Year 6 Trip to The Lion King 2017

Both Year 6 classes had a fabulous day. They loved the coach journey to our capital city, including a 10am ‘lunch’ and a guided tour from our coach drivers at Yorkshire Rose. The Lyceum Theatre was stunning as always, the performance was memorising and our children loved every minute of the outstanding show. Our stop-off at ‘Maccy Ds’ on the way home was a great way to top this special day off.

 

Thank you to Mrs. Allen MBE and the Friends of Birkwood for providing the children with this amazing opportunity and allowing them to build lifelong memories.

 

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Oliver Merchandise – Badges

Our badge designs, created by Year 6 children, will be available for 50p each. How fantastic are they?

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Oliver Merchandise

The Y6 NS design team have started work on this year’s merchandise. Badges, key rings, bags and much more will be available from tomorrow!

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Tangrams!

Y6RH experimented with tangrams as part of a maths lesson. The children used their knowledge of 2D shapes to talk about the properties of each small shape. The small shapes were then used to create other larger shapes and some creations of our own. 

Can you guess what new pictures have been made?

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Roll up! Roll up!

Y6NS used real newspapers to find the features of reported text. They will use these skills to write a report based on a fictional event.

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Celebration Day

 Y6RH have enjoyed a day of exercise, treats and games today to celebrate their hard work during SATs week. It is lovely to see them enjoying some ‘down time’ after completing their assessments. We are very proud of each and every one of you and would like to say ‘thank you’ for being so grown up and working so hard this week and ‘well done’ for showing off all you have learnt at exactly the right time.

 

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Year 6 On Board the Bus

Y6 NS enjoyed visiting the Birkwood Reading Bus in the afternoon and reading a range of different texts.

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Happy Easter!

Y6RH’s Easter cards will soon be making their way home to you. We hope you have a fabulous break and would like to thank you all for your support during the Spring Term.

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Easter Cards

 

In Y6 NS, we used watercolour to paint our designs and used buttons to create our Easter friends.

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An Afternoon of Gaming with Nigel

Year 5 and 6’s brains were pushed to the limit as they had to complete a range of challenges and solve a number of problems. They did this through playing a wide range of fun games. Every child succeeded and it was great to see them enjoying themselves with more ‘traditional’ games.

Thank you to Nigel Scarfe for visiting us!

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I ‘nose’ that you ‘nose’!

Today, children in Y6RH have been working on their reading comprehension skills. They have played a game called I ‘nose’ that you ‘nose’ which helps them develop their skimming and scanning skills. The children have to put their fingers on their noses when they have skimmed through the text and located a target word, this way Miss Hayward ‘nose’ when they have found the word!

Ask a child in Y6RH to explain the game to you!

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Happy Mother’s Day

Year 6 NS are preparing for Mother’s Day ~ have a look at our beautiful flower designs for of our very special Mums and Nanans and those who are like Mums to us.

 

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Recycling Magic!

 

Year 6 RH have been busy tidying the school grounds by collecting up lots of the leaves. Not only does this make our school look tidier, but the leaves will also rot down in a couple of years giving us free compost.  We love being environmentally friendly!
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E-Safety 

 

On Safer Internet Day this year Year 6 RH discussed ‘The Power of the Image’. We talked about first impressions and discussed what sort of first impression we like to make. Next, we talked about how images can create a first impression. We worked in groups to look at different images and shared our thoughts on the first impressions these images gave us. Finally, we thought about how we use images online and discussed the style of photo we could use on our profiles in the future.

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How the Leopard got its Spots

Y6 NS are enjoying listening to Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So Stories’ and they have used sketching skills to give leopards their spots.

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The Creation Story

In Y6 NS, as part of their Evolution Topic, the children have been reading the Creation Story. They recorded their findings through illustrated storyboards and use of watercolour paint. In AskIt the children have discussed a wide range of theories of creation.

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Walking in the Air

 

This Year 6 pupil just played ‘Walking in the air’ alongside Barnsley Music Hub’s band. What a talented individual he is!#soproud 

 

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Christmas Cards

Coming soon to a house near you – Christmas Cards by Y6RH! The children have worked really hard to use thin strips of metallic paper to create the Christmas Trees on their cards. We really hope you like them!

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Merry Christmas

A year 6 pupil has produced this fantastic illustration of The Nativity. This picture will be used on the front of the programme for our carol service on the last day at St John’s Parish Church.

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Art in Year 6

Year 6 RH used winter evenings as the inspiration for our beautiful calendars.

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Year 6 RH’s Class Assembly

Year 6 amazed their audience by sharing their trip to Crucial Crew, the week away to Kingswood and also their learning about their World War One topic through comic sketches, songs and by showing their work.

Thank you to our incredible community for their continued support.

 

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Christmas Art

 

Using a range of different techniques, Y6 NS have created these fantastic calendars. The children have also used pencil to sketch festive scenes.

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‘Coming Home’ Soon…

Inspired by ‘Coming Home’, by Michael Morpurgo and Waitrose, Y6 NS have created these lovely Christmas cards.

 

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Conker Planting

Back in October Year 6 NS collected lots of conkers from the conker tree in the school grounds.  Over the past few weeks we have enjoyed learning all about these ‘seeds’, admiring their beautiful colours and finding out why they grow in such spiky shells. We then decided to plant the conkers and hope they grow into mini conker trees. 

 

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Wonderful Working Together

Great team effort from children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 this week. Year 6 RH dug small holes around the edge of the school field and Year 1 Robins as well as Key Stage 1 after school gardening club filled them with spring bulbs.

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Y6NS’ Reading Corner

 

Y6NS has undergone some changes and the children are very excited. These Year 6 ladies have enjoyed reading in the ‘Christmas Corner’. Thank you to Santa’s little helper (Mrs. Birch) for making it look so appealing.

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Anti-bullying art work

During anti-bullying week we talked about how words can hurt. We discussed how our feelings don’t always show on the surface but can be bubbling away underneath.

We created a piece of art work to show how verbal bullying can affect people. We used sponges and paint to create lava and a stormy sky, then we used collage materials to add the volcano, finally, we jotted words on the inside of the person to show how they may be feeling after experiencing verbal bullying.

What do you think of our work?

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Winter Flowers

To smarten up the playground, Year 6 NS, Year 6 RH  and Year 2 Woodpeckers have been sweeping up the leaves and planting winter pansies and primroses.  It was hard work and a little bit chilly, but everyone did a great job!

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Remembrance Wreath 

Year 6’s poppy wreath is taking shape, ready for the Armistice Service at St. John’s Church on Sunday led by Father David.  You are warmly invited to join the service at 10am.  

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Year 6 NS’s Class Assembly

 

Year 6 shared with their families how much they had enjoyed the week away to Kingswood and even taught them a new chant. They also shared some of their learning about World War One – through comic sketches, songs and poetry recitals.

Thank you to our incredible community for their continued support and well done to all of the children, thank you also to Mr Sandwith and Mrs Birch.

 

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