History of computing

November 4th, 2015

Today, I would like you to research the history of computing. Here are some questions for you to consider…

– When was the first computer invented and what did it do?
– Who were important inventors of computers?
– When were the first video games invented?
– What were the origins of companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Nintendo?
– How have computers changed over the years?
– What are the latest developments in computing?

Present your work in a Microsoft word document and save to your class folder.

iPad research project

July 15th, 2015

This afternoon you have the choice to research one of three stories which have been in the news over the last few weeks. I have given you some links for each story to help you get started.

1. The NASA ‘New Horizons’ Pluto mission
BBC news

2. The success of the England women’s football team
The FA
The Guardian

3. The BBC Micro Bit computer project
BBC Make It Digital
The Independent

Post your information on the blog!

London trip

June 15th, 2015

Here is a selection of photos from last week…

Richard III podcasts

April 29th, 2015

This afternoon, 6A looked at at how to write a radio script, using this post on the computing blog to help them.

This is Rhys and Saif’s voice recording and is their very first attempt.

Next time we will add intro and outro music, jingles and sound effects to complete our podcasts.

Converting a visual narrative…

March 25th, 2015

Some excellent writing by Tayyab this week…image

Solar eclipse project

March 24th, 2015

LO: Can I explain what a solar eclipse is?

This week and next week, I would like you to exaplain excactly what a solar eclipse is. Here are some questions for you to consider:

– What happens during a solar eclipse?
– Why are they unusual?
– When will the next one be?
– Are there any other types of eclipse?
– How can you safely view a solar eclipse?

Here are some websites which might help you:

Space facts
How to make a pinhole camera

If you would like to add pictures, use Photopin and make sure you choose the images which are NOT sponsored.

You can persent your information anyway you like. Think about using apps such as explain everything (which can include audio or video), or pic collage and of course you can use good, old fashioned text in a blog post.

You will be working in pairs, with an iPad each. I would like one of you to research your information and one of you to present.

Modelling multiplication and division

March 18th, 2015

Mrs Yates’ maths group have been revising methods of multiplication and division. They have recorded some examples:







It finally worked…

March 5th, 2015

Edi, Wajahat, Memunah, Ikram, Conner and Aiden included a very difficult section in their marble run. The marble had to hit a cup covered in a balloon, bounce off, land in exactly the right place to head off down another tube, finally ending up in a bowl on the floor. Many takes later and it worked! The class went wild!!!!!

Working from Karl Riley on Vimeo.

6a and their awesome marble runs!

March 5th, 2015

As part of our ‘Fairgrounds’ topic we combined our scientific knowledge of forces to design and make our own very marble run roller coaster.

Each group was responsible for creating a fully working roller coaster that showed a range of forces such as potential energy, kinetic energy, centrifugal force and inertia – some even included upthrust!

Below is the final roller coaster along with an explanation of how it works.

Group 1 6a from Karl Riley on Vimeo.

100 Word challenge … the silence was deafening…

February 9th, 2015

This week we have part of a sentence for the prompt. It can go anywhere in your work but it must be used as it is here – no extra words or words left out please!

… the silence was deafening…This week we have part of a sentence for the prompt. It can go anywhere in your work but it must be used as it is here – no extra words or words left out please!

… the silence was deafening…

Scratch Racing car game

February 2nd, 2015

Year 6 have creating fantastic racing car games, using a fabulous scratch resource created by Rochdale’s own Simon Haughton (@simonhaughton).

Can you use the arrow keys to get to the end of the road on Saif and Imran’s game? Beware… it’s trickier than it looks!

Happy New Year year 6. The new year is here and time to make a fresh start…

January 6th, 2015

Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?

Programming – pre teaching

December 18th, 2014

In preparation for next term we have been looking at Light Bot and Cargo Bot on the iPads. These are both games which require sequenced instructions and introduce very specific commands. Both these apps are available for android or IOS and are a great introduction to coding and algorithms. You can also play light bot online through the Light Bot hour of code site

KS1 Nativity performance

December 9th, 2014

We have just watched a fantastic Nativity performance by all the KS1 classes. They would love to hear you comments!


Ambitious Vocabulary

December 8th, 2014

Using the picture below find as many words beginning with the letter P – there are over 810 to find!



