Check out Year 6 Film Club’s new video!
Hi Year 6.
Your homework this week is about finding averages, like we’ve been doing in class.
Here are the four averages:
- Mode - Find the number or item that happens the most
- Range – Find the difference between the biggest and the smallest number (do a take away – biggest take smallest)
- Median – Put your numbers in order from smallest to biggest, then try and find the middle number
- Mean – Add up all of the numbers then divide them (watch the video, that should help)
Let me know if you find these videos useful. If they help, I could do them for other areas of maths homework.
A HUGE thank-you to the PTFA for buying us tickets to see the circus.
Our Christmas visit was to see Cinderella the pantomime.
It was lots of fun, with some brilliant artists performing things that made us gasp and laugh!
Our third visit for our local history topic was to the Grand Theatre.
Here we were shown around by Geoff and Linda, two great tour guides who knew so much about the Grand. They were so enthusiastic that they made the trip really interesting and helped us to learn lots about the theatre.
We were able to see all of the different places, including:
- Up in the (very high) ‘Gods’ seats
- The royal box
- The stalls
- The dressing rooms
- Up at the top of the stage (with all the lights and ropes!)
- Under the stage
and on stage, where the set of “The Mousetrap” was all set up so that we could see the costumes and props.
What did you think of the trip?
As part of friendship week in school, each class had to make something that we could sell to raise money to support the charity for the Philippines.
Year 6 showed that they are getting better at following recipes and with only a slight chocolate melting hiccup, we were able to make; flapjacks, marsbar cakes, chocolate fridge cakes and rocky roads.
Our first Victorian building visit this term was the Winter Gardens.
Here a local historian took us on a tour around the complex. We got to:
- Find out about why it was built and what it would have looked like
- Stand on the stage (that 1D have stood on!)
- Dance in the ballroom
- See the Spanish suite
- See the bar that looks like a pirate ship
- and much much more!
The most shocking part was how big the Winter Gardens is! From the outside we all expected it to be much smaller!
As part of friendship week, Mr Jolly came to visit school with some important advice about friendship and staying safe.
His magic show was filled with plenty of fun and some valuable lessons to learn. It was also funny to see two of our class taking part in the show!
Our study of Blackpool in Victorian times began at the library.
With the help of a local historian, we learned about some of the buildings that were designed and built in Victorian times. We also looked at newspapers from the period and how to read the school records and handwriting from a Victorian census.
The trip was very interesting and introduced us to the buildings that we will be visiting this term.
Keep checking out our blog to find out more about Victorian Blackpool.
Our Year 6 film making club began this week.
Since it was ‘Friendship Week’, this was their first video. Stay tuned each week for the next installments!
How AMAZING are these!
Year 6′s art project for our Victorian topic was to:
- Research Victorian clothes using the internet/books
- Create a drawing of a Victorian character(s) in a Victorian scene
- Plan how to create this in clay
- Create in clay, finishing in paint
- Edit their finished work to add minor details to the costumes and faces
A HUGE well done to the class for all of their patience and effort. You can see from the results how much thought has gone into each piece. Compliments have been received from teachers, governors and school visitors.
What do you think?
These are the results (published by a VERY proud teacher!)
This month’s walking club headed out on Sunday to Salmesbury Bottoms.
After a week of rain and cold, we were VERY lucky to have the nicest weather you could ask for!
The walk took us through the country, along several lanes and in LOTS of mud!
Along the way:
- Henry lost both trainers in the mud
- Dez lost a wellie
- Jason found “Rocky” the rock (he now lives in the school garden!)
- We ate on a parachute (that was just as wet as the grass)
- A poor chicken was fed a sandwich
- We saw thousands of spiders webs in a field
- We passed a very posh house with a swimming pool and a tennis court
- The lads found a huge stick/tree
- Mrs Whitehead got lost looking for the toilet
- We discussed camping and walking in July
Can anyone add anything else?
Overall it was another brilliant day! Roll on December!
Check out the new blog for our Junior Road Safety Officers!
We had another “”last man standing” challenge this week. This time it was to eat some dried and cooked insects!
Round 1: meal worm
Round 2: cricket
Round 3: locust
Round 4: HUGE locust!
Some very brave (and slightly crazy) pupils managed to complete the challenges.
Did you? What did you think? I can honestly say that I hope I will never eat a locust for the rest of my life…….disgusting!
One of our health week challenges was to plan a healthy packed lunch.
In small groups we were given a budget and a brief that the pack lunch must contain a range of the food groups. After some planning the day before, each group created their shopping lists.
The next day we jumped in the mini bus and set off for Sainsburys. The groups then had to find all of their products and keep a running total so that they did not over spend.
Finally we returned to school to make the lunch.
What was yours like? Did you stay in budget?
As part of health week and our topic in science we decided to look at how microorganisms are used in cheese. This meant a “last man standing” challenge of who would be brave enough to try a range of different (and quite stinky) cheeses!
We began with some mild and tasty cheeses and worked up to some very blue, strong and smelly ones. The whole class started and courageously tried the first few cheeses. Sadly we lost half of the class along the way so that a brave 12 remained for the final one.
How did you do? Did you like any of them?
I think from the photos, you can see that Mr Waywell didn’t enjoy some of the later ones!
What happens if you don’t put yeast in bread? This was our task today.
Instead of small groups with an adult, Year 6 were charged with following a recipe for bread making on their own.
Aside from a little mess, the results were rather successful!
What did you think of the bread?
How did it compare to the one without yeast?
Our second trip of the week was to Fleetwood Museum.
Here we learned about some of the activities that would occur in a Victorian boarding house. Again there was opportunity to dress up with some very fetching beach wear and some boys in lovely aprons and cloth caps!
What did you think of this trip?
More fierce teachers today, this time in the shape of our own Victorian School Day!
Sticking to the rules that we learned in Lancaster, Year 6 had to take part in further Victorian activities. These included handwriting, arithmetic, poetry recital and a visit from a very strict head mistress! Even playtime was Victorian, with our own toys and games to play with. Most people managed to behave, however a few sadly had to wear the dreaded dunce hat! lol
In the afternoon, our PE lesson was Victorian style with a very formal drill!
What did you think of the day?
On Monday, Year 6 drove up to Lancaster in the school mini buses to visit the Judges House.
When we arrived, the class was split into two and then given the opportunity take part in two different role plays. This first was to see what a Victorian school room is like. We were greeted by a very strict teacher who dressed the boys in collars and waistcoats and the girls in aprons and mop hats. Looking smart, our hands were inspected before we were allowed into the classroom. Here we sat at desks that contained a chalk board, ink pens, pencils and blotting paper.
The fierce teacher taught us about spellings, the Victorian penny, handwriting and the Union Jack. Everyone in class did a great job at staying in role for the whole session!
The second session was led by the house keeper, another strong lady. We began in the Victorian kitchen were we learned about the work that would have gone on to feed the rich masters. We then had to polish some of the judge’s ornaments and cutlery. After learning about the kitchen, we moved up to the richer part of the house and were showed how to set the dinner table for a lord and lady.
After lunch we took part in two more activities. The first of these was to learn about the role of a Victorian nanny. The nanny taught us about Victorian children, shared some toys from the time and finished by playing some Victorian games.
The final activity was to visit a tiny Victorian cottage. We were shown how to make a rag rug, how Victorians washed their clothes (with week-old urine as a stain remover!), what they made beds from, how they kept warm and the tools of a Victorian kitchen.
The day was enjoyed by all! Well done to the class for their behaviour and attitudes too, the museum staff said that we were the best school they have ever had!
What did you think of the trip?