Although what is going on in the world at the moment is strange and worrying, we are enjoying our time at school together - we are a team! We are really missing our friends who are not in school and look forward to seeing everyone soon!
World Book Day!
For World Book Day Year 6 created a stick-puppet show of a text they had worked with in English and adapted it for a Year 2 audience. The results were fantastic! Excellent artwork, collaboration and speaking and listening were all demonstrated and our Year 2 audience loved the stories we told. Well done!
Our Treasure Island text in English has inspired some outstanding homework in recent weeks! Authentic treasure maps and realistic book covers have added to the excitement in English!
We are loving Badminton in PE! We have learned all about grip, footwork and a range of shots. Most of us can keep a rally going - while some of us can rally past 50 and even 100! Now we are playing matches and the competition is fierce!
Well done to everyone who took part in bike ability - despite some wet and chilly weather conditions! The instructors praised effort, attitude, behaviour and organisation. Fantastic!
** IMPORTANT - CHANGES TO BIKEABILITY **
Due to current and predicted weather conditions, it has been necessary to extend the time allocated for each group's Bikeability sessions. Please see the amended timetable below.
Bikeability Day 1
Bikeability Day 2
Mr Stanley’s Maths Group (plus Sasha, Alfie, David and Enzo)
Monday 24th February
Tuesday 25th February
Mrs Taylor’s Maths Group
Wednesday 26th February
Thursday 27th February
Mr Moth’s Maths Group
Monday 2nd March
Tuesday 3rd March
Using a protractor and calculating interior angles
In Maths we have been using a protractor to accurately measure angles and calculate the interior angles of 2D shapes. We also identified a pattern whereby the size of the interior angle increases by 180 degrees for each extra side of the 2D shape!
A visit from the Police Dogs
What are we doing? Crucial Crewing!
Our Y6 classes attended a series of workshops run by Trafford's 'Crucial Crew'. We learnt all about how to keep ourselves and others safe and out of trouble, as well as becoming more aware of some of the risks we may face as our independence and freedom increases over the next few years. Our workshops included: being street aware; the dangers of the railways; road safety; basic first aid including the recovery position; the dangers of alcohol (ask us what it was like to wear beer goggles!); water safety and finally antisocial behaviour on public transport. There were lots of important - and sometimes shocking - messages to take away; we are now all aware of how we can keep ourselves safe in the future.
This week we learnt the chasse step used in badminton. We used this for work technique when throwing and catching shuttles. Eventually we felt confident enough to use a racket to return a shuttle and even used a target hoop to aim our return into. We are really enjoying this new sport.
Amazing fun on our Robotics day!
We were excited to take part in a robotics learning day! Emily from Salford Foundation came to work with our class on coding and robots. We practised using algorithms accurately, then learnt how to put this to practical use. Using Lego robots connected to a tablet, we completed various challenges. Our school values were put to good use; we had to think critically and problem solve to make the robot follow our commands! Lots of learning from mistakes and celebrating successes!
Starting our Badminton journey
Art - Textiles
We are using our stitching and embellishment skills to create felt medals similar to those awarded to soldiers in WWII. We have linked our designs to the school values and have chosen colours, shapes and patterns to reflect the things that our medals would be awarded for. Today we practised threading needles, running stitch and blanket stitch. Tomorrow we will put these together along with French knots and cross stitch to complete our medals.
Fantastic problem solving skills this morning for some Christmas tarsia puzzles!
Ice Skating Token Treat!
We loved every second of our ice skating token treat! We caught the tram from Sale to Altrincham and the ice rink is right next to Altrincham station! Once we had got our skates on we had an amazing time on the ice! Some of us were advanced skaters (thanks to trips to the ice rink or roller disco) but even those of us who were first timers had great balance and a brilliant time! It was a fantastic end to a long term and a great reward for all our efforts and displaying the school values.
Maths Geometry Challenge: Nets
Today, Mr Stanley’s maths set have been learning about nets of 3D shapes. We were given a selection of nets which had been split in two. Our task was to match up the pairs and create the correct nets!
We have been challenging ourselves in Maths to solve tricky problems involving Fractions, Decimals and Percentages! We love solving the problem and finding the solution!
Building a bridge over the Rhine in May 1945!
We have been learning about how bridges played an important part of army strategy in WWII. We learnt about the battle for Remagen bridge in Germany between the retreating German army and the advancing Allied forces. For our D&T project, we will be using woodwork skills to create the strongest possible bridge structure. They will be bombed to see which one is the strongest!
Our Trip to IWMN!
We really enjoyed our trip to Imperial War Museum North and got a lot out of the experience. We caught the tram to Media City and walked over the suspension bridge to the museum. Our first stop was the main exhibition gallery, where we learned about both world wars. The interwar period was of special interest to us as we have been learning about the causes of WW2 and Germany in the 1930s. As well as the holocaust exhibit, we also spent time in the special exhibition where we learned about the current conflict in Yemen. It was a brilliant day and we feel so lucky to have such a fantastic and important museum just a short tram ride away.
Science Buzzer Games
We have been applying our understanding of electricity and circuits to complete an exciting TASC project. The task we were given was to design and make Buzzer Games for a stall at the Christmas Fair. We had to think about the science that would help us do this as well as an interesting design that would result in a game that would be fun to play and appealing to others.
Anti- Bullying Week
During Anti-Bullying Week we worked in groups to direct, film and edit our own iMovie clips to raise awareness of making the right choices and the importance of always taking a stand against bullying. Our theme 'Change Starts With Us' made us think about the power of our choices and links brilliantly with two of our school values: We Support and Care for Each Other and Together We Are a Team.
