Holy Family Catholic Primary School

To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord

Welcome to Year 6

Miss Nicholson, Mr Biedka, Mrs Merdani, Miss Clayton, Mrs Bascombe and all the children of Year 6 will be working hard all year. We want you to keep visiting the page to find out about all the wonderful things we will be doing in Year 6. Click on the other pages to find out a little extra!



Stations of the Cross

Please watch our pilgrimage around the Stations of the Cross at School.

Science Week

 This week, we are celebrating Science Week. The theme this is year is 'Our Diverse World.' This theme can be interpreted in many different ways. 

Today we investigated what kind of taster we are. We did this by counting the number of fungiform papillae (big pink bumps) on our tongues. We found out that we are in line with the population %s: 50% of us are tasters, 25% of us are non-tasters and 25% are super-tasters. 11.03.20

We then used our Maths knowledge to display our results using different types of graphs. 

Now Press Play

 This week, we have been trialing a more active approach to learning reading skills, maths and SPaG with the help of 'Now Press Play.' So far we have: solved a mystery involving finding out who stole the Crown Jewels;  chased after kidnappers and cracked a code to find out who was responsible for the death in the sauna. 04.03.20


Journée mondiale du livre

Today it was World Book Day and we looked at  how to say what are we reading  at the moment and express our opinions about the books.05.03.20

Reading- World Book Week

On Monday, we went to the library and we chose traditional tales to read to our Reception buddies. We enjoyed using puppets to help tell the story. 02.03.20

On Tuesday, we sat round the fire and read a book that Macey had chosen for us from the library. We had a lovely time listening, drinking hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows. 04.03.20

Thursday was officially World Book Day. We are excited to go and spend our book token on a new book. Look at our amazing costumes!

R.E- Lent

This week marked the start of lent; as a school we all visited church and had ashes put on our heads. As a class, we decided that we wanted to be able to empathise with with what Jesus went through leading up to his death of the cross. We did this by journeying through the first 4 stations of the cross. 28.2.20


Joyeuse la Saint Valentin

Today we had lots of fun writing poems about St Valentine's Day.We used dictionaries to look up for new words.Here are some of our poems.14.02.20  


Dave visits our school regularly and teaches us all about how to keep ourselves safe. Today, he was talking to us about drugs. We learned that some drugs are very useful and can help us if we are ill/ hurt but other drugs are very dangerous and we should avoid them. 31.1.20

R.E- Justice

There are nearly 7 billion people on our planet.  That’s very hard to imagine, so we thought about what it would be like if  the world was just one community of 100 people.

We learned that: 17 people would not have clean drinking water, 50 people would not have enough to eat and only 1 would go to university. 

We thought about what we can do to fight for justice. 6.12.20





Fr. Neil invited both Year 6 and Reception to celebrate morning Mass down at Holy Family church today. We loved saying our readings and spending more time with our favourite priest! Thank you. 13.11.19

History - The Mayans

In the times of Ancient Maya, Central America was split up into territories. Each territory was made up of city states. These city states were independent and consisted of a city and the farmland and villages around it. 

 Today, we took on the role of leaders of city states. We received this very important message...

Welcome my lord. The city mourns the death of your father, the king. He is ascending the branches of the world tree as we speak.

You have instructed that a grand tomb be constructed for him. I am your chief architect and I will help you build this monument to your god-father. The gods will be pleased with your  efforts and the endeavor will be blessed by them.

It will be a great undertaking and require a huge amount of organisation. We will also need to greatly increase the size of our town to supply the labour force and resources that will be required.

We had great fun getting our cities up and running and then trading and raiding each other! 12.11.19

The Apple Store film experience. 

We spent an hour and half in the Apple store creating short film clips on the latest tablets from Apple. The children loved the trip and learnt lots of new skills on the tablets and learnt how to become film makers. 11.11.19

Our liturgical dance for our All Saints Assembly

History- The Mayans

Our first History lesson started with a message from a famous American Explorer, John Lloyd Stevens. He informed us that he built a time machine to go back to the time of the Ancient Mayans. These mysterious people lived thousands of years ago and not much is known about them. He asked if we wanted to go and explore and of course we said YES!

Before starting our journey, we had to know where we were going so we used our geography skills to locate Central America and then more closely at the countries that make it up. 5/11/19

We then considered what we would want to take with us and had a good discussion about what items would be most useful. The children then decided what they would want to take and drew it in their suitcase


This half-term we will be learning all about how to keep our bodies healthy and how our bodies might be damaged. In today's lesson we were examining food packaging labels to identify the food groups that different types of food contain. We learned today that 'diet' means the food and drink that we consume and doesn't refer to the choices people make when trying to loose weight. 4.11.19

Fanwood Scout Camp

 Forest Week fun continued today as Year 6 visited Fanwood Scout camp. Even though it rained all day, we had an amazing time! We especially enjoyed the completing the night-line and getting covered head to toe in mud. Today, we learned to rely on each other and how important it is to work as a team to solve problems. 11.10.19

This Green Moon

Year 6 visited This Green Moon for some Volcanic Fun!

We learnt lots and created our very own Pompeii disaster. On the way back, we were so happy that we showed Mr Biedka and Mrs Gibbons how good we were at singing. 10.10.19

Guided Reading

We have been learning about how an author uses figurative language to create: atmosphere, mood and description. 08.10.19


As part of our science topic on the Circulatory System, today we learnt about the contents of blood and the functions of these components. We used iPads to carry out research and then we made 'blood soup' to help us remember the things that we had learnt. 

Red Blood Cells= jelly

White Blood Cells= mini marshmallows

Plasma= orange squash

Platelets= rice

We used our research to try to make sure that we used the correct ratio of each ingredient. 07.10.19

Today, we visited Mount Saint Marys Catholic High School as it was their open day. We experienced real high school life whilst we were there including: a science lesson all about chromatography; a DT lesson during which we made our own stamper; a music lesson which involved both singing and dancing and importantly(!!!) lunch. 3.10.19


In science, we are learning all about the circulatory system. Today, we showed our understanding of the function of the heart by making models. 23.09.19

Today, we walked to Church with our buddies. We were very good at showing them how to walk sensibly and cross over roads safely. 17.9.19

Afterwards, we had time for a little play in the sunshine.

Having fun at break, we love school. 


Today we were working hard on rounding. Mr Biedka said its okay to get things wrong because that's how we learn.

We are Brave Mathematicians and can't wait for the next lesson! 12.09.19 


We have been researching about volcanoes to help us with our Non-chronological reports. The ipads were a great help and we learnt some amazing facts - There is an area in the Pacific ocean called the 'Ring of fire' where  over half of the Earth's active volcanoes are located. 12.09.19


We have been learning about how volcanoes are formed. The Earth's thin crust is split into pieces (tectonic plates). These tectonic plates float on the mantle. Volcanoes are usually located on tectonic plate boundaries (where tectonic plates collide). Here we are looking in atlases to locate countries on tectonic plate boundaries 9.09.19

Today, we met our reception buddies for the first time! We can't wait to get to know them this year. 6.09.19

Miss Nicholson and Mr Biedka are finding out what we have remembered over the summer.

We are so glad to be back! 04.09.19


We have been learning about how to create different tones and how to cross hatch. We created an abstract piece to

Tchaikowsky's Swan Lake Act II No.10. 04.09.19