Class 6U: Blog items

6U Book Week

Date: 29th Jan 2017 @ 5:11pm

We started off this week reading the Enormous Crocodile. Shortly afterwards we received the news via a Newsround report that the crocodile had escaped capture in the Macclesfield area.

In the hope of finding out more information to help us write a newspaper report on the incident we interviewed witnesses to his crimes: Trunky (the elephant), Roly-Poly (the bird), (Muggle-Wump the monkey) and Humpy Rumpy (the hippo).

We had a visit and workshop with Richard Knight. The author of Winter’s Shadow, Finn, the Court Painter’s Apprentice and more. He taught use some great techniques for tension writing using video clips from Monsters Inc and Great Expectations.

We also had a visit from one of 6Us aunties who is an illustrator. Becky brought some of her amazing work to show us and talked about how to start out in this career. She also taught us how to create flipbooks so that we could create some of our own simple animations.

One of the highlights of the week was ‘Camp Marlborough’ where we came back to school - once it had gone dark – in our wellies and warm clothes for our teachers to read stories around a campfire. We ate toasted marshmallows and drank hot chocolate to help us keep nice and warm.

To finish the fantastic week, we teamed up with 2W to create Enormous Crocodile puppet shows. Each group (of two Year 6s and two Year 2s) were given a section of the story and they had to create the scenery, puppets, and script for their part. We then put them all together to make one full show.

CSI Science

Date: 12th Dec 2016 @ 10:55am

As part of our secondary school transition programme, today 6U visited Tytherington School for a fun morning as Crime Scene Investigators. Here they had to use the evidence presented to solve a crime. This included: viewing textile samples under the microscope, examining fingerprint evidence, using chromatography to analyse ink samples and much more.

Everyone had a great morning and we are looking forward to visiting Tytherington again soon for more transition activities.

Conway 2016

Date: 1st Oct 2016 @ 7:45pm

Just three weeks into the new school year, Year 6 headed off to the Conway Centre on Anglesey for an exciting week of outdoor adventure. We were lucky enough to have perfect blue skies and sunshine for much of week which meant that getting out and about was all the more enjoyable.

We took part in a range of activities including: problem solving, raft building, sailing, canoeing, abseiling, sea-level traversing and crabbing which were all incredible. Some of the activites on offer where a real personal challenge for many but our instructors were fantastic and as we learnt to trust them, we learnt to push ourselves more and more.

At the end of the week we all wanted to stay longer and continue to enjoy the wonderful environment, experiences and laughs that we had along the way. Thank you to all the Conway Centre staff for a brilliant week.

Mission Impossible Transition Event

Date: 3rd Mar 2016 @ 2:33pm

Year 6 have been off to Tytherington again for another monring of science. This time we took part in a Mission Impossible challenge. We watched a video which showed us how it is possible for a man to walk on custard before trying to make our own mixture which would allow us to do the same. Next we were allowed to burn various compounds in a bunsen burner so that we could work out which are used in the making of fireworks - some of the colours produced were amazing. Finally we had races to see who could get a dye to travel up the xylem tubes of a piece of celery the fastest.

We had a great morning and LOVED the hands on science!

Safer Internet 2016

Date: 21st Feb 2016 @ 7:51pm

As part of our work on Blogging, 6U have been looking at how to Blog online safely. With this in mind, we created a set our own safety rules.

1. When Blogging online, ensue you never use your real name (create a nickname that you tell a trused adult).

2. Never Blog about something that is personal to you or your friends. Always make sue you have permission from anyone that you are including in your Blog.

3. Never post pictures of yourself, friends or family.

4. Don't include any personal information that could give away who you are to strangers.

5. Think carefully about what you say online. Once there - even when deleted - you can't be sure that someone hasn't saved the information. 

We also discussed the results of our pre-Safer Internet Quiz to ensure that no one had any misunderstandings about how to protect themselves online.

Later this year, we will be following up our work on this subject during PSHE lessons - focusing on social media and pressures associated with having on online profile as the children get older.

Christmas Truces

Date: 11th Dec 2015 @ 10:57pm

As part of our World War I theme, 6U have taken to the school field to re-enact scenes from the 1914 Christmas Truces. We learnt about the event through reading Carol-Ann Duffy's Christmas Truces poem and watching videos which portray the story of what happened. We learnt about the rumoured football match against the two sides and the tragedies along the frontline where soldiers were shot and killed when attempting to repeat the scenes of the truces.

We had a great time and now will use the information gathered - and our experiences - to help us to write a newspaper article about these events.

 

CSI Morning at Tytherington School

Date: 3rd Mar 2015 @ 2:10pm

As part of our secondary school transition programme, today 6U visited Tytherington School for a fun morning as Crime Scene Investigators. Here they had to use the evidence presented to solve a crime. This included: viewing textile samples under the microscope, examining fingerprint evidence, using chromatography to analyse ink samples and much more.

Everyone had a great morning and we are looking forward to visiting Tytherington again soon for more transition activities.