Today, Y6 are putting their animation skills into practise to create a stop motion animation showing the process of coastal erosion. We will use these animations to support our explanation […]
Today, Y6 have been telling their stories. Using their text maps, they have practised telling their story focusing on developing ideas and building in detail to interest our listener. Next […]
Today in numeracy, Y6 have applied their knowledge of the value of negative and positive numbers whilst using their map reading skills. We enjoyed comparing the lowest recorded temperatures of […]
This afternoon, children enjoyed an afternoon of fun, games, music and lots of yummy treats to mark the end of our topic on WW2 as a VE Day celebration.
Y6 have made a fantastic start to their day yet again with a nutritious breakfast with their class mates. We are sure that this will have been just the fuel […]
Today, Class 9 braved the elements on an educational visit to Eden Camp. We were able to see all of the things we have learnt this term in history in […]
Our literacy focus this week is on newspaper reports and we are preparing to write a newspaper report about the Blitz in Sheffield during WW2. Today, we studied and interpreted […]
Class 9 are very proud of their completed STEM project to design and make a working lighthouse. We used our scientific knowledge about simple circuits to illuminate our lighthouses. We […]
In art, we have been learning pen and ink skills such as cross hatching and stippling to create tone and texture to our lighthouse art work. We look forward to […]
Today, we have been fortunate enough to have artist, Ilona Drew, visit school to work with Class 9. We have been inspired by Ilona’s use of colour in her artwork […]
In class 9, we have been learning about the process of coastal erosion. Today, we used Talk4Writing to rehearse our use of technical vocabulary and causal conjunctions.
This week in Class 9, we have learnt about the heroic act of a young woman named Grace Darling in 1838. On one stormy night, a young woman looked out […]
Class 9 have created beautiful artwork using oil pastels focusing on warm and cool ocean colours. The results are stunning.
During transition, we are studying the Olympic Games. Class 9 are focusing on Jesse Owens who was a famous Olympian during the 1936 Olympic Games. Our discussion question was ‘How […]
Class 9 have used their discussion skills to consider the question ‘Would you move away from your childhood home?’ in response to the stimulus ‘Window’. We explored the feelings of […]
Today, we created a reconstruction of the way the human heart pumps in our STEM session. We found that only by using steady, rhythmic beat, we were able to pump […]
This week is our science week and we have made a wonderful start to our investigation about static electricity. We have explored and observed the effects that static charges have.
As we are at the end of a very strange half term, we have taken some time this morning to reflect on the things that make us happy. It has […]
Over the last 2 weeks, class 9 have been writing detailed setting descriptions using extended metaphors based on our class text, Stowaway. Today we have praised each other’s efforts and […]
Over the last 2 weeks, Class 9 have been investigating conditions that increase or restrict the development of organisms. The children observed how fungi, a type of microorganisms which we […]
Today, the children have used shading and techniques such as cross hatching and blending to create detailed pictures of sea shells. The results are stunning.
Over the last week, we have learnt about the amazing life of Captain James Cook. The children have written biographies describing the life and times of this historically significant explorer. […]
Class 9 have shown an excellent understanding of chronology for important historic events with their creative timelines about Captain Cooks voyages.
Class 9 made a fantastic start to their online learning with an excellent turn out for our maths lesson, including some ‘hybrid’ learning with children in school and children at […]
Today we have used teamwork, communication and problem solving in our ‘away from the desk’ maths.
Today, we have had our first lesson in computer aided design programmes. We love learning new computer skills.
Today, we have applied our knowledge and understanding of the place value of digits in ‘very big numbers’ on mymaths.
Today we have launched this term’s topic – WW2. We are eager to find out all about this historical event. Great teamwork and research skills Y6.
Children in Year 6 have started using their creative pastel techniques as we start our new topic.
We’re so proud of our Y6s. They have shown excellent resilience throughout a very strange last year at primary school and so we felt they deserved a little treat. 😋
Today we played a game to explore evolution by natural selection. The aim was to have 6 surviving generations of a species. This game of chance allowed us to explore […]
This week as part of our science we have been learning about evolution and a part of this, we have studied how fossils are formed. Mrs Wheeler brought a huge […]
Today’s group of Y6s have shown how focused they are on their writing. They are using scientific vocabulary to write an information text about the human heart. I am so […]
This week, we have spent time in school thinking about how colours can represent our emotions. We have used our artistic skills to create a range of colour wheels and […]
Today was the first day back for group 2 of our Y6. We have spent time reflecting on the events of the past few months and sharing our experiences. It’s […]
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, class 9 have had a party. We did a victory scavenger hunt and had a good old-fashioned sing-a-long.
