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Science investigation- Does the length of wire affect the components of a circuit? We had to plan our investigation and record our findings and conclusions.

Forest school this week!!

This week we had another visit form the 'Christians in School' team who gave us a fab workshop helping us 'be ready' for high school- we had a great interactive session where we learned how to prepare and had lots of discussions about our worries and hopes for moving on.

In forest school this week, we made our own fires , using flint and steel, wool, small sticks and a bit of firefighter. We first gathered our materials and then some small sticks and made a tiny campfire. After we got the flint and steel, we attempted to light the fire. We expected it to light after the first or second try, but it turned out to be much harder than we thought. Some people couldn’t even get it going for more than a minute, but not because they where doing it wrong, it is genuinely difficult. In the end, some of us brought marshmallows in, and most of us got to toast a marshmallow on a fire that had worked

Planning and resourcing our own maths lessons- we had to decide the learning objective and work out how we wanted to teach. We also made our own resources and created a powerpoint for the lesson.

Last week, we used chalk, and wrote/drew maths revision on the bottom playground, around the climbing frame. We used colourful chalk, and drew things such as pie charts, Roman numerals, fractions, long division, etc. Once finished drawing our own, we had a few minutes to go and look at other people’s work.

Islands This week, we have created our own islands. On the first day of doing it (this has taken several days) we chose where our island will be, and what will be on it (beach, hotel, rainforest, etc). In the next lesson, we made an environmental agency, as a new animal had been discovered on our island. Then, of course, we designed the new animal; they varied between death-fish to 6-foot rabbits to yellow-mouse-dogs. We made a description for our imaginary animals, including: .diet .animal type .its natural habitat .fun facts Finally, we made a leaflet, advertising our island. They included where to eat, things to do, ratings, and the best parts of the island.

Fraction Revision- we had to show amazing determination to complete this super challenging addition and subtraction fraction pyramid. Very impressive collaborative work.

Athletics- the children have been practising pace skills and strategies when racing, using the bend to overtake. We were very competitive.

In geography we have been putting together a big map of Marple. We had to use our superpowers like: Communication because we had to make sure the mini maps fitted together e.g…the roads and rivers! We also used problem solving because if some of the roads or rivers didn’t match put we had to change them! The map was made up of 20 squares altogether, it took us all of our 3 geography lessons to complete it! It took so long because all of the roads and rivers had to be perfect and we payed close attention to the small details on the map e.g…the houses,off road trails and train tracks . It was a really fun 3 geography lessons and although it was tricky, we were all really proud with the end result! 🗺🛣

This week the children have used the text. 'How to cook children' and flipped this by planning, 'How to cook Teachers'. Mr Sadistic Senogles and Mrs Fearsome Fowell got into role to work with the 'Alternative NSPCC ,who had very different views on how to look after children.

Computing, microbits, and coding.

On Tuesday 8th March, we were given BBC microbits and got to actually code and program the LED lights on them. We learned  about the different parts to a microbit and what the functions of the parts are. We plugged a wire into the microbit and the computer; the pad of LEDs (to everyone’s delight) lit up and spelled messages such as hello :) . Then it was time to program the microbit to do the things we wanted it to do. We logged onto the website we would be using, and started by experimenting with the code, and testing it out on a screen that represents the microbit. We were able to make it say different things, or pictures. We started by using the basics, of which we could put in our own drawing/ writing on the LEDs. After we had made our code, we plugged in the microbit, and watched our code appear on the LEDs.

This week, on Tuesday we visited the Roman lakes, where we learned about Samuel Oldknow’s mill. Both classes walked down to the Roman lakes and looked at the ruins from 1793. We looked at the remains of Mellor mill, while we had a man (Bob) from The Mellor Archaeological Society to help us learn about the mill, how it used to work, what it used to make, what it looked like, and how it burned down. We learnt that the mill made cotton, and because cotton is very flammable, it caught fire and the mill burned down. Once we had walked around parts of the mill (the whole thing was 130m), we made fortune-teller compasses; we used iPads as compasses, and found which way was north. We then drew on our fortune tellers what we could see in each direction (on an 8 point compass). Fun facts we learned: .The mill is 130 meters long .It was the longest mill Great Britain when it was built .The floor was made of wood so when it caught fire, all the floors fell in .It was only about 10 meters wide.

