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WW2 Topic Day

posted 17 Nov 2017, 08:12 by D Wright

Yesterday, our Year sixes had a fantastic day in classes working towards their topic.

In DT, each child made their own Morse Code device with Mr Carr where they proceeded to send and receive messages across the classroom. With Miss Meaburn, in Food Technology, the whole year group combined to recreate a range of World War Two recipes- including a very tasty Woolton Pie.

With Mr Wright, all the children learned CPR and, in doing so, achieved their First Aid badge. These will be presented soon.

 

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Finally, in the afternoon we were entertained by the musical duo TOFFEE Music, who performed a vast array of World War One and World War Two songs. A thoroughly enjoyable day. 

All Hail Macbeth

posted 7 Nov 2017, 08:00 by D Wright

We have had a fantastic day in Y6 today. We spent the morning in English sets learning about the life and works of William Shakespeare and produced some fabulous work. 
In the afternoon the Young Shakespeare Company entertained us with a thrilling performance of the Scottish Play...(Macbeth)!

Computing

posted 24 Oct 2017, 12:22 by S Meaburn

We have been working collaboratively in Year 6 to make our own websites linked to our topic work. Here we are busily building them.

Problem Solving in Y6DW

posted 20 Oct 2017, 08:33 by D Wright

For our Do Now task today, we practised our problem solving skills in our Kagan teams. See if you can work out the answer from the featured question- Picture 1

Churnet Valley

posted 18 Oct 2017, 12:53 by S Meaburn

We had a fantastic evacuee experience on our visit to Churnet Valley Railway. Dressed as evacuees, we boarded a steam train to set off on a journey back in time. We discovered what we would have packed in our suitcase, what a 1940s house would have been like and how rationing was done during the war years. 

History Van

posted 15 Sep 2017, 07:03 by D Wright   [ updated 15 Sep 2017, 07:07 ]

Today we had a wonderful visitor in school today to show us what it was like to be a front-line soldier in the First World War. We had the chance to take part in a range of exciting activities which really helped bring history to life! Here are a selection of photos from Y6 DW.

SATs Celebration Picnic

posted 12 May 2017, 05:47 by D Wright   [ updated 12 May 2017, 05:50 ]

To celebrate the wonderful efforts of all our Year Six children in this week's SATs tests; and for that matter their amazing approach to the whole of the year, we have had a whole year group party. 
Sadly, the weather kept us inside for our picnic, but we did not let this dampen our spirits. 
Well done all of you!

Operation Pied Piper!

posted 3 Oct 2016, 10:43 by D Wright   [ updated 3 Oct 2016, 10:45 ]

To launch the start of our new topic 'A Child's War' the whole of Year Six were evacuated to the countryside today!

Dressed as evacuees, the children learned what it was like to be evacuated to safer areas during WW2 and undertook a range of activities at Churnet Valley Heritage Railway near Leek.  Operation Pied Piper was the code name given by the Government to the scheme to evacuate millions of children from towns and cities to the countryside in September 1939. In 2016, embracing each activity with a wonderful enthusiastic nature, our students met real life 'evacuees', eat Woolton Pie and learned about rationing, identified enemy and allied aircraft, packed an evacuee's suitcase and learned about life on the railway line in the war period. 

The highlight of the trip of course was the eight mile rail trip where we were transported back to a bygone age and traveled under the power of a steam locomotive: We even had a 'blackout' in the tunnel during an air-raid.
 



Y6SM Experiment with Periscopes!

posted 22 Sep 2016, 11:10 by S Meaburn

Y6SM were out in force in the trenches (Cedarwood!) on Wednesday to test out the periscopes we had made in Science. We have discovered that light travels in a straight line and it changes direction as it reflects off of a mirror. This helped us to create periscopes which allowed us to catch the enemy approaching.


Y6MC get snappy on Roald Dahl Day

posted 13 Sep 2016, 08:48 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 2 Dec 2016, 04:41 ]

The children in Y6MC rolled up their sleeves today for a Roald Dahl themed DT lesson.  They were given the task of creating their own Enormous Crocodiles from wood, paper and glue.  After sawing their wood to the correct size, the children then made a hinge from paper which allowed the crocodiles' mouths to snap shut.  The children used a range of tools safely and effectively, as you can see from the photos below.
The crocs take shape
The children in the early stages of constructing their 'Enormous Crocodiles'.
The finished product

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