Welcome to Yr6 2017/2018
Yr6 is taught by Mr Hoiles who is supported by Mrs Simpson.
Please click below to find out about the Yr6 curriculum.
18th May 2018
Wow, what a week, what a wonderful week. Well done Year 6, you have done your school proud. You have behaved brilliantly all week, demonstrated a superb attitude and, most importantly, tried your best. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Well done!
Now with SATs complete and after enjoying a well-deserved afternoon on the park, we can now focus on our forthcoming challenges. Today, with the help of Mrs Heywood, we started going through the script and made a fantastic start to Shrek. Diva Dragons, narrator and baby ogres, all coming together.
This afternoon we spent some time with our buddies and helped them release the butterflies that they have looked after and watched grow over the past week.
Finally, and in true British style, to celebrate the Royal Wedding, we attended a street party lunch, adorned with flag waving and bunting. Lovely.
Well done again Year 6, a great week! Sports week next week…
4th May 2018
This week we finished our work on the Three Little Pigs (based upon the Guardian advert). This culminated in the children becoming defence lawyers and writing an argument to defend those poor little pigs from being found guilty of the murder of the Big Bad Wolf. This was a fascinating piece of work, that brought up some interesting theories, new vocabulary and concepts and divided opinion.
Please find a link to the advert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGrfhJH1P4
Also in English, we have been looking at spelling rules. The children have been researching certain rules and have created some excellent posters to help us remember them.
In Science, we finished our work on classification and can now move on to evolution. We have continued our work in ICT on our programming skills and this week created scripts to draw images in Scratch.
Mrs Heywood visited us this week and the children have been thinking about their characters and how to portray them. Finally, the talented Mrs Stevenson popped in to start designing and making some of the varied costumes… Sneak preview below.
27th April 2018
Our revision work has continued and we have covered so much in the past week. Well done Year 6! However, Year 6 is not all about SATs and we have been up many other things too.
In Science we have continued our work on classification. We have been learning how to identify animals using classification keys and this has culminated with us creating our own key to identify different plants in the playground from their leaves.
In English we have been looking at an alternative version of the Three Little Pigs. In this story, the pigs are arrested for the murder of Mr. Wolf which has created plenty of debate. We have also been looking at where we get news from, its trustworthiness and how bias and opinion is included.
To finish, in Art we have been learning how to draw to scale and how adding shadow can create depth.
The parts have now been finalised for the end of year play and shared with the children. Scripts should be available next week. Can't quite believe we are now talking about the end of the year, however the children are very excited about this production and have a great attitude to make this the best yet!
13th April 2018
This week in Year 6 we have started to revise for our upcoming SATs tests. We have read some varied texts and have learnt about the Commonwealth Games 2018 and the life of Anne Frank. On Wednesday we completed another independent write, this time writing an opening to our Replay story.
In Maths we have revised place value and statistics and have also been practising reasoning skills. In Science we have started our new topic of classification and produced some posters on the five kingdoms and the wonderful MRS NERG.
23rd March 2018
Can't quite believe that we have finished another term and we are now heading into the summer term. This year is flying by.
In English, we completed our work on flashbacks, with the children producing some excellent work. As part of our independent writing, we also produced a newspaper article based on the strange going ons of flying frogs in a small town in America. The work was based on the book Tuesday written by David Wiesner, and video by Paul McCartney, please click on the link to view the story.
In maths we have revised shape, time, time tables, Venn diagrams and reading scales, additionally we have also been unpicking and solving multi step problems. In science we completed our work on the circulatory system and produce some great information leaflets on blood. We have also written up our reports on the lung capacity experiment and also managed to input the experiment data into Excel allowing us to produce some fancy graphs.
These past two weeks have been a busy time for sport. Some children represented the school in a tag rugby festival last Thursday and with the help of Mr. Connell performed brilliantly. This week we have competed in two football tournaments and a netball rally. To top it all, some children took part and won a dance competition.
Well done to everyone who has taken part, behaviour has been excellent, effort has been faultless and you have been a pleasure to take out.
2nd March 2018
It’s been a lovely week in Year 6 where we have been celebrating book week. Working from the book ‘The Colour of Home’ Year 6 have created some wonderful and varied work. We have produced:
- new front covers;
- written blurbs;
- made a list of the top 15 words to get by in English – with food, hungry, drink and toilet finishing high on our list;
- created some henna tattoos;
- learnt about refugees;
- looked at geographical locations, coordinates and longitudinal and latitudinal lines;
- and finally, to finish book week, we spent some time reading with our buddies (see some pictures below).
We have continued to learn about the circulatory system in science and have been measuring our long capacity and pulse rates (although some have proved harder to find than others). We have also been investigating what impact exercise has on our circulatory system, in particular the heart and lungs.
