Author Archives: Mr G. Keilty

Art & RE in Y6…week 2…15th Sept

Art & RE in Y6…week 2…15th Sept

Taking a very small amount of time off the relentless Y6 pursuit of excellence in Maths and English, we have extended our Geography topic (aka Creative Curriculum, if any OFSTED inspectors are reading this) on El Salvador to explore the work of world-famous Salvadoran artist, Francisco Llort.  Llort seeks to express the beauty and vibrancy of his homeland through his art and Y6 have created some stunning designs in a similar style.  You’ll see them in all their magnificence if you come to the Y6 CAFOD lunch a week on Friday..

Given a remit to develop the teaching of R.E. in more creative ways, on Friday afternoon Y6 performed various versions of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.  What a talented class of actors!  Come and watch them show off their skills in the Y6 Class Assembly next Friday.  Not to be missed!

 

Science in Y6…week 1

Science in Y6…week 1

Hello and welcome back to all our readers. What an excellent start we have made to the new school year, turning up full of determination, liveliness and enthusiasm.  Even the teacher. As our regular readers will know, the first science topic is all about living longer by eating the right foods, doing the right amount…Read More

Creative Curriculum in Y6…more art & design…Dec 7th

Creative Curriculum in Y6…more art & design…Dec 7th

Well, as we bid a fond farewell to at least 25% of our readership, life continues as normal in Y6 as children immerse themselves in the yuletide creative curriculum.  We’ve made our clay gift boxes and have started to paint them.  Note, if you will, the child proudly displaying his model in front of a…Read More

Creative Curriculum in Y6…art & design…Nov 30th

Creative Curriculum in Y6…art & design…Nov 30th

It will soon be Christmas, and, in a potentially futile attempt to avoid last-minute panicking, we’re starting our seasonal creative curriculum activities earlier than usual.  But we’re also trying to be twice as productive this year, making one of the famous Y6 Christmas containers for a family member’s treasured present, and another to be sold…Read More

Which type of exercise raises your pulse rate the most?…Science in Y6…Nov 9th

Which type of exercise raises your pulse rate the most?…Science in Y6…Nov 9th

…and how long does it take for your pulse rate to return to normal after exercise?  These were the questions investigated by Y6 scientists this week.  The latter test is used by sportspeople and athletes worldwide to determine fitness levels.  According to our results, we’ve certainly got some super-fit children in the class.  Or maybe…Read More

Science, PE & Music in Y6…26th Oct

Science, PE & Music in Y6…26th Oct

We’re on to the second installment of the first Y6 science topic of the year entitled, as you know, “How To Live Longer (or die trying)”.  The children have been learning about the heart – its structure and functions – and its place in the human circulation system.  That’s the science bit.  We went in…Read More

At High Borrans with Y6…15th to 19th Oct

At High Borrans with Y6…15th to 19th Oct

A truly wonderful week was had by twenty-two intrepid adventurers when we visited High Borrans this week for the Y6 residential.  Activities were many and varied: mountain climbing, canoeing, orienteering, ghyll scrambling, caving, team building, toasting marshmallows over a camp fire, making Christmas decorations – the lot!  The children overcame every obstacle with bravery and…Read More

RE in action…Buddy assembly…CAFOD lunch…Y6 7th Oct

RE in action…Buddy assembly…CAFOD lunch…Y6 7th Oct

It was “RE in Action Week” this week in Y6 with two big events.  On Thursday it was the Buddy Assembly where Year 6 pupils formally welcome the new starters in Reception to be a part of our school family.  On Friday it was the annual  CAFOD Harvest Fast Day fund-raising lunch where the soup…Read More