Xmas Day in Year 6

We started the day making Christmas cards based on Jen Aranyi’s art.

Our classroom has been gingerbread men, so we made lots of decorations.

Rudolph made an appearance and we ran around the playground doing our best reindeer gallops.

Christmas dinner was delicious with gingerbread men as pudding.

The afternoon was filled with whacking a piñata and pass the parcel.

We finished the day with a wonderful box of pressies to share with our family.


Celebrating Diwali

Kai explained to the class how they celebrate Diwali, which is the festival of light, at home. For Diwali, Indians light candles, light fireworks and eat sugary sweets! The story of Diwali started when Sita was kidnapped by an eight headed demon who disguised himself as an old man. Then her husband Rama met the monkey god Hanuman and killed the demon by shooting him in the heart with a sacred arrow. To celebrate Diwali, Mrs Barnes baked us some scrumptious butterfly cakes.

Blood, blood, glorious blood

Today in Year 6 we have learnt all about blood. We started with plasma, which is yellow in colour. When we added the red blood cells it turned the blood red. These carry oxygen, nutrients and water around the body. Next we added white blood cells, whose job it is to take the waste away. Finally, we put platelets in the mixture. These clot our blood and heal wounds.