Welcome to Class 6J!
My name is Mrs Jones and I teach in 6J, where I work closely with Ms Thomas who lives next door!
We have two members of support staff: Mrs Tuer and Mrs Crozier.
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Year 6 Trip to Salford Quays
On Monday 4th July, Year 6 visited Salford Quays for a day of culture! First , we visited the Imperial War Museum North as part of our WW1 topic and visited a special exhibition 'Fashion on a Ration'. Some of the children were interviewed by Lancashire Radio about the exhibition.
As part of our Literacy topic on 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo, we have been reading, writing and performing our own Haiku. These are poems that originate from 17th century Japan. They are short, descriptive poems about things that make people feel a connection to nature and the world around us. in Japanese, Haiku follow a fixed 5 - 7 - 5 pattern of syllables.
A re-enactment of the shipwreck during the storm at the start of William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.
Treading the Boards
Do you like our William Shakespeare pencil toppers? They are easy and quick to make. you need the following items:
Young Voices 2016
On Wednesday 2nd March, Year 6 took part in the Young Voices concert at Manchester Arena. We had a wonderful time and pupils in both classes were an absolute credit to the school.
Well done to everyone for learning all the lyrics and the choreography to go with the songs; Ms Thomas and I were so proud of you!
Our local heroes - Morecambe Fire fighters!
Today, Year 6 have had a visit from the Morecambe fire fighters. We had a quiz and they showed us a film about hoax calls. We learnt that when hoax calls are made, other peoples' lives are put in danger.
They also set us some very important homework:
We have been learning about how religion influenced the actions and life-styles of the Mayan people.
The Mayans worshipped over 150 gods and goddesses. Some of these gods took human form, others were animals or natural phenomena. The Mayan people believed that in order to keep in favour with these gods, they must offer sacrifices. Human sacrifice was very gory!
We have spent time designing our own god, based on the engravings found on walls in the Mayan temples. We designed our gods on whiteboards and then transferred our designs onto stained paper with pencil. Then we painted our pictures and outlined them.
Enjoy looking at our stunning pictures!
To get our new topic under way with a bang, we invited Ian Tully to Year 6 to entertain us with fascinating facts and amazing artefacts about the Ancient Greeks. He leapt out of the cupboard dressed as a Greek citizen and gave us all a great fright! However, he entertained us for three hours, teaching us what life was like in Ancient Greek times. We were able to investigate pottery and other artefacts from the era as well as try on armour very like Greek warriors wore. We even got to hold an Ancient Greek spear and sword!
Next Ian taught us that it was the Greeks who advocated the idea of DEMOCRACY. He described how many of the cities of Greece were led by dictators who cared little for their people. We acted out some scenes showing how a good and a bad leader may have behaved.
Lexie was our first leader...
Preparing for Christmas - the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth
Vive la France!
We have been participating in a mini topic all about France!
Vive le France - a celebration!
On Friday afternoon, Year 6 invited their parents and assorted to come and experience French culture. In groups, the children chose a topic relating to France and created an exhibition to highlight information for their parents.
Here are some of the topics we chose:
The Power of the Tower!
We set the parents a real challenge at the end of our mini celebration! They had, with help from their children, just 20 minutes to construct a replica of the Eiffel Tower, using only straws, paper and selotape!
As always, our parents took up a challenge with gusto and the competition was tense!
After exactly 20 minutes we were able to display a weird and whacky group of Eiffel Towers...
It was down to Phil Huddart, the Chair of Governors, to identify the finest model. No pressure, Mr Huddart...............
We've just had two days of baking bread and our room smells heavenly! Mrs Tuer helped us mix and knead the dough and we left it over night to rise. Then in the morning, we had a piece of dough each and shaped it into different shapes and added toppings, including the following: cheese, onion and seeds including poppy and sesame. Some of us even attempted plaiting!
A Conversation Lesson with Mrs Collins.
On Wednesday afternoon, Mrs Collins (Josh's mum) came into class to teach us some useful phrases in French. In half an hour we were able to say how we feel and which celebrities we like and dislike.
What a wonderful week we have had being creative! In Year 6, we have looked at the work of Antony Gormley. We particularly liked his sculptures of the human figure. Much of his work he has based around his own figure!
'Field for Torrisholme'.
Inspired by 'Field for the British Isles', we created our own 'Field for Torrisholme'. Gormley has created this work 5 times all around the world. in Texas, he and a great band of local people created a staggering 35,000 little figures made from brick clay. He intended the work to make make people think about man's existence in the world. When they had finished and positioned the men in a vast hall, it was as if each model, representing a person of the world (all unique!) was looking back at the makers!
Every child in Year 6 and their teachers were given three pieces of brown clay and asked to create three different clay men, each exhibiting a different emotion. There were strict instructions: the models can only have eyes, all made with exactly the same size paintbrush.
This was our finished art exhibition piece- our parents thought it was ....AMAZING!
Gustav Klimt was obsessed by pattern and colour, especially gold! He lived with his cat and loved to paint pictures of his friends. his most famous work is called 'The Kiss' which is bright and bold. We have looked at his work 'the Tree of Life' which is another bright piece containing ancient symbols of life and death.
Look carefully at our big piece below. Can you spot the following:
We have also created our own mini 'Tree of Life' using parchment, gold pens and sequins.
We looked closely at the different patterns and symbols Klimt used in his work. We created a pattern page - aren't they marvellous?
Get reading in school!
Every Friday, we meet with Class 2B and we get reading! The children from infants share their books with us and we get to pretend to be teachers! We help correct words and ask them lots of questions about the text. They read very well and use great expression!
In PE, we have been learning how to spin poi, with Mrs Hunter. Have a look at our routines...