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smileyWelcome to Year 6!!smiley

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We are rewarded differently in Year 6.  Using dots, we build our rewards for great work, attitude, commitment, perseverance and a positive learning approach by receiving 'dots'.  When we have received 10 dots, we get to place our individually designed EMOJI. Three EMOJI's and we are presented with our special Year 6 Red Tie!   The 'Special Red Tie' is presented to the hardworking and positive learner by Miss Tipping or Mr Moore at Celebration Assembly on Fridays.  The proud recipient then wears their tie with pride for the whole of the week!  It's a great way to show our family of learners that we are positive role models!!

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Congratulations to all our Red Tie recipients for the week commencing 8th December.

Alive and Processing!

The seven life processes all living things do.


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Life Processes

A video explaining the 7 life processes - MRS GREN. Covers the meaning of each life process along with the life processes shared by all plants and all animals.

The Unknown Soldier


by Stelios and Heidi

As part of our history project we will be considering the question - 'Is it ever right to fight?'

Today in Mr Moore's class, we have started to explore this through art.  Each of us was given a photograph of an unknown solider from World War I.  Firstly, we tore around the edges of the photograph and coloured the outer edge using black marker.  This gave the appearance of an old photograph.  

We stuck the photograph into our Art Journal.  Our task was to draw our own picture using pencil.  In order to get the perspective correct, we drew an outer box measuring 15cm x 18cm.  After that, we accurately split our box into quarters.  This helped us to size our drawing as precise as possible.  We then began to draw, studying the photograph carefully to make sure we copied the facial features and size correctly.

We will be continuing this artwork so, watch out for updates on the progress appearing here soon!

The British Unknown Soldier / Warrior - Lest We Forget.

The British tomb of The Unknown Warrior holds an unidentified British soldier killed on a European battlefield during the First World War. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, London on 11 November 1920, simultaneously with a similar interment of a French unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in France, making both tombs the first to honour the unknown dead of the First World War.

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Tuesday, 1st October

We enjoyed a great English lesson with Mr Moore and Ms Tipping today exploring our text 'Toothie and Cat'.  In Mr Moore's class, we focused on character description, developing sentences to use in our character descrptions. In Ms Tipping's class we have read and discussed the text, exploring character, setting and feelings.  Great words were also explored, unpicked and scrutinised to use in our writing.

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Operation Ouch - The Heart | Amazing Body Facts for Kids

In Science, we are studying about the heart. We have been focusing on key vocabulary and how the heart functions in our body and the effect of different stimuli on the heart.
Here's a bit of a light-hearted (get the pun?) video that explains more.

Year 6 Bikeability

7th October

Ms Tipping's class have started day 1 of their Bikeability course today.

The trainers are teaching proficiency and safety.  Just look at some of the careful manouvering being demonstrated already! 

Well done everyone!

War Art


Year 6 are studying the work of the war artist Paul Nash, whose chosen medium is water colour. Not quite finished yet, but look at the amazing interpretations so far!

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14th October - 18th October

Art Week this year is focussed around positive self-esteem.  We decided that in order to show our unique individualism, we would create our own positive mood board.

On Monday, we discussed self-esteem and ways in which we could reflect in a positive way about ourselves.

Firstly, we watched a few clips that we thought encompassed what self-esteem was all about.  This was one of our favourites...

Self esteem cartoon

As part of our Art Week focus of self-esteem, we were encouraged to be creative and focus on positivity through a range of media. Here is a fantastic cartoon that depicts courage, strength and being the bigger person.

We started by using ink as a colour-wash for the background of our mood boards.  We chose colours that reflected ourselves as individuals.  We discussed why we had chosen those particular colours.

While we were waiting for our background to dry, we used laptops, dictionaries and thesauruses to find words and synonyms that described ourselves as individuals.

We came up with some great words to celebrate our own uniqueness...

Our creative writing was in full flow as we considered and wrote about the happiest day of our lives.  We wrote these memories onto clear laminated sheets and stuck them onto our mood boards.  

We took time to read each others and it really made us feel warm and fuzzy inside!

Our History Work


In history, we studied the topics peace, conflict and wars. Our big question was 'Is it ever right to fight?'.  In our first lesson we discussed and wrote down our ideas as to what makes a good historian. To record all our historical facts, we created a chronological timeline. So far, we have three dates written on the timeline, two of which are wars.


We researched wars and conflicts in pairs and filled a fact file to do with it. Some questions included 'Countries Involved?' and 'How was it caused?'. 


We also researched some peacemakers who changed the world due to their actions. We had to complete another fact file however, it was to do with these amazing people. We are really enjoying our super history work!   


Here is a slideshow of our work so far...

Lest we Forget..

Reporters: Matthew, Amber, Francesca and Alistair

Photographer: Michael

As we are approaching the 11th November, many people will recognise this momentous date, Remembrance Day, an event that commemorates the end of World War 1. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month weapons were laid down and the fighting ceased.  

In order to commemorate this significant date, we visited each class to explain the importance of this tragic event. Many children came together to donate money for the veterans, in exchange for snap bands, silicone bracelets, zip pullers, reflectors and the classic paper poppies. We set up a market during Year 1 and Year 2's coffee morning. Through out the morning we sold a total of 56 items.  

A Short History of the Poppy

The Poppy is a symbol of remembrance worn every November to commemorate members of the armed forces who gave their lives in war. Its origins go back to the First World War... Support the cartoons on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/simplehistory?ty=c Get your copy of Simple History: World War I today!

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae (May 1915)

'In Flanders Field' read by Anthony Davies. ©2014 blue dot music All Worldwide Rights Reserved. http://www.youtube.com/BlueDotMusic

Healthy Lifestyles

Reported by: Francesca and Charlie


During Science, we had a spectacular time discussing a healthy lifestyle and how to maintain one. 

This includes:

  • Eating the rainbow (making sure you eat a variety of foods)
  • Socialising
  • Having a positive mindset
  • Not just eating 'white' foods
  • Taking regular exercise
  • Drinking enough water (but not too much!)


From a full class discussion we decided things that could be harmful to our physical and mental health could be:

  • Taking harmful substances
  • Smoking
  • Being anti-social
  • Eating too much sugar or unhealthy fats
  • Not taking regular exercise
  • Drinking too much/little water.


We worked in a team to discuss and note down our ideas to encourage a healthy lifestyle and included some of the things that could be harmful to our health.


Here are some examples:


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Design Technology

Friday 29th November

Today we travelled back in time in history to the Second World War, in particular the Blitz that saw England's major cities besieged by enemy bombers.

We explored ways in which the people in the cities were warned of the impending bombs through the use of air raid sirens and air raid wardens.  We watched actual footage of an air raid siren alert and discussed how and what the people did when the sirens were sounded.

We then re-enacted this by using our desks as a temporary shelter.


Mr Moore then gave us our challenge: To construct an early warning siren using only a battery (cell), wires and a buzzer.  We had to consider and apply a way to ensure the siren's sound would muffle and un-muffle (change volume).


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We worked with a partner and discussed possible ways to muffle the sound so the volume appeared to be higher then lower.  We planned a draft design using our ideas and predicted what might happen.

Computing Day! 

Reported by Hiba and Natasha.


On the 3rd of December we went on a day trip to Great Sankey High School for a computing day. We went on Scratch and Kodu (two coding resources) and had lots of fun!


On Scratch we all made a hounted house theme with 5 sprites

(a girl, a boy, a knight, a bat and a ghost). We used coding to make the scene haunted.


On Kodu we started with one character and coded it to interact with other characters.

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