Author Archives: Mr G. Keilty

A Message from Mr Keilty to Y6

A Message from Mr Keilty to Y6

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all fit and well and I hope you’re being good for your mams and dads.

I know you’ll all have just about finished the homework pack you took home with you on Friday.  Don’t worry.  We’ll be sending out more work to keep you busy. In the meantime, try some of the ideas on the homework menu that was in the pack.  If you choose some of the fun ideas, take a photo and share it for everyone to see.  If you’ve done all of those already, I’ve made a new homework menu with some wonderful new suggestions.  Click here       Homework menu 2

Check out the Y6 section of the St Columba’s website.  I’ve put up some photos I took last week.

Let’s hope we all get the chance to be together again and finish the year off properly.

Here are some photos to remind you of how hard you can work when you try.

 

Art & RE in Y6…March 16th

Art & RE in Y6…March 16th

I promised you an update on the art we’ve been doing in Y6 to prepare for the Y6 Passover meal for children & their families which will, very sadly, now not take place.  Nonetheless, the children worked with great skill and co-operation to produce an absolutely magnificent display. The likes of which I’ve never seen…Read More

Y6 Art…or is it RE?…week 8…Feb 28th

Y6 Art…or is it RE?…week 8…Feb 28th

Once the subject of a 1950s Hollywood blockbuster modestly entitled “The Greatest Book Ever Written”, and more recently brought to life by Dreamworks Studios’ “Prince of Egypt”, Y6 have been learning about the Old Testament story of the Exodus.  This will culminate in the traditional Y6 Passover meal for pupils and their families. To get…Read More

Geography in Y6…week 6…Feb 14th

Geography in Y6…week 6…Feb 14th

Y6 pupils have been learning about the lines on the globe: what they are called; what they show; why they are there.  We’ve learned about time zones and discovered which cities in the world celebrate New Year first and last.  Did you know that China (for all its vast size) only has one time zone? …Read More

Week 4 in Y6…Technology…31st Jan

Week 4 in Y6…Technology…31st Jan

This week’s challenge in Science was a technological one for the mighty brains of Year 6.  Could they (with minimal help from the teacher) make that old fairground staple from yesteryear: a steady-hand tester.  Not only did a bulb have to light whenever an unsteady hand caused the wand to touch the obstacle, but, simultaneously,…Read More

The Keilty Challenge…Year 6…24th January

The Keilty Challenge…Year 6…24th January

The Keilty Challenge has been a feature of Y6 from time immemorial.  Points are awarded for many praiseworthy actions: kindness, brilliance, achievement, progress, exceptional intelligence, clever vocabulary etc.  The class aim to earn – between them – over 32 points in a week.  When this target was first met (a difficult enough feat) the agreed…Read More

Science in Y6…Week 2…17th Jan

Science in Y6…Week 2…17th Jan

New year, new science topic.  This week the intrepid Y6 scientists have been getting to grips with the intricacies of circuits, cells, switches and sockets as they have started a unit of work on electricity, arguably the most important invention ever in the history of the world.Read More