Welcome to Year Six

 

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Year 6's Blog

Year 6 Leavers' Assembly Songs

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This year Year 6 are opening their assembly with 'The Climb' by Miley Cyrus. If you would like to practice at home, go to youtube and type in Miley Cyrus The Climb karaoke. It should be the first option , it has been made by sing king karaoke. 


Forest School

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Today we had Forest School in the woods.


Film Night!

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After a long , exciting and tiring day, Year 6 are currently nice and cosy in their pyjamas watching Paddington. 


Second day of residential!

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Today, we had even more exciting activities in store for us. Here are a few pictures... 


First day of residential

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Year 6 certainly haven't let the wet weather dampen their spirits on their first day in Castleton! Today, we tried a variety of activities including problem solving, rafting and high ropes. Here are a few pictures ... 


Forest School

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We used loppers to cut and trim branches then took the bark off with peelers for a smooth finish. Do you know what we're going to use them for?


Cheese cake

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Today we made an amazing Nutella cheese cake with : soft cheese,Nutella,,icing sugar and lots more scrumptious materials.we all worked together using teamwork and at the end we got to eat a piece and it tasted outstanding.


Yummy pizza

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Today Y6 enjoyed making a fantastic pizza .We worked hard and were responsible using sharp apliences .At he end of the day Y6 got to eat the pizza that they made and it was scrumptious !


Scrumptious sandwich

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Today we created an outstanding sandwich using healthy and yummy matirials .


End of Sats Celebrations!

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Today marked the end of SATS. Year 6 have worked so hard and all of the OLSJ staff are exceptionally proud of them. 

To celebrate, we played games, roasted marshmallows and enjoyed the afternoon sunshine. ☀️☀️☀️

We  even had a welcome visit from one of our F2 buddies!


Superb Science

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Today we hypothesised what would happen when we would weigh some water that weighed the same amount. We had three containers A B and C. When we weighed A and B they were the same but when we weighed B and C,C weighed  more.This happened because some sugar was desolved in the water which made it look invisible to us. The sugar which desolved into the water was called a solution.


Carbon Creator

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 When vinegar (acid) and barcarbonate soda (alkaline) mix ,they react with each other and one of the things that is made is carbon dioxide (CO2gas).The reaction needs heat to make it happen, so it takes heat from its surroundings, leaving the bottle feeling cold.


Excellent Experiments

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Today, Year 6 tested three terrific experiments. We used teamwork to separate three different mixtures.


Can a solid also be a liquid?

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Today in Science, we hypothesised whether a solid could also be a liquid. Year 6 were divided in opinion so we decided to investigate. We made a mixture of cornflour and water and found they had both the properties of a liquid and a solid.


Our Lenten Journey

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Here are the pictures from Year 6's Lenten Journey around school...


Easter Egg Hunt!

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This week we helped our F2 Buddies find the Easter Eggs hidden around our school field. We also had the chance to show off our Forest School while we were at it. Here are the pictures...


Budding artists!

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It's fair to say that we have our fair share of artists in Year 6. This week they have shown their creativity by sketching birds and painting cherry blossom trees. 


Have you ever eaten with chopsticks?

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Today we asked Year 6: have you ever eaten with chopsticks? 

We learned the correct method to use chopsticks and it was trickier than it looked!


How many faces can you see?

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How many faces can you see?

how many pink faces?

how many orange faces?


Year 6 Numeracy

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Den building

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Today y6 chose materials to build dens.


Shang Dynasty Warfare!

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This week in topic, Year 6's task was to design and make a strategy board game, based on what they have learned in lessons.

They looks fab, here are the results:


KS2 China Workshop

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Chinese calligraphy

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This week, we have been experimenting with different media to make Chinese characters. 


We will make good use of the tree that was blown down by Storm Doris.

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Storage benches and welly racking in the forest school area!

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Maths Pop Quiz

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Well done to our maths quiz team who held their own at Sheffield Hallam University this morning. Great problem solving and teamwork!


Ash Wednesday

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KS2 went to church to attend Ash Wednesday Mass. Members of our local parish commented on our children's excellent behaviour. Ashes were brought back to school for KS1. It was a great start to our Lenten journey!


Let's Dance!

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Year 6 have been very busy this week! They performed a dance, choreographed by Miss Speight, not only to parents  at Wath Comp but to the rest of the school in Friday's assembly. We thought they were excellent!


