HAPPY PUZZLE DAY
Children had a visit from the Happy Puzzle Company. They really enjoyed a number of different activities including games, puzzles, and brain teasers. The children had to use concentration, determination and work as part of a team to complete the challenges given to them. After school there was a special workshop for parents and their children.
WORLD EDUCATION GAMES
Year 6 have been taking part in the World Education Games. We were competing with thousands of other children around the world, as well as other children in our class. In Mathletics we had one minute to answer as many mental maths questions as possible. In Spellodrome we had to spell as many words correctly as possible.
Our class has officially finished in 2nd position in the UK Year 6 Literacy hall of fame and 13th in the world. An amazing achievement!
YEAR 6 VISIT TO LIVERPOOL
On Thursday 8th October, Year 6 went on a trip to Liverpool World Museum, to visit a special exhibition on the Ancient Maya. They also visited the planetarium, the aquarium, the natural history room, bug house and dinosaur exhibit. The children had a fantastic day. More photographs are available on the Year 6 Blog.
We held a special assembly to announce the winners of our design a dinosaur world competition. All the projects were displayed in the hall for children and parents to see. Everyone was amazed by the amount of effort put into making the dinosaur worlds. It was extremely difficult choosing a winner from each class and an overall school winner, as they were all fantastic!
More photos on there way soon…
Thank you to all those parents, relatives and friends who supported our coffee morning, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. We raised over £200.
It has been an exciting few weeks in school, with the discovery of dinosaur fossils underneath the school field! We have enjoyed digging up the school field to try and find more! Also we have been busy researching and writing about dinosaurs, as well as drawing them.
As part of the project, the children are completing a new dinosaur themed reading challenge. Each child will receive a dinosaur reading card. Every time your child reads any book for 10 minutes, they can get their card initialled by an adult. Every time a row is completed (50 minutes of reading) children can claim a reward from their teacher. In total children will need to read for 5 hours to complete the challenge. Well done to all those children who have already completed the challenge.
Thank you for your support during the Scholastic Book Fair. We sold over £500 worth of books, which raised over £250 for new school books. A fantastic achievement!
Year 6 Whitehall Residential
The children in Year 6 spent the last three days of term, at Whitehall in Buxton – an outdoor adventure centre. They had a fantastic, fun-filled time participating in a range of activities. When they arrived they were welcomed by the staff at Whitehall, before being shown around the centre and their dormitories. After meeting their team leader, the children had fun on the ropes courses. In the evening, they went on a night hike around the reservoir and over the hills. They loved climbing the dam and then rolling down it!
Over the next two days the children went canoeing, rock scrambling (weaseling) and stream scrambling. On the second evening the children played ‘The woods have eyes’ a game where children had to work in small teams to find silver foils marked with numbers worth between 20 and 50 points. For a bonus 100 points they had to find their four teachers, who were hiding in the grounds.
For more photos please visit the Year 6 blog.
The Year 6 production of the Lion King was a huge success. With two sell-out performances and rave reviews, the show was truly amazing. Our ambitious staging and lighting, fabulous costumes and of course spectacular performances from our actors and show choir made this our best production yet!
Based on the smash hit Broadway production, this specially adapted version contained all the classic songs from the film such as “Circle of Life”, “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”.
The African savannah came to life on our stage with Simba, Rafiki , Scar and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journed from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in an inspiring coming-of-age tale.
Special thanks go to Mrs Brown, our costume designer/maker; to Mrs Winterbottom, our stage manager and for her fantastic masks and props; to David, our lighting technician; to Amy, for her creative choreography; to Mrs Crebbin, our musical director; to all those members of staff and parents who helped on the night. Finally thank you to Mr Woolley, our director.
Year 6 Visit To York
Year 6 had a great time in York, as part of our History topic on the Vikings. First we visited the historic York Minister, where we had fun completing a treasure hunt. Then it was off to the archaeological dig. Here we learnt about archaeology and had the opportunity to handle real Viking artefacts found in York. After this we visited the Jorvik Museum. A ride took us around a reconstruction of York during the Viking age. After lunch we had free time to buy some souvenirs from the gift shops, walk down the famous Shambles and explore the Roman walls. You can view more photographs on the Year 6 Blog.