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Year 6

Our first day in Year 6...

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Starting on our very first week in Year 6, we are embarking on a new challenge - The Daily Mile! The aim of the daily mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children. We'll be doing our mile first thing in the morning and we've already found that some physical exercise as soon as we arrive at school helps wake us up and get us ready to face our challenging Year 6 curriculum.

So far, we've completed three brisk walks around the perimeter of the school, we've timed ourselves everyday and look how much we've improved in just a short amount of time...

 

 

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Solving tarsia's in our Kagan teams...

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This week, we've been talking about our summer reading challenge and testing our knowledge of children's literature with a tricky tarsia!

Our class read this half term is...

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We've really been enjoying our 'Mile a Day' challenge in Year 6 and so we thought we'd push ourselves even further and go on a longer walk. After working hard on our practice SATs all week, we took ourselves all the way to Hartshead Pike and back on a lovely sunny morning. During our walk, we learnt about the history of the area from our expert guide, Mrs Coleman, who showed us lots of interesting sights. When we got back to school, we checked our walking app to find that we'd walked four and a half miles, taken 10,700 steps and climbed 271 metres above sea level. Well done Year 6!

This morning, Year 6 were visited by members of our local Fire Service who delivered a workshop about keeping safe on bonfire night. As well as giving us facts, figures and safety tips, they also told us about life as a firefighter and answered all of our questions. We even got a chance to have a look around their Fire Engine. The firefighters told us how important it was to work hard on our maths and English; they showed us how mathematical skills were vital for being a firefighter, things such as calculating the area that a fire has spread and knowing the volume of the water tanks.

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We've been using drama strategies to help us think about what life would have been like for evacuees...

After carrying out lots of research about evacuation, we used different drama strategies to bring to life an evacuee's journey. We used thought-tracking and freeze-framing to share how we'd have felt being waved off at the train station and we all took part in a conscience alley to share our thoughts and worries about our new home. 

Election speeches for Head Boy and Head Girl...good luck to all of the candidates!

It's beginning to look a lot like...Christmas?!?!

It might only be October but we've been getting festive and making Christmas cards to enter in to a Tameside competition. We combined different art techniques and skills to create our masterpieces, including marbling and silhouettes. The marbling was the highlight of the session. We loved creating funky backgrounds and experimenting with colour and pattern to produce the perfect setting for our snowy scenes.

Year 5 & 6 have been working together to journey back to WW2 and create a film about life during The Blitz. We used our Green Screen equipment to film several pieces of drama where we explored what it would have been like to live on The Home Front. We then showcased our writing by performing poetry and reading newspaper reports that would feature in our documentary style film. 

We all looked fantastic in our authentic clothing and the film that we have produced is fantastic, it will be featured in our assembly next half term!

Our second visit to Hartshead Pike...

As a special treat on the last day of term, we put on our walking shoes and enjoyed a brisk walk up to Hartshead Pike. We were all really pleased at how much quicker we managed to reach the top and how much fitter we are after all of our walking this half term. 

During this visit to the Pike, we discussed what it would have been like to be here during WW2. Hartshead Pike was a Home Guard post and it would have been used to watch for enemy planes heading towards Manchester and Liverpool during The Blitz. We talked about it's geographical location and it's importance during the war as well as what it would have felt like to be on duty here on a cold night and watch as the towns and cities in view were bombed...

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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

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We've been using our dictionary skills to find definitions for new and unfamiliar vocabulary from The Highwayman, a poem written in 1913 by Alfred Noyes.

Enjoying paired reading and quiz quiz trading in our pyjamas...

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We're all taking part in 'paired reading' and are enjoying our new class novel, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar.

Don't forget to read at home...

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Remember, every twenty minutes of reading you do at home will earn you a token for your team's reading cylinder.

Make sure you get your planner signed when you read!

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We've been thinking about how we would describe the characters in Macbeth...

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Something wicked this way comes...it's Year 6's witches' spells...

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with some Chinese artwork...

Safer Internet Day 2017 - Emoji Charades...can you guess what our messages are?

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Our 5.38 mile sponsored walking adventure...

It is safe to say that we picked one of the windiest days of the year to go on our sponsored walking adventure but we worked hard and challenged ourselves! By the time we made it back to school, we had walked 5.38 miles! We are aiming to raise as much money as possible to put towards our London trip in May - thank you to everybody that sponsored us!

 

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Science Week 2017 - Rocket Mice!!!

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Summer Term

London 2017

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Sports Day - Early Years & Key Stage 1 Tuesday 18th July at 9.15am & Key Stage 2 Thursday 20th July at 1.30pm
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