Friday 10th December marked our 'French Christmas Day'🎄 at Holy Family.
The children enjoyed a taste-testing session where they had the opportunity to try a selection of French favourites: camembert, pate, brioche and baguette bread 🥖
To celebrate our French themed day, the children learnt about the historic meaning behind French christmas traditions. They followed a recipe to bake a chocolate yule log - Year 6 will then use this as a WAGOLL for instruction writing next week.
Here are this week's champions!! 🏆 This the first time that SO many children achieved their top score all in the same week. Well done to everybody on their personal success this week - you all looked incredibly proud of yourselves 👏
Such amazing scores this week; some of these children improved their scores by TEN whole marks!! 🤩 A special congratualtions to AJ and Nhyiraba who secured a full mark of 40 for the very first time - a very well deserved result after all your hard work and determination.
Writing in role - our persuasive speeches 🎤💬
We have really been enjoying our book this term - Floodlands! In role as Dooby, we wrote a speech to persuade the people of Eel's Island that he should be chosen as their leader. We considered using a range of different writing techniques, such as repetition and alliteration, to create an impact on the audience. We also practiced using intonation, volume and body language to perform in role.
St Matthew class were very grateful to be able discuss the Vocation of a Priest with Father Desmond today. In their RE lessons, the children have been considering the role and importance of a priest within his parish, the stages involved in the Sacrament of Ordination and the vows they take when they commit to the role. In advance of Father's visit, the children prepared questions they would like to ask him.
After Father left, we reflected and decided (as a class) that two of the most poignant comments made were:
"The church doors are always open..."
" Every person should come together as one, irrespective of their differences, for all of eternity."
All the adults in St Matthew Class were so proud of Year 6 during their class assembly. The children wrote their own lines, worked together to re-enact The Viking Story of Creation and shared their knowledge with the rest of the school.
These photos may look like Mrs Harris has gone slightly crazy (or even turned the classroom upside down!) but she hasn't....
Instead, we had so much fun learning about the function of the heart. This visualisation helped us recognise the 4 distinct chambers of the heart and the journey the blood completes every time it is pumped through the heart.
Well done to our two finalists from St Matthew's class - and an extra big congratulations to Violet, the timetables champion (2nd year running!!) 🏆