The Big Type

Year 6 have enjoyed becoming scientific researchers this week. First, they found out a range of facts about an animal of their choosing. Next, they used this information to formulate a plan. Finally, they typed up their non-chronological reports which were written for a Key Stage 2 audience. Mr. Sandwith was very impressed with the finished products!

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Fossils

 Year 6 have been looking at fossils and how scientists would use this evidence to recreate the images of dinosaurs. 
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CookIt and FilmIt 2018

Year 6 had a great week cooking a range of Victorian-inspired foods while creating this fantastic film. They prepared soup, two trifles, and a bread and butter pudding. They enjoyed the cooking process but they LOVED the tasting session. Well done on creating delicious food and an entertaining video, Year 6.

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Artwork 

Year 6 have produced some fantastic sketches, inspired by the diaries and research of Charles Darwin.

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Scientific Sketching

We looked at the way Charles Darwin recorded his findings. We used sketching and shading techniques to produce similar pieces.

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Drop in the Determiner

Year 6 enjoyed playing grammatical games using determiners. They used knowledge of a range of determiners to alter sentences.

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Christmas Cakes with Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Birch 2017

Year 6 loved decorating these amazing Christmas Cakes! They learnt some Sugar Craft skills and used them to wonderful effect. Thank you to Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Birch for their help with this exciting opportunity. Members of our #incrediblecommunity are going to thoroughly enjoy these delicious treats!

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Aladdin

The Year 5/6 Pantomime was brilliant. OH YES IT WAS! The actors, actresses and backstage team put on a fantastic show which children, staff and members of our #incrediblecommunity thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Thank you Mrs. Rennison and Mrs. Porter for putting together such a wonderful spectacle!

 

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Green Screen Magic

The Year 6 Film It Club used magic that even the Genie would be jealous of! They used their skills with green screen to put our pantomime actors and actresses the world of Arabian Nights!

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Rule Island

While thinking about respecting others, we created our own islands. We thought about the rules that would be important to us, and considered what this mean to others.

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Christmas Cakes 2017

Year 6 had a wonderful time baking delicious Christmas Cakes! They worked together to whisk, stir and fold ingredients. They lined their tins and put the mixtures in the oven to bake. The children were very impressed with Mrs. Allen’s baking skills!

 

Thank you to Mrs. Allen & Mrs. Birch for their help with this exciting opportunity – next, we will be decorating them!

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Green Screen Master Class

One member of Film It Club taught the other Year 6 children how to create an image using Do Ink’s app and photos taken with the green screen. We were all really impressed – well done!

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Year 6 Enjoy Reading on the Bus

Our Year 6 children enjoyed an afternoon of reading their books on the bus.

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#RefsInSchools

Children in Key Stage 2 were given the chance to meet Darren England and they completed a challenge for him. They had to invent a piece of equipment that would make an assistant referee’s job much easier. 

Ideas in Year 6 included: scented, coloured sprays to replace cards; waterproofing spray to keep clothes dry; a drinks ‘bottle’ to prevent dehydration; and a timepiece which also measured distance to help the referee measure ten yards on a free kick.

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Green Screen

The Year 6 children loved trying out the new green screen at Film It Club. They took photos of each other, saved images of backgrounds they wished to use and then put it all together using a green screen app made by Do Ink. We are very excited to produce some videos using our new piece of kit!

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Year 6’s Class Assembly

Our Year 6 children showed our special visitors some of their learningthis half term. Their hard work was displayed through drama, music (including Birkwood Brass!) and poetry. They were all fantastic – well done!

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Mood Boards

The Year 6 children enjoyed using Pic Collage to create mood boards. We linked our work to Children in Need through Logan’s Story and the children explored how Logan may have been filming at different stages of his story.

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Film It Club Supports Children in Need!

Our Year 6 children created some fantastic adverts for Children in Need merchandise. Film It Club are looking forward to producing more films in the future!

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Poppy Wreath

Year 6 lunchtime art club have enjoyed making a poppy wreath for Remembrance Sunday. The wreath will be placed at the memorial at St. John’s Church at the 10am service on Sunday.

 

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We Will Remember Them

The children in school visited St. John’s Church and Father David. They discussed the importance of remembrance, and they saw numerous memorials in the church and its grounds.

Thank you, Father David!

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 Read All About It!

Birkwood Brass and Mr. Dodd enjoyed a photo shoot this afternoon. The Barnsley Chronicle were very interested to hear all about our performance at Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s Centenary celebrations.
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 Birkwood Brass Performs for the School

Birkwood Brass performed the numbers that they were going to play at the Centenary Concert with Grimethorpe Colliery Band for all children in school. We were all very impressed and know they will do us proud!
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Key Stage 2 Cross Country

Children from Years 4, 5 and 6 attended a cross country competition at Cannon Hall on 18/10/17. There were some fantastic individual performances and all of the children who attended the event should be really proud of their performances, Mrs Porter and Mr Campbell were!

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Film It!

The Year 6 children enjoyed their Film It Week! They came up with unique ideas for film projects; worked together as a team to plan a film; used a range of camera shots; captured still and moving images; edited their projects using iMovie; and, they enjoyed watching each others’ final products!

 

Mr. Sandwith was very impressed with their skills – Well done Year 6!

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Awe and Wonder Day

During the Awe and Wonder Day at Outwood Shafton, Year 6 really enjoyed watching Marty Jopson’s Electrical Soirée. They witnessed a range of experiments and learned lots of exciting things about electricity!

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Super Support

Our Year 6 pupils decided to teach each other maths at lunchtime. Mrs. Birch was very impressed by how supportive they were of each other! 

 

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#GrowIt in Year 6

Even though the weather is turning colder, there are still lots of vegetables ready to harvest in the Community Garden. Two Year 6 children had great fun picking sweetcorn, peppers, onions, tomatoes, yellow courgettes and a red chilli pepper –  all are delicious pizza toppings for our after school Cook-It club!

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Autumn Days

This superstar has used PurpleMash in her own time to write a fantastic acrostic poem about autumn.

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Teamwork

Year 6 have worked together to investigate electrical circuits. They were finding out which materials are conductors and which materials are insulators.

 

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Year 6 Sketching

Year 6 have been practising their basic art skills. Drawing a horse isn’t easy, but we tried our best and we are really proud of our sketching work.

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