Leavers Service 2013

The Leavers Service was one of the best ones yet…I’m not quite sure how we’ll top it next year? What made it special was all of you, as Miss Hastings said what a year it had been! I’ve added the videos below for you all to watch over and over again! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do (tissues ready…)


Mrs J 🙂


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Don’t Stop The Party…

Hi all, I hope you are having a fantastic break and getting ready for your new chapter at High School. It seems a lifetime ago since we had MiMi in teaching us the moves for our flash mob dance which, we performed at the Leavers Service. So, in case you’ve forgotten the moves watch the video below and I’m sure it will all come flooding back!

Mrs J 🙂

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You did it 6J – over 20,000 hits on the blog!

Congratulations 6J – you’ve done it! Since September 2012 you’ve had over 20,000 hits on the blog!! You should be extremely proud of yourselves, I know I’m very proud of you all!

So, now a Maths challenge, if we started the blog at the start of October, what is the average amount of hits we’ve had per day?

I’ll bring the strawberries and cream for us to have tomorrow to celebrate your success! It’s been an amazing journey to be with you on 6J!

Mrs J 🙂

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Photos from Tuesday at Whithaugh Park!

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Year 6 Twitter account

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Next week we will be taking 47 Year 6 children to Rock Uk in Newcastleton, just on the Scottish border. You are now able to follow us on Twitter  @Class_6J_Layton where you will be able to find what we have been doing each day.

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Year 6 Enterprise

Year 6 are busier than ever this week making and baking for their Enterprise week, which will end with a whole school cake bake on Friday and the summer fair on Saturday, where Year 6 have a stall. All proceeds will pay back money borrowed from the PTFA and any profit will go towards the end of year Summer Prom.

Mrs White approached year 6 with an idea of a gift or two to make…have a look below and see what it was…

Year 6 🙂

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Day 2 – Angry Birds

Today we were split into 5 groups and each group given a different part of the Angry Birds clip to write as narrative for our audience – KS2 children. We were given:

Opening (Descriptive writing about the happy opening, then describe what is happening in the distance.)
Build up – (Descriptive writing about the egg – dialogue that the Pigs have, hatching their plan.)
Problem – (Describe the fly landing on the egg and how they get rid of it. Dialogue of the birds when they realise the eggs are missing.)
Resolution – (Describe the birds following the footprints and what they see when they reach the pigs. Think about dialogue between the Birds and the Pigs.)
Ending – (Dialogue that the birds have between themselves as they hatch their plan to take revenge.)

We are then going to put each part of our narrative together and make a class story, since there are six children in each group we will have six stories. Once the stories are finished we will put them into Creative Book Builder.

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Angry Birds Dialogue

Today, in Literacy, we thought about how the birds and pigs (from Angry Birds) were feeling/thinking when the pigs stole the birds eggs. We then put these into speech bubbles in a story board. Apple TV is a fantastic resource for this as we were able to use the Showme app on the mini iPads to share our work on the TV, support each other and edit/up-level our sentences by adding adverbial phrases, parenthetic clauses and language fit for purpose. For our next step in learning we then put the characters thoughts/feelings into dialogue – direct and indirect quotes. Next, we are going to put this dialogue into a story for KS2 thinking about our Audience, Purpose and Effect through using the features of narrative.

What do you like about our storyboards and sentences? What can we do to improve them?

6J 🙂

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Angry Birds

We are gong to be using Angry Birds as a stimulus for our work in Literacy, Maths, ICT, Art…I’d like you to think of genres that will fit in with this and ideas for other subjects. Be as creative as you can and add your ideas to Popplet below!

I can’t wait to see your ideas.

Mrs J 🙂

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Message in a bottle

As part of our work on Kensuke’s Kingdom, the writing genre we are looking at today is an informal letter, in the form of a message in a bottle.

The audience is “Eddie” via whoever finds the bottle.

The purpose of the letter is to give “Eddie” as much information as possible that can be passed onto emergency services in hope of finding Michael.

The intended effect  on the audience is to give “Eddie” as much information as possible to help emergency services find him, along with personal messages to loved ones in case he is never found.


Once we have some completed letters we will post some for you to read and comment on.


Keeley enjoyed beginning to plan this piece yesterday so much that she wrote her own message in a bottle at home last night! Here it is:

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What is a feature?

In literacy last week and today, some of us have forgotten what “features” means.

The definition of feature is

A distinctive attribute or aspect of something.

When we are talking about the features of a particular genre of writing we mean things like ……

Should it be first person or third person?

Should it be present tense or past tense?

Should you use direct and/or indirect quotes?

Also, you should remember to always use correct spelling and punctuation.

There are many different genres of writing, such as ……..

  • Newspaper report
  • Diary entry
  • Non-chronological report
  • Biography
  • Poem
  • Fictional story

…..and many, many more.

1. Can you think of at least three features of a newspaper report?


2. Can you think of at least three features of a diary entry?



Cole 6J

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Congratulations Bethany – you’ve been showcased 100WC!

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Congratulations to Bethany on being showcased with her setting description inspired by this weeks 100 word challenge picture stimulus of the Eden Project.

Please look at the other showcased writing, Bethany’s blog page and also at each others writing.

You all rose to the challenge (again) and produced some fantastic, descriptive, setting descriptions and stories in response to this week’s prompt.

A huge pat on the back to all of you!

Mrs J 🙂

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This weeks holiday 100 word challenge

PLEASE – look at this weeks 100 word challenge prompt below, ‘…as the sun came out…’ type it onto your individual blog and let me know when you have finished. I wish the sun would come out! What a shocking start to the holidays!

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Just a couple of reminders this week:

  • 3 signatures in your reading diaries (signed by an adult) on Monday
  • PE kits on Monday
  • Look at the new 100 word challenge prompt and type up onto your own blog.

On a brighter note…it’s Poppy’s first birthday today! (we had a party for her yesterday:-)) I came to go on my laptop earlier and she was sat at it…I think she was trying the 100 word challenge!

Have a great holiday and a good rest!

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Mrs J’s Maths Group test & rate Maths games

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This morning, Mrs Jones’ Maths group have been testing and rating, they had to consider the following points:

  • Did we learn something new.
  • Did we enjoy it whilst learning.
  • Are the instructions easy to follow (user friendly.)
  • Are there different levels/differentiation.
  • How many stars out of 5 would you give it.
  • Name of website.

Can you think of any other Maths game websites you can rate? 🙂


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The seven wonders of Blackpool


As part of our creative curriculum we will be investigating the seven wonders of the world. To start off, I would like you to think about what you think the seven wonders of Blackpool are? Can you think of seven significant landmarks/buildings in Blackpool that deserve to be listed as the seven wonders. See how much information you can find out about each one and add your nominations to this post.

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