Year 6 are really getting to grips with coding the micro:bits now and have made some games which have been a lot of fun. Last week they made a game of frustration and this week a fortune teller...

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AuthorKay McVey

Today Year 6 started programming using a micro-bit. A micro-bit is a stripped down computer which children can use to code and create anything they set their minds to! It’s intended as a starter device to give children a basic introduction to physical computing and tinkering, so that they can move on to using more advanced devices.

Year 6 had fun coding and then downloading their programme to make interactive badges...

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We have been working hard on our study of Macbeth and have enjoyed writing dairy entries from Banquo's point of view. We are looking forward to sharing our work with the rest of the school along with going to watch some of Our Lady's children performing Macbeth at the Grand theatre in March.  

Well done to those in year 6 who took part in Schools Alive on Thursday evening you did an amazing job!

Year 6 would like to share with you their end of term musical compositions, please click below to watch.

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Authorfiona ormerod

We have had a very busy two weeks delving into the murky depths of Shakespeare's play Macbeth. Battles have been fought and won, prophecies from witches received and letters sent! Watch this space for more updates and a peak at the work we have produced.

We are all excited and ready to write the winning entry for this years 500 word competition. Mrs Ormerod can not wait to read our fabulously imaginative stories! ( See home work page and letter sent home for more information.)

Our golden award winner for last week was Jack and this week the winner is Grace. Well done!

 

 

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Authorfiona ormerod

Welcome back after your Christmas break, it was lovely to hear how you spent your time.

Well, now we are back and this week we have launched into our study of 'Macbeth' and already we have begun to produce some thoughtful work. I look forward to sharing the work that we produce over the next few weeks with parents. 

In mathematics we have been working on Pie charts and word problems. Next week we will be looking at coordinates, translation and rotation! 

Our golden award winner was Ashleigh, congratulations! Also well done to Gracie for beeing awarded star writer this week.

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Over the past two week we have been very busy in year 6! We have visited the Grundy art gallery to look at paintings to inspire our art work based on events during world war 2. Our attention was drawn to a painting of a dove by Picasso and a bleak scene of the trenches.

 We were particularly impressed by a painting of a rainbow drying on a washing line entitled, 'Wet Rainbow'. Following on from our science topic on light we thought it would be a great idea to use our scientific knowledge and combine it with the 'wet rainbow' idea and see what we can create. Our work will be exhibited in the Grundy Art gallery next year!

Monday was very exciting! We became crime scene investigators, using our critical thinking skills to solve a murder! We learnt how to analyze evidence, brush a crime scene for finger prints, check DNA profiles, cross check statements and finally we became the court complete with judge to sentence the criminal.  

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We would like to thank all those who came to our history day, we were overwhelmed by the response and the kind words you had to share with us.

 

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Authorfiona ormerod

This week we have been thinking about all of the brave people who fought in the wars for our country. On Friday we were able to share with the whole school an assembly to remind everyone of the sacrifices people of Britain made in difficult times during the war.  

We hope that you will be able to join us in the school hall on Friday 17th November, 2:45pm to share our living history event.

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This was a busy week , not just for year 6, but the whole school. On Monday the brilliant author Dan Worsley can into school to tell us all about his new book! He really helped us to develop our growth mindset further as he showed us how many drafts of his writing he had to do before he reached a finished product. What an inspiration!

We took this resilience into our maths learning this week, as we had a maths day and we tackled Pythagoras Theory! At first we were not sure but after demonstrating the principle practically, cutting out squares, we eventually saw the 'math magic'  and were amazed! We then moved this further and began to understand what the algebraic formula for his theory meant. We then tested it out-making mistakes- but learning form them, until eventually we could explain it to the whole school in assembly. We are all feeling very proud-bring on the algebra!   

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We have been to Hothersall Lodge to build our confidence and we realised that= we have nothing to fear but fear itself ! We pushed ourselves to overcome our fears and some of us achieved what we thought was impossible!

Here are some of our pictures!