Lauren, Isla, Alfie, Ibrahim, Jinjing and Natasha
Coco, Harrison, Sophia, Jake, Matilda and Robert
Isabel, Dev, Eva, Brod, Leon and Lewis
Giovanna, Hamza, Sofia, Lucas, Aston and Edward
Rayhan, Grace, Bethan, Avid, Kos and Prerna
Megan, Ryan, Daniel, Sermed, Elizabeth and Annahita
Olivea, Oscar, Aamira, Mazin, Avian and Melody
Rebecca, Anna, Enzo, Ritta, Sharanya and Dario
Sasha, Millie, Rayyan, James, Jamal and Louis
Arber, Dom, Frankie, Elena, Mariam and Eliza
Handball in PE
We loved Handball in PE and practised different types of passing. Our first match was a big success and we used our knowledge of other sports like Football, Netball and Basketball to help us with things like teamwork and spatial awareness.
What a super start to our science topic about the circulatory system! Today we dissected hearts and tried to find structures such as ventricles, atria and significant arteries. We loved being able to use scalpels to cut through the tissues and it was great fun to use a practical, hands-on approach to labelling the heart!
Halloween and Bonfire Night Fire Safety
Thank you to the firefighters of Blue Watch from Sale Fire Station who came to visit us yesterday morning. They gave us some really important messages about keeping ourselves safe around fire and fireworks, which is particularly relevant for events happening over the next couple of weeks. We learnt about the dangers of fireworks and bonfires and also had the chance to have a look around the fire engine.
Word of the Day
Every day in Year 6 we look at the Vocabulary Ninja Word of the Day. We have been expanding our vocabulary for our writing but also to aid our understanding in reading. As we have started a new topic in English, we took the opportunity to create our own Word of the Day cards for new and challenging vocabulary we identified in our WAGOLL.
History TASC Projects
To showcase our learning about Monarch Since 1066, we have worked in groups to create Morpho videos. Have a look at the iMovie clips we have created.
Lucas, Hamza, Sofia, Giovanna, Aston and Edward
Jessica, Selina, Ewan, Jake, Seth and Paarth
Avid, Kos, Bethan, Grace, Rayhan and Prerna
Frankie, Eliza, Arber, Elena, Mariam and Dom
Rebecca, Anna, Dario, Sharanya, Enzo and Ritta
Jinjing, Alfie, Isla, Ibrahim, Natasha and Lauren
Madhav, Yana, Elyse, Finn, Deepika and Michael
Jamal, Millie, Sasha, Rayyan, Louis and James
Robert, Harrison, Jake, Sofia, Coco and Matilda
Isabel, Brody, Leon, Dev, Eva and Lewis
Becky, Liam, Matilda, Josh, Mickey and Varish
We love looking at the word of the day. So, for our new piece of historical writing, we found specialist vocabulary from the WAGOLL and made or own!
As well as challenging ourselves academically, we are motivated to be as fit and active as we can. We love our Daily Mile- especially on a super fresh, autumn morning!
Together we are a team! To ensure we all master our maths objectives, today we've worked in a small team to fully get to grips with very tricky long multiplications!
Peer Editing & Editing Stations
In our English today, we have been editing our ghost stories. We worked in pairs from across the year group, sharing our stories and making improvements. Moving around the room, we visited a number of focused editing stations with instructions for targeted editing work. We have found it’s good to be more focused in our editing!
Using the springboard
Gymnastics - balances for our routines
Gymnastics - Hold your balance - Mannequin Challenge!
Using Logical Reasoning
Some great strategies to work logically to solve this dicey maths problem!
During today's guided reading session, we revised our skills of Summarising. Thinking of a hashtag is a great way to help us summarise! Have a look at our hashtags for chapter 6!
We are loving learning about our monarchs since 1066! We discussed in great depth some of the clauses in Magna Carta which still impact on us today and whether or not we would keep them. Next we created our own clauses and debated the benefits of adding them to our laws today. We have learned what made King John give in to the people and sign the document and how this impacts on us 800 years later!
Place Value Problems
Problem Solving: What do you need?
Today in Maths, we worked in groups across the year group to solve a challenging problem involving properties of numbers. We were given eight clues to find a missing number and then we had to decide which of the clues were necessary and which weren’t.
Maths in Mrs Baxter's and Mrs Taylor's group has been very challenging today! The children have solved a complex place value puzzle which has required advanced problem solving skills and team work!
Great fun in Gymnastics!
To refocus on our school values at the beginning of a new year, we have been working with a variety of materials to create a piece of art. Our artwork will portray one of our school values using imagery, colour and collage!
Which British Monarchs have had an impact on our lives today?
Today we introduced our new topic for this half-term. We have been collecting our initial thoughts about our ‘big question’. Working in groups, we discussed key vocabulary and issues raised. Following this, we gathered our thoughts on what we think we currently know, what we need to find out and how we will find the information we need to answer this question!
How will we demonstrate the Springfield Values?
To refresh ourselves with the school values we discussed the values praise certificates which we had received last year. We chose a value we have not yet been praised for and wrote ourselves a postcard, including some of the behaviours we could demonstrate in order to earn a new praise certificate. We then shared them with others in the class and listened to their ideas. Lots of praise certificates and values tokens are on the way in Y6 Liberty!
At Springfield we care, learn and achieve together