Year 6JT: Blog items


Date: 15th Jan 2020 @ 10:33pm

We had great fun using co-ordinates in our maths lesson to play battleships! 

News reporters!

Date: 15th Jan 2020 @ 11:10am

We have been working hard all week as journalists writing our first drafts of a news report about the declaration of war by Neville Chamberlain in 1939. Proof reading our own writing is a very difficult skill but we have worked in pairs to support each other in the process and we found it very useful. Mrs Ranyard was really impressed with how we supported each other- Great teamwork!

"I found it much easier to read my work to Jonathan and to spot mistakes." Ahmad

"I was able to make sure my work was clearer to read." Stevie and Morgan

Up periscope!

Date: 13th Jan 2020 @ 10:05pm

We have been studying how light travels in our science topic and we have created some cool periscopes to demonstrate how light can change direction using mirrors. We had a lot of fun making them and camouflaging them so we could use them to look out of our "Anderson shelters" as part of our WWII topic! Check out our brilliant periscopes in action! Is it safe to come out yet?



Year 6 visit to the Imperial War Museum

Date: 14th Nov 2019 @ 11:40pm

We had a brilliant visit to the Imperial War Museum North last week. We found out lots about the Blitz and the effect of war on different people's lives. We especially enjoyed the BIG PICTURE SHOW which was projected on the large walls of the museum and told real people's stories and memories from the Second World War- our new topic this term. It was really special as we commemorated Remembrance Sunday last week when we remember soldiers who have fought in all wars.

World War Two topic launch

Date: 6th Nov 2019 @ 11:02pm

Today was exciting as we went back in time to September 3rd 1939 to the day World War Two began. We all enjoyed being in role and taking part in a school day with our war names and meeting our war teachers... Miss Gilbertson and Miss Wilson. We were just taking part in our school dance when the siren went...then it was straight back to our rooms to gather around the "wireless" and listen to Neville Chamberlain's speech.Over the next few weeks we will be researching how war began and what life was like for people during the Blitz. Click here to find out more and click the picture below to hear Neville Chamberlain's speech.



Y6 art in nature project

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 9:28pm

We have had lots of fun exploring nature and creating art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. We have also worked alongside Mrs Mccaffer to use printing techniques that are inspired by nature -just like Andy. Take a look at our awesome work below.

Year 6 visit to Scotsman Flash!

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!! 

Year 6 visit to Blackpool Zoo

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. 


Haunted House stories

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




After Sats FUN!!

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


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!


Percentage practice

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!

The Great British Wartime Bake Off!

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! 


"TIME" to practise!

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:



Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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...




The Second World War

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.

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Don't forget to keep checking back to see some fantastic examples of our writing!


Fraction Frenzy!

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 9:27pm

This week we are looking at comapring and ordering fractions.

Click here to play the Higher or Lower game to practice comparing fractions- can you make an equivalent fraction to check?


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WWII EVACUEES- Mantle of the Expert

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!

Stockport Air Raid Shelter

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!

Children in Need fundraising

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!

Te gusta

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.

Working alongside the artist

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.

Andy Goldsworthy

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?










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