Year 6’s Home Study Task

Year 6 ~ Home Study Task 1 ~ Famous Rivers

Choose a river from around the world to research and present.

·       Where is it?

·       How long is it?

·       What is the ecology like around it?

·       How is it used?

Due: Wednesday 16th October 2019

Prayer Friends

Year 6 and Reception joined together this afternoon to find out who their prayer friends are. They had lots of fun spending time playing and getting to know each other!

We hope that by providing Reception children with a Year 6 prayer friend, they will have that extra layer of support and comfort as they get to know another familiar face. Year 6 are then there to look after them on the playground when necessary, talk to them about school, and accompany them to Mass, modelling how to behave and engage in prayer. Being a Prayer Friend is something which all children love and take very seriously – many long term friendships have begun from Prayer Friends.

Place Value is F U N!

Year 6 really enjoyed playing our own version of Yahtzee today! They had to use the dice to create 7-digit numbers that met different criteria whilst competing against their team to also create the highest possible number for that category. It really got their brains working as they had to reason through their choices. Our classroom was full of so much mathematical vocabulary (in between the screams of glee and groans of frustration!).

 

New Beginnings

Year 6 took part in their first shared class liturgy of the year today in our lovely prayer garden. Children helped to read scripture based on the theme of ‘New Beginnings’ before we shared our resolutions for the new acadmic year ahead.

Set me like a seal on your heart…

Year 6 were reverent and active as they led us in the readings and bidding prayers of our first whole school mass this morning. They are looking forward to finding out who their prayer friends are in Reception at the end of the week and helping them in their faith journey too.

 

Year 6 Confirmation Programme

Firstly, I hope you all had a lovely summer break and it’s great to welcome all the children back to school.  This is a very important year for your child and family as they will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 17th May 2020.

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Whilst the children will be undertake the majority of their preparation to receive the Sacrament in school, a vital part of the faith journey is the support they receive from their parents and the parish.  This is such an important experience for your child.  We acknowledge that parents are the first faith educators of their children but it is the role of the parish and school to support them in this.  With this in mind Fr Michael has arranged a programme centred on the Easter Vigil for those children wishing to receive the Sacrament and their parent(s).  As you may be aware, Fr Michael is leaving All Souls this month to take up a position within the Diocese of Plymouth and Fr Paul Burch has been appointed as the new Parish Priest at All Souls.  Therefore the programme  will be led by Fr Paul and Barbara McGowan (parish catechist) and supported by the school.  The programme is as follows:

Date Theme Time Venue
Saturday 5th October 2019 Silence & Chips 5 – 6.30pm

 

 

Parish Room

Saturday 9th November 2019 Fire & Stories 6.30 pm

 

Sunday 1st December 2019

 

Family Mass &

Y6 Presentation: Advent & Easter

 

9.30 – 10.30am  

 

 

Church

Sunday 9th February 2019 Family Mass &

Y6 Presentation: Creation & Sustainability

 

9.30 – 10.30am

 

Saturday 14th March 2019 Baptism & Belonging 5 – 6.30pm Parish Room

 

Saturday 4th April 2019

 

Confessions 10.30am Church
Sunday 5th April 2019

Palm Sunday

 

Family Mass

Y6 Read The Passion

9.30 – 10.30am  

 

Church

Sunday 3rd May 2019

 

Family Mass &

Y6 Presentation: Our Committment

9.30am
Sunday 17th May 2019 Sacrament of Confirmation 11.15am

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, the first session is interestingly called ‘Silence & Chips’.  This will take the form of a period of silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and then a fish and chip supper to celebrate the start of the program.

Please return the reply slip attached to the letter sent out via email acknowledging receipt of this information and indicating your menu preference for those parents and Y6 children having a fish and chip supper. Please return it to school by Wednesday 18th September 2019.

Thank you.

Year 6’s mathematical board games!

Wow! We were completely amazed by the effort gone into Year 6’s summer task! They were given the challenge to create a mathematical board game and they really were fab! Here are some photos of them showing their friends their creations and taking it in turns to play each one.

Well done Year 6! They will definitely make furture wet breaks a little less dreary 🙂

Thank you also for all of the beautiful postcards we received – it was so lovely to hear about what you have been up to during the summer holidays.

 

 

Goodbye Year 6 x

Year 6, you’ve been amazing! Thank you for contributing to what has been a wonderful year filled with amazing memories! We wish you all lots of luck in secondary school and hope you all achieve your dreams. Please stay true to who you are and be the very best versions of yourselves you can be. You will be missed but please, keep in touch!

Thank you also for all of your thoughtful words, cards and gifts – they are greatly appreciated! 🙂

Have a lovely summer!

Mrs Hartwell & Mrs Elkins

London!

What a fabulous, fun and laughter-filled day trip to London! The children were an absolute credit to the school with their impeccable behaviour, enthusiasm and sense of exploration! We all thoroughly enjoyed every part of the day. Check out the photos to see what we got up to! : )