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?
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The first day back after the Easter holidays and the start of a new topic. The children were faced with a mystery: a crime had been committed and we wanted to find out what it was and who the perpetrator was.
Here we are, searching for evidence in the school grounds.
To finish off our 'Superheroes' topic, we invited parents into class for a special film premiere. They were treated to an exclusive viewing of our superhero films, made with LEGO Movie Maker.
Check out our films on the Torrisholme TV section of this website.
For the final day of Science Week we were set a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Challenge: to build a tall, stable structure that could support a tennis ball for ten seconds. The classes were divided across school so that younger and older children could work together. Have a look at how we got on.
The second half of spring term and it was Science Week. What a great time we had! The enthusiasm and science knowledge was wonderful. Have a look at what we got up to . . .
Science Week started with an assembly led by Joel, our visiting Science Boffin.
The Biscuit Dunking Challenge
We all love a nice cuppa with a few biscuits to dunk, but which type of biscuit is best for dunking? We decided to investigate. After some careful testing, we found that the shortbread finger held out the longest (over five minutes!), but the Rich Tea put up a good fight!
Ms Thomas had the perfect recipe for slime and we had great fun making it!
It's Christmaaassss! (Well, nearly...)
We are getting a little bit Christmassy in 6T, making tree decorations to sell at the Christmas Fair. The children have been working very hard to produce a quality product that you will enjoy bringing out each Christmas. Why not come along and bag yourself a beautiful handmade tree decoration this Friday?
The Big Book Swap
On Wednesday 22nd November, we hosted the Big Book Swap in Year 6. And what a response it was! We were overwhelmed with the number of books sent into school - we even had a few picture books left over to put into our school library!
Thank you to all children and parents for your donations; everyone in school could go home with a book that was new to them. Keep on reading, everyone!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?
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.