To top it all, this morning we managed to squeeze some time in with Mrs Heywood in preparation for our Year 6 play and took part in a drama workshop. Some standout performances and wonderful adaptations of famous fairy tales. Well done Year 6!
9th February 2018
Although a short half term, it's been a busy one, where the children have achieved so much. This week we have been learning about volume and order of operations in maths. In English we have been identifying flashbacks in movies and progressed to texts. We also managed to fit in a Big Write, where the children have produced some excellent stories with some great description. A pleasure to mark. Additionally in Science we have been learning about the role of the lungs in the circulatory system.
With it being mental health week, we have been discussing what similarities we have, but also what makes us unique and special and produced some lovely art work. We have also discussed our feelings, what we can do to help manage these feelings and the the importance of activity and nutrition.
Well done Year 6! Have a lovely break, you deserve it.
2nd February 2018
Wow, this week has flown by. In year 6 this week, we have sat our mock SATs. Well done to al. the children who really tried their best. Although this has taken up a significant amount of time we have also squeezed in plenty of work.
In maths we revised the area and perimeter problems that we had last week and in English we have been looking at figurative language, in particular identifying and writing with personification.
We also managed to complete our evaluations of our recent D&T project and start our new Science topic on the respiratory system. Please may I ask that if you have any used kitchen towel tubes please could you send them in. Thanks
26th January 2018
This week in Year 6….
In English, we have been learning how we can infer meaning from images and description. We have also been learning how to find evidence to support our points.
In maths, we have been learning how to convert metric measures and started work on perimeter and area of compound shapes.
Today, we finished our work on our Super Suckers, the children have had to work hard and I have been impressed with the quality of the products and their suction ability. Through this project, the children have learnt how vacuum cleaners and hairdryers work, how to make their circuits work and apply their electrical knowledge. However, they have also learnt the importance of teamwork, resilience and adaptability, important lifelong skills.
Here is one in action
19th January 2018
With Christmas now a distant memory, Year 6 have had a great week. In English we have started our work on narrative and have been looking at how authors describe settings. In Maths we have continued our work on statistics, looking at line graphs and learning how to interpret and draw pie charts.
In D&T we have made great progress in designing, building and evaluating our super suckers. We now have two working prototype models that we will be finishing them next week. Also this week we had a visit from the fire brigade, who talked to us about their varied jobs, fire safety and when to use 999.
Congratulations to our winning cricket team who beat Heyhouse in the final to win the local indoor cricket tournament in Blackpool. Also well done to our boys football team, who played brilliantly today in a tournament in Fleetwood. Unfortunately we didn't win this time, but finished in third place after narrowly losing out on penalties. Unlucky boys, so close. You now owe Miss Bradley and your parents who took you a big thank you for their support and braving the elements.
12th January 2018
Booths Award - Aidan Williams
Well done Aidan, keep it up!
Happy New Year!
Year 6 are back and in business and have enjoyed a really good week. In English this week, we completed our biographies. Some great research from the children and fascinating stories shared. Most are now typed up and the children will be able to return their completed work to their subjects next week. A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends that took part.
In maths we have been learning how to calculate the mean, mode, median and range. We have also been grouping data into frequency charts and tables and constructing and interpreting conversion graphs.
In PE, we braved the elements and managed to get outside to start playing tag rugby. In topic we picked up our work on our hoovers and have been creating circuits and testing propellers for suction.
On Wednesday afternoon, we had a visit from a local magistrate, Mrs. Redcliffe. She taught us all about the job of a magistrate and the workings of their court, different aspects of the law and the difference between a crown and a magistrate court. A fascinating afternoon for all of us.
21st December 2017
I can't quite believe that it is Christmas already! A long term, but a great one. Everyone has worked so hard and should be proud of their achievements.
From a dog show to dancing, singing to sax, this years Ansdell's Got Talent has certainly impressed. Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to Halle and Libby who won this years competition with a wonderful dance routine.
Our week culminated in our church service this morning. Great job Year 6, you performed brilliantly and the shepherds didn't disappoint.
Wishing you all a restful and happy Christmas, roll on 2018.
15th December 2017
As a another busy week flies by, this week we have sorting biographic information into sections. To do this, we were luckily enough to interview Mrs Welch about her life, career and plans for retirement. A fascinating and revealing experience for the children (and myself ) who really revelled in asking her questions and learning so much about her early career, achievements and childhood antics. You'll have to ask her why we renamed her Mrs Squelch! Thank you Mrs Welch!
In maths we been learning about ratio and applying this knowledge to solve ratio and proportion problems.
On Monday we were invited by KS1 to watch their production of Hoity Toity Angel, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Well done Infants. We finally managed to finish our artwork inspired by the work of Andy Warhol and have continued our preparations for our church service for next Thursday. Hope to see many of you there!
