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Week 7

 

in PE we recapped all our learning of teamwork and application of skills into a super lesson of dodgeball 

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Week 6

the children have consolidated their understanding of long division this week. They made excellent progress in their learning. Well done

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Week 5

We loved our trip to Cadbury world. The Mayans were so good at making chocolate!

Week 4

 

Thank you to all the children and parents who supported our bake sale so that we could fundraise for the Mexico earthquake. We raised over £50. 

Week 3

This week we had Game On training. We learned about race, religion and heritage and how to use this alongside our Waterside Values to be a good citizen.

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Our Waterside Winners

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Week 2.

As part of our DT curriculum we have planned a healthy Mexican meal. Miss Wood then went shopping for all the ingredients so we could cook and then eat our delicious creations. We really enjoyed the fajitas but weren't sure on the nacho topping we had planned. 

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Week 36.

This week we have completed a carousel of activities to learn about gravity, water resistance and friction. We used the Knex education sets along with experiments to complete this learning which links to our science topic: Forces and Motion

Week 35 - Outdoor Education Week, see a snapshot of the photos below
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Outdoor Education Week

Below is a list of the places we will visit and things children will require. Children will need their lunch in a bag along with suncream and a hat and a light waterproof coat for every day.

 

Monday - YMCA carousel of activities. Children to wear sports clothes e.g. trainers.

Tuesday - Dovedale. Children to wear clothes they can get a bit muddy/wet in (the weather looks to be dry though), walking boots are preferable

Wednesday - Children to wear comfy/ sports clothes for the survival workshop and visit to the adventure playground.

Thursday - Cannock Chase orienteering and shelter building. Children to wear clothes they can get a bit muddy/wet in (the weather looks to be dry though).

Friday - Carsington water walk and raft building. Please send children in lightweight clothing and footwear in case they get wet. Can they alos bring a change of t-shirt, trousers and underwear. (no bulky jumpers or footwear are required as we will not be able to store them - we will provide these if your child gets wet and cold.)

 

Let's look forward to an amazing week!

Week 33

What a week!

We have visited Alton Towers for an amazing topic WOW (see the photos of wet but smiley children below - I think the rain kept the crowds away), prepared for sports day - which was postponed due to the rain and impressed Mrs Knowles when she visited our classroom.

Keep it up Y6, only 6 weeks until you will be ready for high school.

 

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Holiday homework!

  • Plan a trip to a local theme park for your family. Calculate how much it will cost, how long it will take to get there and write an itinerary for the day.
  • Research the history of fairground rides and create a PowerPoint presentation that includes information, timelines, pictures, film and sound clips.
  • Make a flipbook to animate a roller coaster ride that includes a loop the loop.
  • Research online to find information about roller coasters from around the world. Which is the oldest? The longest? The scariest? Record your results in a table.
  • Use the web to investigate mathematical data about a range of different theme park rides. Find information such as the ride’s length, g-force, type and height. Use your data to create spreadsheets or charts, then interpret and find relationships and patterns.
  • Explore your home and the surrounding area to look for machines, toys and other objects that use cams, gears, levers and pulleys. Take photos and create a montage of all the different mechanisms found.
  • Make a loop the loop using flexible track. Modify the track until a marble or toy car can successfully make it round the loop. Challenge other family members to get the marble or car to fly off the end and land in a pot by changing the trajectory. Keep a tally to show your success rate.
  • Become a pendulum on the swings at the park. Swing as high as possible and time how long it takes for you to slow down and stop completely. Time friends and family then identify patterns in your results. Do heavier people slow down more quickly?
  • Use a technical construction toy (such as Lego Technic, Meccano, or Fischertechnik) to make a simple crane or beam crane with pulleys and nylon twine. Use a force meter to see how much force is required to lift a mass using different numbers of pulleys.
  • Research and write a biographical account of Walter Elias ‘Walt’ Disney, animator and entrepreneur. Find the location of Disney theme parks around the world.
We conducted an experiment in week 32 to see which shape of post it note would fall fastest and slowest. We recorded results in a table and used an iPad as a stopwatch 
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Thank you to all the children for contributing home learning to our science display. They have worked very hard and researched some excellent topics. See the rest of our environment photos at the bottom of the Dolphins page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 30

SATs are over and all the children and staff are exceptionally proud of all the hard work everyone has put in. Now we focus on writing ready for high school expectations so look out for this over the coming weeks.

on Friday we introduced our new topic Alchemy Island with a wow morning before ending the day with a film afternoon to celebrate our Y6 SATs successes so far.

well done y6

Week 28

This week in the run-up to sats we have enjoyed solving treasure hunt puzzles around the school grounds. We found grammar Dragons and maths treasure.

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Easter School

 

Thank you to all the Y6 children who attended Easter School this week. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed consolidating our learning.

Here is what some of our children had to say:

"Easter School has helped me to remember and revise lots of my learning - I couldn't have done it at home." Yousaf

"I've learned lots of new language, I know this will help me to achieve in my reading." Aalimah

"I had chance to learn something I was struggling with in a fun way - it was inspirational!" Lucie

"I have really enjoyed using SATs companion - it has helped me to revise.

 

See you on Monday!

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Week 27

 

With our 9 day countdown officially beginning as of Friday we have been working really hard to ensure all our Y6 skills are of the highest standard possible. The children have been working really hard in reading and writing and have produced some sensational short stories.

We practised our public speaking skills by narrating the Spring Sing concerts for FS/KS1 and KS2.

