Class 6

Music Mosiac

Sian Peel (speel) on: Class 6

Class 6 has changed quite a lot this academic year. Seven new pupils have joined us from Classes 4 and 5 and we have a new pupil, Laura, who has come to us from another school. She has settled in really well and we hope she will be very happy here at the Coppice.

Steph is the new class teacher and we have a new teaching assistant, Celeste, who along with Ashleigh, Moira and Josie make up the staff team.

Our topic for this term is Music Mosiac. We are looking at music across the decades from the 1950’s to the present day. For the 1950’s we have focused on Elvis Presley. We have looked at the costumes he used to wear on stage and we made our own white sparkly material like the one used to make his famous white suits.

We have also been listening to a lot of his songs. One of our favourites is 'Bossa Nova Baby' which Elvis sang in the film 'Fun in Acapulco'. We have watched Elvis singing this song and have then made a video of ourselves playing along and dancing to it. Each of the students chose a musical instrument to play and they dressed up in sunglasses and flower garlands similar to the ones Elvis used to wear. We had great fun making the video and are hoping to show it to everyone in school when it is our class assembly.


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Class 6

Summer Term!

Chelsea Houlihan (cshepherd) on: Class 6

Class 6 have been working towards gaining the Mencap Gateway award over the past few months. For the Gateway Challenge part of the award they hosted an Afternoon Tea for their families and friends.

The children devised a menu, produced invitations, went shopping for ingredients and prepared sandwiches and baked cakes and scones. The Afternoon Tea took place on the 21st of June and was a great success.

Some of the children have also undertaken Arts Award. They had to learn about different forms of art and had to discover facts and produce work based on the techniques used by a particular artist. The artist they focused on was Stephen Gayford a prolific wildlife painter who travels the world painting animals in their natural habitat.

They have enjoyed using different mediums to produce pictures of animals, have explored different faux animal furs and visited Blackpool Zoo to see the animals that Stephen Gayford paints in real life.


Recently we held a Science Week and a History Week in school. Both of these were based on Space. The children learned about space travel, made rockets and produced a display for the classroom based on the story 'Man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram. They particularly enjoyed going into the Science Dome (a fully immersive digital experience) which came into school, to learn about the Solar System.

Class 6 have worked hard this academic year and we are very proud of their efforts and achievements. Well done class 6!!

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The school annual production-The Jungle Book

Chelsea Houlihan (cshepherd) on: Class 6

Since returning to school after the Christmas holidays Class 6 have been busy rehearsing for our annual school production of The Jungle Book. We have been learning our lines, making props and practicing all the songs. We are so proud of all our pupils who put on a wonderful performance which was very well received by everyone who came to watch it.


Our topic for this term is Speak Up so the children learning their lines and performing was part of their creative curriculum work. We are also learning about Mahatma Gandhi and how he spoke out to help the people of India.

Some pupils are working towards the Mencap Gateway Award and others are creating pieces of work that will form part of their Arts Award Accreditation so they are all very busy! We will keep you updated on their progress.

Above are pictures of some of Class 6's children in the costumes they wore for the school performance, hope you enjoy looking at them.

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Looking at our community

Chelsea Houlihan (cshepherd) on: Class 6

Class 6 have very busy working on their Community topic. We have been looking at our families, our school and the wider community. We have visited local shops and parks and have been to vets, dentists and other places where there are people who help us in the community. We were very lucky to have a visit from the local fire service who brought their fire engine and came to talk to us about their equipment, fire safety and the things they do to help people. They let us sit in their fire engine, which we really enjoyed.

Class 6 are really looking forward to Christmas. We have decorated our classroom, made cards, and will be joining in all the fun activities in school. A group of us are also going to sing carols at a local nursing home and are going on our Christmas trips. Some pupils are going to SPACE and some are going to Level in Preston to play mini golf and bowling and to have lunch.

Class 6 would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you next year!!!!!

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Welcome back

Chelsea Houlihan (cshepherd) on: Class 6

We would like to welcome back all the pupils in Class 6 after the Summer holidays, especially our new member of class, Emily, who is settling in well.

Our topic for this term is 'Community'. We will be looking at different communities including our family, our school and the wider community learning about the Fire Brigade, Police and Ambulance Service and the ways in which they help us. We are hoping some members of these services will come into our class and talk to us about what they do.

We are also continuing our inclusion links with Walton-le-Dale High School where some of our pupils will be joining them for P.E. Science, I.C.T and Art.

We shall be going on community visits to places such as the local library, shops and hopefully a nice cafe for some tea and cake and we look forward to sharing with you photographs of where we have been and what we have been doing.

Watch this space!!!!! 

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Roman Week

Chelsea Houlihan (cshepherd) on: Class 6

Before half term, Class 6 really enjoyed taking part in Roman week. The week was filled with lots of exciting activities that gave the children a real insight into life in the Roman times. They made mosaics, Roman jewellery and Roman lamps out of clay.

Towards the end of the week, the children loved a Roman feast in the school hall tasting different types of food which were hand made by each class. Class 6 made Roman biscuits. We also hosted 'The Coppice Roman Games' which was lots of fun. They especially loved defeating 'Antonius' the Roman Gladiator. The children also raced to build a roman wall, threw bean bags to knock over Roman statues and had a chariot race.  

Class 6 looked fabulous in their outfits all week and made excellent Roman's. Well done everyone!

Enjoy the photos...






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