Next week is Ansdell's Got Talent, Christmas Party and the KS2 Nativity. It is going to be busy!
8th December 2017
With Christmas fast approaching, our practise for the nativity / church service has begun in earnest (with some promising performances from our shepherds) .
In English we have been watching documentaries and making notes, with the objective to identify key information so that we can report on it later. In maths we have been ridiculously busy and have been converting decimals to fractions to percentages, finding percentages of amounts, how to multiply and divide fraction and finally how to calculate proportion of amounts.
This week we finished our work on electricity. We are now applying our knowledge and learning to see if we can design our own mini vacuum cleaner using a motor and a small plastic bottle.
Finally this week, we made some festive stocking decorations for the tree ready for our enterprsie table at the Christmas fair.
24th November 2017
This week in Year 6…
In English, we have continued our work on biographies, focusing on scanning a text for key information, identifying technical language and finding information about a person that is not in chronological order.
In maths, we have cracked how to compare, order and find fractions of amounts. Well done Year 6!
In Science, we have been experimenting with electricity and circuits. We have built circuits, followed circuit diagrams and read instructions to produce some (rather noisy) sound effects. This culminated in two of the groups building their own transistor radio. Well done to Lily, Shannon and Autumn who managed to tune into a very crackly BBC Radio Lancashire.
Last but not least, today the children have produced some amazing written work about the D-Day landings. We learned about the significance of D-Day and discussed how soldiers would have felt as they left their advancing boat in Normandy and headed into battle.
17th November 2017
Another busy week in Year 6 draws to a close.
On Monday, we started our new science topic - electricity - and we discovered that we are all conductors by making our own human circuit.
On Tuesday, we visited the Lytham Cenotaph to see the War Memorial and the tributes. We paid our respects and every child laid a wooden poppy cross, with their own message of remembrance.
On Wednesday, we studied biographies and on Thursday we finished our class novel. Today, while sporting some spectacularly funky hair styles, we added and subtracted fractions and enjoyed a Power of One assembly, in support of Anti-Bullying week.
And if all that wasn’t enough, our athletes celebrated a win at the Lytham St. Annes Schools meet in Blackpool and some of our Year 6 girls raised an impressive £107 for Children in Need by holding a bake sale. Well done to you all !!
10th November 2017
After a restful week with half term, Year 6 are now back and up running. In maths we have started looking at simplification and equivalent fractions, lowest common multiples and highest common factors. Adding and subtracting fractions next week!
In English, we have continued to study our class book and are now looking forward to completing the compelling final chapter next week.
In ICT, and after a few technical hitches, we have finally finished our podcasts on WW2. The children have worked really hard to produce these and below are a few examples for you to listen to.
Over the past two school weeks we have been lucky enough to visit the Science laboratories at AKS. The children had a number of scientific opportunities and challenges that included separating salt from rock salt and looking at the cell structure of pond weed under a microscope.
Today the children presented their Remembrance Assembly to the school, parents and grandparents. In the assembly they shared their thoughtful, reflective and moving work and performed a wonderful rendition of ‘Read all about it’. Well done Year 6, a wonderful job!
Please see below to view just a selection of the wonderful poetry that has been written.
Remembrance Poems 2017
World War 2 Podcasts
This week we have celebrated multi-cultural week - we've enjoyed an African Story Workshop, performed the Huka with the Blue Moose Dance Group (see video below) and studied different cultures from around the world, identifying the things we have in common and the things that make us different and unique.
In English, as well as working on our class novel, we have focused on Remembrance. All the children have worked incredibly hard to produce some truly thought provoking and poignant work. I do hope you are able to attend our Remembrance Assembly on the 10th November, when the children will be sharing and presenting their work.
In Maths we have been studying shape, learning how to draw triangles and polygons, new shape vocabulary and using our reasoning skills to find missing angles. It's fractions next...
In topic we are nearing the end of our WW2 theme. This week we have learned how to cipher and decipher codes, studied the Enigma Machine and learned about the extremely clever people who worked at Bletchley Park. We have also studied propaganda, how it is used today and the important role that it played during the war. This culminated in the children producing their own posters, encouraging parents to evacuate their children to the countryside.
Well done Year 6, you have worked extremely hard – have a wonderful half-tem and a well-deserved rest.
This week we have continued to study our class novel ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom' and have produced some wonderful work, where we have been looking for evidence and writing excerpts from different perspectives.
In Maths, we have been revising multiplication and have now moved onto division. Following a difficult start with long division, and after some hard work and practice, we have started to make excellent progress.
In topic, we have continued to learn about evacuees, reflecting on what it would have felt like to be evacuated and what limited possessions we would take with us. We have also used our geography skills to try and locate where evacuees were evacuated to and where from. We have also learnt about rationing and what people were expected to live off in 1942. This culminated in us writing letters to Sir Winston Churchill, especially after we discovered what he was having for lunch!
