Year 5/6 F

  • 09 Apr 2020

    Canon Sharon’s Easter Message 2020

    Canon Sharon has kindly created a beautiful Easter message for our wonderful St Chad’s school community If you would like to view the message, this can be achieved by visiting the ‘Collective Worship’ page in the ‘Learn Section’ of School Jotter. We hope you have a happy and safe Easter together with your families.

  • 31 Jan 2020

    This Week in 5/6F – 27.01.20-31.01.20

    This week in 5/6F: English has been focused around our class text, Rose Blanche. Through this we have been looking at the context of the historical aspects of Rose’s life and the situation she lived through. We have started to formulate a formal letter from Rose to a government official in Berlin asking why things have changed […]

  • 14 Jan 2020

    Children Review Their Rights

    This week in P4C (Philosophy for children) the class have been looking at the 42 statements of the United Nations Declaration of Children’s Rights. As part of this review the children had to read, sort and classify the rights. This was done so they could pick out (using the diamond nine technique) the most important […]

  • 14 Jan 2020

    Wagner Inspires Creativity

    This half term we will be covering the work of Richard Wagner in music lessons. More specifically ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’. Last week we looked at Leitmotifs and in particular: upwards scale (rising), three note tunes and trills (wobbles). The children had a great time experimenting with the different types of musical instruments and […]

  • 27 Sep 2019

    Music in Class 5/6F

    This half term we are looking at the idea of adventure in music. To do this we have been looking at the ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ by Edvard Grieg which depicts the adventures of Peer Gynt. So far the children have appraised the piece through listening activities and have represented this through […]

  • 13 Sep 2019

    The Hobbit production

    Key Stage Two had a fantastic start to the new school year with The Hobbit production. Check out the photos below!

  • 18 Jul 2019

    Year Six Leavers Party – Explosion of Neon!

    The festivities of the last week of term, for our current Year Six students, exploded into a disco of neon outfits and glow sticks worthy of the late eighties today. The children didn’t fail to impress with their colourful array of neon outfits. They also didn’t disappoint with their full on, fresh and funky dancing. […]

  • 09 Jul 2019

    Africa Week

    We loved learning about different countries in Africa. The children loved sharing their fantastic learning during our Friday assembly, which they even presented themselves. Here, you can see a video of the presentation and see for yourself what a wonderful job the children did!

  • 05 Jul 2019

    Year 5/6 African workshop

    Today, year 5/6 had the fantastic experience of painting a African mask, based on the dan tribe from the Ivory Coast. The mask can be worn as a helmet or crest. We used a dowel tool to create the dot work. We chose our colours carefully, considering their spiritual significance. White represents spirit, red represents […]

  • 21 Jun 2019

    Year 6 visit from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service!

    Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service visited year 6 today. We had lots of fun! Check out our photos below.

  • 03 Jun 2019

    Robinwood 2019

    This blog is to allow staff to publish photos as and when it is possible in between the busy schedule of activities that is Robinwood. All of the children are having a great time and today has seen some super memories being made.

  • 03 May 2019

    Light and Sound

    In Adrian Bowden’s annual visit to St. Chad’s the children in Key Stage 2 explored Light and Sound.

  • 02 Apr 2019

    Strictly Comes Dancing To St Chad’s

    The month of march saw a very exciting dance competition at school as the children from year six: donned outfits; created personas and danced the morning away in true strictly fashion. Watched by families, the children did their best impressions of professional dancers and as a result of many hours of training managed to put […]

  • 02 Apr 2019

    BBC Bitesize Heads to St Chad’s

    One of the oldest media and broadcasting companies has been gaining the valuable experience of St Chad’s pupils this last month. This was done to test and develop their new series of free learning and revision games for other students around the country. The Bitesize section of the BBC’s website is currently being updated to […]

  • 02 Apr 2019

    Basketball and Rugby Finals

    Having qualified as winners of the Oldham Schools Rugby and Basketball tournaments, St Chad’s have recently represented Oldham in the Manchester Youth Games Competition. This meant that the children took part in the event which started with a fantastic opening ceremony at the Sport City Campus in Manchester. The individual teams were then transported to […]

  • 21 Nov 2018

    Basketball Posts Have Instant Impact

    si Year Six children had a reason to celebrate this week after winning the Oldham Schools Basketball Competition on Monday afternoon. Basketball fever has hit the school since the summer installation of high quality basketball posts on the junior playground. Children have been literally pounding the court at break and lunchtime, honing their skills and […]

  • 10 Nov 2018

    First World War Centenary

    Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]

  • 06 Sep 2018

    Welcome Back!

