On Wednesday 29th October Year 6 were given the amazing opportunity to visit Chester Zoo. The children were very excited to see all of the animals and in particular kept an eye out for those which are native to North and South America, as this will become part of our topic work.
Continuing from the Science day on Wednesday, the children looked at the construction of a heart, using bottles, focusing on how it works and how the muscle can pump blood around the body. The children then built a heart in their science books looking at the valves, arteries and veins.
Today Year 6 were exploring the circulatory system. Understanding the function of the heart, arteries, veins and what makes up the blood in our bodies were the focus of the day.
The children drew an outline of the body on the floor which were then labelled with the correct organs, arteries and veins.
The children also had the opportunity to create their own “blood” using cereals, rice, beans and water. Each of these parts representing the different components which make up the blood in our bodies.
Continuing on from our work on World War II Anderson Shelters, the children measured the exact size that a shelter would be. Understanding what it would be like to stay inside a shelter, eat, sleep and live inside for a long period. After the construction of the schools air raid shelter, inside the class, the children were given a chance to feel what the conditions would be like during the war.
Year 6 have started learning about World War II. During our Design and Technology day the children were learning about air raid shelters. Who invented them, where and when they were used?
The class were challenged to create a structure using only 5 sheets of A4 paper and half a metre of sellotape to support a large, heavy book.
The children were then taught about different joints that can be used in the construction of building different structures. Using cardboard they were then challenged to create different joins.
I can’t believe it’s time to say goodbye to these fantastic bunch on kids!
📚 Morrisons are providing primary pupils with a series of exciting and FREE workbooks to use at home!
✍️ These colourful and engaging workbooks are perfect for revisiting and practising work that children have covered earlier in the year, or to prepare them for the new school year ahead.
🛒 Parents and carers can collect the books from 2nd August onwards at any of Morrisons’ network of stores nationwide.
See more: https://whiterosemaths.com/morrisons
For our last day at Astbury Mere, Year 6 took part in bushcraft and orienteering activities. The children collected wood to make a fire, learnt how to use a flint and then toasted marshmallows. They also completed an orienteering course around the mere. In both groups the girls won!!!
Year 5 and 6 have worked so hard this year. Our display to celebrate what they have achieved shows how amazing they have been. Well done Year 5 and 6 – we are so proud of you!
Year 6 enjoyed sports day with the help of year 5.
Little did they know about their sweet treat to follow.
Little did the children know that after sports day they were being treated to an ice cream from an ice cream van,
Thank you Mrs Isherwood.
Yesterday, Year 6 had a fantastic morning at Astbury Mere. All the children had a go at paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. The majority of them ended up in the Mere – balancing on the paddle boards seemed to be the trickiest task!
Year 6 were challenged with the task of making a raft that would float. Our English lessons are based on The Explorer where the main characters make a raft to sail down the Amazon river to Manaus. Some were much more successful than others!
The children in Year 5 and 6 have participated in two workshops this week teaching them about music and coding. They used the coding program makecode to design and create their own arcade game.