Category Archives: Our Faith In Action

Science, RE, PE & Music in Y6…week 6…October 11th

Science, RE, PE & Music in Y6…week 6…October 11th

No rest for the wicked.  Y6 are back from High Borrans and straight into another busy week.  We completed the Buddy Pen-Portrait display for the hall and made welcome cards for the Buddy assembly on Thursday which was as simple, yet as touching, as ever.  We continued learning about the circulation system in science with investigations into how quickly our pulse rates return to normal after strenuous exercise (or gentle exercise in some cases) and augmented this with my favourite lesson of the year, “Heart Aerobics” – a hall-sized working model of the human body around which the pupils, cunningly disguised as blood cells, transported molecules of oxygen and carbon-dioxide, all to the music of “I Feel Good” by the immortal James Brown.  We finished Friday afternoon with a class liturgy led by four pupils to celebrate the end of our first RE topic of the year.  Oh, and we also did some English and Maths, too, because that’s all we do in Y6, isn’t it?

 

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

With CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day falling during our time at High Borrans this year, we brought the traditional Y6 CAFOD fundraising lunch forward a week.  A true cross-curricular extravaganza if ever I’ve seen one, though perhaps a shade too subtle for our special visitors to notice when we did exactly the same last year! The…Read More

Recycle with Michael

Recycle with Michael

During the month of September, we ran a campaign on behalf of the Salvation Army called ‘Recycle with Michael’. We were asked to donate unwanted clothing and shoes to help people who are less fortunate than ourselves. At St. Columba’s we collected 115 bags! The Salvation Army were thrilled with our donations and wanted to…Read More

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…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

Y6’s Prodigal Daughter assembly and some maths reasoning…Y6…27th Sept

Y6’s Prodigal Daughter assembly and some maths reasoning…Y6…27th Sept

A frantic week in Y6 with an assembly to plan, prepare, practise, produce and perform – all in two afternoons!  Not to mention the fact that it’s the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Lunch next Friday!  And the Buddy assembly is imminent! Naturally, the Y6 children (blissfully aware of all of the above) rose to the…Read More

A visit from Sister Vincent

On Thursday morning Father David came to school to tell us all about his friends who live in Kenya and the work he has done there. He brought along Sister Vincent who lives in Kenya and helps the local people. We learnt so much about the work they both do to help people who are…Read More