Finally, our WW2 podcasts are stating to come together, we have produced some mp3 files that include jingles, sound effects, music and our voices. Hopefully you’ll see some online soon…
On Wednesday, we held the Open Day and Year 6 were responsible for giving tours to prospective parents. It was super to see the children engaging with our visitors, talking with such pride about their school and answering questions confidently. We received some fantastic feedback from the visiting parents, who were suitably impressed by the enthusiasm and knowledge of their tour guides. Well done Year 6
In Year 6 this week, we have been solving addition and subtraction problems, working on missing number challenges and finding the difference between positive and negative numbers. We have also been studying Kensuke's Kingdom in English and have started preparing our newspaper reports on Michael's disappearance.
In topic we have continued to learn about World War 2, in particular we have been learning about evacuees and how it would be to live and survive during the Blitz. In ICT we have been learning how to create podcasts using Audacity and in PE working on our Jitter Bug dance and started playing hockey.
We have also had a visit from Marton Operatic Society, who taught us about Gilbert and Sullivan's play 'The Sorcerer'. Please see below to some pictures from the event.
Welcome to a new year in Year 6. Thanks to all the parents who attended the Meet the Teacher last week. Please use the 'About Year 6' link above to view the 'Welcome to Year 6' document, outlining our plans, expectations and information about this year.
We have had a great start to the new school year with all the children settling in well. They have demonstrated a great attitude and willingness to learn and they are looking to forward to their final year in primary school.
It's been a busy couple of weeks. Last week we spent time getting familiar with the new timetable and we talked about the exciting challenges ahead and the expectations of the children during the coming year.
This week we entered the dome, an immersive experience to help us learn about the Blitz in Liverpool. Today we enjoyed a WW2 day, where we were transported back to the 1940's. In the afternoon, with the help of Simon Moore, children learnt about the life of a WW2 solider through a selection of artefacts, memorabilia and Simon's in-depth knowledge. To top it all off they took part in a drill and completed some marching practise. A big thank you to Simon and to the parents and children for entering into the spirit of our WW2 day with such enthusiasm and some fantastic outfits.
Class of 2016 / 2017
14th July 2017
Wow! What a wonderful week. What wonderful performances. Well done all of Year 6, you have a very proud teacher and a lot of new fans. #AnsdellJungleBookRocks. Now we turn our attention to our leavers assembly. Only one week left, where did that year go?
23rd June 2017
This week has been an incredibly busy week. On Tuesday we were visited by some forensic scientists. They taught us about removing forensic evidence from a crime scene, how the evidence is analysed and how they extract and match the DNA to criminals. A fascinating presentation that generated so many questions from the children.
Then it was time to finish our enterprise project. The children worked incredibly hard to get their products to sale on time and managed to make a huge profit of nearly £330. Well done to everyone, however, there must be a winner. Congratulations to Radomizers who won the Governors Award for Innovation and to our overall winners Sweet Sensation, who produced a wonderful product, worked well as a team and managed to generate a hefty £59 profit.
Leaving Friday to work on our play and start work on our leavers assembly. Outfits, drama, dance and music.
Well done year 6 - a busy week, but a very productive and successful one.
9th June 2017
Booths Award - Seb Porter
Well done Seb, very much deserved.
Although a short week, oh my, it has been busy. Our Enterprise event started on Wednesday and has culminated today with the children presenting to the investors to gain funds for their project. The children have completed their product conceptions, carried out market research, drawn up contracts, predicted profits, calculated costs, completed order forms and written and presented their pitch. After some changes to their prices and plans, thankfully all the groups have been successful in getting their investment. Well done Year 6 - you have worked really hard and have some fantastic products and services. Thanks also to Mr. Wigglesworth, Mrs. Hornby and Mr. Thwait for giving up your morning and helping and advising the children.
We also managed to squeeze in some practise for the end of year play and, with the amazing help of Mrs. Stephenson, we are starting to look the part. See below for a little taster...
26th May 2017
This week in Year 6 has been outdoor week - so we have been involved with a number of outdoor activities, including orienteering, classification of animals and plants, maths and spirals in the natural world and finally walking with our buddies to raise to money for the school. Furthermore, we have managed to squeeze some more practises for our end of year show. Thanks for all your donations of material for costumes - Mrs Stephenson has been in and she has got some cracking ideas for costumes. #comingtogether
Please see below some of our antics this week.
19th May 2017
Stars of the Week - Tess and Lucy. Well done you two!
