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Poetry Competition

Pupils took part in a poetry competition at St Benedict’s. They represented our school really well and made the teachers and their parents very proud.

Special Sixes

The ‘Reach4’ team from The Briars lead us in a day of prayer and Mass at Moorways. There were year six children there from all over the Diocese and we spent the day thinking about moving on to secondary school. We brought up the gifts at the offertory and performed actions to the hymn.

Cycle Derby

Cycle Derby brought a range of bikes for us to try. Some were easier to master than others.

Year 6

Year Six spent two days learning about and making moving toys. They had to learn how to make a cam mechanism to enable the toy to move up and down, as well as learning to saw and drill. The finished toys were fantastic! Year Six children said,

Moving Toys

The aim of the topic was to construct a wooden frame and use a cam to create the movement. The children thoroughly enjoyed this lesson. Here is a gallery of some of their work.

World War II Topic

In the 20th century there were two ‘world wars’. Many countries were affected by the wars. The first war lasted from 1914 to 1918. Though it was fought mostly in Europe, people called it the First World War (World War 1). The Second World War (World War 2) lasted from 1939 to 1945. It was fought in Europe, in Russia, North Africa and in
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