If you were to create your own celebration…

December 1st, 2014

…what would it be?
What would you ask other people to celebrate?
What would people do during the celebration?
Decide what you think should be celebrated and describe what the celebration would look like. Be creative, be inventive…images

#100 WC Week 13 November 24th, 2014 Tagged #week13, 100 wc, class 6a, year 6

November 24th, 2014

Here in the UK we definitely have a late autumn with golden coloured leaves finally falling from the trees. They are making wonderful carpets for us to walk on or ‘scuff’ along in!

The prompt this week is:

…but as the leaves rustled…

Do try to make sure that you use all 100 words.

Please make sure you use the prompt as it is written.

The form will close on Saturday 29th November.

Why do you think famous celebrities get involved in Children in Need?

November 17th, 2014

This week we are considering why celebrities give their time and talent for free when helping to raise the profile of Children in Need…cin1

What are we remembering on Remembrance day? Why is it so important for us to remember?

November 10th, 2014

November 10th, 2014 Tagged 11th November, poppies, Remembrance day, war, World War I
As part of our guided reading this week, we are answering the question:images-1

Some amazing blogs in response to this week’s question!

September 30th, 2014

Really well done to 6a. I can see your creativity starting to flow. It’s lovely to see you choosing to use some of your exciting sentences. Well done, they’ll only get better from here on…

Welcome to our visitors from Hong Kong

September 26th, 2014

As part of European Languages day we have translated our blog welcomes into a variety of different languages., some European some from across the globe.

If you speak Hong Kongese can you please leave us feedback on how well we did.

Thank you

Edward Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance – Land of Hope & Glory

September 26th, 2014

Edward Elgar will be forever linked with the song “Land of Hope and Glory”, from his Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 of 1902 originally had no words.

The words were added to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 later by A. C. Benson (1862-1925), who had originally written a longer poem to sung over the finale of Elgar’s Coronation Ode.
The chorus of this poem makes up the familiar words to Land of Hope and Glory – though an extra note had to be added to Elgar’s original Pomp and Circumstance theme to make the words fit.

It is said he wasn’t a big fan of having words added to his instrumental piece!
He wrote the tune that is sung at Last Night of the Proms, and almost every occasion celebrating English, as opposed to British, patriotism.

Today we are using this piece of music as our stimulus.

We have listen to this music but as we have listened to it we have wrote about how the music made us feel.

See below or our posts for our responses.

Web walk

September 24th, 2014

You’ve all done a blog walk with Deputy Mitchell, now it’s time for a web walk with Sheriff Hall!

We will be designing our own website about eSafety. To get some ideas, have a look at these websites and ask yourselves the questions below…

Lowerplace class 6A
Woodlands Junior School

1. What can you see on the home page?
2. How easy is the site to navigate?
3. Where can you see links on the page?
4. What do you think of the design?

Post your thoughts as a comment below.

Your question this week 6a is…

September 22nd, 2014


If you were to walk through the wardrobe, what would you like to discover on the other side?

Comic Book Day… The things we do for teaching…

September 22nd, 2014

imageA great day with lots of comic book characters to kick start our fabulous learning logs.

The dark mystery of doom!

September 22nd, 2014

The mysterious place with the shining light focusing on the spiky rocks,led to the open path way,along with the sound of a haunted place and a haunted mist ahead with the twisty trees interrupting the grey hallow of clouds!Dark blue lakes flooding the beneathe lake,with the distance of filth approaching me.there was a little light ahead of me which I thought it meant a warning.I tried to see what was there, but it had not let me take another step.looking and looking was very hard but all I saw was grey and black every time I looked.AT that moment I caught something at the corner of my eye,I turned around in joy ,but there it happened with dust in my eye…

The gloomy forest by Adam/Aidan

September 22nd, 2014

This rocky land is creepy just like a creeper in minecraft crunchy dry leaves cover the pathway.The moon hovers over as wolves scream as if they are about to die or get killed by someone or something.whenever someone enters  they don’t come back even if they wear shining gold armor that covers there whole body every single patch of skin.The pathway looks like it leads into an even creepier dreadful world I know that know that know one will dare to enter here right after this post has been submitted this is a warning sent by Adam And Aidan.

The haunted Atlantis ( by Imran and Ikram )

September 22nd, 2014

This haunted Atlantis , with an unforgettable, ancient statue gave a spooky warning if someone enters the land of mysteries. The ground of darkness erupted like a ferocious volcano, with shattering tiny rocks jumping out of the boiling lava.

