Year 6: St George's News items

The Big Vote: Topsite decides!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 2nd Feb 2023 @ 1:59pm

What a fabulous occasion Tuesday afternoon was - a real demonstration of how far our children have come with their understanding of politics and democracy.  Children a,amazed everybody, showcasing their oracy skills and utilising their skills of persuasion and reasoning.
 
Over the past few months, our School Councillors on Topsite have been researching, creating and campaigning with the hopes of making our school EVEN better!
Two teams were formed: Political Parrots (led by Mrs Roberts) and SC Dragons (led by Mr Cassidy). Mrs Roberts' team were campaigning for the creation of a sensory garden near the trim trail. Mr Cassidy's team campaigned for a healthy snack shack!
 
Teams then presented their campaigns in a final debate on Tuesday afternoon in front of a panel made up of governors and local councillors, plus the whole of Years 5 & 6! 
 
Vote was conducted democratically with a secret ballot.
 
Despite both sides giving a monumental effort, there could only be one winner...
 
235 votes were cast.
 
Final result: 
 
Political Parrots - 74
SC Dragons - 161
 
All children showed respect and celebrated the efforts of the other party.  We are extremely proud.
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Topsite Eco Warriors Get Loud on Litter!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 2nd Feb 2023 @ 9:48am

Our amazing Topsite Eco Warriors launched their first campaign last Friday: Get Loud on Litter! Some of our Eco Council bravely delivered their first assembly, starting with a true or false quiz and then later outlining their aims and next steps. 

Across the school, our Eco Warriors are champions of ensuring our environment is a safe, clean place to be: we all share our world. Therefore, it's all of our responsibility to look after our planet - we should all Get Loud on Litter! 

Year 6 African Dance!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 2nd Feb 2023 @ 9:18am

For P.E. this half term, Year 6 have been studying African dance. We have been using a tutorial guide to replicate a set sequence of moves in groups, then showcasing our routines to our class! After our performances, we have been giving kind, helpful and specific feedback to our peers to make their routines even better! We've LOVED this unit! 

Shakespeare Festival, by Mrs Bowden-Pickstock

Date: 31st Jan 2023 @ 2:30pm

Last week, our Shakespeare company enjoyed a workshop with a stage director (Kim), who worked closely with us to start finessing certain scenes in our play. She was really impressed with the work the children had completed so far and their knowledge of our play. 

The company are continuing to rehearse and develop the scenes in time for our performance on 7th March  

 

Year 6 History Workshop, by Mrs Bowden-Pickstock

Date: 31st Jan 2023 @ 2:20pm

Year 6 had a visit from Mrs Mitchell yesterday. She shared with us many facts and artefacts from World War One and Two. We looked specifically at the weapon and technology advancements during these wars are between them both. We enjoyed touching and exploring the artefacts and even try some on. To finish our workshop, the whole year group gathered outside and created the wingspan of 3 different planes used in WWI and WWII. This allowed us to compare the sizes and uses in each war. 

Mini Police visit Merseyside Mounted Department!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 26th Jan 2023 @ 4:03pm

St George's Mini Police were invited to visit the Merseyside Police Horses in Liverpool! 
We were lucky enough to meet 15 of the police horses and learn all about how police officers are recruited into this division. We also found out the different jobs a police horse can do. We took part in helping to train two horses, Diamond and Carter by making noises to help them be calm when they are in crowds. Diamond and Carter were wonderfully calm and were not worried by our cheering and shouting!
We were shown all of the items that horses need when they are out on patrol, including visors and protective gear. Next, we were shown around the transit vehicles that horses use to travel - including when they come to New Brighton to patrol the prom. We visited their stables and saw what food they ate - awe even had a go in their exercise pen!
The horses were so friendly: they let us stroke them and say hello. We all had our favourite horses by the end of our visit, including: Owen, Daisy, Odin and Amber.
Thank you, Jo & The Merseyside Police! 

