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Sports Day!

Great fun was had by all at this year's Sports Day event!  All children tried their best and loved taking on each challenge!

As usual, Year 6 were amazing!  Winners to be announced soon. 

 

Jubilee Celebrations!

Year 6 practising their 1950s dance!

Snowdome Trip

Wow! Year 6 had the best time celebrating their finished SATs with a trip to the Snowdome. Rock

climbing and ice skating were on the agenda and a great time was head by all! Excellent behaviour as usual.  It was also incredibly funny to see them fall down one by one (not getting hurt of course).  This happened CONTINUOUSLY  for an hour. Very entertaining. 

Arithmetic Orienteering

Year 6 had a great time completing their arithmetic revision by roaming around the school, looking for clues and then solving arithmetic questions. It was a much needed break from the classroom and the children behaved brilliantly.

SATs Parent Workshop

A huge thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our SATs Workshop this week.  It was great to be able to share with you all, the work that Year 6 have been doing and the type of questions that they will be expected to answer during the tests.  For those parents  unable to attend, your children will have brought home a pack of revision and the PowerPoint slides from my presentation.  Please take a look.

Shakespeare Workshop

Year 6 had the opportunity to enjoy a Shakespeare workshop led by actors where they learned about the story of Macbeth and then got to act out scenes from the well known and fabulous play. 

 

Tinkercad 3D Printing

Year 6 enjoyed using Tinkercad software to design their 3D keyrings which will then be printed on the 3D printer!  What an experience!

Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

Year 6 did a brilliant job of showing support, love, compassion and help towards the people of Ukraine last week when we held our Red Cross Fundraising day to raise money to help the people fleeing from this terrible and unprovoked war. 

As a school, it was amazing to see a wave of yellow and blue across the school as everybody made some kind of contribution (own clothes, cakes, face painting) resulting in an amazing £543.50 raised. 

Well done to everyone!

Our Lenten Retreat Day

No Greater Love with Dan & Emily

We had a wonderfully reflective and peaceful retreat day last week with the fabulous Dan and Emily from One Love Music.  The entire day was spent thinking about Lent and the journey that we will be going on as well as reflecting on the journey Jesus went on in the lead up to his death.  We sang, we prayed, we made art work and we listened and shared.  It was such a beautiful day.

World Book Day!

What an amazing day was had by all!  Year 6 did themselves proud with their effort and enthusiasm.  We had a great day...starting with a fun assembly where we got to show off our costumes and then a day filled with fun book related activities!  We had some time in our lovely library with some hot chocolate and every time the bell rang we had to drop everything and read.  Year 6 were brilliant at writing their own book raps!  A great day!

 

Click here for more photos of the day!

The Book Fair!

Year 6 spent some time exploring the books in our visiting book fair.  The made some great choices and I hope they thoroughly enjoy reading them!

Safer Internet Week!

This week will are celebrating Safer Internet Week. Our focus will be on E Safety and staying safe while online and using different technologies. There are lots of different and exciting events happening this week!

Year 5 and 6 are taking part in an amazing opportunity this week also. On Thursday 3rd February, they will be taking part in an online webinar from Amazon.  It is a virtual tour of Amazon’s workshop and will be from 2pm-3pm. The older children are so excited to find out about Amazon's warehouses and how they use wonderful types of technology on a daily basis! There will also be a variety of classroom lessons and activities on E Safety. Each class will receive lessons from their teachers on  Online Bullying.

Click here to see more great resources for Safer Internet Week

Number's Day

Year 6 enjoyed the exploration of some interesting and unusual problem solving activities.  They made a fabulous effort with their costumes and raised some valuable funds for the NSPCC.

 

Virtual Reality Exploration!

Alton Castle 2021!

Konflux Theatre Company

Year 6 had a fabulous day on Thursday (2nd Dec) when the Konflux Theatre Company came to spend the day with them.  The children spent all day in a workshop with Becky, who trained them to perform a full performance.  In just 4 hours, the children (having seen no script all day) were able to put on a show for the rest of the school at the end of the day...and they were AMAZING!! The show was all about internet safety.  The children not only had a great time, but they learnt some very important information regarding how to keep safe online.  PROTECT...OBJECT...REPORT...was the take away message. 

Well done Year 6!

See some pictures and videos of the day below.

Rise Theatre Visit

'Our Common Home'

St Rose welcomed the wonderful Rise Theatre crew into school to put on a show for the children whilst learning all about how God's planet has been damaged and what we can do make a change.  It was a fantastic day with loads of fun class based activities centered around climate change ending with a funny and insightful performance from our visitors.

See photos below.

Children in Need

A great way to end our 'Our Common Home' week with a chance to raise some money for Children in Need by dressing up as one of God's many wonderful creations.  There were some fantastic costumes and Year 6 enjoyed showing them off in their little runway show in assembly.

Enjoying our new library...

Year 6 enjoyed our first weekly, timetabled library slot this week.  It was wonderful to relax in our new refurbished library.  The lighting and beanbags all worked together beautifully to create a really relaxing and perfect environment to sit back and just simply read for pleasure.

Making Periscopes!

As our Science unit on Light came to an end, Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed putting their knowledge to good use by making their very own periscopes.  This was no easy job! Intricate step by step instructions needed to be followed in order to ensure they were accurate and in good working order.

The children worked amazingly and conscientiously and were very happy with their end products. 

Tchouckball in PE!

This week we had some visitors from Newman University in to work with Year 5 and 6 and help them with their tchouckball skills. Year 6 were brilliant and had lots of fun. 

The internet and the World Wide Web

The children acted in role as different parts of the system that work together in order to produce a webpage that has been searched for. The user types in the webpage, the computer searches the web browser and the web browser contacts the DNS server to ask for the IP address. The DNS server sends the address back to the computer who sends it to the web server.  The web server breaks it down into packages and sends them out to routers and back to the computer. All very complicated but Year 6 did great!

Exploring shadows in Science

The children devised a hypothesis: Do shadows always keep the same shape as the object that creates them?

They then tested the hypothesis using torches and classroom objects.

Our Art Topic -

20th Century Art - Modernism

Year 6 have spent the week looking at modern artists such as Picasso and studying abstract works, cubism and how modern art can have an impact on our social and political ideas. They finished the unit by designing and creating works of art themed 'All About Me' inspired by the artists we have studied. 

 

Our visit to Mary Arden's Farm 09.09.21

Mary Arden's Farm, also known as Mary Arden's House, is the farmhouse of Mary Shakespeare, the mother of Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare.

Year 6 had a fantastic time at the Farm.  They explored the sight and took part in a number of interesting workshops such as, quill writing, making lavender bags, painting wall hangings, making sugared sweets along with meeting some farm animals along the way. As expected, the children were absolutely brilliant with their enthusiasm and their behaviour and the staff at the Farm were extremely impressed.

Well done Y6!

Here are some pictures from the day... 

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