The unforgettable place

September 22nd, 2014

This adventurous place,creeps into twisty trees.The skull lurking behind the trees,stared sadly at the river of life.From a far distance a light warned the trees from danger.A figure of mystery was sitting behind a tree.Dangling above the figure,was a man.The man watched the figure as if  it was curious to grab it.DANGER whispered through the dark wind.The figure choked on the whisper of the wind.DARE TO GO IN PEOPLE BEWARE!Heard the figure even more curious to go in.Eventually the figure dared himself in.

The forgotten land

September 22nd, 2014

This  mysterious  hidden  place  was spotted in  a  spooky  forest.              Flashing  like  a shooting star throng the gusty tree was a warning  this  is haunted. It is pitch black that you will never know what will happen next.

The forgotten land

September 22nd, 2014

This mysterious hidden place was spotted in a spooky forest. Flashing like a shooting star through the gusty trees was a warning saying this is haunted. It is pitch black that you will never know what will happen next. You would not love to go in that frightening  place, once you make your move you will never ever find your way out and be stuck there forever!!!

The forgotten land by Alex and Ma

September 22nd, 2014

The mysterious Roman arena was the very spooky and old. The world was full of scary spells but when the witch is full of terror. Suddenly a spooky fish guardian came swimming towards the statue of Zues.

Death’s Garden By Khushbakht and Adam

September 22nd, 2014

This hostile place with hot lava everywhere would creep people not to enter.

It has burning flames of terror,waiting for something to get close.

This mercury like planet is unliveable,and barely anything can survive on it.

If you step foot on the ground of the planet,your feet would melt.It is so burning hot that even your skin would burn to nothing more but ashes.

The dark land of mystery

September 22nd, 2014

The mysterious place with the shining light glittering on the spiky rocks led to the open path,along with a haunted mist ahead and the twisty trees slowly following  and interrupting the  grey hallow of clouds. A black figure stood in the distance holding a shining torch of light wandering around the gloomy caves mysteriously.

The ice palace by lorisse and hafsa!

September 22nd, 2014

This frosty palace, with dark misty clouds followed  into a nowhere land.Deserted with sharp mountains,there leaded a cracked path leading to the ice cold palace.

The secret Island by Areeb and Josh

September 22nd, 2014

This magical place, where pale doves float  above your heads, brought us to a mysteries stairway to a magical land that flouts gently and calmly above the peaceful ground. The beautiful blue ocean flows of the shore, The green grass  grew with amazing colourful flowers that are always smiling.

The heavenly pathway by Saif and Wajahat

September 22nd, 2014

From the safe gods haven , a snake like path descended into an earthly beach. It was as though the gods wrenched it out of the ground as a souvenir. The paths side was showered with a vast array of herbs. The splashing waves  constantly hopping over the silky sand.The sand also jumping up to meet the water causing a collision repeatedly.

The forgotton land by korie and Ben

September 22nd, 2014

This dangerous place,glowing with red hot lava. The lava streaming through the cobbled rocks  letting no one past .The  orange mist hovered like a hawk over its prey.The gloomy clouds in the far distance ruled the sky with mystery.The  large moon slowly crossed over the long  boiling river.The burning  flames  covered the  crumbling coal .

The lost island by Hibah

September 22nd, 2014

This abyss like place with a gloomy dark river polluting the air and water was once alive with humans on it.Now it is being haunted by the ghost of a mysterious statue standing  in the middle of a crumbling arena.The stairs are icier than 300 ices all together.the arena is crumbling to pieces. They faded away quickly but the pieces keep on crumbling A small figure always approaches  the statue staying by its side. 


The mysterious Sea by Haris And Zain

September 22nd, 2014

This forgo tern place, is an old treasured place under the deep sea. It is hardly known by anyone. The gloomy, rocky statue is still as a house.

Planning our writing…

September 22nd, 2014

Welcome from Korie

September 22nd, 2014

Blog Walk

September 22nd, 2014

To be a great blogger you must visit other blogs not only to see what other Year 6 pupils are blogging about but also to leave comments. You will find that the more comments you leave on other blogs, the more visits and comments you’ll get in return. Here are a few blogs to go and explore:

High Lawn Year 6 in Bolton
Room 9 Blog in New Zealand
Year 6 Bowling Park in Bradford
Class 6J from the UK
Room 5 Class blog from New Zealand

Use THIS Lino link to record some of the things you found when exploring some other class blogs:

September 21st, 2014

Well done to the latest ‘Stars of the Week’ – Rhys and Khushbakht. They are already proving themselves as imagerole models. Keep up your excellent attitude towards your work and happy birthday to both of you!

Some of our sentences this week…

September 21st, 2014