a Duck, the sponge water experience, indoor games, another obstacle course, and fruit kebabs, cake and sweets. The day ended with a refreshing ice lolly. Thank you so much to the FOPPS for a fantastic day – everyone had a blast!

Here is the tutorial for the friendship bracelets we made – a few of you were asking for it:

Continue enjoying the sun this weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday! Please wear your school caps and bring your water bottles and bags in so that you can empty your trays and take books home.

Miss Donatantonio 🌞😎

Year 6 – 08/07/22

The children have been rehearsing extremely hard this week for Go For Gold, and it promises to be a fantastic show. We look forward to performing to you on Tuesday evening!

Children, this weekend is the last push for you to practise songs and actions, as well as going over your lines.

Year 6 – 01/07/22

In between rehearsing hard for our production (which is beginning to sound amazing!), Year 6 have been enjoying sewing their mobile phone cases and playing rounders.

Last week, the children were once again fantastic with their Reception buddies as they made games and obstacle courses for them.

Please continue to practise lines and songs (along with dance moves), and to bring in any props and costumes on Monday so that we can start doing full dress rehearsals!

Song 1 – Go For Gold (p.18):

Song 2 – The Truce (p.24)

Song 3 – Zeus (p.27):

Song 4 – Zeus Rap (p.29):

Song 5 – Milo (p.33):

Song 6 – Champion (p.35):

Song 7 – Champion (Reprise) (p.43):

Song 8 – Celebrate (p.45):

Song 9 – Go For Gold (Reprise) (p.47):

Enjoy your weekend 😊

Miss Donatantonio

Year 6 – 17/06/22

It’s the end of another week, and once again it’s been a busy one. Tuesday was Sports Day, and the children jumped, threw and run to their best ability despite the heat!

All did brilliantly, but well done especially to St Bernadette house; Phoebe and William had the honour of lifting the trophy and parading it around the field with the rest of their house!

It was also Healthy Eating Week, and Year 6’s focus was Vary Your Protein. The children learned that pulses are an excellent source of plant-based protein, and today we made and tasted a protein smoothie and a chickpea, lentil and coconut curry, which went down a treat!

Great fun was also had trying raw ginger, which is full of health benefits. The shock of the taste took some by surprise!

Finally, the week ended in a beautiful Blessed Sacrament Procession. Y6 walked with their Reception partners and they were absolutely fantastic. Well done!

Home learning is to learn your lines for Go For Gold. Here is the pdf of the script if yours is at school: Go For Gold – Script

Please also practise the songs; these can be found at the bottom of last week’s blog.

Have a great weekend!