6B enjoying PE, by Mrs Bowden-Pickstock

Date: 25th Jan 2023 @ 2:56pm

Year 6 are studying African dance in PE this half term. Mrs Bowden has been very impressed with their positive attitudes and fantastic movements! 

6D Reading Recommendation, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 18th Jan 2023 @ 4:36pm

6D's reading ambassadors did a brilliant job of recommending one of our brand new texts last week. They were both tasked with reading 'When the Sky Falls' by Phil Earle over the Christmas holidays. Both boys loved it so much that they videoed a book review to be shared with the rest of top site. We think they did a fantastic job! 
If any other children would like to do the same, we'd love to see more.

 

6D scientists!, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 16th Jan 2023 @ 2:41pm

6D had great fun exploring electricity to start their science unit. They donned their lab coats to investigate successful circuits and had to troubleshoot their own equipment when something went wrong. We are looking forward to further exploration of this unit over the coming weeks which will lead to a very exciting DT project!

Y6 Violin Masterclass, by Mr Nathan

Date: 16th Jan 2023 @ 11:22am

Seems like an absolute age ago now, but Y6 performed their musical prowess in mid-December to a range of well-receiving audiences. Below, you can find the recording of their performances. Marvel once again at their musical talents – enjoy!

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Pantomime Success!, by Mrs Walters

Date: 10th Jan 2023 @ 11:09am

Congratulations to three of our fabulous upper site pupils who took part in the very successful Chrysanthemums' Pantomime at the Floral Pavilion last week.

Bethany (Year 5) Madison (Year 6) and Hollie (Year 5) were part of seven amazing performances of Red Riding Hood. Well done to them all!

Year 6 Visit the Imperial War Museum!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 9th Jan 2023 @ 2:03pm

Our Year six children have had a wonderful day at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester! We were all really impressed with their knowledge about the two World Wars. We listened carefully to information about the Harrier Jump Jet and then carried out some self-learning by looking at the various displays and artefacts. Children showed outstanding behaviours for learning. Well done Year Six!

 

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Y6 Explore the Imperial War Museum, by Mr Nathan

Date: 6th Jan 2023 @ 8:34pm

Members of 6A, 6B and 6C ventured to Trafford Park, Greater Manchester to instigate and inspire their learning for their new history topic - World War 1 (soon to be followed by WW2). The children had a fantastic time at the Imperial War Museum absorbing all the exciting activities and displays around them. They left the museum excited about the prospect of furthering their history learning during the upcoming term. Year Six showed outstanding behaviours for learning and drew many a compliment from the passing public. Well done, Year Six!

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Topsiteā€™s Got Talent 2022!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 20th Dec 2022 @ 11:51am

WOW!
 
What an incredible, festive morning we have had here in Years 5 and 6. Mrs Dures diligently hosted the inaugural 'Topsite's Got Talent' 2022! All of the staff were completely blown away by the talent of all our contestants today! We were in fits of laughter at jokes and puppet shows; mesmerised by dancing; engrossed at singing; captivated by violin playing and simultaneous French singing; enthralled at acrostic poems;  AND enamoured with acting! We absolutely had it all this morning.
 
All of the children should be so proud of themselves because they put on an unbelievable show: performing in front of over 200 people with such confidence, we were in awe!
 
Well done to the whole of Year 5 and 6 for watching with such respect for their peers - they behaved, as ever, impeccably.
 
The winners of today were: 
 
3rd - Nicholas
2nd - Mia, Lucy, Alice, Ava and Jess
1st - Ava 
 
Have a wonderous, magical Christmas, Years 5 and 6. Stay safe and we will see you in the New Year.
Team Topsite x

A message from an author!, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 17th Dec 2022 @ 1:52pm

Wow! After a wonderful week of exhibiting our year 6 pupils' fantastic work, Lindsay Galvin (the author of Darwin's Dragons) contacted Mrs Taylor with this message for the children:

I was stunned to see your fabulous work based on Darwin's Dragons. When I wrote that book I never could have imagined so much other brilliant writing would be sparked by it. So dream big, and of course...stay bricky!

