Welcome to 6BR
We look forward to sharing all of the exciting things that we learn about and experience this year with you on this page.
Tuesday 24th April 2018
This week is science week. Yesterday, we enjoyed an interactive assembly and today Mad Science have been in delivering science workshops to all classes. 6BR’s workshop was all about light and included a variety of demonstrations, with some involvement from the class. Following the workshop, the class split themselves into small groups and selected one of the two activities on offer. The first activity, called ocean floor mission, was to use scratch to debug an autonomous underwater vehicle, making it work better and complete the tasks it was sent underwater to do. The second was to design and build a transportation system for getting tomatoes down from the top of a mountain, without them squashing. We hope you can join us on Friday for the science fair, where these designs and videos of each one will be on display as well as the completed ocean floor mission tasks. If you cannot join us on Friday, then take a look at the photos below to see 6BR hard at work and enjoying science week.
Tuesday 27th February 2018
6BR presented their air raid shelters to the class yesterday and wow were they amazing! Each design was unique and carefully made, demonstrating what a talented class we are. Materials used included: recycled materials, teabags, sawdust, tights, artificial grass, fallen leaves, Lego, homemade baking and much more...to say that 6BR took the creativity of ‘make do and mend’ seriously would be an understatement. Well done! Take a look at the images below.
Tuesday 30th January 2018
As part of the current RE unit, two humanists visited Year 6 to talk about humanism and invite children to ask questions about it. Both classes found the talk very interesting and were very keen to take part in the discussion.
Thursday 25th January 2018
The Year 6 children went to 'Crucial Crew' today, which is a project run by Trafford for all Trafford schools teaching the children about a range of forms of keeping safe.
The 7 different works shops were about: train safety and the dangers and repercussions of playing near or on trains; keeping safe when crossing the roads; drinking and the possible issues which may arise; first aid and how to put someone safely into the recovery position; antisocial behaviour - what it is, the problems with it and how to deal with people causing antisocial behaviour; personal street safety such as handing over a phone if you are being robbed rather than risk being injured; finally safety and ASB around trams and buses. We were very lucky to have these service personnel speak to us and inform us of ways we can all stay safe - even if some of it was particuarly hard hitting!
The children learnt lots and enjoyed this experience.
Monday 15th January 2018
Today, year 6 went to Stockport Air Raid Shelters to experience what it was like during WW2. Welcomed by the warden and a nurse, we went down the shelter into the underground tunnels. It was fascinating to see how the families of Stockport and the surrounding area had to stay safe during the bombing. In the afternoon, we were thrown into life during 1941. The children experienced ‘Make do and Mend’ (you will be pleased to know that their housework skills were second to none...cleaning seemed to come very naturally to some!), scavenging and fitting gas masks safely.
Wednesday 13th December
What a fabulous afternoon! The Holiday Show was a huge success and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone who came to watch the performances and enjoy the food and drink on offer, the children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their learning with you.
Tuesday 5th December
Today, we have taken part in a variety of Maths Day activities, including writing our own 'maths calculations' into well-know songs. The day ended with a Maths Factor quiz, which everyone took part in, with the winning group going up against winning groups from other classes.
Wednesday 14th November
Continuing with anti-bullying week activities, 6BR wrote and performed a short musical or dramatic piece to the rest of the class. The message in each performance was powerful. Take a look at one example below.
Tuesday 14th November
6BR have created a 'hand of friendship' wreath and completed a class jigsaw, demonstrating how different yet equal we all are. They both look fantastic and are proudly displayed in the classroom.
Monday 13th November
As part of Anti-Bullying Week, Judo Educain worked with year 6 children to help with personal safety. Following a discussion on bullying, children were given the opportunity to learn and try out (in a safe and controlled way) break away techniques to help them feel safer and more confident particularly during these darker, winter nights. The workshop was a fantastic experience and hopefully something the children will remember.
If you look closely, you may be able to spot some odd socks in support of everyone of us being different.
Wednesday 18th October
Year 6 have been visited today by the Fire Safety team to talk about safety in general and specifically this time of year. We have talked about how to protect ourselves if our clothes happened to catch fire (Stop, Drop & Roll). We also discussed safety around fireworks - did you know fireworks can get up to 2000 degrees and sparklers can reach 1200 degrees! It is imperative to take care and keep safe at this time of year!
Wednesday 27th September
Our current art topic is a local study, looking at photographers who are either from the local area or use it in their photography. Yesterday, 6BR set out as photographers, finding interesting features in and around school, putting their own stamp on it. Take a look at a small selection of the art work produced, we clearly have some budding photographers in this class.
Tuesday 26th September
This morning, year 6 were given the task of creating a short, silent piece of drama. In groups of 4, children acted out a scene in which some friends entered a haunted house, using a piece of music, their expressions and body language to tell the story. Each group performed brilliantly and showed off their fantastic acting skills.