    We hope you enjoyed a fantastic Summer break. We are looking forward to a fun-filled year of learning and hope you are too!

  • 19 Jul 2018

    Leavers Disco

    This afternoon year six enjoyed their annual leavers disco. The children organised the event themselves and were split into a variety of committees to carry out the planning and set-up of the event. This included booking the DJ  and collecting the payment to cover his fees. The music committee also created a music list that […]

  • 04 Jun 2018

    Robinwood Residential 2018

    Hello and welcome to the 2018 Robinwood residential blog page! We will use this blog thread to upload photos and give a description of the activities that have occurred during the day. This will usually happen in the evening. Day 1 – Monday 4th June 12:21: We have arrived and made the walk up the […]

  • 23 May 2018

    Year Six Summer Production – Cast List

    After a very successful afternoon of auditions, with some real talent on show, the following cast list has been selected for the summer production (initials are given after part): Girls Sandy: P A Rizzo: M H Marty: C D Jan: A P Frenchie: S B Kelly: Ab B Susan: R B Cha-Cha: D L Penelope: […]

  • 19 May 2018

    St Chad’s High Tea.

    We all had a wonderful afternoon, celebrating the Royal wedding. 

  • 17 Mar 2018

    Sports Relief Week

    This week welcomes Sport Relief 2018 to school. To celebrate and support the good work of the Sport Relief team we will be taking part in the daily mile and feeding in our steps to the one billion steps a day challenge. We will also be raising money for the cause by selling wrist bands […]

  • 29 Oct 2017

    Beautiful minds!

    This term in art, year 6 have been refining their drawing skills and making silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes. Check out the fantastic results below!

  • 24 Oct 2017

    Detective visits school to give forensic masterclass

    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 […]

  • 24 Oct 2017

    Mystery solved in the village

    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, […]

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Detectives visit the village

    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 […]

  • 12 Oct 2017

    Uppermill uncovered!

    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!

  • 27 Sep 2017

    Stretch Projects Launched

    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 […]

  • 05 Sep 2017

    Wonderful Start for Year Six

    Year Six shine on first day back.

  • 19 Jul 2017

    Summer Serenade

    A wonderful evening of musical entertainment was enjoyed by everyone.

  • 30 Jun 2017


    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!

  • 22 Jun 2017

    Sports Day 2017

    We enjoyed a fantastic non-competitive sports day and had the opportunity to try a wide range of sporting activities, including archery, frisbee, handball and many more.

  • 22 Jun 2017

    Robinwood 2017

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  • 08 Jun 2017

    Day 3 – Final Fun!

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  • 08 Jun 2017

    Day 3 – Final Fun!

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  • 08 Jun 2017

    Robinwood 2017

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  • 06 Jun 2017

    Day 2 – the fun continues!

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  • 05 Jun 2017

    Robinwood Day 1

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  • 05 Jun 2017

    And We’re Here!

    Year 6 have arrived safely at Robinwood in Todmorden. Looking forward to a fun-packed (but soggy) few days!

  • 21 May 2017

    Ye Olde English

    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?  

  • 27 Apr 2017

    Algebra Top Trumps

    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!

  • 03 Apr 2017

    Swashbuckling Sea Shanties

    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 […]

  • 03 Apr 2017

    Getting Creative with The Highwayman

    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, […]

  • 13 Mar 2017

    Wonderful World Book Day

    We enjoyed a fantastic World Book Day,  with stories, costumes and fun galore. Check out some of our outfits below…

  • 02 Mar 2017

  • 22 Feb 2017

    Musical Maestros!

    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 […]

  • 28 Jan 2017

    Get your thinking caps on…

    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 […]

  • 21 Jan 2017


    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 […]

  • 12 Jan 2017

    Strictly Superb!

    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 […]

  • 06 Jan 2017

    Show a leg me hearty!

    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 […]

  • 04 Dec 2016

    Victorian Bake Off

    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 […]

  • 04 Dec 2016

    Karate Taster

    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 […]

  • 02 Dec 2016

    TASC Day

    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 […]

  • 02 Dec 2016

    Life as a mill apprentice

    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 […]

  • 02 Dec 2016


    Welcome to the Year 6 blog. We have enjoyed a fantastic first term packed with trips, fun activities and lots of learning. Check our blog regularly for updates on what we are up to!

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