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In our fourth week we have been planning and writing our Robin Hood stories, written from the point of view of that tyrant- Guy of Gisborne- or should we refer to him as Sir! Once we have peer assessed our writing on Monday we will post them here next week for you to read-so look out.

Golden award this week went to Daniel. The writing award went to Lawrence and the maths award to Lottie. congratulations to all three.

Next week we will finally find out which jobs we have secured. We are very excited. Also please remember to bring in your 'pringle' tube for science on Thursday and if you have any Battle of Britain memorabilia or stories bring then in too. 

Last bit of news, we are going on a team building day to Hothersal Lodge on 10th October, we will leave school at 8:30am and will return at 4:40pm. Remember that you will need a packed lunch, plenty of water to drink and a change of clothes as we will get wet! 

Thank you for reading our weekly post-don't forget to like us!

Olivia and Joseph

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We would like to congratulate Lottie and Joseph on becoming head girl and head boy and we wish then luck in their new role. Our congratulations also go to Lydia and Oliver for being voted to take on the role of deputy. We are sure they will do a wonderful job as ambassadors for our school.

This week we have continued our work on Geraldine McCaughrean's version of Robin Hood with much hilarity, as we took the characters and reversed their character traits to create a parody of an aspect of the text. Very interesting!

Well done to Chloe for receiving the golden award for her determination to tackle difficult challenges in maths and to Joseph, who received the writing award for his science instructions written in a passive voice. 

Remember to eat your 'pringles' so that we can use the empty tube in science to make a pin hole camera!  

Also don't forget to look at the home work page for this weeks work. Who is going to be top of the leader board for IXL? Will it be you?

One last thing, don't forget to put your name forward if you want to become a Shakespeare ambassador for the school. dead line is Monday.

By Joseph and Olivia

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During our second week of year 6, we have been writing our speeches of responsibility for the position of Head Girl and Head Boy. We will discover who has been successful on Monday!

We would like to congratulate Joseph on achieving his grade 2 certificate for his clarinet ( which most people don't reach until high school).

Congratulations also go to Lottie, the winner of this weeks golden award, for growing her brain and showing compassion to others. Our new school councilors for this year are Anabel and Daniel and they have been working with the other members of the school council to collate questions for the important visitor to our school on Monday.

   Sorry, did we forget to mention that on Monday Bishop Michel will visit our school and we are excited to meet him. 

By Joseph and Olivia

Check out our science experiment!

 

Mrs Ormerod would like to add, that she is very proud of all those children who delivered their speeches today, with such confidence and poise. Well done!

One last thing, keep up the hard work I can see those brains growing by the day!

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Authorfiona ormerod

It was great to be back at school again! In Year 6, we have been learning about how to grow our mindset ( by not giving up). We have learnt how to say encouraging things to other people and we cant say; 'I can't do it!',what we can say is; "I can't do it yet."  We have really enjoyed our first week back in , Year 6, and hope to have some more fun!!! :)

by Olivia  And Joseph  :) 

Don't forget your speech for the position of head boy and head girl or your job application form. Closing day is Wednesday.

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Are you ready to grow your brains this year! With a growth mindset you can achieve and learn from your mistakes because from your mistakes fantastic learning opportunities arise!

We hope you enjoy your learning journey this year. 

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Sadly our fantastic week has come to an end and what a week it has been. The children have been so enthusiastic and demonstrated a level of courageousness beyond our wildest imaginings. They have been such a credit to Our Lady's, fantastic ambassadors of the school, have faced challenges, been fearless and just outstanding. 

This evening the children revealed a wealth of hidden talents during our talent show, Hermoine made us laugh with her comedic skills whilst Francesca's piano soothed our soul and Archie's poem brought a tear to our eye (particularly Mrs Ormerod). We were astounded by the lyrical dancing and a wonderful mime performed by the boys. All in all it was a fabulous night and a perfect end to a week in which every member of the class has just been a super star and we have achieved our goal of learning together as a team and will take away new skills that we can rely on in the future to help us on our life journey.

