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Year 6 get cooking

Sunday, 11 December 2011

On Thursday afternoon Year 6, under the direction of Toni and Danielle baked Christmas biscuits. They weighed the ingredients, mixed thm together, rolled out the pastry and used a range of festive cutters before putting them in the oven to bake. The results were delicious.

Year 6 at Phoenix

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

On Tuesday Year 6 spent the day at Phoenix Collegiate to take part in a range of activities using their specialist facilities.
The day began in the food technology department where we split into two groups and went to two different rooms to make fairy cakes. Everyone followed the instructions carefully and baked 12 delicious cakes each. Although not everyone had 12 left by the time we went home.
The day continued in the Science lab where we were treated to a science magic show run by Mr Hancocks. This involved learning about different types of chemical reactions and took part in experiments using different chemicals.
Finally the class went to the ICT suite where Christmas cards were made using Publisher and winter shorebirds created.
With quite a few of the class going to Phoenix in September, it’s great facilities and location, this was a very enjoyable and useful day.

MMM Cakes

Looking for a chemical change

Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver (AKA Chris and Luke)

Cakes in the making

Preparing the ingredients

St Mark’s 2 St John Bosco 3

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A football match for just Year 6 pupils of St John Bosco and St Mark’s Schools took place on Monday at Walsall University’s all weather pitch. The two teams had already met earlier in the term when St Mark’s had won 4 – 2 so we were hoping to even things up.
The first half saw some good play from both teams but it was St John Bosco who came out on top with Mitchell Wilkinson scoring two goals, both directly from corners from the left taken by Chris Law.
Half time 2 – 0
Fortunes were reversed in the 2nd half and it was St Mark’s turn to score two goals in quick succession, one taking an unfortunate rebound off a St John Bosco player.
However, unlike on previous occasions, the St John Bosco team didn’t let this unsettle them. Captain Luke Whitehouse rallied the team together and they created several chances.
With less than 2 minutes left it looked like a respectable 2 – 2 draw was to be the result but, following a run down the left and fierce shot from Chris, who had a terrific game, the St Mark’s defender could only clear the ball as far as Cain Hadley who put it into the net in the style of Ole Solskjaer in 1999, and his first ever goal, to win the game 3 – 2. A terrific performance from everyone who played.

Pentecostal Church Visit

Sunday, 4 December 2011

On Tuesday 29th November Year 6 visited Marsh Lane Pentecostal Church to find out about the church and the similarities and differences between this church and a Catholic Church. This was a very interesting visit and the questions asked and responded to showed a great deal of knowledge and maturity. During the visit the class learned about marriage in a Pentecostal Church and to demonstrate this, Mitchell and Wiktoria took on the role of bride and groom and exchanged vows.

Polly in Rome

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Mr Mobberley went to Rome for a special celebration. Here is Polly at the Vatican and The Colessium

Polly in Bridlington

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Christopher went on holiday to Bridlington. So did Polly. Here are they having fun by the seaside.