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Welcome to our Year 6 Blog!

We are going to use blogging as a tool to improve our literacy skills, in particular our focus will be writing. We will be writing using lots of different genres which could include diary entries, debates, story starters, story settings and many more.

We know we will have to try our very best with our writing as our audience is the potentially the whole of the world wide web.

All comments will go to be moderated before going live.

 

Enterprise Week – Fiver Challenge

Year 6 were extremely excited to take part in ‘The Fiver Challenge’. They joined over 45,000 children in 686 schools across England which gave each pupil a small insight into the world of business. Children  were given £5 with the aim to set up mini-businesses with friends to engage with their school community and make a profit.

A Summary of the Project

Written by two of our fantastic entrepreneurs: Ayesha C & Rayyanah K

Wednesday was the day it all started, when we all went into Mrs Leonard’s classroom. The teachers started talking to us about real life business. Then we were introduced to enterprise. We all got split up into groups and started throwing ideas around the table. We made a presentation and did a lot of marketing research on different websites. This presentation determined whether or not we would be able to get the £5 loan. The dragons (Miss Nicola and Miss Noel) gave us a lot of feedback on our products. Then came the selling day! At the start of the day, the room was buzzing and everyone was really busy trying to make their products attractive and stand out. The day was really successful and altogether we made a whopping total of £417 which gave us a profit of £127. Each child in Year 6 received £2 to spend at our end of year trip to Blackpool. Year 6 would like to say a big thank you to the dragons and all the teachers that helped us during enterprise. Definitely something to cherish in high school!

How has this project helped us?

It helps us in reality and it will benefit us in later life.  Because we had a minimum amount of money we had to get the best value for the best amount of money.

 

 

 

 

A huge WELL DONE to everyone involved in the Fiver Challenge. We are looking forward to seeing your entrepreneurial skills using utilised in your future careers.

Have a go at the following questions.

What did you enjoy the most about the ‘Fiver Challenge’?

What was the most challenging area and how did you overcome it?

What advice can you give to future entrepreneurs?

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Mafia cats

                        Mafia cats – Roger McGough

We’re the Mafia cats
Bugsy, Franco and Toni
We’re crazy for pizza
With hot pepperoni

We run all the rackets
From gambling to vice
On St Valentine’s Day
We massacre mice

We always wear shades
To show that we’re meanies
Big hats and sharp suits
And drive Lamborghinis

We’re the Mafia cats
Bugsy, Franco and Toni
Love Sicilian wine
And cheese macaroni

But we have a secret
(And if you dare tell
You’ll end up with the kitten
At the bottom of the well

Or covered in concrete
And thrown into the deep
For this is one secret
You really must keep.)

We’re the Cosa Nostra
Run the scams and the fiddles
But at home we are
Mopsy, Ginger and Tiddles

From All the Best -The selected poems of Roger McGough.

Sharples Science Visit

Making pizza, including the base, from scratch

Year 6 went on two terrific science/food tech trips to Sharples (thank you Sharples). Please write two things you learnt in your science lesson and write two things you learnt in your food technology lesson (please use bullet points).

Mixing yeast, water and sugar in a glass container

Christmas Card Competition

Christmas Card CompetitionCan you design an exciting, fancy Christmas card using a computer? Fancy your chances at winning a special prize? Have a go!

There will be a winner selected from the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Each winner will receive a prize.  The Key Stage 2 winning entry will also be put forward to another competition against other schools in Bolton.

Closing Date: Friday 17th November

Rules:

  1. Your card must be designed on a computer.  You can use any software program that you like such as Word, Publisher or PurpleMash.
  2. You are designing the front of the card only.
  3. Once you have finished your card, please save it and bring it to me (Mr Dawood) on a pen drive or CD.  I will copy and print your card then return your pen drive/CD back to you.
  4. Parents are welcome to help children with any EYFS and Key Stage 1 entries.  You may also support your child with a Key Stage 2 entry although most of the work must be completed by your child.
  5. One entry per child.

Enjoy and good luck! Ho, ho, ho!

Mr Dawood   🙂