 

Have a lovely Easter break and come back well rested and ready for action!

From Dolphin Class

🌸🌺🌼Happy Mothers Day💐. relax and be spoiled. Love from all of Dolphin Class 🐬 

Week 25

The chicks came to visit! We had a great time.

Week 24. We had a magic, messy and smelly British Science Week activity. Then we made magic bats with our air resistance learning. 

 

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Week 23

this week we continued our writing topic, the Tempest. See the photo of our drama below

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Week 22

world book day

 

Our amazing weekly winners

 

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Week 21

we did our class assembly this week, everybody loved it and we had a great time. Thank you to all of our family and friends who came to watch. It was a great turn out 

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Week 20

 

This week we have been learning about cube numbers and the volume and surface area of shapes.

 

As part of our English topic we have performed and written playscripts.

Week 19

What an action packed week!

BikeAbility, Alright Charlie, A trip to Macclesfield Forest and Number Day

 

Alright Charlie Workshops - How to stay safe in a digital world

 

This week our class took part in the 'Alright Charlie' Workshops led by Staffordshire Police. 

 

At first, we thought we knew a lot about staying safe online - but as we worked through the video and booklet we realized that we didn't actually know as much as we thought!  The video was seen through the eyes of a child - Charlie - who had some experiences that left us wondering what was the right choice to make. 

We learned that not all adults that we know are 'safe' adults, but also that we are in charge of our own safety on line and we must never be afraid to tell a trusted adult if we feel unsure about something we come across.

We thought about the games we play online and who we are linking up with - not everyone is who they seem.

Overall, we all found the workshops very useful and will think twice before we post things online or make a new online friend - because once something is on the internet it can not be taken back.

 

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Week 18

we learned lots of new gymnastics skills this week 

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Week 17

This week as part of our frozen kingdom topic we researched the Titanic

Here are our top 5 facts:

  • The Captain of the Titanic lived in Well Street, Hanley!
  • Some people say that the Titanic sank because a fire started in the lower deck.
  • It cost 7.5 million dollars to build the Titanic and it took one year to build.
  • The rich people didn't want the lifeboats cluttering the deck as they thought the Titanic was unsinkable.
  • 8 people died in the process of building the Titanic.
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Week 16

It snowed! ❄️❄️☃️☃️❄️❄️We had a wonderful WOW DAY for our new frozen kingdom topic. thank you weather 😊

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Week 15

We loved this weeks music lesson, composing some of our own African roll calls. 

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Happy holidays, merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of Dolphin class!☃☃🎁
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2/12/16 This week we completed two published writes, a poem based on White Fang and a spy story that we have written for our afternoon learning. We are really proud of it 😀

 

After checking our simple circuit worked, we used fruit as cells when making a circuit.

23/11/16

Today we began to create podcasts about our spy missions. We saved these to our class one drive.

Tomorrow, we complete our mission SCHOOL WIDE 

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18/11/16

This week was Anti-Bulling Week. Y6 decided to make friendship bracelets, cookies and cupcakes to sell and promote friendship throughout the school. We decided that the money that we raised from the jewellery and cake sale will be spent on something that we, as a class, decide on. Some children from Y6 will stay after school to sell the friendship bracelets, cookies and cupcakes.    Blogged By Musa and Bhavana

 

18/11/16 This week we consolidated our learning of measures. We know how to convert between measures of capacity, length and mass - even using decimals!

 

20/10/16

Y6 learned the definitions for triangles and quadrilaterals for homework and today were detectives to find which shape had committed the crime!!!

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14/10/16 We had a really exciting science lesson dissecting hearts today - we definitely have some budding surgeons - and some squeamish children!
07/10/16 We were really interested in learning more about Auschwitz - we used our new IPads to research and sensitively discussed this emotional topic.
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30/09/16. Today in challenge curriculum we wrote Anne Frank's story on coffee-stained paper to give an authentic look. The writing was fantastic - well done!
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23/09/16 Choo Choo! We were evacuated to Churnet Valley this week as part of our 'A child's War' topic.
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 09/09/16 Welcome to Dolphin Class 2016!!

 

 

12/07/16

Our time at Waterside is coming to an end so we had a special treat today - a visit to Alton Towers. We had a super time and can't wait to show everyone all of our photographs - click the link below to see the images on the news page

 

 

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Today we had a Design and Technology curriculum day. We researched and sketched bridge designs - using the famous Brunel to magpie from.

The children worked amazingly well as a team and created some fantastic bridge designs with the materials they were given.

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30/6/16

 

Today we had our Pirate Art day. The children started the day creating sketches of pirate ship - some children focussed on a specific aspect such as the skull and crossbones.

The class then chose between four different types of media to create a final design.

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7/06/16

Year 6 have conducted an experiment into thermal conductivity. We predicted whether the ice cube would melt more quickly on the metal or the wood. Can you tell which was a better thermal conductor from the pictures?

 

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7/06/16

 

We started the half term with a bang. Celebrating Greek day we dressed in togas, had a Mad Science Olympics show and had a greek salad and pitta picnic in the afternoon. Wonderful!

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This week we have continued to think about mathematics in more practical contexts. We are asking children to apply and explain their learning to embed their understanding at greater depth.

 

Thursday's challenge was all about chocolate - and, yes, they did get to eat it at the end.

The challenge the children completed is below -- can your child explain which table they would go to and say what fraction of chocolate they would get?

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This week we have been completing the Y6 SATs tests, the children have worked, and are still working, really hard. I am so proud of every single one of them.

 

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