Another busy week in Year 6, that has flown by. In English we have been looking at how advertisers engage their audience, techniques they use to sell their products and how they shift between formal and informal language. This has culminating in the children writing and recording their own advert. In maths, we have been learning how to calculate profit and loss and make our books balance. We have learnt about the city, stocks and shares and the FTSE100. Finally, the children were given £1000 to invest in their own portfolio and see who could make the most. Well done to all the children as they all managed to return a tidy profit. However, Lucy and Ellie-May were our most successful brokers, who managed to make £746.70. Good Job. In science we have started to learn about inheritance and evolution and we have continued to practise our end of year play.
See below for a couple of pictures from the Ansdell Stock Exchange.
12th May 2017
Stars of the Week - All of Year 6
Year 6 have worked so hard this week. Their attitude, determination and focus towards SATs and Year 6 has been tremendous.
Well done - I am very proud of you all !
Obviously the week has been dominated by SATs, I can't quite believe we are beyond SATs already - this year is flying by. The children have remained positive and focused throughout and all have tried their best. I couldn't have asked for more. To add to this, the weather has been great and we have been able to include some well deserved, quality chill-out time between tests.
Today we began rehearsals for our play. Clearly, we have some great actors in the making. We have been especially impressed by our elephants.
21st April 2017
Stars of the Week - well done.
- Victoria Hannaford - for a massive improvement in arithmetic
- Grace Harrison - for a superb flashback story and for loving fractions!
Five days squeezed into four - but we did it. Revision has started in earnest. We have covered spelling patterns, grammar and punctuation, shape, angles, multiplying and dividing decimals, line graphs, pie charts and managed to squeeze some reading in too. To add to that, we have finished our work on flashbacks (with some wonderful results), starting playing cricket and have been looking at the story of Jungle Book.
31st March 2017
In Year 6 this week we have been revising how to order, add and subtract decimals and have learnt how to add and subtract negative numbers. In English we have been creating settings and characters ready for our flashback stories and we have also finished and presented our horror stories and song parodies.
Please click to see a small selection of some of the wonderful horror stories
We have finished our information booklets on blood - see below - and are now learning about the classification of living things and key characteristics of living things.
All children have worked exceptionally hard this year and are making super progress. Well done.
Please scroll down to see all the blood leaflets
17th March 2017
Stars of the Week
- Hannah Gladwin
- Kimberley Wane
Well done, you two - thoroughly deserved.
Another busy week including batik wall art, a tag rugby tournament and a visit from Ben Smith 401 Marathon man.
In English we have been studying how an author creates flashbacks and have started to create our own settings for our flashback stories. We have also been looking at semi-colons to improve and vary our punctuation.
In Maths, we have been learning how to continue sequences and identify the patterns, solve and write algebraic formulae - with the latter being a bit more challenging for all of us.
In topic we have nearly finished our information booklets on blood - which have some amazing facts - my favourite is that there is gold in our blood! Who knew... Hopefully, they we will be able to upload them next week.
Really proud of all the children who took part in the rugby tournament at AKS - both teams had fantastic attitude and behaviour all round. We came so close to winning the tournament, finishing a worthy 2nd place. Thanks also to the parents who came along to add their support on a rather breezy afternoon.
3rd March 2017
Booths Award - Gabriel Singleton
Well done and thoroughly deserved.
In Year 6 this week...
We have been celebrating book week, culminating with the children producing some wonderful and imaginative bed-time stories that have included their own made-up mythical creature. If that wasn't enough, we managed to squeeze some time in so they could read their bed-time stories to their buddies - with some great responses and feedback.
Well done Year 6 - a wonderful effort.
Please see the link below where you can view some examples.
Click here to find out what fantastic activities your child has been participating in during Book Week.
24th February 2017
Stars of the week
Well done to both of you - well deserved.
In Year 6 this week...
We have been learning :
- how to find the area of triangles and parallelograms
- how to calculate the volume of cube and cuboid prisms
- how to read and apply co-ordinates of shapes in all four quadrants.
In English we have been learning how to identify and use figurative language for description. Of particular note, the children have produced some wonderful work using personification. In addition, we have studied the difference between dashes and hyphens and how and when hyphens are used.
In topic we have been looking at blood - not literally of course - and have had some wonderful conversations about platelets, white and red blood cells and different types of blood. In Computer skills we have been continuing our work on spreadsheets and have started to investigate how to create graphs - the easy way.
Book Week next week, mythical creatures, bedtime stories... please see the newsletter for more information.
10th February 2017
In Year 6 this week...
We have delved deeper into character inference and also started to look at figurative language. In Maths, we have been revising metric measures and have been learning how to find area and perimeter of compound shapes.
In Computing we have been learning how to create formulae in Excel and in Science we have continued to learn about our respiratory system. This week we have been testing our lung capacity and, using a peak flow monitor, investigated the effect that exercise has on our lungs and breathing.
Please see some pictures below...
