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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

Year Six Leavers' Assembly

posted 25 Jul 2016, 03:50 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 2 Dec 2016, 04:46 ]

After a wonderful four years at Stocksbridge Junior School, the time came for the children in the 2015-16 Year Six cohort to say their goodbyes.  It was an emotional day for children, parents and staff, with the children going out in style.  They put on a wonderful assembly, which showcased many of their talents, from singing and dancing, through to a range sporting skills.  A huge well done to all the children for putting on such a great show. 

Send my Friend to School

posted 13 Jul 2016, 09:44 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 13 Jul 2016, 09:45 ]

As part of the SMSC Curriculum, the children of Y6JJ have been taking part in a project called 'Send my Friend to School'.  The project brings together thousands of children across the UK to speak up for the right to education for all children across the world.

The children with their 'Send My Friend to School' campaign information 

Pan de Muertos (Mexican Bread of the Dead)

posted 13 Jul 2016, 08:57 by D Wright

To complete our Hola Mexico topic, Y6DW and Y6JJ had a morning on Project Cedarwood today. 
The children really enjoyed baking bread on sticks over the open fire and making 'delicious' nettle tea. 

Den building and 'Día de Muertos'

posted 13 Jul 2016, 08:09 by J Janiszewski

The Children of Y6DW and Y6JJ had a great time today on Cedarwood, as they ventured into the world of den building.  After a safety briefing, the children were given a range of items with which they were tasked with building a shelter for their 'Día de Muertos' sugar skulls.  This was to replicate events which happen in Mexico each year for 'Día de Muertos'.  The children had a great time in the sunshine, making an array of successful dens.
Melissa and Jacob heave their canvas into place
Y6JJ gather around a successful den

Isobel, Karla and Cody with their completed den

Jam, Bread and Books

posted 6 Jul 2016, 00:13 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 2 Dec 2016, 04:48 ]

Thank you very much to Holly, who brought in a jar of homemade jam to share with the children in Y6JJ.  It presented the perfect opportunity for Mr Janiszewski to bake a loaf of bread to bring into school and share.  The children all enjoyed a slice of jam and bread while listening to the final chapter of Tom Palmer's 'Over the Line'; a book which combines the history of WW1 with the events of Euro 2016.  Thank you, Holly!
Holly, hard at work preparing jam sandwiches

Art Installation at the Stocksbridge Christian Centre

posted 29 Jun 2016, 01:39 by J Janiszewski   [ updated 29 Jun 2016, 01:41 ]

As part of the SMSC Curriculum at Stocksbridge Junior School, the Year Sixes were given the opportunity to get creative.  They were set the challenge of designing and making a piece of artwork to be displayed at the Stocksbridge Christian Centre, which reflected a Christian value.  Ten lucky children were then able to take the artwork to the Christian Centre to present it to Reverend Grayson, who was very impressed with all the hard work.

The artwork will remain on display around the Christian Centre until the summer - feel free to visit and take a look. 
Revend Grayson admires Emily's work
The Children present their work to the Christian Centre
The children help with the installation of the artwork

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