Once you have got over the emotional reunion, let your child tell you all of their achievements this week and enjoy your weekend together. You are allowed to feel extremely proud - we are!

Mrs Ormerod, Miss Dixon, Mr Whetnall and Mrs Murray

Ps. Sorry there are no photos as yet, we currently have around 3000 to upload and it is taking hours. We will get them to you as soon as possible!

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AuthorLeanne Dixon

Day 3 started off as usual, breakfast and then straight into activities. Activities today included: wind-surfing, rock climbing and two groups went on a journey. Wind-surfing was extremely funny as people kept falling into the water. Rock climbing was tricky but we accomplished it in the end.

One of the groups, Mr Whetnall's group, was one of the two groups that went on a journey. It was very tiring since they had to climb Mount Caw. They were very happy because after they completed it, they got ice-cream! 

The other group who went on a journey, Swirl How, were lucky as they didn't have to climb Mount Caw. They got to sail to the end of the lake (five miles)! They even ate lunch on their boats. They got ice-lollies when they reached the end of the lake. 

The other two groups went wind-surfing and climbing. They had loads of fun! 

By: Annabel, Olivia WN and Archie.

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In the morning, we had breakfast, like yesterday. We went outside to our canopy to get out wet suits, ect; we went to the lake and did sailing, some people did windsurfing and another group went ghyll walking. At the end of the day, all the children played some dinosaur games. Some of them required running around the whole expanse of Water Parks, while others only had you using your brain and thinking. Overall, Tom and Cayden (members of the class) won the competition and have got a prize.

For tea/dinner, Year 6 had lasagna, garlic bread and salad; we also had jam sponge with custard for dessert. A lot of children loved the meal a lot but some others didn't like lasagna! Though, the meal was enjoyed thoroughly. 

Today, all of the groups--Conistion, Brown Pike, Swirlhow and Wetherlam--went sailing in the beautiful lake. The session was relaxing and simple and the experience was very overwhelming. 

By Caitlin Hall, Leah Rae, Monique Williams and (mostly) Francesca Darby.

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Today we went on a coach journey for 2 and a half hours and got lost. We arrived at the house at approximately 12:00 o clock. We entered and met the staff, they are great and they are very experienced in what they do! The house is magnificent and immense! Our rooms are spectacular and all other rooms each bring something amazing to the experience! At around 2:00 we started activities and had an amazing time! The activities of today were: Ghyll scrambling and kayaking. Group Weatherlem and Brown Pike were ghyll scrambling and groups Coniston and Swirlhow went kayaking. It has been a great day and we cant wait for the adventures that lay ahead!

Leah Rae - ' Nobody could say no to this experience!'

Joshua Welton Marshall- 'This is the first day and it is already great.'

Owen Craig- 'Its the best experience for enjoying yourself!'

Miss Dixon- 'I have been blown away by amazing teamwork!'

Mrs Ormerod says that all the parents should be very proud of their children because their behaviour and their manners have been impeccable today.

We will keep posting throughout the week so keep checking the website to experience this amazing journey with us!

Written by Stuart Wade Stevenson, Dominic Barnes and Francesca McDonough!

Thank you all for reading! 
Pictures to follow in the week!

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This term Year 5 & 6 are participating in the RIBA Architecture Ambassadors programme which is a RIBA CPD Accredited Initiative. Their overarching ambition is that it will enable young people nationally to have the opportunity to learn about architecture, and feel equipped with the skills and knowledge to become involved in the debate around our built environment.

Throughout this project, Year 5 & 6 will have the opportunity to work with Derek Cox, an architect from Manchester. The children will be working with Derek to come up with designs for a small building that will be built next to our school garden on the KS1 playground. This will complete part of our "Grow your own to grow your soul" project which has already seen the addition of a polytunnel and the willow hedgehog structure on our school grounds.

This morning the children enjoyed a workshop with Derek on the history of architecture and then they were then given the challenge of working in small groups to make a model of Blackpool Tower using their own choice of materials. The children were fantastic and see for yourselves how they got on...

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AuthorKay McVey