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Year 6 Newsletter Autumn 2

Year 6 Curriculum Evening Presentation

Welcome to 6T!

 

My name is Ms Thomas and I teach in 6T, where I work closely with Miss Stalker, the other Year 6 teacher. We have two members of support staff: Mrs Crozier and Mrs Tuer.

 

I hope you are ready for your final year at Torrisholme. It's hard work but it will be worth it. Are you prepared for lots of fun and challenges along the way?

 

Have you read a book that you want to tell the world about? Then write a review to share your opinions with everyone.

 

This is our very own class page, so please feel free to suggest ideas for what you would like to see here.

Reading Buddies

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RE Day

On Monday 6th November, we had a theme day on the subject of  Christianity and, specifically for Year 6, 'Life as a Journey.'  What an interesting and full day we had!  We started off with some visitors: Jonny taught us about the Bible story of Paul's journeys, which resulted in his conversion to become a follower of Jesus.  Later in the morning, Steve Hewitt came to answer children's questions about God and religion.  There were some very interesting and thought-provoking questions from 6T!

 

In the afternoon, we visited two local churches and learned about life as a journey for Christians and Jesus' journey.

 

Visiting Torrisholme Methodist Church

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Visiting Torrisholme Church of the Ascension

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Learning About Paul's Journeys

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Answering Questions About Life as a Journey

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As a mini topic, before half term, we have been looking at Shakespeare's Macbeth.  We used drama techniques to consider the relationship between Macbeth and Banquo. We also thought about Macbeth's character and how he might change throughout the play.  Would the witches' prophecies come true? Would the seed of ambition planted in his mind come to fruition?  Here we are enacting the battle scene at the start of the play.

Enacting the Battle Scene at the Start of Macbeth

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Practising Our Moves

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Enjoying the Halloween Disco

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The Topic Challenge: Blitz Britain

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Here we have some more contributors to our topic challenge. Molly packed a bag for an evacuee and Elisha made a model of an Anderson shelter.  

 

Matthew and Fraser made a Spitfire model each and Lily wrote a newspaper article about one of her relatives who was a pilot.  

 

And last, but not least, is Logan, who gave a presentation about tanks. He even brought in a remote-controlled tank for us to see. Well done, everyone!

Demonstrating the Tank

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Logan's Tank in Action

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Visitors to Year 6

We have been very fortunate to have had three visitors during this World War Two topic. Each one has shared their knowledge and experiences of the war.

 

Mrs Fawcett works at Lancaster University Library and brought in leaflets and booklets from World War II. She also spoke about evacuation, rationing and the Blitz.

Remembering World War II

Our Year 6 governor, Mrs Brady, invited her mother into school to talk about her memories of being evacuated. And what memories they were! We loved hearing her stories, some of which had morals to them: don't stand too near to a cow and do as you are told in an air raid if you want to keep both arms!

Enid Shares her Memories of World War II

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PERISCOPES- we loved making periscopes to solve Morse code messages.

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Our Trip to Salford

On 3rd October, Year 6 pupils visited the Imperial War Museum in Salford. We looked at the exhibits and found out more about what it was like to live through two world wars. There was so much to see and learn!

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The Topic Challenge

This half term we have asked Year 6 pupils to make an artefact or model linked to World War Two. Here are some wonderful examples.

Topic Challenge: Blitz Britain

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Wonderful work from this talented quartet!

Holly used her grandad's case to make up a suitcase for an evacuee, thinking carefully about what she would take. Sophie made a very detailed gas mask. I wouldn't want to carry that around everywhere! Zach made a wireless (which actually plays an excerpt from Chamberlain's famous speech from Downing Street, as well as a snippet of song from the Andrews Sisters!). Amara has made an excellent tank. Well done everyone!

 

We've had great fun spinning poi in PE. Take a look at our routines . . . 

Good Teamwork

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Great Control

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Two by Two

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Working Well in a Group

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Spinning and Jumping

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In Science we enjoyed making WW2 themed shadow puppets. Sadly, by the time we went to test them outside, the sun had gone in 😒

The Mysterious Suitcase

A suitcase appeared in school and we decided to investigate.  Whose suitcase was it?  What was it used for?

We made predictions about the contents of the case and took them out one by one. We concluded that the suitcase might have belonged to an evacuee. There were some clothes, a ration book and some toys.

 

What would you pack in your suitcase if you were evacuated away from home?

The Mysterious Suitcase

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Share Your Achievements

We love to hear about your successes, whatever they may be.  Bring in your certificates and medals so we can celebrate you on the class page, as well as in our weekly achievements assembly.

Frazer is Man of the Match!

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Mrs Price's Spelling Challenge


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