Year 6 Performance Date and Information

Our Y6 performance will be on Monday 18th July and we will be performing TWO shows for parents at the following times: 2pm and 6pm.

We will assign tickets on the basis that it will be x2 tickets per child in Y6 as a first come, first serve basis. If they are any other tickets that are remaining for either performance, we will offer these out if they have been requested on your returns form. Again, these will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

These returns forms will be handed out by the end of the week.

In addition to the script being on the website below, we have also attached a youtube link of the performance for another similar show performed by another school. From this, costumes for your part and the dance choreography for the songs can also be seen. Please use these as practice for your own role in the performance to really show yourself off.

Rock Bottom – YouTube

Rock Bottom Script Children

Many thanks,

 

Year 6 Team

Choir this week and Summer Fair performance

The choir will rehearse in the hall this Thursday 23rd June after school at 3:10 to 4pm as usual.

We will rehearse ready to perform at the Summer Fair on Friday. The choir will sing at 4pm on Friday and we would love to have all of the choir able to join us on the field at 3:50pm so that we have time to set up.

I am sure many of you are staying for the start of the Summer Fair straight after school anyway but please let me know if your child will not be able to join us.

Y6 Science Materials Help!

Year 6 Children and Parents/Guardians,

For the next couple of weeks, the children will be needing some basic household materials in order to complete an upcoming DT project. The school will obviously be providing the major materials needed but if children can bring in any of the following materials, it would be much appreciated and aid in helping produce some excellent, effective DT projects:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Tin Foil
  • Cling Film
  • Plastic bags/packaging
  • Fabric cut-offs
  • Any other waterproof materials that may well be around the house

Please do not actively go out to purchase any of these items as we are not asking or expecting parents/children to spend money on these but items around the house that are spare would be most appreciated!

Many thanks,

Year 6 Team

Choir today – Thursday 9th June

Thank you to all parents who contacted us to let us know that your child would like to join the KS2 choir. If you have emailed us then your child has been added and will be able to attend today. Existing members still need to come as usual.

We rehearse in the school hall from 3:10 to 4pm. Please collect your child from the double doors in the corner of the hall.

LEARN THE YOUNG VOICES SONGS: You can sign up for a free login that allows you to rehearse the songs and performances here.

Year 5/6 History competition – deadline extended until Monday 13th June

Get your pupils to bring the past to life

We would like our children in Yr5 and Yr6 to enter the History Association writing competition. If you ran out of time over half-term then now you’ve got a chance to enter!  Please find all of the information about this below:

You can take a look at some of the past entries here:

One of the key attributes of historical fiction is that it has a convincing setting in a past time and place. Pupils can set their stories in ANY* period or place in the past, so the story can fit in with and extend any historical topic you may be studying. Winning students will each receive a cash prize of £25 and an engraved Bath Aqua Blue glass paperweight.

*While we encourage and accept stories from a wide variety of periods and settings, we recognise that some periods and topics carry sensitivities that do not lend themselves easily to fictionalised accounts.

  1. Across Years 5 and 6 there will be two prizes for the best individual story.
  2. There is also a prize for the best fictional historical character in a convincing historical setting. Three prizes will be on offer here across all year groups.

What are the judges looking for?

Stories in each category are shortlisted by panels of student readers where possible. The shortlist is then judged by our primary and secondary expert panels. Judges are looking for:

  • Historical accuracy – even down to the choice of names characters are given and any props additional to the historical setting
  • A riveting read with a good plot!
  • A convincing story – i.e. is it plausible that these events and/or this character could have existed at the time?
  • Use of historical knowledge to feed the plot, context and character
  • Effective use of historical vocabulary and literary conventions, including where dialogue is included in the story
  • Creative and interesting perspectives of story-telling. In the past we have received an entry telling the story of a siege from the perspective of the castle!
  • We recommend a minimum story length of 400 words.

Entries must be emailed to asktheoffice@muxtonprimary.co.uk by Monday 13th  June 2022.  

If you are looking for inspiration, don’t forget to take a look at some of the books listed in our Young Quills historical fiction award. You can find past entries here. You can also view our webinar recording on historical fiction with author Tony Bradman, whose book Anglo Saxon Boy (Walker Books) won the Young Quills award in 2018 in the ‘ages 7-9 years’ category.