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Year 6 (39)

A Farewell Message from Mrs Kirkbride

Dear all,
 
I joined St Marie's community back in 2001 as my first of six children started her move through the school. This new window allowed me, for over 12 years, to have the pleasure of supporting the HSA and parent volunteering throughout St Marie's. More recently, I have had the incredible honour of supporting your children through employment. 
So, as I reflect, and thank the children and the team for all the delightful memories, I must acknowledge my husband's role and support that enabled this all to happen. I'm often asked how I manage such a big family (two girls have fledged - four teenage boys still at ND!) but as everyone at St Marie's knows - there is no I in team.
As my husband would say 'I love children, but can never eat a whole one!' Therefore, it is with this in mind, that I choose to say goodbye with a heavy heart, but with a healthy head and bring this amazing experience to a close so I can spend more time with my family. wish everyone a happy and healthy future as I move on to the next (testosterone-filled) chapter!
I hope St Marie's continues to enjoy the 'fun zone' and remembers me for my love of badminton and my passion for books. 
May you all continue to be the best that you can be!
St Marie's! The pleasure has been all mine...
 

Mrs Michele Kirkbride

Y6 End of SATs Conga!

The tradition of the 'end of SATs Conga' was kept alive with great enthusiasm by the children of Y6. After the last test they joined forces and 'conga ed ?' round the school including everyone in their celebrations.

Henry visits Y6KW

Recently, several classes have been visited by a man called Henry. Henry is a seminarian (a priest in training) and he visited Year 6 KW on Thursday. He explained the detailed story of how he was influenced to this vocation. He told us he had not been Catholic all his life, and the class where surprised when he said this. However he says that in the holidays (after studying at university) a constant thought occurred; the class was intrigued when he told us that this thought was of a church.

He says that he tried to ignore this image, but it was relentless. The class listened as he said that he looked for the specific church on the internet. He came across it on his route home from shopping. From then on, Henry would look at it on his way home and after that it became an obsession. He did not tell anyone though, because his family and friends were all atheist, however he went to church and all of a sudden he was Catholic and baptised; his family were told and his friends too. They were surprised, but soon understood.

He then told us of his time in the seminary and answered many questions we had. Y6 really appreciated his honesty as he answered our questions. It was great of him to visit us and tell us his story.

Written by William in Y6KW

Y6 Summer Newsletter

Please also see the consolidation of year 6 key vocabulary included in the files below to download.

Examining Owl Pellets

Our class reading book Skellig lead us to finding out about tawny owls. On discovering how they produced pellets by regurgitating indigestable food, we couldn't let this opportunity go by without finding out more for ourselves. Each group was able to pick apart one of the pellets and use a chart to identify the remains. To our amazement there were up to 4 skulls and many other identifiable bones in just one pellet. Have a look at the photos in the gallery to see more of what we found. Its surprising what you can buy on the internet these days!

Life Skills Learnt at Crucial Crew

Y6 Visit the Crucial Crew Experience

On Thursday 8th February, both Y6 classes went to the Lifewise Centre near to Rotherham for the Crucial Crew experience. The trip taught us many different skills which will keep us safe. It was hosted by the South Yorkshire police, the Fire Service and St John’s ambulance service. There were many activities such as road safety, travel safety, first aid and role play in the magistrate’s court, in the park and internet safety. The road safety taught us how to cross the road safely and how far it takes for a car to fully stop. In the first aid activity we were taught how to stop a nose-bleed and what to do if someone is choking. We also did a role play in the court where we acted out a scenario to show the consequences of making the wrong choices and letting your friends lead you into trouble.                                                  

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