Welcome to our Year 6 page!
We have two class in Year 6 this year:
6JD - Mrs Dumbleton
6JH - Mr Holcroft
PE is on the following days for each class:
Year 6JD - Wednesday
Year 6JH - Wednesday
- Year 6 production - Wednesday 11th July at 10am and 6.30pm
- Waterworld trip - Thursday 12th July, leave 9am return 5.30pm
- UKS2 Sports Day - Friday 13th July 1.30pm
- Leavers Mass - Friday 20th July at 9.30am in Church
Toast is 15p per day - please try to send the correct money.
All children should bring their reading book everyday.
Spellings are sent home on a Monday and will be tested on the following Monday.
A group of pupils from St Ambrose Barlow visited school to lead an afternoon of transition activities. The pupils were very confident in delivering their presentation and were able to answer many of the questions we had for them regarding aspects of life at high school. They also introduced us to the concept of Ambrose Anywhere, and showed the pupils the type of ChromeBooks they will be using in September.
We took part in a rocket design project created by the DT team at St Ambrose Barlow. Pupils from year 5 and 6 had to design and create rockets which were then launched in the school playground (not indoors as Mr Warburton soon learned when carrying out a test launch!)
The best rockets were then entered into a final launch-off which was judged by Mrs Harrison and Miss Williams. Congratulations to our winners who each won some water balloon rockets - perfect for this weather!
We were invited to produce some artwork for Salford CCG. The finished pieces will be enlarged and used to decorate the hoardings outside the new medical centre on Little Hulton Precinct. Some of the children will be invited down to see their artwork in place once the artwork is installed.
World Book Day
Thanks to the weather, our school celebrated World Book Day on the 2nd March. The children looked amazing in their costumes, they had made a real effort. We enjoyed creating origami bookmarks in class.
Huge congratulations to all our competition winners.
Our Spring Celebration was a chance for us to show off what we have been learning in French this year. We have been studying the poem 'Un bonhomme de neige est né' in our lessons, learning all about the different parts of a snowman.
We sang our 'bonhomme de neige' song and played a game of 'Snowman Scarabée' (beetle drive). Thank you to all the parents and carers who came along to show their support.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Our theme for Science Day 2018 was 'Eco-friendly'. We had an assembly which encouraged us to learn about how we can save the planet. Our Class Eco-Council members collected up all the plastic which was used in school across a week - this was then examined and they are looking at ways we can reduce plastic use in school.
In Class, we had a hands-on session about water conservation. We made rainclouds in cups and talked about how we can save the planet by using less water and avoiding water pollution. The children made posters showing the 'Top 5 Tips' for saving water.
Holocaust Memorial Day
The 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day. On Friday 26th January, year 6 celebrated a special Mass in honour of those who died.
We then spent the day engaged in a range of activities designed to help us reflect on the theme - 'The Power of Words'. The children wrote poems, baked Jewish Challah bread and created some beautiful pieces of artwork.
We also listened to the poem 'The Butterfly' by Pavel Friedmann and decorated bright yellow butterflies in honour of those who were persecuted.
Thursday 18th January was our school 'Mindfulness Day. We took part in a carousel of activities across years 5 and 6, including: creating a 'mindful jar', affirmation yoga, visualisation techniques, laughing yoga, creating 'chill-out' music on the ipads and playing a board game to help us express our feelings. The aim of the day was to provide children with techniques and strategies they could use at home to help them relax and be more mindful. Everyone had a brilliant day and all the children were exceptionally well behaved and thoughtful.
Christmas Party Day
The children had a wonderful time in the hall - our party slot was with the Nursery children. Year 6 set a wonderful example and there were smiles all round!
Enterprise Sale 2017
Thursday 13th December was our KS2 Enterprise Sale. The children chose a number of projects including: Christmas decorations filled with sweets, paper chains, a raffle, adopt-a-rocks, a penalty shoot out, hot chocolate, snow cones and a penguin snowball fight with Mr Holcroft. the children worked very hard to complete their projects and enjoyed selling them at the busy sale.
We decided to donate our profits to Cancer Research. Total to follow...
On Tuesday 12th December we were visited by a theatre company who performed 'Aladdin'. The children really enjoyed the show and there were smiles all round at the silly jokes.
Mr Alzheimer's and Me
This week, members of staff from City a West housing trust came to school to talk to us about their dementia awareness programme. All the children in year 5 and 6 took part in a special assembly which really challenged us to think about what life is like for people living with dementia and for their families and caregivers.
All the children were invited to register themselves as 'Dementia Friends' with the Alzheimer's Society.
A letter will be sent home about this next week.
Anti-Bullying Week 2017
We started the week with a special assembly, led by Mrs Hartley, which introduced our theme - We are all different, we are all unique. Our school council representatives went to a convention at St Andrew's Primary School, where they had to give a presentation. Year 6 spent a circle time session discussing what makes us unique and special. Then we created shields which celebrate our individual qualities and interests.
European Day of Languages
September the 26th is European Day of Languages. Year 6 pupils had a busy afternoon learning all about languages through our interactive QR code quiz. We also created some family trees for the Simpsons. Following on our family theme, we listened to the story 'Je veux une petite soeur!' and also sang some traditional French songs: 'Alouette', 'Sur le pont d'Avignon' and 'Savez-vous planter les choux'.
In celebration of Sport Relief and all of the wonderful things they do for children here and around the world, all of the children at St. Edmund's took part in a sponsored bounce!
If you thought for one minute that our Year 6's might be too mature to throw themselves through an inflatable obstacle course then think again! The children had lots of fun, behaved wonderfully and helped to raise lots of money for charity!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Mrs Fisher and our very sensible Sports Crew who made the day such a success.
Peace Day 2017
Year 6 pupils took an active role in our school Peace Day. We wrote poems on the theme of Peace, which were read out in a whole school assembly. We took part in the school Bake Off - decorating a 'peace' of cake, and we painted 'Peace Rocks' which will be displayed in our Peace Garden. During the afternoon, we welcomed visitors from other local schools to join us in our activities.