Here we go again (a little movement this time again…grrr!) We’ll beat it next time!
This term one of our PE lessons has been cross country (getting ready for doing it at high school!)
Whatever the weather, Year 6 had to get on their gear and run outside with Miss Linton – on some days 2 miles!
From a beginning where many people were nervous or couldn’t be bothered to take part, this quickly changed and everyone really got stuck into the lessons and improving their skills!
Watch out for our Santa Run cross country post to come next week!
Ho ho ho! Thank you to the cooks for a very delicious Christmas dinner!
Roll on the festivities!
On Friday Year 6 traveled back in time for a Victorian school day.
The day began with inspection of hands and uniforms before settling into rows in the classroom and learning about the three R’s (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic) and the rules and punishments in Victorian times.
The reading lesson was to recite and discuss a Victorian poem by Matthew Arnold. In arithmetic we chanted some times tables and then solved problems involving Victorian money.
Break time kept the theme and the class were only allowed to play with marbles, spinning tops, hula hoops or Victorian toys (no iPads or footballs!)
After break, writing was with a stylus and ink (or chalk and slate for the ones who struggled). We then had drill with a very fierce Miss Linton!
After lunch our geography lesson was about the British Empire in Victorian times.
Year 6 all dressed up and really got involved in the day to make it a fun and memorable one!
What did you think?
Year 6 has been doing gymnastics in PE this term. Here are some of our balances.
This week was the Christmas Fair in school!
As Friday arrived the school embraced the festive spirit and began to prepare for the school fair! Year 6 were AMAZING and 24 of the 26 children volunteered to run their own stalls to help raise money at the fair! Each group had to plan their stall, use shopping websites to find out the costs, produce posters and then set up their stall.
As 3:30 arrived, Year 6 had to run their stalls; talking to their customers and working out their own money!
They really did help to make the fair a success and teachers commented on how helpful and organised they were…I was very proud (even when I was being pied in the face!)
Well done Year 6 – you really deserved the weekend with no homework!
Last week our maths topic was shape!
On one of the days, Year 6 were challenged to make as many 3D shapes as they could. Not only this but every member of the team had to be able to identify the name of each shape (without help!)
Well done to the winners…we could certainly name more shapes by the end of the session!
This month Walking Club took 13 pupils to Houghton Bottoms.
After a week of horrible wet play times we were very lucky that it was pleasant day – we even got to sit down for a picnic!
Along the way we:
- Walked for a long time (just over 6 miles!)
- Climbed many styles
- Scared sheep
- Got told not to scare any more sheep
- Watched the boys secretly trying to wee as a bunch of hikers walked right behind them!
- Walked through mud
- Fell in mud
- Got stuck in mud
- Lost shoes in mud
- Watched Mr Waywell dig in mud with his hands to rescue the shoes from mud
- Threw stones in the river
- Saw a very posh house
All in all it was another successful trip! Roll on the next one in January, we are hoping to find somewhere that has snow!
Year 6 took part in our first ‘Mannequin Challenge’ today in PE. Despite a few minor movements, I think it was a pretty good first attempt! Watch out for some more attempts!
Book day was a fabulous success as everyone wore a costume based on a book character – including all of the teachers!
Year 6 were brilliant once more (day 2 of dressing up) and everyone wore a brilliant costume! Sadly we had no Mrs Whitmore however Mr Waywell was Dumbledore!
Check out the pics…they look awesome!
As we end our ‘Tomorrow’s World’ topic we decided to theme our lessons based on spies for a week and have a ‘Spy’ dress up day.
Year 6 did not disappoint with their costumes and everyone looked brilliant in their spy disguises! Throughout the week we:
- Did some code breaking in maths
- Designed a spy gadget in English
- In PE we crept around like spies on the apparatus
- We illustrated our gadgets in art
- In grammar we solved murders with the past progressive
- We decoded secret messages with algebra
- Made good progress reading our Stormbreaker class novel
What were your favourite parts?
Last week Year 6 went on a pilgrimage to Lancaster as part of the Year of Mercy.
We began the day with a journey on an long, exhausting coach trip and we all took a selfie. After a long wait we finally arrived at Lancaster Castle. We then walked over towards the Priory and we all got given a booklet with all of the songs and prayers for the Pilgrimage. Once we all had a booklet we went in and practised singing until the other schools had sat down. after that we had our first prayer station before we said a prayer we sang Christ be our Light.
After the first prayer station we headed over to Lancaster Castle and we all stood together in a group. We did our short prayer service and we then waited for the lady that was going to take us to the courtroom and tell us the history of it. she told us that there had been a lot of people that had died for their religion in Lancaster Castle; what she told us was actually quite interesting.
Once we ha finished in Lancaster Castle we walked to the town centre for some more songs and prayers. We looked like right fools but we didn’t really care. At the prayer station we sang the song Ave Maria, the words to the chorus translate to the first few lines of the ail Mary.
The last prayer station before our dinner was at Dalton Square and they told us about the history of Friar Street. Friars used to help people to get better when they were ill and needed medicine. we were all starting to get really hungry after walking for so long.
So after what seemed like forever we went over to the town hall for our dinner. we all started to tuck into our lunch but then we had to say grace before meals. After we had finally said our grace we all once again into our meals for real this time! Teagan kindly brought a tub of jelly beans with her and she shared them with us all. After a well deserved lunch we had to say another prayer and sing another song. We then made our way over to Lancaster Cathedral.
On our way to the Cathedral it was raining but luckily we had ponchos from earlier so we had to put them on we looked pretty stupid but we didn’t care we just carried on parading through the streets. Once we arrived at the Cathedral we had to get our picture taken before we went inside. When we went inside music was playing as we sat down.
Once the service started we said a prayer and then Kaya and Thomas took up the prayers that we had written in class then Kaya read out the prayer that she wrote. We ended the service by singing a few hymns and saying quite a few prayers. We then walked back to Dalton Square as the coach was waiting for us to take back to school.
As part of Book Week, Dan Worsley came to visit our school again to talk about how he became an author.
He led us in an assembly where he not only entertained us but also gave us some great advice on how to be good writers and more importantly that we are able to achieve our dreams if we are determined and are brave!
Dan now has 3 books and his third, ‘More Impossible Tales’ is out now! We were treated to a story from the book titled, ‘Pat on the Head’. I don’t want to spoil it but it was soooo funny and had us laughing lots in school (while some of the female teachers were a little grossed out!)
Don’t forget, you can go and see Dan do some scary stories at Poulton Library on Monday 31st October!
This month’s walking club was to Brockholes.
With 2 new members we set off on the bus to the nature reserve just outside Preston.
The day was a fun one and included:
- Rolling down hills
- Hardcore Parkour
- Hunting for wooden animals in the Deep Dark Wood
- Throwing stones in the River Ribble
- Lots of fun on the park
- Being saved from a bramble bush
- A spot of bird watching
- Ice cold milk shakes
- The biggest ice creams ever!
All in all a very fun day out! The weather stayed lovely for us and Year 6 were on great from so we have a brilliant time! Roll on next month!