Welcome to Scarlet Class
Year 6 - 2019-2020
Thursday 24th October
Today we welcomed the Denbigh Workshop theatre company to Year 5 and 6. Through the use of drama they made us even more aware of the plight of orang-utans and other creatures in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Did you know the equivalent of 300 football pitches an hour are cleared in order to meet the worldwide demand for Palm Oil? This causes up to 50 orang-utans to be needlessly killed every week.
We desperately need to only use products that are made from sustainable Palm oil.
Rock and River 2019
The children in Scarlet Class today enjoyed a fantastic adventure at the Rock and River Outdoor Pursuit Centre near Mawdesley. The children took on every challenge that was put in front of them, from the high ropes to the leap of faith the children grew in confidence and demonstrated their strength and resilience. The highlight of the day was of course the raft-building, which saw our intrepid adventurers design and build their own waterborne transport before setting out on the lake to test their design and construction skills. Naturally, everyone and everything got wet including Mrs Ray, Mrs Roxburgh and Miss Glenville!! A hot shower and a good lunch soon sorted everyone out
Everyone in school is busy getting ready for our School Summer Music Concert on Thursday 11th July at 9:15am. Following our work about D-Day and watching some of the commemorations in Portsmouth and France we have been learning to play a range of different military marches that we will perform at the concert.
Year 6 have a rotten time!
In Scarlet Class over the last few weeks we have been investigating micro-organisms and the conditions they need for growth! Over 21 days we have monitored what has happened to slices of fresh white bread that has been stored in different conditions! During our final observations things have definitely got a little bit mouldy! We will be drawing some conclusions during our next session!
We are Games Designers
Scarlet Class is busy designing and coding interactive multiplication games for our friends in Year 3. Turns out there is a lot to think about and many problems to solve along the way, knowing our tables is the place to start. Mrs Washington tells us that Clover Class need to practice their 3s, 4s and 8s so we have a starting point for our design. Once they are complete we will be able to trial them with the younger children, only if we know the answers first!
Friday 24th May - Moving Day for Scarlet Class
Phase 1 of the rewiring of the school is about to begin after half-term. In order to minimise the disruption this will cause and to allow most of the work to happen in the next two Summer Holidays, Scarlet Class have kindly moved a few doors down the corridor and taken over Apollo Base from Mrs Christian who has in turn moved into the Parent’s Room with Miss Redmond moving her RWI group into Moss Munch. It is only for the last half-term of the year although it is going to take a little bit of time to settle and for people to get used to their new locations. Scarlet Class proved to be great at furniture removals, this is very encouraging especially after all their Career Carousel work!
Scarlet Class Park Picnic!
After all the promises made, the day finally came for Year 6 to visit the park! The end of term, end of tests treat had looked in doubt as the rain clouds gathered but Scarlet Class were not to be put off and so the snacks were packed and they headed to the park for a fun filled hour!
Daily Mile Event 17th May 2019
With the SATS tests over, Scarlet Class started the day with their participation in the Sefton School’s Daily Mile Celebration! With one of the questions from the Maths Reasoning Test in mind, Year 6 took on the task of laying out, measuring the course and converting the metres into miles! With their 4 laps of 402m complete, the reward of a Bacon Butty awaited the runners!
As part of our on-going careers and raising aspirations work, this afternoon Scarlet Class welcomed representatives from a range of different workplaces including: Merseyside Ambulance and Paramedic Service, The Post Office, Glenville Walker Legal Services, The Sovini Group Property Management, The Walton Centre Rehabilitation Team, and Liverpool City College.
The children worked in small groups and met with each professional in turn asking questions and learning from each individual all about the pathway they have followed from their time in school to the present day. The visiting professionals were able to talk about their current role as well as all the key milestones that have happened during their respective careers. The children really enjoyed listening to thevery different experiences and learning the top tips for finding a rewarding career.
Amongst the common themes to emerge in all of the discussions was the need to develop good communication skills and the ability to problem-solve. All the professionals were able to highlight for the children the many transferable skills they gained during their time in school and that have been vital in their changing and progressing careers.
Needless to say, all the professionals involved, commented upon the engagement, maturity and interest shown by all the children.
As part of our careers and raising aspirations work, Year 6 will be participating in a Career Carousel with our friends at Positive Footprints and Primary Futures. Mr Hird is looking for anyone who has a career they enjoy and who might be willing to come into school and answer the children’s questions. It is really important that our children should have aspirations and dreams for their future as this gives the work of nurturing their talents and developing their employability skills real meaning and purpose and provides them with that essential motivation to work hard. The event itself is on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th May 2019 and anyone with a contact should let Mr Hird know.
Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
The world famous story of the two young, star-crossed lovers was brought to life this afternoon for all our children in Key Stage 2. The children watched, spell bound, as with minimal set and props and simple costume, Emily, Josh and Peter from the Manchester Actors Company told the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet. The children experienced the full range of emotions as they cringed at the kissing, gasped at the the stabbings and gazed in silence as the poison did its worst!
The quality of the performances were reflected in the questions the children asked after the play, from technical questions around set and props, to the difficulty in learning lines and rehearsing the set and costume changes. The Shakespearian language was no barrier, as the children gained a clear sense of the story, questioning the actions and motivations of the various characters and a genuine disbelief a how such a tragic story could unfold in just such a short space of time!
It is such an important opportunity for the children to see the language of Shakespeare lifted from the page and brought to life through performance.
Super Scouse, made by Scousers!
To celebrate Global Scouse Day on 28th February 2019 Scarlet Class have been busy in Moss Munch cooking some of Liverpool’s Finest culinary creation, a big pan of Scouse! We have also been learning about the term ‘Scouse’ and it’s different meanings. If you like the sample the children brought home then the recipe and further information can be found at: https://globalscouseday.com/
Friday 15th February
On a lovely sunny winters morning a group of Year 5 and 6 children, went to the Sefton Swimming Gala at Crosby Leisure Centre. They were a credit to the school with their effort and behaviour always striving to do their best. A special mention goes to the 4 boys who reached the Freestyle Relay Final, a very good effort indeed.
Ancient meets modern! As part of our Greek topic Scarlet Class have made a delicious and nutritious Greek Salad! Pass the pitta please!