Year 6 began the new half term by celebrating our class saint, Saint Pope John Paul II, whose feast day took place during half term on the 22nd October.
We arrived at school dressed in red, blue and yellow clothes to reflect St. John Paul II’s coat of arms.
We began the day learning all about Saint Pope John Paul II and his life, including his papacy and his journey to sainthood. It was soon clear to see why he is such a special man and why his life was so highly celebrated!
Saint Pope John Paull II is well known for his preaching – he travelled far and wide to ensure he was passing on the word of God to everyone he could. This gave him the nickname of the ‘Pilgrim Pope’. We explored his famous quotes in more depth, discussing what we thought he meant by his words and what we can learn from them.
Throughout the day, we had lots of activities on the go!
Oil pastels and chalk were used to create stained glass windows of Saint Pope John Paull II by some children:
Some children chose to make flags displaying St John Paul II’s coat of arms:
Others decided to re-create the coat of arms using squared paper to help them draw it to scale:
We all then used the kindles to conduct our own further research to create teaching posters about our class saint, Saint Pope John Paull II.
Finally, we saved the best until last … W had learnt that Saint Pope John Paull II was the first Polish pope so we decided to all bring in an item of Polish food to indulge in with a shared buffet! Everyone did so well trying everything, from different meats to gherkins!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to a fabulous day and for bringing in food – whether shop bought or homebaked, it was all delicious! 🙂