Both classes have been discussing ideas around homelessness and poverty and how it relates to our new text.

Tag Team games- developing skills for defence and attack.

Making model hearts- very careful design, ensuring all labels correct showing clear understanding of the heart .

Around the body - The Circulatory System

A special message and gift from the author of our current class book, Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick

Completed masks- can you spot which characters they are?

Ludworth’s Got Talent

Arts week. Macbeth mask making.

Forest school with Mr Templar. Starting to build our den

Creative dance- brilliant collaboration using numbers for actions-superb enthusiasm!

Early stages of mask making for characters from Macbeth- building up layers for our sculpted masks

LS Lowry- explaining preferences and the experimenting with different media to create effects with lines, tone and shape.

Examining non-chronological reports and making decisions about which were the best and why- medals given for the best!

We went to the Armoury in Stockport to take part in an activity called Crucial Crew. During the morning, children took part in sessions run by the police, the river and cancel trust, start4life and the travel safe partnership. The sessions aimed to prepare children with skills that will prepare them to be more independent as they transition from primary to secondary school. We touched upon subjects like healthy eating, how to stay safe near water, antisocial behaviour and how to stay safe when online.

Quiz,Quiz, Trade- sharing our knowledge of South America in our geography lesson.

We recapped our learning on rounding numbers to the nearest ten million and beyond!

We invited partners in to our class assembly to tell everyone all about our class country Thailand

Our 'Battle of Britain' moving toys- so much skill and problem solving needed.

Courtroom drama- children putting cases for the prosecution and defence as to whether Sir Arthur Harris was a war hero or war criminal- amazing debate!

Making moving toys in D.T.

Applying what we know about prime numbers, factors and multiples. It got very competitive!

Learning all about The Andes- creating our own fact file mountains and recreating the longest mountain range in the world.

Writing and editing our amazing narratives based on The Arrival

Learning about light with Lego!

Today in Thailand Class, we proved that light only travels in straight lines my building our own Lego structures!

Ghana Class Assembly- a fabulous performance and great acting, singing and dancing- amazing facts too!

A very special visitor
 

This week the Year 6 children were visited by a very special guest - Margaret. Our visitor brought the children a first hand account of what it was like to be evacuated during the Blitz during World War 2. Margaret told the children all about her life as an evacuee and what it as like to live away from her family during such a worrying time. The children prepared many questions to ask and were all amazed by the things they learned.

 

Kingswood Residential 

Day 3

This was the final moment of reflection, feeling proud of our achievements and accomplishments, before we left.

What a wonderful time we have had, our children have and staff have thoroughly enjoyed the past few days. We have challenged ourselves, shown great adaptability, teamwork and personal strength throughout. Many of the Kingswood staff commented on how delighted and pleased they have been to have worked alongside the children from Ludworth. One instructor commented that the ‘children were absolutely excellent, committed and their behaviour is exemplary’. It has been a blast. Well done Y6.

Kingswood Residential 

Day 2 

We had a fantastic evening around the campfire last night and after a great night we are ready and raring to go with full tummies from our delicious breakfast.

We’ve had a fantastic day filled full of exhilarating activities. Problem- Solving, raft building, bouldering and a balance beam to name but a few of the fabulous activities.

Kingswood Residential

 

Day 1

After a lovely walk around the reservoir and a quick picnic, we went straight into our first activities.

Problem solving in maths- can we afford these outdoor activities?

Outdoor active maths

We explored the outdoor area in search of place value cards that made up a number over a million

Trip to the Imperial War Museum

Place value challenge during outside learning- finding the correct digits to make numbers up to ten million.

Creating numbers to a million and beyond- being strategic where we place numbers so we find the highest number and win!

Bikeability

 

This week the team from Bikeright have been delivering the Bikeability grades 1 and 2 to the children of Year 6. They have all enjoyed their time and learnt how to be safe when riding on the roads.

Art- African silhouettes- great attention to detail.

Developing inference skills using images of our class's country.

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