Summer Term Parent's Letter
As a reward for all the hard work that the children have been doing this term, Year 6 were taken bowling on Friday. We had a great time and were able to relax and enjoy our time together.
Sharing food with our school community
In our R.E. lesson today, we considered how religions can affect the community in which they live. We discussed how all religions encourage charity but, for some it is seen as a religious duty. In Sikhism, it is believed that serving the needy helps you to become closer to God. At a Sikh temple (Gurdwara), there is a special dining hall called a 'Langar'. Here Sikhs volunteer to serve free food to all those in need and to visitors, no matter what their religion is. We shared some Indian foods with our school community, including visitors, staff and children.
Holocaust Memorial Day
On 27th January, a group of Year 6 children were invited to attend a special event at Alsop High School where, together with pupils and staff from other local schools, they heard the testimony of Zigi Shipper, an 85 year old Auschwitz survivor. It was an incredibly moving experience and one which none of the children involved will ever forget.
On Monday, Year 6 were invited to Saint Luke's to watch a performance all about 'hope'. An enthusiastic cast brought the story of John Newton to life. He is famous for writing the hymn, Amazing Grace, which sends the message that there is always hope if we choose to do the right thing.
6GM investigating puzzles and word problems
Below are some links to useful websites, which will help support your child to prepare for their SATs.
Spring Term Parent's Letter
This term we will be comparing and contrasting coastal resorts in both Spain and Brazil, with geography as our focus.
Merry Christmas from 6GM!
Class 6GM having some Christmas fun!
Year 6 had an amazing afternoon of 1940's fun on Thursday, when we held an 'Evacuee Afternoon'. The children were greeted by bunting, banners and, most importantly, sandwiches and cake! We then took part in several activities such as: writing a postcard home, filling out our identification labels and having our photographs taken. The highlight of the afternoon was an enthusiastic game of musical chairs, of course accompanied by traditional children's songs such as: Run, rabbit run! We would like to thank parents and carers for making such a wonderful effort in dressing the children in their evacuee costumes, they looked amazing!
Year 6 - Imperial War Museum
To complement our Learning Challenge topic on the Second World War, we visited the Imperial War Museum in Manchester. We had a fantastic day, experiencing how the lives of many Britons, especially children, was affected by the war. The children demonstrated maturity and respect, while engaging with museum staff. Well done Year 6!
This morning Year 6 have been working on their World War 2 Apps. We are all looking forward to visiting The Imperial War Museum in Manchester next week where we hope to see artefacts from this period in time.
Year 6 presented this year's Remembrance Day Service, which was attended by members of the local community, including veterans and current members of the armed forces. We would like to thank parents and families for their attendance and support.
Below are a few websites which you might find useful when researching evacuees.
Autumn Term 2
Our Learning Challenge theme this half term is 'Friend or Foe?' We will be finding out about the lives of children who were evacuated during World War 2, why they were evacuated and where they were evacuated to. As part of our ongoing theme, we will also be visiting the Imperial War Museum in Manchester later in the term.
World War 2 diary entries
This week, we were treated to a drumming workshop in school from a professional percussionist. The children were able to show off their percussion skills, copy a beat and create their own unique rhythms. It was an extremely enjoyable (though slightly noisy) experience
This term, year 6 are discovering how World War 2 affected the daily lives of children. As well as experiencing an air raid drill, they have also learned about 'make do and mend' and 'dig for victory'.
In our garden, we collected various vegetables which were then made into a delicious war time broth.
Year 6 had a wonderful International Day of Languages this year. In the morning, they sampled the delights of Greek cuisine, tasting foods such as; humous, tzatziki, taramasalata, feta cheese and Greek yoghurt with honey. Later that day, they were able to express themselves through percussion using various drums and kettle bells as they learned how to play chilean music. Finally, they danced the afternoon away to fantastic salsa music and learned some fabulous new dance moves!!!
International Day of Languages
Welcome to 6GM!
The children have settled in well and it has been a pleasure to welcome three new students; Georgia, Tenique and Lewis. We have moved upstairs, to the 'top' of the school, so we will all be very fit this year.
This year we will have P.E on Thursday and Friday. Don't forget to bring your kits.
Homework will always be given out on Monday and should be returned by Thursday (Friday at the very latest!!). Don't forget you receive a reward card every time you bring in your homework.
You should aim to read at home as much as possible throughout the year. Bring your book in signed by someone who has listened to you read and you will receive a reward card.
In our new classroom - having an electrifying time!