Starry Night Skylines

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Star Gazing Evening!

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This week, KS2 had a magical treat of having a chance to see constellations in the sky. We started the evening off by watching a Sci- Fi film of our own choice. Next, we went outside to find our own star sign with the iPads and also Mrs. Craigie brought in a telescope to see if we could see the constellations with our own eyes.Then, to finish the night off, we had yummy hotdogs and delicious popcorn. These are some photos from the excellent evening!


Look what Y6 have made in forest school this week.

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Robotics Champions

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Well done to the 2 Robotics teams who competed in the Vex Tournament against 15 teams from across Yorkshire. One Team the 'Crazy Coders' won the Teamwork Competition and were awarded the judges Award for innovation in their robot design.To win the Teamwork award they beat off competition from Secondary Schools including some of our ex-students who competed last year and are now in Year 7.


Today in Forest School, Y6 were using tarpaulins to create shelters.

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Great place for a well-earned hot chocolate!

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Keeping dry!

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Tarpaulins!

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The stardome appeared in the school hall this week and we were taken on a journey across the night sky.

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In the Forest School this week - how to tie a clove hitch! Look next week to see what we can do with it!

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Forest School

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Year 6 have been constructing the Forest School area outside the classroom. Look out for the next outdoor challenge!


Chocolate-coin Algebra!

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This week our Maths focus has been algebra. Today, we used chocolate coins to make algebraic expressions.


Star Crazy!

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This week our year 6 class have gone star crazy!

We researched about constellations and then we decided to record our findings using marshmallows and kitchen roll!

Our Marshmallow constellations not only tasted delicious but also mapped stars and their alignment in the night sky.

Our constellations tubes make a real-life map on the ceiling when you shine a torch through it. 


Young Voices!

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Members of KS2 formed a choir back in September. This week the choir made the trip to Sheffield arena to take part in the Young Voices concert.

It was an incredible show enjoyed by staff, parents and, most importantly, the children. Well done Young Voices!


The Polar Express

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This week, KS2 put on two performances of the Polar Express. Both of which wowed audience and staff members alike. Every class contributed to the show with a dance. However, a special mention must be made of our fantastic Year Six pupils, who led by example, in their Broadway-esque performances. These special events show us all that our children are on the right track!


Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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OLSJ hosted our annual Winter Wonderland with the help of our fantastic PTA. The event celebrates our children's creativity, as products they have made themselves are sold.

The attendance was fantastic and there were smiles all round. Some children even reported a Santa sighting! Thank you to everyone who organised and attended to make the evening such a magical occasion!


Learning Community

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Members of Year Five and Six represented our school at a coding bonanza! We invited pupils from our learning community to share their knowledge and experience the Vex-IQ challenge. It was fantastic to see schools working together cooperatively! The evening pointed out some codes to debug and designs to be re-engineered, but we are nearly ready for the real thing!


Walking to School

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A journey through space and time...

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Today Year 6 visited Elsecar Heritage Railway.

We enjoyed travelling on the train and learning about the trains of the past


The Sacrament of Ordination

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As we have been learning about the Sacrament of Ordination, we thought of questions about the topic. We then invited Father Evangelist in to talk about his own experience of Ordination and asked him questions regarding the topic. It was really useful to be able to talk to someone who had experienced this religious Sacrament.


We will remember them.

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KS2 went down to the cenotaph to pay our respects on remembrance day. The members of the public around us commented on our maturity and were very impressed with how we represented our school. We then heard about why today is so special from our Y5 liturgy group in assembly. 


Full steam ahead!

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Upper KS2 have begun learning choreography for their end of year production of The Polar Express. We have begun learning our dance to the 'Hot Chocolate' track from the motion picture.


Levers!

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Year 6's science topic started this week . This term we will be looking at levers and pulleys and the science behind it.

We found that we could make a lever by simply using a desk, ruler and rubber. 

Could you label where the fulcrum, load and effort are ?


Smarties Challenge!

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This week we used our knowledge of averages to calculate the mean average of Smarties in a packet.


Spectacular Skylines!

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Spectacular Skylines!

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American Skylines

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As promised, here are some examples of the spectacular artwork we have been producing this week...


American Skylines

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This week we have been starting our final pieces of art work

All this term we have been learning new art techniques and now we are putting them into practice.

They all look amazing so far 

Pictures to follow shortly... 


F2 Buddies

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F2 Buddies!

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