As you are all aware, the School Nurse visited us this week to talk to the children about hygiene, exercise, diet and how their bodies will change. Throughout the session, the children were exceptionally behaved and engaged and, as a result, some children had plenty of questions. In light of this, the nurse asked me to recommend these books aimed at children wanting to understand more and those who may just be a little bit embarrassed to ask. We do have copies of both in school if you would like to look at them.
Have a great half term!!
3rd February 2017
In Year 6 this week... We have been looking at setting and character descriptions and how we can use inference and evidence to build up a wider picture. In Maths, we have been investigating statistics and how we can interpret information from tables, line graphs and pie charts.
In Science we have been learning about our respiratory system. We have studied X-rays, investigated the effect exercise has on our heart rate and breathing and made our own stethoscopes to listen to our heart beat.
Please see some pictures below...
13th January 2017
Happy New Year!!
In Year 6 this week... We have finished our work on biography, a big thank you to all of you who helped or were interviewed over Christmas. Both myself and Mrs Simpson have been impressed and pleased with the quality of work and level of detail. In maths we have been simplifying ratio and are now looking at ratio problems. Easier said than done!
In topic we have completed our homemade vacuum cleaners. Applying skills and knowledge of Electricity and Design and Technology, all the children managed to create a vacuum. Everyone has worked really hard and enjoyed this project - I even found George hoovering the floor this morning.
Please find some pictures and videos below.
16th December 2016
In Year 6 this week... we have continued our work on biographies, where we have been learning how to take notes and write a synopsis about a person. In maths we have been learning how to find percentages of amounts in real life contexts and solving proportion problems.
In Science, we have recently visited the AKS Science Labs. The children spent some time in the Chemistry Lab with Dr. Jessop, who taught us how to separate salt from rock salt. Then, we went to the Biology Lab to look at cells and their structure using a microscope. See pictures below...
On Thursday we hosted Ansdell's annual A Factor competition. A brilliant variety show including heavy metal drumming, trumpeting, singing, tap dancing and gymnastics. All the children who took part were fantastic and should be proud of their achievements. Congratulations to Leila and Penelope - The Midnight Tigers - who were our overall winners
2nd December 2016
In year 6 this week... we have started our biography unit and have been skimming and scanning for information about Usain Bolt. Furthermore we have started our class novel, The Diary of Anne Frank. In maths we have been converting fractions to decimals and to percentages and explaining how we get an answer. In Topic, we have continued learning about electricity and have designed and built our very own 'Buzz Off' game and intruder alarms. Work now begins on our Super Suckers!
18th November 2016
In Year 6 this week we have been learning about formal and informal language, responding to our class novel and looking at antonyms and synonyms. In maths we have been learning about fractions and fractions and fractions. And finally in topic we have learned about electricity - where the children made a human circuit to see if we conducted electricity. Don't worry, no children were hurt in our experiment.
On Thursday the children from years 5 and 6 went to AKS to compete in the Lytham St. Annes Schools Athletics Competition. After many rounds of field and tack events, the children were announced as the winners and now go through to the Fylde and Wyre final in January - Well done to every one who took part!
11th November 2016
This week, Year 6 presented their Remembrance Assembly to the school, parents and grandparents and what a wonderful job they did. Their thoughtful, reflective and moving work was shared with our audience. Pleases click on the link above to see some snippets from our assembly.
Today we visited the Cenotaph in Ashton Gardens to commemorate Armistice Day. We attended the service held by the Mayor and laid crosses to remember all those who gave their today for our tomorrow.
Well done Year 6 - a really good week, you should be proud of yourselves.
28th October 2016
This week has been our Creative Arts Week. From a live band, to creating our own plays, to making music, to dancing, to drawing and finally making a giant tree sculpture. All in all, it's been a busy week. On top of that we have finished our Remembrance poems and started work on our Remembrance Assembly on Thursday.
A big thank you to all the parents who have helped provide plastic bottles and also scavenge around to find leaves, shells, berries, reeds, sticks, cones, conkers and a few woodlice to boot. Please look at the artwork the children created with it.
Although a little long, all the children in Year 6 have had a great half term, demonstrated a fantastic attitude to all their work and have achieved a lot already - well done!
14th October 2016
This week we have continued to study our class novel and have been writing letters to Sir Winston Churchill about rationing. In maths we have revised shape, built some 3D Angry Birds from nets and have taken part in a polygon workshop.
On Thursday, we entered the Dome. In it we travelled back to the 1941 Liverpool blitz and tried to imagine and experience what it would have been like in an air raid shelter through a bombing raid.
Exiting the dome...
7th October 2016
This week we have continued to study our class novel and learnt how to write accounts from different perspectives. In maths, we have been working on short and long division, while in topic we've continued our work on WW2 including creating our propaganda posters.
