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Lest We Forget

 

Year 6 took part in a whole school remembrance service on Friday 9th November. After planting our poppies in the Boundary Remembrance Garden, we observed a two minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives. In the afternoon, we created poppy art. 

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Will it light up?

 

In Science this week we have been looking at electrical circuits and drawing accurate circuit symbols. We looked at a range of circuit diagrams and predicted if the bulb would light up, giving reasons for our answers.

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Autumn 2 - WOW

 

Today we came into class to find out that we were spending the morning without electricity! We discussed in groups the following questions:

 

  • What are the essential things in life?
  • What couldn’t you live without?
  • What would life be like without electricity?
  • How has electricity developed over the years?
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We then looked at a range of photos and discussed whether they were advantages or disadvantages of a life without electricity.

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Autumn 2

 

Welcome back to you all - we hope you have had a good half term. Autumn 2 is our longest half term and so we will be fitting in lots of work and exciting experiences. Once again, we expect that you are all in school every day and on time in order to make the most of each school day and that you put 100% effort into everything you do. Please see below information for this half term, including overview, newsletter and spellings.

 

Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Rose and Miss Akin

Coding using Python

 

This week, the children have been using the online coding programme Python to write their own lines of code. It has been a really tricky concept to understand but the children have worked really hard and have begun to understand how to write some simple pieces of code.

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Internet Safety Assembly

 

KS2 children were invited to a special assembly, which was led by Google! The assembly focussed on how to stay safe online and gave the children lots of ideas of how they can keep themselves safe when using the Internet.

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Bikeability

 

Several Year 6 children took part in a two day course that aims to ensure children have the right skills and confidence to ride safely on the roads. The children all did really well and every one of them passed!

 

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YHA Langdale

 

Year 6 had a brilliant time on their residential. They took part in activities such as archery, den building and rocket making as well as participating in a 3 hour walk around Grasmere and Rydal. The children thoroughly enjoyed working with each other and many of them demonstrated excellent leadership skills. Well done Year 6!

First day back WOW - 'The case of Miss Akin's stolen laptop'!

 

We returned this morning to find that the POD doors were sealed up with crime scene tape and a very unhappy Miss Akin. Her laptop had been stolen the night before by a member of staff!! Our job was to work through 3 clues to find out who the culprit was. These tasks involved examining shoe scrapings, looking at the culprit's fingerprints and carrying out chromatography on 5 different pens. Each clue helped us to eliminate different suspects. At the end of clue 3, we discovered that Miss Dodgson had stolen the laptop!! Miss Akin was very relieved to be reunited with it!!

 

 

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2018-2019

 

Autumn 1

 

A very big welcome back to you all. We really hope that you have had a wonderful summer and that you are ready to get back to work! This is a very important year for you all and we know that you will make the most of each and every day - we expect to see you all participating in everything we do and demonstrate perseverance and resilience when faced with challenges. 

 

Below is all the information you will need for this half term. Please make sure you apply for your high school by 31st October using the following link:

 

https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Residents/Education-and-schools/School-admissions/Apply-for-a-secondary-school-place.aspx

 

We look forward to getting to know you all this half term and we are sure you will impress us with your hard work and commitment.

 

Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Rose and Miss Akin

 

 

Year 6: A Year in Review 2017/18

 

What a year this has been for Year 6! We began with a residential to Ambleside where we go to reconnect with each other after the summer holidays and got to know our teachers a little better. We took part in a range of new and challenging activities, such as archery, raft building, team challenges etc.

In school, we have studied interesting topics, such as Vikings, Mayans and houses through time. We enjoyed researching these topics and discussing how life was different long ago.

In Science, we have studied a wide variety of topics, such as Evolution and inheritance, classification and light. In autumn, we went to Aspire to take part in an electricity workshop where we used circuit boards and components to investigate how to alter the brightness of bulbs.

Through all of this, we have worked tirelessly to improve our reading, writing and Maths so that we could get the best possible scores for our SATs. We are very proud of our achievements and so are our teachers.

We really have had a great time in Year 6 and we have grown into mature young adults who are ready to take on the world!! Mrs. Hamilton and Miss Dufour wish you all the very best as you enter the next stage of your education.

 

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