This term twelve children from Yr.6 have taken part in trampolining club at The Sports Centre. They have learnt how to do seat drops, swivel hips, front drops, back drops, sequences involving twists and are working on their somersaults. They have really enjoyed it and improve each week.
Today two teams of children from Yr.5 and Yr.6 headed to the Sports Centre to take part in a water polo competition. Everyone played really well. With the Penguin team finishing joint fourth with Christchurch and the Otters coming first and winning the trophy. It was a very close competition which was finally decided in … Continue reading
Today was the first of our amazing ‘War Horse’ based trips. Half of Yr.6 went to the Alkham Valley Community Project where they were able to participate in workshops which brought the book to life. Everyone was able to ride a horse, ride in a carriage and give commands to the horse, look at collars, … Continue reading
After finishing studying the book version of War Horse, Yr.6 watched the film this morning. They then held a debate discussing which version was better. They were very passionate and had very good reasons for their opinions.
In KS2’s worship this morning we looked at our value of the term- compassion. First we reminded ourselves of the Bible story that goes with this value which is ‘The Good Samaritan’. The children then worked in groups to modernise this story without changing its meaning. There were some very creative stories with a strong … Continue reading
As part of their work on forces Yr.6 investigated what factors affect how quickly a parachute would fall. Some groups chose to change the shape of the parachute, some the material it was made from and some the surface area. Once they had finished their investigation each group selected their best parachute to compete against … Continue reading
Yr.6 investigated how the rate of dissolving was affected by the temperature of the water. They timed how long it took sugar to dissolve in three different temperatures of water.
This evening children from KS2 opened the celebrations for the town centre Christmas light switch on. They sang Silent Night in English and German and a medley of songs from our nativity play. The children were amazing and sang beautifully. A huge thank you to all the people who came to support us.
In Science this morning Yr.6 were looking at the force of elasticity. They started by watching videos of springboard divers, bungee jumpers and trampolinists and identified the force of elasticity involved in each of these activities. They then made these working models of these three sports for a playmobil character. Finally, they investigated Hook’s law … Continue reading
Yr.4, Yr.5 and Yr.6 we’re lucky enough to go and see the author Ali Sparkes today at The Quarterhouse. Ali shared a very interactive and interesting talk about how she started writing and what inspired her to write. She also shared with us some extracts from her stories and amazingly we even got to hear … Continue reading