This week Detective Cowan came in to visit Class Six to discuss the extensive forensic work that goes into police casework in the modern day. He walked the children through example cases, demonstrating the use of the DNA in supporting statements for victims and suspects. Feedback from the children pointed out that “It was a […]
On Monday 23rd October, the year 6 class put their detective skills to the test and solved a series of clues around Uppermill village. The class practiced their reading and inference skills, working together as a team, to make their way to the end of the mystery. Although the rain tried to dampen the mood, […]
On Monday 23rd October Year 6 will be visiting Uppermill to use pre planned clues to try and solve a mystery. This is a wonderful opportunity for Year 6 to practice their teamwork and problem solving skills – linked nicely to their topic work on detectives. The children will be leaving school just after 09:00 […]
As part of the year 6 topic this term, we have been creating our very own silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes, with an art focus of refining our drawing skills. Check out just some of the impressive results below!
Today the Year Six class had their, eagerly awaited, stretch project topic revealed to them and it seems to have got them thinking. Stretch is a creative way of developing lifelong research and presentation skills that is new to St Chads this year; it involves the students taking a specific topic area and developing a […]
At home, Kalle designed and made a ‘Catchphrase’ to challenge the rest of the class. We had to solve the tricky maths problems, uncover the picture and guess the catchphrase. It was great fun, thanks Kalle!
This week we have been finding out about the history of the English language. We have used our problem solving skills and displayed great perseverance, whilst trying to decode and translate texts written in early English language. Can you recognise this famous text?
This week we have loved honing our algebra skills with a good old fashioned game of top trumps. Although a few of us got a bit competitive about winning the game, in the end we were all winners with our fantastic learning!
In our music topic this term we have been writing, and performing, our own sea shanties. It has been great fun and we have experimented with a range of instruments and sounds. This week we have used Garage Band to create sea shanties and have explored ways of giving them a more modern twist. Future music […]
This term we are studying Alfred Noyes’ poem ‘The Highwayman’. The poem is a love story which, by the end, turns into a ghost story. Set in 18th century rural England, the poem tells the story of an unnamed highwayman who is in love with Bess, a landlord’s daughter. Betrayed to the authorities by Tim, […]
To link in with our Treasure Island topic, we have been writing our own sea shanties in music lessons. This week we completed the sheet music to go with our shanties and now we are ready to perform them. We have chosen a range of instruments for our performances and we can’t wait to see […]
This week we have been fully immersed in a fantastic problem solving project! On Monday, we were set a task by Mr Burnley and Mr Webster: to explore new and innovative ways of improving our school and grounds. We thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and set about researching ideas. Over the week, we have utilised many […]
This term we will be making pirate ships in our DT sessions. Throughout the topic, we will be working our way around the TASC wheel; we have spent the last few weeks immersed in the research phase. Using a range of resources, we have found out as much as possible about the purpose and design of […]
After a few weeks off over Christmas, we enjoyed re-starting our Strictly rehearsals today. It took us a while to get warmed up but fortunately we hadn’t forgotten too many of the steps! We look forward to wowing our audience with ‘Strictly Comes to St Chad’s’ on 23rd March, but which couple will win the […]
We have enjoyed a fantastic start to 2017 and are already engrossed in our new topic: Pirates! Over the term we will be studying Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island; we will be comparing different versions and interpretations of the story, and then will be writing our own play scripts to act out and video. This […]
We loved our homework task over the past 2 weeks: creating a Victorian style menu. Some of us decided to go the whole hog and actually made some Victorian delicacies. Over the last few days we have sampled some real delights – from vegetable porridge to caraway seed cake – and our eyes (and taste buds) have been […]
We enjoyed a fantastic Karate taster session where we learnt the basic principles of the martial art. We were completely in awe for the full 30 minutes and many of us left the session keen to try more Karate in the future. Our instructors shared with us a few basic moves and we all impressed with […]
Using the TASC wheel, we have spent the day producing a piece of artwork which reflects our learning at Quarry Bank Mill. We started the day by sharing everything we had learnt on our trip; after that, we thought about all the different ways we could present our learning: models, painting, sketching, music etc Everyone […]
We enjoyed a fantastic trip to Quarry Bank Mill in Styal. We spent the day learning about working conditions at the mill and also what life was like for children who arrived to work as apprentices. Life in the apprentice house was hard, children slept 2 to a bed (on straw) and worked for 10 […]