World Book Day

Today year 6 have dressed up as their ancestors from many years ago. All year 6 dressed up as their great granddads or great grandmas or any other ancestors. A lot of people dressed up as footballers. Some people dressed up as coal miners and some other people dressed up as army people. All of year 6 told the class who they were dressed up as and why. We really enjoyed dressing up as our ancestors because it was fun to not wear our uniform.

By Ellie and Rebecca

 

Peterloo Massacre

In year 6 we have been looking at the history of Royton. We have been learning how and why the Peterloo Massacre started and how the people were killed. It happened on the 7th August 1819. At that time only the rich people were allowed to vote. It was on Saint Peter’s field in Manchester. The people met in the Hope and Anchor which was being used as a library and for work.

 

On Thursday 26th Jan 2017 Year 6 had a class assembly about the Peterloo Massacre. Lauran Knox played the clarinet and Matthew G and Jamie played the drums while the other children were marching and clapping their hands. At the end we had a song about the Peterloo Massacre by a band called The Oldham Tinkers.

Mr Shapeshifter

On 22nd of November Y6 watched a show called Mr Shapeshifter in our school hall. It was about friendship and trust; we learnt to listen and talk to people we trust and if you get that bad feeling tell someone. The play involved an evil man named Mr Shapeshifter luring children to his evil workshop to drain their childhood out of them so he could live forever. Two children called Jess and Jack had to work together to defeat the evil mastermind. At the end of the show, we asked Jack and Jess some questions about the play and how they felt about it. They said it took over a month to rehearse the play. It was a brilliant play and everyone enjoyed it including the teachers! The message was to stay safe online and only text or send messages to people you know in person.

Firefighters visit

On Monday the 7th of November the fire brigade came in to speak to year 6. First they introduced themselves to us and then we watched a video about bonfire night. The video was based on a true story. It was about a boy who was severely injured by a bonfire due to peer pressure. He went near the fire and a few naughty children threw in an aerosol. We answered some questions about the video and moved on. Next we had a look at what uniform they wear. Roan dressed up as a fireman, there were so many different pieces of clothing, and this is because you don’t want any part of your body to get injured. They then introduced stop, drop and roll Blake and Roan had a go at this. We learnt a lot and enjoyed their visit.

We are enjoying the non-uniform days coming up to the Christmas fair. We are really excited to make our mystery item for the fair as well.

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Busy times in Y6

Last week we did a year 6 assembly about some of the topics that we have been studying this half term. Here are some examples of what we did. Ian Bland came in and taught us about poetry which inspired us to perform a selection of his and our own poems. Adam , Freya and Oscar did a funny love poem!

This week Freddy Fit came into school and did some sports and exercises with all of the children from nursery to year 6. We worked with year 5 , we played hula hooping to see if we could beat our score each time. We had a lot of fun but we were very tired at the end of the session!

We recently finished a book called Clockwork by Philip Pullman and spent the past week writing our own story.

We are looking forward to our residential trip to Robinwood in just 2 days!  We will be pushing ourselves to the limits and seeing how brave and fearless we really are . Year 6 will blog when we get back and tell you all about all the fun activities that we have done at Robinwood.

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we are leaving

Years 6 are leaving this week but we have rewarded them with a school disco and a trip to bowling and the cinema, which they seem to enjoy. Lots of children got upset after the songs brought tears to eyes of the audience. The year 6s are very upset to be going separate ways, but hopefully will cross paths when they’re older.

Leaving

Leaving primary school is a very sad thing to go through but it’s also a time to be excited to have a fresh start. We have to leave our friends but make new ones at the same time and to show our new teachers a good impression of what we can do and how we do it. We are going to a new school but memories will still stay in our minds forever.

Ruby