Sports Leadership Afternoon

Today we had a visit from Anthony, who works with South Ribble Sports. We learned about leadership and how to create games and activities for our KS1 children. In addition to creating games, we thought about how to adapt them, making them easier, more difficult or adding a challenge, to ensure…

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Emerging Engineers

This week in DT, we have been learning about two types of bridges: beam bridges and arch bridges. Creating each kind of bridge, we then tested them to see how much mass they could support. After this, we, then, used lamination and corrugation to see if this would change the mass a bridge could…

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Fair trade Fortnight

For Fairtrade Fortnight, we have been taking part in lots of activities. We started this morning with a cake sale, which went down very well, and this afternoon we learned all about Fairtrade and what they aim to do. It was incredibly interesting and we realised how lucky we are in this country.

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Emerging Electrical Engineers

This week we have been learning about Edith Clark in Science. she was a pioneer in this field and was inducted into the engineering Hall of fame posthumously (after her death). She was instrumental in designing and building the Hoover Dam in The United States of America. We were inspired and…

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A Sense of Place

Braving the cold weather, years 5 and 6 ventured outside with their view-finders to help them sketch settings and patterns around the school’s exterior.

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Paralympian Visit

On Monday, we had a visit from Stuart Robinson. He is an amazing athlete who competed as part of our Team GB rugby team. We took part in a mini circuit of exercises; it was great fun and exhausting at the same time.

 

 

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I’m a survivor!

On Wednesday we had a wonderful time. We spent the whole day outside learning team building skills at Forest school with Mrs Kearns and Miss Gill. We were given a challenge: to build a wash bowl stand and draining platform. The only materials we were give were 15 bamboo canes, string and a bowl;…

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Walk Thru the Bible

We made it through thousands of years of Biblical history in chronological order. James came in to help us learn what happened and when it happened (the Bible is not written in chronological order). Over the course of 6 hours, we went from creation Christ’s birth at the beginning of the New…

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I’m a survivor: a visit from John the bug guy

Today we had an interesting visit from John (the bug guy). He told us all about different bugs and how they survived, even in the harshest conditions. We learned you can find snails everywhere on the planet; tardigrades (water bears) are indestructible; stick insects are all female and essentially…

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Class reading experiments—Coke and Mentos

This week we have been reading about experiments in Class. Fascinated and intrigued, we decided to try out the Coke and Mentos experiment. We got a bottle of Diet Coke, as we were advised it was easier to clean up, and some fruit Mentos. It was so much fun (and we got to eat the left over…

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SCARF visit

Today we had a visit from SCARF. We learned about things we need, not only to survive physically but also to keep us mentally healthy. She told us about the physical effects cigarettes and alcohol can have on our bodies, but we should not feel pressured to use them—it’s our choice—but it is…

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All things Scandinavian

It has been so great seeing everyone back in school! In Geography, we have been learning about the different Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark). In order to find out a plethora of interesting facts, we had a scavenger hunt. Miss Webster hid fact cards outside; we had to find the…

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