Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

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

  1. Year Group Pages
  2. Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 class page!

 Our teachers are: Miss Furlong and Mrs Flanagan

We also have Mrs McHale and Mrs Merdani to support us in class too.

Keep checking here to find out what we have been learning in our lessons.

Wednesday 6th December: Careers and Aspirations Week

 This morning, our visitor was Keith Manders an ex-policeman and bodyguard. He had many fascinating stories to tell from his career as a policeman and police Sergeant. He also told us a couple of interesting facts and secrets about Number 10 Downing Street and the Royal family. He had been invited by the Queen to a dinner at Buckingham Palace, met King Charles, Princes William and Harry and Princess Diana too.

WC 4th December : Careers and Aspirations Week

 Today, our visitor was firefighter Dunn. She told us what the role of a firefighter is and all her responsibilities. She works closely with the ambulance service to help when needed for First Aid support, help the police force for rescue support and of course attend fires and various rescues as well as safety and fitness training! She inspired a couple of us to be a firefighter when we grow up!

Monday 4th December

They're finally here... the Herd Farm photographs! What a fun couple of days we had. Plenty of rain, plenty of mud, plenty of laughs and plenty of memories. Enjoy scrolling.

Saturday 2nd December

 The Year 6 children, who have had 100% attendance for the first half term, were offered the chance to visit City Varieties to see the pantomime Robin Hood. It was such fun! We had lots of laughs and even a dance at the end!

Friday 1st December

 What a frosty and freezing P.E lesson on the Muga! We all kept warm (including the teachers) by running round playing football and having an intense and competitive dodgeball game! 

Wednesday 22nd November

 It was wonderful to see so many of you there to support us at our assembly all about Herd Farm this morning.

The Powerpoint shown in assembly and other photos from our residential will be available shortly.

Tuesday 21st November

Here is our Herd Farm display that Mrs McHale created. You can see our diary booklets of what we did each day on our residential and also many photographs of the fun times we had. 

We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow morning for our assembly where we will tell you much more about Herd Farm!

Friday 17th Nopvember

 Well done all of Year 6! You are all our stars of the week this week for your team work, perseverance and determination to go beyond your comfort zone. You have tried all the amazing, daring activities at Herd Farm and your teachers are very proud of you.

A special mention for Harvey and Lexi too.....they have achieved these amazing medals for their swimming. Well done, guys!

Tuesday 7th November

 This afternoon, we started our new topic in R.E which is Justice. We had lots of discussions and thought about real-life situations where justices or injustices had happened. Sometimes we had differing opinions but we were really good at justifying why we thought the way we did.

Thursday 26th October

This afternoon, we were introduced to our buddies in Reception. We had a lovely time getting to know them, reading stories in the library, colouring Halloween pumpkins and exploring the number 3. Some of us still remember the buddies that we had when we were in Reception so we know we will be special people in the young children's lives and be remembered for a long time.

Monday 16th October 2023

D-Side Hazel came in to visit us today to talk to us about internet safety - turns out we already knew a lot. We gave some good advice to younger children about staying safe online and watching some videos about the dangers of speaking to strangers. 

Wednesday 4th October

 Two of our amazing pupils led the whole school Wednesday Word Worship this morning. Well done, Samuele and Maddie!

Wednesday 27th September

 We had a taster morning at Mount St Mary's. When we arrived, we went straight to the design and technology department where Miss Ahmed taught us some sewing stitches. We created some cute finger puppets using a 'running' stitch and then decorated them with scraps and off-cuts of material. Some even had bow ties and superhero capes! From there, we headed to the languages department. We had time for a drink and snack before Mrs Foster taught us some Spanish. Finally, we ended up in the R.E department with Mr Stuart-Collins where we created a church in only 30 minutes!

Here are some photos of our fun morning:

Thursday 21st September

 This morning, we had a visitor called Martin from the Rivers and Canals Trust, who came to speak to us about keeping safe around water. He told us that we should always remember to:

Stay Away From the Edge

 which spells safe! He also told us to never, ever get into the water to try to save anyone or anything from drowning. Instead, we should throw in bottles or footballs which they should put underneath their chins to keep their heads above the water. We should phone 999. If there is anything like branches or the life ring we should throw that in to keep them alive until the emergency services arrive.

Tuesday 19th September

In our R.E lesson this afternoon, we were practising using the Bible to find various parables of Jesus. We brought in a bit of active learning to do this. Our Bibles were in the small classroom and we had to find the first parable in the Bible, remember the reference and then write it into our books in the main classroom. We did this for the 7 parables we were focussing on. We then thought about why Jesus told each one and which of our virtues is promoted by Jesus' story.

Monday 18th September

In history we have been learning all about the Mayans. This week, we have learnt how the mayans communicated - through hieroglyphs. We wrote our names using the Mayan alphabet code.