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Posted on
23
Jun 2017

A very successful week!

This week Year 6 have had a very successful week!

On Wednesday, a team of 6 children travelled to Meadowhead School for the annual Y6/Y7 Maths Challenge. They had to complete 4 tasks, working together to solve them as quickly as possible. Some of the questions were really hard but they showed great resilience and made their brains work really hard. We were really impressed with the great teamwork they showed and how determined they were to succeed. In the end, all their hard work revising beforehand worked...as they were crowned champions for 2017! They beat teams from Meadowhead, Greenhill and Woodseats to the title. Well done.

Last night, several of the Year 6 children travelled to Woodbourn Road Athletics Stadium for the Sheffield City Finals after qualifying earlier this month. They competed against teams from all over Sheffield and far more teams than normal due to a cancelled heat. They performed brilliantly, some having to move quickly between events, and it was announced very late last night that the whole team from Bradway qualified for the South Yorkshire Finals after finishing 4th. Unfortunately, as these dates were not known before residentials were planned, we will be in Whitby on the day of the finals! However, everyone should be incredibly proud of their efforts in getting Bradway there and the Year 5 team will be representing us instead, so we would like to wish them the best of luck!

It has been another busy week in maths, with everyone working in teams to design their own theme park! They have been given a budget of £5 million to build, run and advertise the theme park. So far,plans have been drawn up, with decisions made about whether they want thrill rides, family rides or water rides (or a combination) and they are starting to look at running costs for the year. By the end of next week, we should know which parks will be successful and make lots of money and which (if any) end up running into debt!

In Literacy we have been working on activities based on Room 13, which we finished on Monday. Children have written a book review, thinking about who they would recommend the story to. They are now in the process of creating a leaflet for others which gives them information about how to defend themselves against vampires!

Finally, Bugsy rehearsals are in full-swing, with the dress rehearsal scheduled for Monday! We have also begun creating our end of year booklet and working towards the talent show. 
Phew! What a busy week! Hopefully everyone will have a nice, relaxing weekend!




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Posted on
15
Jun 2017

Room 13 and Statistic Superstars

Good afternoon everyone!

We hope you are all enjoying the new round of sunny weather?

We have been exceptionally busy in Y6 over the last week or so and many of the children have been involved in the fabulous 'Bugsy' rehearsals.
From what we have seen so far, it certainly looks like it will be a fabulous performance.

In maths, We have developed our skills as statisticians. We have used skills which include analysing raw data and generating percentages based on these. We started by looking at athletics data based on the World Championships which are taking place in London later this year. We looked at medal statistics from previous championships and then held our own mini championships to collect data which was then analysed the next lesson.
This week there has been a football focus in the maths and we have compared the data of both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United to see who statistically had the better season last year. The children also got the opportunity to watch part of a live football match and attempt to record the data from the game in real-time situations. Some of the kids found this really challenging but persevered well and it gave them a flavour of the difficulties a data collector may face in their day-to-day work.

In science we are continuing our electricity topic and looked at voltage. Everyone investigated what happens when powering a circuit with a lightbulb with different voltage batteries. Everyone made a prediction and checked to see if they were correct.

In literacy, we have focussed on the the book 'Room 13' written by Robert Swindells. The children have written creative and descriptive paragraphs, drawn pictures, written diaries, made predictions and used drama to act out some of the scenes. They have worked really hard and seem really engaged in the story. We are looking to have the whole book completed by next Monday when we can then move our learning onto the next stage.

We have now selected our competitors for the first round of the Bradway Spelling Bee Competition. Everyone worked very hard in their quest to be selected and it was really tough narrowing it down. Our final is on Friday 30th June so watch this space...








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Posted on
26
May 2017

Netball Stars and half-term hols

Yesterday evening we were represented in the locality netball tournament by a team of fantastic young people.

The Y6 team battled the scorching weather to emerge from the tournament with heads held high after earning a win, a draw and just one defeat at the event.

The children played brilliantly (and even had to change positions at short notice with no fuss at all) and represented the school perfectly. Thank you to all the parents who came to support - it is always appreciated. Below are a few of the photos taken at the event. 

Could we also take the opportunity to say a huge well done for getting through another challenging half-term. We hope you have a lovely break and we will see you back in school at the start of June! 

Mr Yates and Miss Svoboda







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Posted on
24
May 2017

Fab week so far

We the week has been great so far (both work and weather wise).

The children have worked really hard - particularly in literacy.
They have finally finished their short stories with a twist at the end and we look forward to reading them.

In maths we have covered some very interesting topics. Miss Svoboda's class have been planning a party and Mr Yates's maths group have been working
on the Stock Exchange trying to earn their first million. We have also done an investigation into geometric shapes using tangrams.

In art, we have also been using wire to create some 3D marine creature sculptures.










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Posted on
16
May 2017

Well done Y6! SATs completed

A huge well done to all the Y6 children after a tough week completing their SATs tests.

Thank you also to all the mums and dads who have supported them throughout the year in the build up to the tests.

The kids had a well-deserved (yet slightly soggy) trip out to Graves Park as a reward for all their hard work.

We hope you had a great time and once again well done!




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An Introduction to Bradway Primary

Selected Quotes

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Just wanted to congratulate the school and all those involved on yesterday's enterprise event.  It was a fantastic opportunity to raise funds whilst engaging the whole school in the initiative. Great to see such good ideas and some budding sales, marketing and advertising stars of the future! All the children seemed to be involved and enjoying themselves - I met some very persuasive sales teams and was impressed by the level of enthusiasm from staff and pupils alike.

My son has been excited about this all week, being very proud of his contribution and it was a pleasure to attend it with him. "
- parent