Holy Family Catholic School

As Holy Family, we learn, believe and seek to make the right choices, as God's children

Year 6 went to All Hallows R.C. High School to take part in some Christmas activities and meet some of their new classmates for next year, when they will be in year 7. It was a really fun and interactive morning and we have been invited back after SATs to take part in more activities.

Year 6 got stuck in to Crucial Crew on Friday.  The children had 5 workshops ran by each of the emergency and safety services including: police, Metrolink, St John's Ambulance, lifeguards and road safety. 

Year 6 went to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. It was a sombre but fascinating visit. The children took so much away from their visit and are really looking forward to getting stuck in to their topic when they get back to school.

Year 6 went to the launch of Debate Mate at Manchester University on Wednesday 1st November. The children watched a great debate about Super Heroes and it certainly got them excited about the work they will be carrying out with Debate Mate over the next year. 

Greater Manchester fire service came in to speak to the class today about Bonfire and Halloween safety. The message was clear, cover up, stay safe and always be accompanied by a chaperone! One class member got to put on the equipment the firefighters use and explained to us all how heavy it was. 

It was another very busy week in year 6. As it was multi-faith week, Jeremy came in to speak with the children and parents about the Jewish faith. It was a fantastic morning and everyone learned a lot from him. He showed the class how Jewish people would pray at the synagogue and items that had special meaning to Jewish men and women alike.

It was lovely to welcome so many parents this week to our parents' morning. The challenge was to design a device to protect a raw egg from cracking when dropped from the balcony. After lots of interesting ideas and some mishaps along the way, we celebrated lots of creative thinking from children and parents alike.

It was elections week! After nominations, hard fought campaigning and heart-felt speeches, we queued up to cast our votes in the year 6 polling station. 


We put our British Values into action and voted in our two new school councilors. Let's hope they can stick to their election pledges! 

We have had a very busy start to the term in year 6!

We were visited by Mr. B this week who helped us to explore and learn about Victorian inventions. We took photos using a camera lens that was over 130 years old! We also created our own music using a real Victorian music box. Overall, it was a really fun day and we have learnt so much that will help us with the rest of our topic.

We also presented the first assembly of the year! Scary! We managed to pull everything together in less than one day. Mr Bale and Mr Kilkenny thought we did an amazing job. We talked to the other children, teachers and parents about the importance of British Values in our society and why we should ensure that we live our lives following those values.

We hope you liked our performance of 'The British' by Benjamin Zephaniah, too!