Once more, as part of our world religion topic, Year 6 have proved that they really are talented artists!
The Grundy Art gallery arranged for the class to have a Northern Soul workshop, linked to a display that is in the gallery at the moment.
After learning what Northern Soul is and seeing some very old cassette’s, records and CDs that people used to play it on, Year 6 watched a video of how adults dance. We were then taught our very own Northern Soul dance moves.
Check them out!
A very muddy Sunday took us to Skipool and the Wyre Estuary.
On our walk/ hunt for a big white bird(that`s very rare) we encountered many pools of murky water with floating islands of muddy grass. Some of us even attempted par core!
When we were eating our lunch some of the rubbish was dragged over a fence by the wind, but was luckily rescued! After an eventful lunch we spent a whole 45 minutes playing on the park towards the middle of the walk. We then had a quick toilet break before gorging ourselves on some delicious ice cream!
As well as dissolving Jelly Babies, we found our own, more inventive, ways to deal with the problem!
This term on of our science tasks was to rid the world of some evil jelly babies. We were shocked to find out how they have turned bad and are building up a strong jelly army to take over the world!
Our task was to dissolve them as quickly as possible (and eat quite a few too!)
Sunday’s walk to Garstang was the muddiest yet!
We set off as normal to Garstang with a bus and a car (3 new members!) This week we also had a guest appearance from Miss Capoverde!
After arriving at Garstang, we set off on a walk through some really muddy fields. Thankfully the weather was good again (we are SO lucky!)
Along the way we:
- Saw a horse gallop past us
- Dezzie scared some cows
- Callum and Leon lost shoes (and socks)
- Mr Waywell had to get on his hands and knees in the mud to dig out the shoes
- We had a very cold lunch break
- We got shouted at by a farmer
- We saw a castle ruin (that didn’t look like a castle)
- But more than anything, we got REALLY muddy!
Roll on next month!
Definitely not Mr Waywell and Miss McKenna! The only 2 stars in our class are Ant and Dec!
Our new science topic is dissolving!
- to know what dissolves
- to separate materials after they’ve dissolved
- to filter and sieve materials
- and lots of experiments!
Here, Year 6 had to see if dissolving a group of solids would affect the appearance, smell and taste of water……delicious!
This week’s PE was line dancing! How great are Year 6!
I wonder what next week’s theme will be?
Finally, Year 6 were able to visit Blackpool Tower for our final trip looking at Victorian Blackpool.
We began the day with a tour of the tower; looking backstage at the circus, seeing some ballroom dancers, seeing how and when the tower was built and looking at some photographs of the tower in Victorian times.
Our next stop was Jungle Jims, where the clas enjoyed a huge game of tig! Sadly Jason and Kieran were too tall to join in so they enjoyed a Slush Puppy instead!
We ate lunch in the ballroom and were able to watch some great dancing, along with a few dances on the balcony ourselves.
After lunch we watched a 4D film about Blackpool…..which was BRILLIANT!
Finally we braved the dungeons! It was a scary experience but well worth it!
Year 6 transformed Pringles tubes, this Christmas, into some festive chocolate truffle boxes.
Don’t they look great!
No primary school Christmas would be complete without a Christmas disco!
Our third walking club was to Rivington Pike.
Here we got to see some old Victorian gardens, some dare-devil mountain bikers, the top of the pike (after a bit of a hike), some ducks (that flew away before we could feed them), an old castle, an Alsatian club, some great views and an elephant trumping!
Another great day out indeed!
Cross country lessons had a Christmas twist in Year 6 as everyone brought a little festive cheer by wearing a Christmas hat for the run. In return for the effort, everyone was greeted with a hot chocolate with marshmallows at the finishing line.
Our visit to Global Renewables in Leyland was a great one!
We began the day with a coach trip to Leyland (filled with plenty of singing coming from the back….thanks ladies!)
When we arrived, after toilet stops and introductions, we split into two groups. The first group played a range of games that were all associated with environmental issues. The second group took a tour of the HUGE building. Here we saw LOTS of rubbish being sorted so that as much as possible could be recycled. As you might expect, the smell was pretty grim! Whilst we walked around, it was sad to see how much people throw away when they could recycle at home. There were many machines, workers and computers behind thick glass that we could get close and see what each of them did.
At lunch time we did so well with the packaging task and everyone brought wrapping or packages that could be recycled. Sadly Year 6 were not hungry enough and we lost the trophy because of all of the left over sandwiches
In the afternoon, Year 6 were given a crazy selection of hats and were instructed on how to put on their own Cinderella pantomime, with a bit of a recyclable twist! It was great fun to watch.
Overall it was a fun and informative day indeed!