Year 6JT: Blog items
Date: 6th Jul 2019 @ 3:38pm
On Monday, Year 6 had a thrilling and wet day out at Scotsman Flash. As part of our Golden Week celebrations for all our hard work this year we headed off to Wigan for a day of kayaking, canoeing and rafting! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we even managed to coax Miss Coulson into the water! WATER DAY OUT!!
Date: 25th Jun 2019 @ 5:08pm
We have done a lot of fun thing this year but today was a really fabulous day out. We visited Blackpool Zoo as part of our science topic: "Evolution and Adaptation." Daniel said it was, "The best day ever!" We even managed to dodge the rain as we hung out with the monkeys, giraffes and lions and penguins. Have a look at our video to see how much fun we had.
Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 11:41am
Today we scared ourselves silly sharing our Haunted House stories!
"I loved the brilliant description in Paige's story- I could really imagine the scary house from all her similes and metaphors." Aminat
"Saina's story was really scary and spooky, I could really see feel how scared her character's were." Lora
"Fantastic vocabulary in Brandon's story." Thomas
I really liked the way Aminat didn't give the ending away- it was really dramatic... and SCARY! Nahara
"Ryan used brillant vocabulary to create a spooky atmosphere." Thomas
"Thomas and Daim had brilliant description mixed in with dialogue and action." Paige
"Daim's character's jumped off the page" Brandon
Date: 5th Jun 2019 @ 10:32pm
After all our hard work for our Sats we have had a chance to relax a little and have some fun! We played games, hung out and did some sketching outside! Well deserved Year 6!!!
Date: 22nd May 2019 @ 2:07pm
AFTER SATS FUN!
We set the year 6 children a series of maths challenges. They needed to solve the maths clues in teams that were hidden around the room. The clues led them to a 10 digit code that would enable them to escape the room! Thankfully some teams managed this before breaktime! Yikes! Well done Violet, Enoch and Ellie.
Lots of fun - well done Year 6!
Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 8:37pm
Year 6 have been practising percentages as gthey always come up in our arithmetic tests- click the picture to play percentage chains. Good luck!
Date: 6th Dec 2018 @ 11:16pm
Today there was a bustling ration queue as the children of Year 6 attempted to collect their meagre rations to make their wartime shortbread. They have this evening to use the limited amounts of flour, butter and sugar to ollow the wartime recipe they have been given. Good luck Year 6! The Bake off competition winners will be announced tomorrow!
Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 9:36pm
This week we are practising all aspects of telling and calculating with time.
What is analogue time? What is digital time? How do you read, say and use each type of time?
Use this Maths Frame game to practise all aspects of time. Remember to log in using our school password – check with your teacher if you have forgotten.
Click on the picture below:
Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 9:08pm
We are very excited about our upcoming trip to Stockport air raid shelters on Friday 14th December. We have been researching all about the Blitz and how it affected major cities such as London and Manchester. We are looking forward to visiting a real life shelter and imagining what life was really like during the Second World War for the people of Manchester!
Keep checking in for pics of our visit...
Date: 19th Nov 2018 @ 9:56pm
This week we are writing the first draft of an information task on the Second World War. We have been busy finding out how the war began and how Britain was affected during the Blitz. Click here to find out more facts and to click the picture below to hear Neville Chamberlain's speech declaring war.
Don't forget to keep checking back to see some fantastic examples of our writing!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 11:16am
On Thursday, we welcomed a special visitor, Tim Taylor, to school who helped us with our “Mantle of the Expert” exploring through our Connected Curriculum how evacuees would have felt being sent away during the Second World War. Our ideas inspired some descriptive writing as journalists reporting the chaotic scenes from the train stations as children were evacuated. We also acted as a billeting officers to persuade host families to take in evacuees. What a great afternoon in role!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 11:08am
On our visit to the Stockport Air Raid shelter and museum we went back in time…we arrived as confused evacuee children waiting to be billeted and sent to new host families…but the ARP showed us all the ropes and with plenty of singing and asking questions we were ready!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 11:03am
Well done to Year 6 who organised fun games and activities for the rest of the school to have a go on to raise money for Children in Need…the final total is still being counted! Watch this space!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 11:01am
Today we practised asking and answering questions about school subjects in Spanish…what brilliant accents and confidence we are developing! Muy bien.
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 11:01am
Autumn is here! We have really enjoyed collecting materials from the school grounds. Using nature to inspire us to make our own Andy Goldsworty inspired collages. Take a look below.
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:59am
We have had a wonderful time using nature to inspire us to make art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:58am
Year 6 we work hard but always make time to play hard too! This week’s Golden Time was great fun! We enjoyed making pom-poms and biscuits; what a treat!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:54am
As part of our Connected Curriculum theme of Survival, we have been acting out the events of our unfortunate cruise: crashing our luxury liner, falling overboard and arriving on a strange uninhabited island. How will we ever survive?
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:51am
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:47am
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:45am
ON Wednesday we enjoyed the best day ever at Blackpool Zoo! We visited as part of our Science topic on Evolution and Inheritance and we even dined in the Darwin Centre named after the famous scientist Charles Darwin who we have been studying in class. Click the link to find out even more about him. We hope you enjoy our photos!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:39am
Here is one of our super sentences we wrote together yesterday.
Cautiously, I tip-toed into the silent, shadowy basement because I wanted to find the mysterious, golden key.
We also had a go at writing our own.
Inquisitively, I hurried up the old, spiral staircase but I heard a noise, froze and charged upstairs!
Slowly, I crawled up the old, creaky staircase to find the Ruby Heart.
Quietly, I crept up the old, narrow staircase but when I reached the top a strange force pushed me down.
Cautiously, I ran up the creaky staircase but an old bony hand reached out and pushed me down.
Slowly, I crept up the old narrow stairs but when I reached the top, a pair of hands pushed me back.
Quickly, I crept up the old, narrow stairs but when I reached the top, a dark figure was waiting for me.
Anxiously, I crept up the narrow , creepy stairs but when I reached the top a wolf leapt out and pounced on me.
Silently, I crept up the spiral, narrow stairs, but straight after I had reached the top, the stairs collapsed behind me. I was trapped forever!
Courageously, I crept up the old, putrid-smelling staircase, and when I reached the top, there was a huge Egyptian mirror, with an eye-ball staring straight back at me.
Suspiciously, I tip-toed up the creaky, old stairs because I heard a strange noise coming from the attic.
Cautiously, I stepped into the huge Master bedroom, collapsing at the sight of a ghost! Whist I was unconscious, I dreamt that I stumbled to my grave and was buried alive.
Slowly, I sneaked up the giant, spiral staircase, but suddenly I plummeted down a disguised trap door.
I hope you liked our sentences. Look out tomorrow for our spooky embedded clauses and three part sentences…
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:38am
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 10:38am
Here is a copy of an email that we have sent to our favourite author, John Boyne. We hope he writes back soon!
Dear John Boyne,
We are a Year 6 class in Clayton, Manchester and so far we have been enjoying one of your books. It is called The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. We are currently writing playscripts based around your story.
We have several questions what we would love to know the answer to:
1. Who is YOUR favourite author and who inspires YOU to write?
2. Which is the novel you are most proud of?
3. How long did it take you to write The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas?
4. How do you come up with the ideas for your books?
5. Were any of your family involved in the Second World War?
We loved some of your ideas, like when the boys discover they have the same birthday and communicate. We also liked how you talked about Gretel as a Hopeless Case and the name for Father’s study.We also enjoy how the book becomes more intense and emotional.
We look forward to hearing your answers!