Miss Quinn let Year 6 loose with the watercolour paints this week as they practised using different techniques such as blotting, bleeding, resisting and even experimenting with table salt!
Today we came into school dressed in our own Pudsey-inspired outfits, pyjamas and colourful clothes. We each donated £1 which contributed to the school raising over £250 for BBC’s Children in Need charity.
We learnt more about what this charity does and how we can help before writing our own prayers for those in need and offering these up to God. We also discussed how fortunate we are and what we have to be thankful for in our own lives.
Today, Year 6 commemorated Remembrance Day 2020 by taking part in a variety of activities which allowed us the time to reflect and remember the brave soldiers who fought for us and our country.
We joined the whole school on the playground on the 11th hour of the 11th day of 11th month for a 2-minute silence to offer our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by war.
In the afternoon, we walked to our Church prayer garden where we shared in a class prayer service to reflect and remember.
We thanked God for looking after those who bravely fought for our country and stayed with them until the hour of their death, just like Mary did for Jesus. We thanked the soldiers who made a sacrifice, risking their lives of today for our futures of tomorrow. Jesus too gave up his today for our tomorrow to grant us salvation. We also offered our thoughts and prayers to the families who suffered throughout their time of separation and many lost their loved ones. We thanked God for providing comfort to them in their hour of need.
As our going forth activity, we created a piece of remembrance art using Zentangle patterns. We then made poppies to add colour to our zentangles and bring them to life just like the the poppies brought life to the battlefields when the war had ended.
All Souls’ Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died.
Year 6 enjoyed sharing in a whole school prayer service in which we learnt about why this day is important in the Church and also why it is an important day for us as a school.
As our going forth activity, we each wrote a person that we would like to pray for this All Souls’ Day on a purple star to be offerred up at mass.
We left a candle lit on our prayer focus all day to remember those that have died. Lighting a candle reminds us to follow in Jesus’ light so we too will live with Jesus and the Saints in Heaven.
As it was also the naming day of our school, we enjoyed some yummy cakes too!
The children in Year 6 have been busy exploring one point persepctive in Art
– I am sure you will agree the outcome so far is very effective!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Own Books for their fabulous donations. We had lots of happy faces delighted with the books they were given to take home to read this half term!
As the month of October draws to a close we shared in a whole school prayer service, via Zoom, to pray the Rosary together.
We reflected on the Luminous Mysteries, meditating on these Mysteries of Light work to bring us a deeper understanding to the life of Jesus. They fill in the spaces for the lesser known areas of the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross.
Five brilliant readers from Year Six treated us to the readings of scripture of these five mysteries and the other classes joined in with prayer and reflection.
It was a joy to see all the year groups from Reception through to Year Six sharing in such a special prayer.
Despite the girls being in the lead yesterday, the boys did an amazing job overtaking them last night, with both teams doubling their score in 24 hours. Here are the latest results:
Keep going Year 6 – it’s going to be a close one I think!
Today, Year 6 brightened up this harvest to build a better world by dressing in their brightest colours and bringing in their donations of food for charity.
We also took part in CAFOD’s harvest assembly, taking time to reflect on how fortunate we are and praying for all of those less fortunate than us.
Today, Year 6 joined together to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
We celebrated this special feast day by sharing in a class prayer service reminding us of the importance of the Rosary prayer. We then created our own class rosary beads before using them to help us pray the Rosary together.