Monthly Archives: November 2018

Advent Prayers

As part of our Advent preparations, we will be holding simple Advent prayer services in our classroom at the end of each day.

We have been really impressed with the Collective Worship services that the children have planned and led so far this half term and so we have asked that they each take it in turns to lead us in prayer and reflection as part of our preparations for Christmas.  Each child has been allocated a day and a theme. The timetable for this is on the whiteboard in the Y6 classroom.
If you would like to join us on the day that your child is leading the service, please let us know either in person or by emailing one of us directly. We would love you to join us. The services will be held at 3.15 each day.

WW1 at Longshaw

We have all had a fantastic day at Longshaw today.

We have found out all about how a wounded soldier would have been treated at the front and then sent back to Longshaw to recover from his injuries. Here, he would be cared for by volunteer nurses until he recovered from his wounds. Some men were sent back to France and Belgium.

Many of the Sheffield Pals Battalion were killed on the first day of the Somme. Very few survived without injury.


Finding out about St John Vianney

Today, we learnt about the vocation and commitment of the priesthood.

We found out all about St John Vianney, the Patron saint of Priests through a fact swap.

After the fact swap, we wrote our facts on a graffiti wall to help us remember them. We then chose our top nine facts that showed St John was committed to his faith and diamond ranked them.

Next week, we will use these facts to show how St John’s life was shaped by his faith.

Wonderful Collective Worship on Uniqueness

Today, two girls from our class led us in a wonderful collective worship about being unique. They used these words from James to help us see that no one is more important than anyone else:

1My dear brothers, you are believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. So never think that some people are more important than others. 2Suppose someone comes into your church meeting wearing very nice clothes and a gold ring. At the same time a poor man comes in wearing old, dirty clothes. 3You show special attention to the one wearing nice clothes. You say, “Please, sit here in this good seat.” But you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or “Sit on the floor by my feet!” 4What are you doing? You are making some people more important than others. With evil thoughts you are deciding which person is better. 5Listen, my dear brothers! God chose the poor in the world to be rich with faith. 

After the reading, we all wrote down something that makes us unique. We finished with a brilliant video about how special we all are.

Well done girls, it was a wonderful liturgy.

Gears, Levers and Pulleys

This afternoon, Y6 investigated different gears, levers and pulleys. They were looking to see how the direction or speed of force changed as well as finding examples of when a smaller force could be used to have a greater affect.

Investigating whether it is easier to open a tin with a long knife or a small coin.
Experimenting with changing the position of the fulcrum in a first class lever.
Investigating gears
Making a pulley
Investigating household objects to see if they are a gear, lever or pulley. The children were even able to talk about the class of lever!