On Wednesday we were visited by Marton Operatic Society, where the children studied Gilbert and Sulivan's HMS Pinafore. The children learnt about the writers, dressed up in costume and created their own version of the play.
30th September 2016
This week in Year 6 we have continued to study our class novel 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. This culminated in all the children turning into budding reporters, attending a news conference to interview Michael's parents (well, Tess and Gabe) and writing a news report based upon Michael disappearance at sea. In maths we have immersed ourselves in short and long multiplication and in topic continued our work on WW2, in particular this week we have been learning about evacuees and the Blitz.
18th September 2016
What a great start it has been to the new school year. All the children have settled in well and are looking to forward to their final year in primary school.
It's been a busy couple of weeks. Last week we spent time getting familiar with the new timetable and we talked about the challenges ahead and the expectations of the children during the coming year. This week we have enjoyed learning about WW2. On Friday, everyone in year 6 dressed up and we were transported back to the 1940's. In the afternoon, with the help of Simon Moore, children learnt about the life of a WW2 solider through a selection of artefacts, memorabilia and Simon's in-depth knowledge. To top it all off they took part in a drill and completed some marching practise - something I am considering introducing on a weekly basis... A big thank you to Simon and to the parents and children for entering into the spirit of our WW2 day with such enthusiasm.
More to follow...
Class of 2015 / 2016
24th June 2016
As I am sure you are well aware, this week has been Enterprise Week. The children have worked exceptionally hard in bringing together their products ready for sale and having to endure a final grilling from the Board of Directors this morning. May we say a big thank you to Mr Wigglesworth, Mrs MacNamara and Mrs Hornby, our Board of Directors, who have helped make this week such a success, and to all the parents who have supported us in making sure the children were ready for Thursday morning.
Well done Year 6 for raising £228.93 for the school and congratulations to Busi essé, our 2016 Enterprise Winners.
10th June 2016
It's only been a short week - but we've achieved a lot in 3 days! Our Enterprise Project started in earnest this week, culminating in pitches from each team to the very impressed Board of Directors for funding. All the children have shown incredible enthusiasm and have worked extremely hard on their team projects and products. Well done! I am very proud of you all. To top it all off, we managed to squeeze in a street party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday (and Prince Philip's 95th birthday) and we practised our play. All in all - a great week.
Some photos form the party and our entrepreneurs in action...
28th May 2016
This week in Year 6 we have been...
- Making spirals from regular polygons
- Learning how to use a compass to create Fibonacci Golden Spiral
- Finishing off our flashback stories
- Learning about evolution, adaptation, maladaptation and inherited characteristics
- Working on our end of year production
- Building some impressive structures in a architecture workshop (see below)
20th May 2016
Year 6 have had a busy and interesting week.
We have solved a murder mystery and made a fortune in the stock market. We have classified animals and plants using classification keys (see pictures below) and have started work on our end of year play 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.
To top it all the girls had a wonderful result in the girls football tournament finishing 4th and the boys won the Rotary Cup 8-0 in the final.
If that wasn't enough, today we helped our buddies complete the 1K Onesie. Just another week in year 6.
29th April 2016
After a well deserved break, the children in year 6 have been working extremely hard revising for their upcoming SATS. Clearly Year 6 is not all about SATS and this week we decided to enjoy 'a little culture' with a trip to see the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Preston Guildhall. It's fair to say that the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience, listening and learning all about different parts of the orchestra, learning about traditional music from all around the world and most of all interacting and singing along with the orchestra.
5th Feb 2016
Over the past week, we have been learning about how our respiration system works. We have studied the heart, the lungs and how blood travels around our bodies. Today we made some - although basic, still functional - stethoscopes to listen to our heart.
Some pictures to follow...
In other areas of the curriculum, we have been learning about...
- Different devices authors use when describing scenes
- Some technical aspects of grammar and punctuation
- How to create formulae and charts in Excel
- Volume and properties of 3D shape
- And learning the importance of reading the question properly in SATs papers.
Please note that Wednesdays SATS presentation is now available on the website. See SATs information link above.
Bugsy Malone Drama Workshop
Over the past couple of weeks, Year 6 got to visit the drama studio at AKS to learn and perform a scene from Bugsy Malone. The children were impeccably behaved and rose to the task of performing, albeit with a few interesting american accents.
Well done Year 6 for a fabulous performance of the Christmas story in church. You sang beautifully and looked great!
2015 A Factor
What talented and brave children we have. Well done Nuke, this years winners! Well done to everybody who had a go, you are all winners!
Have a look at some of the wonderful finalists!
Yr6 visited AKS for an afternoon session in the science labs.
First we spent some time in the Chemistry Lab with Dr. Jessop, who taught us how to separate salt from rock salt. After drinks and cookies, we went to the Biology Lab to look at cells and their structure.
