Welcome to Class 6KS
We hope you enjoy reading a little about what we get up to over this next academic year.
Wednesday 28th February
During the holidays, Year 6 were tasked with creating an Anderson shelter model. Here are the children presenting their designs to the rest of the class. I was very impressed with their effort and ideas! Well done!
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.
Wednesday 17th January
Art for WW2 and the Battle of Britain today - sillouhette images of the London skyline during the Blitz: very creative!
Monday 15th January 2018
Today year 6 went to Stockport Air Raid Shelters to experience what it was like during WW2. Welcomed by 3 very friendly ladies, we were immediately thrown into life during 1941. During the day, the children experienced ‘Make do and Mend’ (you will be oekased to know that their housework skills were second to none...cleaning seemed to come very naturally to some!), scavenging and fitting gas masks safely. Later in the afternoon, 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. Here are some of the pictures to see what we got up to.
Tuesday 9th January 2018
Welcome back; I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year holidays and managed to have a good rest.
Just a reminder that we have the Stockport Air-raid Shelters trip next Monday. We would like the children to come to school dressed as evacuees if possible. Should they usually have a school dinner, a packed lunch will be provided for them (they have already picked their choice of sandwich filling); if they bring a packed lunch normally, please make this as disposable as possible so that they are not carrying things around after lunch.
Wednesday 13th December
Today was the Holiday Show. The Year 6 children worked extremely hard and produced fantastic stalls and presentations. Thank you to everyone who supported the children and those who were also able to come and see them. Well done!
Tuesday 21st November
Today, out maths group have been exploring angles in shapes by measuring a range of angles (made of masking tape stuck to their desks) and checking the rules we can attribute to their location on transverse lines. The children learnt much from this task and were able to embed their learning in a different way.
Wednesday 15th November
As past of our Anti-Bullying Week tasks, we have created a 'hand of friendship' wreath and completed a class jigsaw, representing us all as different yet equal.
Monday 13 November
This week is Anti-Bullying Week. To help the year 6 children with personal safety, Judo Educain have been working with them to discuss bullying and giving break away techniques to help them feel safer and more confident as they get older and open to potentially more challenging situations outside school. Personally, I have found this extremely helpful to watch and learn these techniques as have the children.
Friday 10th November
To mark Remembrance Day tomorrow, Year 6 walked to St. Margaret's to attend a service of remembrance. Prior to going, our class had an interesting discussion about the reason for the poppies, the silence and where our money goes to if we buy and support the poppy appeal. The children shared some fantastic comments and ideas, thinking really carefully about our armed forces, fallen and current. They represented our school superbly. This afternoon we crated a piece of poppy inspired artwork - their own interpretation of our discussions today.
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!
Friday 13th October
French Day - today the children have come to school in red, white and blue colours to celebrate French day. They will get the opportunity to taste a typical French food item, practise their French language and even have a go at building their own Eiffel Tower using straw and plasticine. Below is a video of them starting their challenge. I wonder if any will stand up?!
Thursday 5th October
This week is 'Sustainability Week'. On Monday, Year 6 researched all about Sustainability and created a document to explain what it is, the importance of being sustainable and ways we can incorporate sustainability in our lives. Today (during our English lesson) we have been writing Tanka poems (Japanese poems which follow a syllable pattern of 5 7 5 7 7) all about sustainability. I have been impressed with their ideas and focus.
Friday 29th September
Today we were studying refraction in our science lesson. We even managed to create an illusion where an arrow was pointing one way but appeared to be pointing in the other direction! I wonder if you can recreate this experiment at home and tell your families why it is happening.
Wednesday 27th September
So fr in art this half term, year 6 have been looking at 'local' artists. This year we wanted to do something slightly different so we decided to look at the styles of different local photographers. The children have looked at different angles, styles, tone, light and compositions. Today they got to have a go at taking some photographs themselves, thinking all about the different ideas and images they have studied. I think you will agree we have some budding photographers in our class - some of these are very creative!
Tuesday 26th September
This morning Year 6 were doing some drama in order to help them become characters, giving them ideas for their writing. Their task was to be a group of friends who approached (and entered) a haunted house. We had some very interesting ideas and I am looking forward to reading the writing which will accompany this task.
Thursday 14th September
We have had a busy couple of weeks since returning from summer. The children have thrown themselves into the lessons and are getting used to the pace in y6. Today was the first of our new musical theatre sessions from 'Artis' which the children loved! Here are some pictures of the warm up:
Monday 4th September
Welcome back to everyone after the summer holidays. I hope you all had a lovely break and are all refreshed and ready for the new year in Year 6. We start the curriculum straight away therefore can I please request that PE kits are in school every day (white t-shirt, dark shorts, dark joggers, a dark jacket/hoody/jumper, PE socks and trainers. School kit is obviously also accepted).