Branching Out – Drug and Alcohol Awareness04-07-2017 | 14:52:17 | No Comments

Gill from Branching Out came to talk to the pupils about various issues around drug and alcohol awareness – in particular, caffeine (including energy drinks), alcohol, prescription or over the counter drugs and cigarettes.

The children were informed of the dangers of these things and given an introduction to some of the laws relating to their use – specifically appropriate/legal ages for use.

Here are some of the posters/key messages the children produced in the session.


Moving On Assembly – 30 June 201704-07-2017 | 14:21:11 | No Comments

Hazel Murgatroyd made her annual visit to assembly to provide the Y6 leavers with their ‘Moving On’ booklets which contain all sorts of useful information for students transitioning to secondary schools. She gave a talk about how life has changed in schools since she was at school.

Self Sustainable Siddal27-06-2017 | 14:53:29 | No Comments

Eco council had an amazing afternoon yesterday digging up and cooking their potatoes. The children grew two types of potatoes; rocket and regional. The children also had the pleasure of picking some of the peapods that were ready.

After cooking the potatoes with Mrs. Harper our Eco warriors were given the opportunity to taste them and then kindly brought them around the school to allow other adults and children to sample their home grown produce.

Eden Camp- 19 May 201727-06-2017 | 14:40:49 | No Comments

As an introduction to our WW2 linked topic, we visited Eden Camp. it was a damp, miserable day but the children enjoyed the experience and were able to get a huge amount of information which they will be able to take forward.

Bikeability – 27 June 201727-06-2017 | 14:26:11 | No Comments

Sixteen year 6 children signed up for this useful two-day course which trains them some basic bike maintenance and road safety with a bike.

Over the course of the two days, the children will cover levels 1 and 2 of Bikeability.

Here are the children receiving their badges and certificates.

National Writing Day – 21.6.1721-06-2017 | 11:26:55 | No Comments

As part of our Anne Frank work, I asked the children to bring in/send in photos of the view from their window. Unfortunately only a handful of children followed this instruction so we had to adapt the lesson accordingly.

Before we went outside we talked about the importance of description to help create mood and we talked about really looking and using the other senses to build a description.

We then created a viewfinder and went outside to observe and write about our chosen view.

Eco Council Vegetable planting and picking20-06-2017 | 13:38:43 | No Comments

Eco council have been very busy over the past few months growing and caring for our vegetable patch. The children brought in seeds kindly donated from home and we successful grew radish, lettuce and peas. Our carrots and potatoes are still growing and we cannot wait to taste them too.

Thank you to all the parents that donated seeds and remember if you have any unused gardening equipment at home, eco council would be happy to give it a home.


Welcome back!28-02-2017 | 16:14:12 | No Comments

We hope you have all had a relaxing half term and have returned to school ready for a hard working and exciting term. We brought our Anglo-Saxons topic to an end with our fabulous trip to Tatton Park where we spent the day as Anglo-Saxons and had a brilliant time!









Update24-01-2017 | 15:40:04 | No Comments

This week Year 6 gave started to look at poetry by Robert McGough. We had a go at learning and performing one of his poems. We saw some fantastic performances. We have also rewritten one of his poems using our own rhyming words but still following his rhyming pattern.

In Science so far this term we have been learning about classification and the Linnaean system. We have classified animals into different groups based on their characteristics,

We are seeing some homework to be proud of this term! Our Anglo-Saxons topic is very interesting and we have so far learnt about where the Anglo-Saxons invaded and settled and about the language they brought to England. We are going to be creating our own Anglo-Saxon village.

Welcome back!03-01-2017 | 16:12:56 | No Comments

Welcome back to Year 6 Gorillas. It has been fantastic to see all the children back today refreshed and enthusiastic to learn after their relaxing holiday. We are very much looking forward to the term ahead.

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