There are twenty-three of us in our class this year and we have returned to school ready for the challenges of being Year 6 pupils! Mrs Mills and Miss Duffy teach us every day as we work hard to do well in our last year at OLSA, and prepare us for our transition to high school.
Year 6 pupils have lots of responsibilities around the school including leading the School Council; helping with different jobs; representing the school at different sporting events; taking on special roles during Mass and being Internet Warriors so that we are all more aware of online-safety.
As well as learning all kinds of information and skills, we have lots of fun too! This year we will be our turn to give an unforgettable Panto performance! Later in the year we will be exploring the intriguing town of Pendle as part of our history topic, and welcoming a visitor to help us learn about Shakespeare and his plays.
We have already been joined by family members for our topic afternoon, producing an array of headdresses and masks to celebrate South America. We are looking forward to showing you how we develop and progress throughout the year.
In Year 6, we would describe our school as welcoming, friendly, caring, amazing, wonderful and safe! We hope you agree!
Our Year 6 pupils have been really lucky this week as we have had a ‘Heartstart’ workshop lead by volunteers from The British Heart Foundation. We learnt how to cope with different accident scenarios in a calm and sensible manner; found out how to place people into the Recovery Position and how to administer CPR in an emergency.
The session was useful as well as fun and interesting! We watched and discussed video clips, then participated in practical activities. As some follow-up work, we have chosen different ways of presenting our learning including through posters, step by step guides, leaflets and booklets.
Thank you to our new friends for visiting us and showing us some skills which may come in useful in the future.
Year 6 had an interesting start to Literacy this week by acting as CSI detectives for a class crime! We had to search for evidence, record questions which might help solve the crime and discuss possible motives. This fun activity will hopefully help us to develop our detective fiction writing skills!
Earlier this term we were joined by lots of family members to create some amazing masks as part of our topic work on South America (Brazil). We had lots of fun producing our imaginative masterpieces, using all sorts of materials. Can you guess the pupils lurking behind the masks?