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Our Visit to the Rock Pools
As part of our Science work, we visited the rock pools at St Mary’s Island to explore the variety of living things. It was fun hunting under rocks to find creatures lurking there.
We all followed the Rock Pool Rules for our own safety and to show respect towards the creatures that inhabit the pools. All creatures were safely returned to the pools before we left – even though we grew very attached to Chris the Crab!
Our Visit to Nissan
Our visit to Nissan in Sunderland was brilliant! We learned all about the world of work and the importance of good teamwork. An important message we took from the day was how we must always work to improve:
It’s not sufficient to do things better, we need to do better things!
We all agree we this and will strive to do this in our everyday work!
Team Building in Years 5 and 6
We all enjoyed taking part in team building activities with Paul from Rock-It Climb.
We all had to work together to succeed in a number of challenges. We especially enjoyed the logical thinking that helped us discover what the mystery path across the square grid could be!
Keeping the ball running along the strips of guttering, was a massive challenge – but great fun too! We really had to work as a team in order to succeed with that one!
We love those times in the week when we can immerse ourselves in books! Reading is FUN!
We enjoyed putting our own musical accompaniment to familiar songs.
Junior Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
We enjoyed working with the local police learning about aspects of safety.
Visit to Ask Italian Restaurant Durham
In preparation for our food technology focus on ‘bread ’, we visited Ask Italian Restaurant in Durham to watch the preparation of dough in pizza making.
We learned a lot about the ‘world of work’ and thoroughly enjoyed watching the chef busily making pizzas for his hungry customers.
We even got the chance to design and make our own pizzas! It was great fun and we learned a lot!
A visit from Wes Magee
Wes Magee launched a wonderful week of poetry in our school! We all enjoyed listening to his poetry and rhyme as well as writing some of our own ideas. Our class focused on the use of figurative language in poetry.
Lots of us bought his books at the end of the day!
Muslim Visitor in Years 5 & 6
Studying Islam – We learned lots more about the beliefs and practices of Muslims from our special visitor. We were able to handle artefacts and hear first-hand what life is like living as a Muslim.
It was a FUN learning experience!
Our Egyptian Visitor
‘That History Bloke’ came to our school to help us with our studies of Ancient Egypt.
It was a fun afternoon packed with learning. We learned all about the Pharoahs and the mummification process. Some of us got the chance to take out Pharoah Nemet’s vital organs! We also got the chance to wrap each other in linen bandages!
We made our own cartouches and played an Ancient Egyptian game similar to noughts and crosses.
The Ancient Egyptians
We visited the Oriental Museum in Durham where we saw a real mummy! It was fascinating! We listened carefully to Dan (our leader for the afternoon) who showed us lots of Egyptian artefacts – some dating back 4000 years! We mummified Chloe in our class. She was the Pharaoh. The smaller group in the photo judged the Pharaoh and her heart weighed heavier than a feather!
As part of our unit of work on measures, we read scales in a real-life context. We estimated weights of different food items from our kitchen cupboards and weighed them accurately.
Change for Life and Classroom Medics
Keeping fit and healthy!
We enjoyed taking part in physical challenges with ‘Classroom Medics’.
It was great fun and we all enjoyed the challenges. We recorded our scores at each ‘station’. We took part in a range of activities which promoted strength, agility and stamina!
Sunderland Glass Centre
Working with Clay
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