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Mrs Fenton

Year 6 (8)

Science and History at Woolsthorpe Manor!

On Wednesday Y6 had a fabulous day out at Woolsthorpe Manor; the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. Highlights of the day included a guided tour of his home, including the room in which he tested out his colour spectrum theory with a prism, and of course the famous apple tree.

In the science barn, children learnt about forces including gravity and friction, and blended coloured lights to create white light.

During a mirror workshop, the children used torches and mirrors to reflect a beam of light through various holes and around obstacles in a box, consolidating their work on angles of incidence and reflection.

All the volunteers were very impressed with the children’s scientific knowledge and the quality of the questions they asked.

Year 6 at Crucial Crew

On the 21st of January year 6 went on a trip to crucial crew.

We learnt many things including first aid, fire safety and other life skills. Firstly we learned that prank calls to the emergency services waste lives and saw a video of a true story some teenagers falsely called the fire services. After the briefing, we covered road safety and what to do when crossing the road. Next, we did the bus safety course, learnt about vandalism and what to do if a bus crashes. After that, we went in to a “bedroom” and learnt about fire hazards. We also what if your house is on fire and how to call 999. Then we learn about arson and how people deliberately set wheelie bins on fire and also learnt a lesson about peer pressure. After that we had lunch and watched some videos about different crimes based on true stories. After lunch we went to the “courtroom” and learnt about different roles in court such as the magistrate, the usher, legal adviser, and the defence solicitor. We also learnt about the conditions in prison and what would happen to us if we went there. Next, we covered child criminal exploitation and looks for signs of it in a 14 year old’s room. Then, we went to “the pub” and learnt about knife crime and hate crime. After that, we learnt first aid and what to do if someone collapses, how to get them into recovery position and how to check they are breathing. Finally, we went back into the lunch room for the de-brief and returned to school.

Eilis and Joe.  

Making History!

Lasr week, we drew our history topic to a close by organising all our amazing projects on the giant world map in order to see what was happening around the world at the time of the trans-atlantic slave trade. The topics ranged from the mathematical work of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, to the eruption of Tambora (look it up for yourself). Artists, scientists, presidents, nurses..... there was such a broad range of interesting facts to share, and so much hard work has been put into them. See for yourself and take a look at the photographs in the gallery. Well done Y6.

Y6 Visit Wilberforce House

On Wednesday, Y6 went on a trip to Wilberforce Museum in Hull to learn more about William Wilberforce and the trans-atlantic slave trade. Firstly we had a talk on the house and Wilberforce's life. Then we were told about the culture and lifestyle s of the West African people. We looked at the different design methods used to decorate cloth. While half of us went to the museum to do research, the rest did an art activity. We weaved paper similar to Kente cloth designs, and at another station we used liquid wax on cloth using special tools to create a batik effect.

After lunch, we went to looked around Wilberforce house, the museum and birthplace of William Wilberforce. We looked at Georgian clothes and paintings, and saw the stages of  development and eventual abolition of the slave trade. We also went to the Streetlife Museum and saw lots of methods of transport from the past including horse drawn carriages and bicycles. It was fun playing old-fashioned arcade games. In the East Riding museum we got to see lots of early eras, from the stone age through to medieval Britain. They had a good collection of fossils including an Icthiosaur and a dinosaur footprint!

written by Niamh, Mark and Mrs Fenton

Apple Treats

In Y6 we decided to take advantage of the abundance of apples in the school garden by baking some apple tarts. Delicious!

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