Oak Tree Animals Charity
Children in year 6 made cakes and origami birds to sell to make a donation to The Oak Tree Animals’ charity at Wetheral. They raised £50.00 here is a photograph of them posting off the cheque
Year Six First Aid Training
Year Six took part and successfully completed a First Aid Training Course today, Well Done !
Tullie House and The Guildhall Visit
Year Six are learning about life in Tudor times. They visited The Museum at Tullie House where Sally one of the education staff encouraged the children to become detectives and work out which characters from a painting in the classroom were in each of four Treasure Trunks. We looked through the artefacts and decided wether the belongings belonged to a Rich or Poor Person in Todor times and at the end of the session the children dressed up as the characters.
We then moved on to The Guildhall in the Town Centre where we were met by David who gave us an information sheet, we had to find out facts and answer questions about which guilds used the guildhall and look for examples of Tudor building work. The floors in the building are sloping and huge wooden beams are in the ceiling, part of the wall was behind glass so we could see the construction materials used.
We made our own Anderson shelters:
As part of our topic this term on World War Two we visited Croft Farm at Houghton on a very cold and frosty morning to find out more about “Dig for Victory”. Ruth met us and talked to us about rationing and the types of food families would eat during the war (where there was no wastage) everything possible was used to provide a meal. We made a biscuit type cake called Crunch with Oats, Margarine, Syrup and Salt and while that was baking we went outside. We visited the allotment and the orchard where we picked up some wind fallen apples. We then walked around the farm and to a vegetable bed where we used tools to dig the soil. We then visited the Sheep,Geese and Hens and collected some freshly laid eggs. Back inside we had a drink and tasted the Crunch we made earlier it was very nice. Ruth read us a story about some children in World War Two while we had our snack which included the apples from the orchard and then it was time to return to school. We had an amazing morning learning lots of skills and taking part in practical activities about “Dig for Victory”. Many Thanks to Ruth at Croft Farm.
The Life Centre Newcastle
Year 6 visited The Life Centre in Newcastle on Wednesday 13th July as part of their “Evolution and Adaptation ” Science Topic. The main exhibition was called “Animals Inside Out”. It was a fantastic day and we packed in lots of activities including an evolution workshop, A 4D ride, A science lab demonstration, The planetarium, Interactive activity zone as well as the main exhibition.
March 2016 – Scotland
This week year six have been studying cross curricular activities about Scotland including Scottish Country Dancing ! Mr Brough our Site Manager allowed us to try on his Kilt. On Friday 11th March this will be celebrated with a Burns Supper and a Ceilidh… more photographs to follow