Class Teacher - Mrs Pearson & Mrs Baron
On Thursday 30th March, our year 6 children took their fishy friends to the river to start their adventure in the River Calder.
Despite a few ups and downs, yet again, we had a really good success rate and we estimated that we realeased about 80 fish into the river.
Whilst at the river, the children studied different pondilfe and categorised these using keys. We were also fortunate enough to see rare birds that had flown in from South Africa!
Being by the river gave us a perfect opportunity to talk to the children about water safety. Children were shown how to use different lifesaving equipment in case of an emergency.
Behaviour by all children was exemplary as always and days like this would not have been as successful without the help and support of The River Ribble Trust.
Fantastic Book Awards
This week, our Year 6 children voted for their favourite book as part of the Fantastic Book Awards competition. The children read all six books over the last few months and then collaboratively reached a decision as to which book was their favourite. All books were then ranked and we are pleased to announce that our favourite book was 'Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog' by Claire Barker.
We submitted our vote yesterday and we are now eagerly awaiting the announcement of the overall winner.
Well done to all the children that took part!
Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed our cricket activities during today's PE lesson. The children learnt how to position their bodies in order to bowl overarm and practised aiming at the wickets - some of us with great success! We look forward to our next session with cricket coach, Paddy.
After learning about Earth and space in our science lessons, we linked our art work to the theme by studying the work of the artist Peter Thorpe. We used various printing techniques to produce our backgrounds.
"No pens day Wednesday"
Teachers were challenged to think creatively about the learning opportunities we offer our children. For the whole day, children and teachers were not allowed to pick up any writing implement. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and made the most of active learning. Here we are taking part in our first P4C lesson; discussing 'Why does respect look different in different sports?" - a question raised by the children. We also enjoyed Maths of the day activities where we worked in teams to find answers to various clues.
Happy New Year to you all
Yesterday, we gained a few new additions to our class, well to be exact 100 new members of our class.
Neil and Emily from the River Ribble Trust came into school with our trout eggs. These will be at the back of our classroom and, hopefully, after a successful hatching process, we will be releasing them into the river in a few months time.
Year 6 have been learning about the human body and the circulatory system. This week, we have learned all about the heart and here we are dissecting one. It was great fun and the children had lots of interesting questions.
Fantastic Book Awards
Meet our Fantastic Book Award children for 2016...