Isle of Wight
Year 6 recently visited the Isle of Wight! Five whole days away from home and school! We were incredibly lucky with the weather having only a couple of showers and lots of sunshine. We stayed at the East Dene centre in Bonchurch where we were able to take part in some amazing activities such as a muddy scramble course through the trees, teamwork activities in the woods, a huge walk along the highest point on the island, swimming, map reading activities and rockpooling. We had an absolutely wonderful time. The grounds at East Dene were so beautiful and varied that even our free time exploring was great fun. We would highly recommend the trip to the children who will be in Year 6 next year as it was a wonderful treat at the end of our busy year.
Some excellent examples of prayer writing.
Year 6 finished off their Topic about Ancient Greece with an afternoon of cooking and food tasting. Everyone was involved in making delicious tzatziki which we then ate with pitta bread and aubergine. The tzatziki was enjoyed by everyone but the olives and the squeaky halloumi cheese were not to everyone’s taste!
Year 6 have recently begun a topic about Shakespeare. As part of this Topic, we have been learning about a range of Shakespeare plays including Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We have taken part in lots of interesting and exciting drama lessons which have allowed us to understand the storylines. We have acted as sailors, drunks, partygoers and crowds and have had arguments, duels and celebrations!
In Science, we have been learning about how light travels and how we see things. We have taken part in a range of practical activities to help our understanding of light to develop practical investigation skills. Here are some photos of our investigation into shadow size and our work building and using periscopes.
On Tuesday 1st October, Year 6 visited the British Museum in London. We went to look at the famous Elgin marbles as well as a range of other Greek artefacts such as pottery and jewellery. Room 18, where the Elgin marbles are housed, was very impressive. We saw the famous frieze taken from the Parthenon in Athens and also saw metopes and sculpture. We very much enjoyed our day in London and found it very exciting being in a popular, busy museum.
Lord Grey School Science Day
Last week, Jeffrey, Suzanne, Jacob and Reuben of Y6 attended a Science afternoon at Lord Grey School along with children from other schools in the Bletchley Schools Partnership. They took part in a range of scientific activities relating to solving a crime which gave them opportunities to develop a range of skills and use a range of equipment which they will get to use further at secondary school next year. Pictured are Jeffrey using a microscope and Jacob in charge of a Bunsen burner. Thanks to the hard work of the children and the organisers at Lord Grey School, the culprit was identified.
Year of Faith Mass
On 10th October, over 200 Year 6 children from all Milton Keynes Catholic schools spent the day at Thornton College to celebrate the Year of Faith. They joined together in team-building games, prayerful activities and a picnic lunch. Fr. Simon Penhalligan led an assembly about the strength of faith and how to recognise our calling or vocation. In the afternoon, we celebrated Mass together when each school offered prayers and received a candle to represent the light that each of us must be during this special year.