All about the Taj Mahal! Bye Niamh

Our topic is all about famous buildings so here is some facts about the Taj Mahal!

Who built the Taj Mahal in India?
Taj Mahal. Originally built by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb his wife, the Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world. Introduction. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife. Taj Mahal. Originally built by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb his wife, the Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world. Introduction. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife.

Where is the Taj Mahal located?
The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the River Yamuna and is easily accessible by road.

How long did the Taj Mahal take to build?

Taj mahal , a sign of love is a great monument build in the reign of king Shahjahan also known as ” Khurram”. The monument was build in the memory of his loved ones ” Begam Mumtaj “. It takes about 20 years to build Taj mahal.

How was the Taj Mahal constructed?
The Taj Mahal was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia. It is believed over 1,000 elephants were used to transport building materials. The translucent white marble was brought from Makrana, Rajasthan, the jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China.

Here are some other facts about it!
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal is shrouded in myth and there have been many legends which have cropped up over the years. The cost of construction of the Taj Mahal was around Rs.320 million.Another popular myth around the Taj Mahal is that after the construction of the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan cut off the hands of all the workers so that such a structure could not be built again. Fortunately, this is not true. 

The Big Battery Hunt!

The Big Battery Hunt is returning to Corrie. We’re really focusing on helping the environment at Corrie Primary and want to help in any way we can. We have joined the national schools partnership initiative to collect used batteries and send them off for recycling. There is also the opportunity to win lots of great prizes.

Each school that books a collection for their batteries will be automatically entered into the Big Battery Hunt prize draw. By helping us to recycle as many batteries as possible our school could win:

  • A 2-night class trip to the sustainability centre
  • A 3-year subscription to MyMaths worth £1,000
  • £2000 worth of school equipment vouchers
  • iPads
  • Certificates and trophies

What Buildings I Want To See In New York By Alfie Sugden 5P

Next year I am going to New York and I would like to visit different iconic buildings and places including the following.

I would like to visit the Hard Rock Cafe, I have been to Malta and in the airport stood the Hard Rock Cafe. The food was extraordinary and the building was dedicated to rock and roll music with pictures of famous rock artists and various pieces of memorabilia hung up around the cafe.

I would also like to visit the World Trade Centre’s site where the spindling towers once stood. In there place now stands One World Trade Centre and The Memorial Waterfall which has everyone’s name that were either missing or killed in the 9/11 act of terror.

One of the main places I want to visit is Times Square where the Times Square Tower stands, this tower is made up of offices and billboards, the billboards are electronic and advertise large companies such as Toshiba and Sony. Times square also has M&M world and the big Hersheys chocolate shop.

By Alfie Sugden

Spring Term in 6G

Spring Term January 2019

Happy New Year everybody!

We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year. Check out Facebook also.

This term our topic is WW2. We will be studying this topic in detail throughout the term, culminating in our visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelter on 3rd May. We will be studying Goodnight Mr Tom in English lessons and using this as a stimulus for lots of different writing opportunities. We will incorporate art projects also. The children will also be able to complete projects at home, as part of their weekly homework tasks. We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work, concentrating on different aspects within our writing tasks. At this stage we will be revising many of the areas that children should be able to do.

This is a really useful website for helping children with their spellings-

www.spellingframe.co.uk

In maths, we will continue to work in streamed groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will be focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning, explaining and investigating.

 

Please remember to encourage your child to carry on practising their times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that they have rapid recall of all tables facts, including the inverse. Encourage them to go on TTRockstars every week to have fun and practise at the same time. Try and beat the other class in Battle of the Bands. 6L are still in the lead.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Remember to use your log in for Discovery Learning regularly to help you with any areas of year 6 work that you may need extra practise on. If you need a log in and password please see Mrs Lynch.

 

In science, we will be working on a unit called- Light and Sight.

In this unit children will learn about how light travels and that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes, or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. They will learn that shiny or reflective surfaces alter the direction in which light travels. Children will have the opportunity to solve problems related to everyday life about how light travels and how we see. Children will also investigate and explain the shapes of shadows, and relate this to light travelling in straight lines.

Homework-

The children will continue to get English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read every day. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school. In order to achieve a green mark their homework MUST be completed and handed in on WEDNESDAY.

 

We will be doing P.E. on Thursday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.

 

We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.

 

Final Note—Excellent attendance is vitally important for your child to succeed.

Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Mrs Mitchell

Lyla’s Litter Poem

Stop littering!
I am a little litter bin,

If I am empty then I am sad,

Only when you fill me up, do I get really glad.

So when you have some rubbish,

Don’t throw it on the floor.

Feed it to me quickly,

Then go and get me some more!