Category Archives: Year 6

Year 6’s first week back!

Year 6’s first week back!

Year 6 have had a busy first week back after half term. We’ve had some tricky maths lessons on the concept of volume, a new class novel called Crater Lake and some Maya challenges to digest!

However, we did take a break from the busy day to enjoy the partial eclipse on Thursday! We used Mr Keilty’s special eclipse glasses to be able to look directly at the eclipse without any danger to our eyes, it was fascinating!

Year 6 and Reception Buddies – Easter Egg Hunt!

Year 6 and Reception Buddies – Easter Egg Hunt!

Although things are a little different this year, Y6 still wanted to share in the traditional Easter egg hunt with their buddies in Reception class. So, each member of Y6 carefully decorated an egg with their buddy’s name on it. They then hid these in the Reception garden before disappearing to watch from afar as…Read More

Active Travel

Active Travel

We competed the annual Active Travel survey with Mrs Iliadou this week. We monitored and recorded how each of us travels to school and then back home again. At our school we encourage active travelling. This year we had better results than ever before. We did more walking and used less cars! We know it’s…Read More

A fantastic start in Year 6!

A fantastic start in Year 6!

Year 6 have returned to school after the half term break….with a bang! Our new topic this half term is ‘Bravery, Courage and Strength’ with a specific focus on World War Two. The children have been hooked by this topic and have been asking a wealth of challenging, inquisitive and engaging questions. In Maths, we…Read More

Year 6 CAFOD lunch 2020

Year 6 CAFOD lunch 2020

Year 6 had a great day on Friday, preparing vegetables and making soup for CAFOD Family Fast Day. This is a long standing Year 6 tradition at St Columba’s. Usually, we invite all the parents and staff to join us in the Year 6 classroom. However, this year, like many other traditions, the celebration looked…Read More

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