Our 'Great Outdoors' adventure to the beach!
Today, Year 3 and Year 6 had a fantastic trip to Morecambe beach. We set off from school at about 9:45 am and walked, via Happy Mount Park, along the prom to the beach. It was a VERY long way but we didn't mind at all as the weather was beautiful and we had a good chat with our friends.
The Grand Sandcastle Competition!
Let the building begin!
Art on the Street
Follow the links below to see our work with Y6 this week!
See class 6T for graffiti art in the style of Keith Haring
See class 6J for films of us performing our rap music
See class 5G for us getting our groove on in street dance
See class 5S for us creating pavement style art using chalk
ART ON THE STREET
In the final week before half-term, Year 5 and 6 have joined together and are participating in activities linked to 'street art'. This includes rapping and beat-boxing, street-dance and art.
In 6J, the children have been altering a rapping song by Will Smith called 'The Prince of Bel-Air'. We have used the original backing track, but added our own lyrics linked to Morecambe. We have practised our 'beat-boxing' skills and learned a groovy accompaniment to go along with the song.
Group 2- Final performance!
VOTING and DEMOCRACY
A huge well done to year 6 who recently took part in their own political campaign. The children worked really well collaboratively to put together policies for our school, the local area and our country. Congratulations to the Hyper Vipers who received the most votes and will join the School Council until the end of term.
Our Shakespeare Festival
On Thursday, we held a Shakespeare Festival, which lots of parents and grandparents attended.
Check out the films below of us dancing and teaching our parents to dance!!
If you'd like to see our Midsummer Night's Dream shadow puppet show, or our fabulous soliloquies, follow the link below to 6T's page.
Science - Light and Shadows
This week we have been investigating the following:
In 6T we got into groups and set up an investigation to try and hit a target using a torch and mirrors. We had to position the mirrors really carefully in order for the light to travel from the torch to the target. Some groups were able to hit the target! We saw that light travels in straight lines.
The photos below show the finished results of our investigation:
Shakespeare Pencil Toppers
As part of our Shakespeare topic, we have made some super-snazzy pencil toppers!
Do you like them?
They were easy to make and we followed the instructions really well. The easiest bit was to stick the hair on and the eyes. The hardest part was cutting out the moustache and goatee beard. It was really fiddly but the results were amazing!
Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 27th March
Wear your medal with pride!
Comic Relief - Friday 13th March 2015
For Red-Nose Day, this year, we were able to wear our own clothes and come with a 'funny face'!
Some children in 6J bought red-noses, some had a little bit of make-up on and some went completely MAD!
Groovy Moves from Shakespeare Times
As part of our topic 'Treading the Boards' about the life of William Shakespeare.
YOUNG VOICES Concert 2015
On 2nd March 2015, Year 6 performed in their first ever Young Voices Concert at the Manchester Arena. We left school at 11:30 (after eating our lunch!) and arrived in Manchester at 1:00p.m. We had a long walk into the arena and we found the block where we would be singing. We were very excited as we entered the arena and found our seats.
There were over 7000 children singing in the arena and at times it was very noisy! We had a run through of the songs with the conductor and the band.
Here are some photos of our afternoon at the arena:
After a long practise, we had our packed tea - we were really hungry by then! Then we watched some of the singers, bands and dancers practise their numbers. They were awesome!
At 7:oo p.m. it was read for the concert to begin........
The audience were in and ready; the lights went out!
Class 6J's assembly about the Roman Conquest
Our assembly told how the Romans finally came to settle in Britannia.
We acted out a short, humorous play describing the events of AD43.
In Scene 1, Emperor Claudius was informed by his men that he was a great leader, but how could he let people know? Minimus informed him that he still needed to conquer a small island, Britannia, and that would make him great. Claudius ordered his general Attackus to get his troops ready.
In Scene 2, Attackus has train his army and they are not very enthusiastic about going to Britannia!
They practise different formations of attack. Finally, Attackus thinks they are ready for battle.
Mrs Thomas is AMAZING! She has invented a new game for us to play in outdoor games: NOOTBALL!
It is what it says on the tin!
A mixture of FOOTBALL and NETBALL!
Toby and Jamie:
" Nootball is great exercise, fun to play and an amazing team-building game!"
Libby and Olivia:
" We LOVE playing Nootball because it is fun and a great way to work as a team. It is a great opportunity to get involved in two sports at once! We LOVE it and so will you!"
Logan and Matthew:
"It is basically the same as football, except that you use your hands. The best part was scoring.
Why not try it out in the playground?"
Henry and Harvey:
"We would like to play it again. The best bit was scoring. If you don't want to play, you can get to be a ref and be in charge of the whistle! Mrs Thomas, who invented this games, likes to play it too!"
Layla and Emma:
"Nootball, which is a combination of football and netball, is a very enjoyable sport liked by many. Starting recently, we are enjoying it lots!"
Sarah and Sophie:
"Nootball is a wonderful invention from Mrs Thomas. It is an extremely fun game where you pass like in netball, but with football posts. It is AWESOME!"
George and Josh:
"Mrs Thomas, who is a genius, has invented a new game called Nootball. Working as a team, you have to throw the ball (like netball) and shoot into football nets (like football).
Week beginning January 26th 2015
We have been learning how to describe our appearance in Spanish. Watch the clips below to see how much you can understand!
Go to the Year 6 section of the Spanish webpage to play games and practise your Spanish descriptions.
Week commencing 19.01.15
We have been investigating forces in Science this week and testing Aristotle's theory on gravity.
Aristotle stated that two objects of different masses, when dropped from the same height, will fall at different rates. If one of the objects is ten times heavier than the other, it will fall ten times faster. We devised a simple investigation to test this.
This week, Year 6 have created their own company 'Creative Candles'. At Friday's Christmas Fair, they will be selling a range of beautifully decorated candle holders, snow globes and sweetie jars, all the perfect accessory to decorate your home or making the perfect Christmas gift. You can find their fabulous creations in 6T with prices starting from just 50p.
11th November 2014
Year 6 children have shown their sensitivity and maturity today. Not only did they prepare and lead a Remembrance Assembly for the juniors, but they also created an art installation to remember all those who have died in war. Well done, everyone.
Please take a look at our poppies:
Stone Age Dwellings
Have a look at our Stone Age dwellings - we had great fun making them!