It was a joy to get some of Class 9 together for a P4C session. We shared a story called ‘Lucy in Lockdown’ and decided on the discussion question we […]
The children were challenged to read in unusual places during lockdown and they certainly rose to the challenge. There has been quite a lot of reading in cupboards, some reading […]
Y6 made the most of the spring time sunshine with a ‘day long’ investigation. The children observed and measured how the shadow cast from an object changes in length as […]
Today we are filming our instructional videos on ‘How to Survive an Air raid’ Look out for the finished products!
Miss Newton-Smith has called to say that the children have had a fantastic day doing their maths-themed outdoor pursuits. The children are exhausted and are settling down for a well-earned […]
To celebrate science week, we have been investigating how light travels and properties of materials to test materials that would be best-suited to make a blackout curtain in WW2. We […]
Year 6 have been using their formal writing skills to write letters from the government in war time. They are informing the citizens of Great Britain about Operation Pied Piper […]
Today, we have investigated reflection using our scientific enquiry skills. We have used IT to present our learning.
Our watercolour poppy artwork is progressing well. We are looking forward to the finished product.
Year 6 have shown excellent resilience, independence and creativity this week building their character descriptions of our main characters from our class text, Goodnight Mr. Tom. The standard of writing […]
Class 9 have used their mapping skills and Atlas skills to locate places where children were evacuated from and to during WW2. We have researched evacuation and will use our […]
Inspired by our lighthouse STEM lesson, we have completed our topic on ‘How Do We Protect Our Coastline?’ with an independent write using the story ‘The Lighthouse’.
Y6 have enjoyed a busy morning constructing their lighthouses using mod roc. We will be using working circuits that we designed in our science lesson.
Laying down the rhythm for our class track!
Our music teacher from Winterhill has been blown away by the talent in Y6W. We can’t wait to hear our song professionally edited. 🎵
The children have enjoyed forming electrical circuits and exploring what makes the lightbulb brighter and dimmer. We also investigated which materials conduct the electricity to form a complete circuit.
It was awe-inspiring to watch these Y6 children teach and support each other to add and subtract fractions with different denominators. The progress they made because of this peer support […]
The children have learnt so much today at Crucial Crew. We have learnt about road safety, first aid, criminal responsibility, internet safety and hate crime. A very informative but fun […]
We are thrilled to use Chrome Books for our research lesson. This will help us greatly as we write our non-chronological reports.
As part of our learning on persuasive texts, we have engaged in conference-style discussions about plastic pollution under the title of ‘A single person can’t change the world.’
We have crossed the causeway to Holy Island and are now stranded till 4 when the tide goes out. It’s a good job there’s lots to see and do and […]
Today we applied our skills in a maths mash of multiplication, addition and subtraction to plan a dream party sticking to a (very generous) budget. Lots of reasoning and teamwork […]
We were very impressed by the systems children designed to propel their boats.
During the summer holidays, Y6 were challenged to make a boat that floats. Today we tested out the finished products in our school pond. Luckily, our boats were a huge […]
Today we have formed peer critique triads so that we can support each other to edit and improve our writing. We were able to give good advice to our partners.
Last week, we elected our school councillor. Prior to this we wrote manifestos to outline why we would be effective as a school councillor. Lots of ideas and persuasive techniques […]
We have used our resilience learning skill this morning to write at length about a stormy sea scene. It has been a great start to our week of learning.
This week we have transitioned into our new year groups and class 9 have had an action-packed week. We have created some beautiful art, conducted a science investigation, engaged in […]
In our art lessons, we have been learning about Clarice Cliff who was a ceramic artist from the 1920s to the 1960s. While we love the colour in her artwork, […]
As our SATs are fast approaching, Y6 are working hard revising all the grammar terminology we have learnt. Today we have played games to remind us about different types of […]
This week we have been thinking about healthy minds. We have begun our afternoons with mindfulness to help us to relax and recharge ready for learning. Our P4C discussion this […]