This week... Year 6 have been learning about fractions in maths and how we can edit and improve our 'revenge' stories in literacy. Furthermore, we had some visitors who taught us about how the British law system works and learnt what it was like to live on the home front during WW2. We have looked at rationing, Winston Churchill's food rationing (or lack of) and visited the Museum of Lancashire to understand the roles of secret agents, code breakers, bomb disposal experts and how people lived of the land.
This week, Year 6 presented their Remembrance Assembly to the school, parents and grandparents and what a wonderful job they did. The thoughtful, reflective and moving work from the past week was shared with our audience. Please see below, just a selection of some of the wonderful poems.
On Wednesday we visited the Cenotaph in Ashton Gardens to commemorate Armistice Day. We attended the service held by the Mayor, laid wreaths, messages and poppies to remember all those who gave their today for our tomorrow.
Continuing our work on World War 2 we had a visit from Mrs Simpson's son, Simon. Simon brought in some of his vast collection of WW2 artefacts, including a machine gun (not loaded!!), full uniform, gas masks, medic kits... to name just a few. Simon gave us a fantastic insight into the life of a WW2 soldier, answered many, many questions and treated us to a marching drill. The children had a wonderful morning, were fascinated by all the artefacts and learnt so much.
A big thank you to Simon for giving up a morning and creating a wonderful learning experience.
Preparations are now well underway for the Year 6 Remembrance Assembly on Tuesday morning. We are looking forward to seeing you then.
This last week has been Maths Week. All the children in Year 6 children were challenged to design and create a game that focused on a particular aspect of maths. From a recycling rubbish game, to a diamond dash, to a fast and frenetic spoon game, the children have produced some wonderful, inventive and creative games that they all enjoyed playing.
To broaden our maths week further, we have been looking into pricing our games and investigating how much profit we could make. Additionally in Literacy we have written instructions, product descriptions and advertisements of our games.
Alongside this children have been investigating maths in sport, art, history and science.
Well done Year 6 – a great week!
From researching to designing to playing a finished product...
Year 6 - October 2nd 2015
We have had such a busy month, it's flown by.
The children have made a fantastic start to Year 6, are working hard and have settled in really well.
Marton Operatic Society visited us this month and the children really enjoyed learning about Gilbert and Sulivan's Mikado and becoming cast members.
Please see a few pictures below...
The next few weeks are exciting too, we have Maths Week, Hamlet Production, The Secret World War II, Remembrance Assembly and a trip to AKS for a Science Workshop. Should be enough to keep us busy.
Class of 2015 /16
Tuesday 7th July
Today Sambabamba man came to see us. A great afternoon, if not a little loud! Here's a little taster...
Friday 3rd July
What an extremely busy week in Year 6. We have...
- been to Old Trafford to watch Lancashire play cricket
- represented Fylde in tag rugby and girls football at the Lancashire Games
- had visits from LSA pastoral care team and maths teachers
- begun our drum building (little bit noisy, if I'm honest)
- running through and practising the end of year production
- been really hot!
See the photos below
Friday 5th June 2015
It's been a short but packed week in Year 6. During lessons we've been exploring how light travels in straight lines, working on our non-verbal reasoning and rehearsing for our end of year play. We were grateful for some sunshine on Wednesday while practicing for the forthcoming cricket tournament and also on Thursday for our class photograph. Last but not least, preparations are well underway for our leavers assembly - it's going to be emotional....
Friday 22nd May 2015
This week in Year 6 we have been learning about:
- Stocks, shares, profit and loss
- Our local geography
- Evolution and inheritance - we all had great fun creating our own designer dogs!
- How to add atmosphere and excitement, when describing events – take a look at some of our work, below
more to follow...
Friday 15th May 2015
As you know, the children in Year 6 have spent the last week completing their SATs. Now begins the long wait until early July for the results.
Importantly, I want to share with you how proud we are of all the children and the amount of hard work they have put in. Indeed, it has not just been this week but throughout the year, that the children’s attitude and positive approach have been exemplary. Everyone should be tremendously proud of their achievements, regardless of their results.
Well done Year 6
This week we are celebrating science week. We have a lot to look forward to!
Throughout the week we will be visiting a biology, chemistry and physics lab to carry out lots of fun experiemnts, as well as focusing on the role of science around us.
Click here for updates throughout the week.
Friday 6th March
We have had a fantastic few days looking at some of the books of Dr. Suess. We especially enjoyed revisisting Green Eggs and Ham and the Cat in the Hat.
Take a look at some of our amazing fantasy animals, inspired by the story 'If I Ran a Zoo...'
Friday 27th Feb
Today in year 6 we attended a motivational workshop. We did lots of fun activities to help us understand how we learn, how we can be successful, what motivates us to work hard and how to get on with others.