PE in Year 6
To end our Gymnastics unit in PE, we had lots of fun with the large apparatus in the hall. It was great fun climbing the bars and ropes and jumping from the benches. I was very impressed by the gymnastic ability of the children and we had a few children facing their fear of heights!!
Virtual Reality at St. Bernadette's
Last week, Year 6 were treated to a Virtual Reality session. It was absolutely fantastic and we were all amazed and blown away by the images that we were able to see. They stepped inside a volcano and learnt about the Pacific Ring of Fire, hot spots and how a volcano erupts, in readiness for our next Our World topic. A wonderful experience had by all!
Escape the Box
Year 6 had a great time during the whole school Maths Day. They were faced with the task of Escaping the Box, where they had to work out and solve a number of maths clues and problems in order to open the locks. It was very challenging and the children worked well together in teams to do solve the clues. A super time had by all!!
Africa Wow Day
On Friday 6th December, we experienced an African Wow day. During the day, the children took part in four different activities designed to fully immerse them in our geography topic. The children made a traditional African dish (Jollof Rice), painted a scene from the Serengeti, researched African countries and took part in a dance and music session.
First Aid Training
Year 6 received First Aid training from St John Ambulance. They received lots of useful advice and techniques and had lots of fun with bandages and CPR dummies.
The children at St Bernadette’s are thoroughly enjoying their current school topic – Our World: Our Responsibility. They enjoyed using recycled materials to create a variety of pieces of art and we saw all sorts of fantastic items including a basketball hoop and even a coat!
CAFOD (Catholic International Development Charity)
Just one world
To enhance our Africa topic, we had visitors from CAFOD to help us understand the daily struggles that many people in Africa face when collecting water for their families. We had a really fun and interesting morning playing a game (Life without Taps) and listening to the stories of what families have to go through. We also found out about how climate change affects the poorest communities around the world. We were so pleased to see how CAFOD helps different communities to help themselves. J