Thanks again,

Lindsay 

 

Well done, Year 6!

Year 6 Violinists Steal the Show!, by Mr Nathan

Date: 17th Dec 2022 @ 1:04am

This week saw our fabulous Y6 children perform to their families to great aplomb. They played some complex arrangements which wowed the audience. Mr Cassidy commented, 'I am very proud of the children. I was very impressed by their focus, diligence and application."

Well done, Year 6!

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Y6 Eco Warriors Experience Eureka!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 16th Dec 2022 @ 3:34pm

The Year 6 Eco Warriors left no stone unturned in an attempt to consolidate their science learning, whilst on a trip to Eureka! Science & Discovery with Miss Jones and Mr Nathan.

The topical issue of energy bills and the fuel crisis was examined in depth by our super scientists.

The trip was an amazing experience and the children cannot wait to visit again.

Thanks, Eureka!

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Year 6 English Exhibition Success, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 16th Dec 2022 @ 1:21pm

Year 6 teachers would like to say a huge thank you to all families and friends that visited the exhibition this week. The children have felt so proud being able to showcase their work and we have received some wonderful feedback. Congratulations to each and every year 6 pupil for creating such fantastic work.

Christmas lunch day, by Mrs Walters

Date: 16th Dec 2022 @ 12:32pm

Children and staff across school enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch on Thursday thanks to our fabulous Catering Team!

Year 6 Christmas Carol Concert at Claremount Church, by Mr Nathan

Date: 16th Dec 2022 @ 12:36am

Year 6 did an unbelievable job at Claremount Church. They admirably performed a range of Christmas songs that retold the nativity story. The Y6 team, Mr Nathan and Mr Cassidy were very proud of the children's effort, application and execution. Well done, Year 6.  

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Dangers of Social Media, by Mr Nathan

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 5:37pm

Don't 'trust' luck to keep our young people safe.

Many children will be receiving a new phone for Christmas. Others already have one.

Watch Mr Nathan's presentation regarding dangers of social media. Be aware, be proactive.

 

Creative Arts Hub Competition Winners - Topsite, by Miss M Jones

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 2:40pm

During our assembly on Topsite today, we announced the winners of the Creative Arts Hub competition! A fantastic new mural will be painted within our EYFS building by local artist, Joseph Venning. He has taken all winning entries and will encorporate something from each design into his final piece. We can't wait to see what he comes up with in the New Year! 

There were so many outstanding entries: it was almost impossible to choose one from each year group! Thank you all so much for your participation and efforts. 

Our winner in Year 5 was Alice! Some phenomenal use of colour in your design - you have a keen eye for detail!

Our winner in Year 6 was Ava! Incredible messages portrayed about what creativity means to you, with some wonderful 3D elements. 

The rest of the winners will be announced during their usual assembly slot. 

Our winners today received a certificate, sketchbook and a medium to work with (watercolours or oil pastels). Keep creating! 

Topsite Learning Heroes, by Miss M Jones

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 2:34pm

Well done to the wonderful recipients of the Learning Hero Award this week. We are so proud of you! 

Year 6 Exhibition @ Stollies - NOW OPEN!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 1:05pm

The Y6 team has been busy this morning preparing the English exhibition at Stollies!


There are pieces of writing, drawings and clay eyes for you to enjoy. We are excited to announce that it is now open to all family and friends until Friday at midday.

Just pop in and ask a member of staff to lead you in the right direction. Don't forget to leave a comment on our feedback board. 

Legendary Handball Moments in Year 6!, by Miss Pickering

Date: 12th Dec 2022 @ 12:02pm

In PE, Year 6 have been focusing on the skills that we require to be exceptional handball players! Today we had the oppourtunity to put those skills to use. From dribbling to improving our accuracy we have worked hard to use everything we have learned to play the best game possible! It was a pleasure to watch the children showcase their talents and sportsmanship! 

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