The Life Centre Newcastle
Year 5/6 visited The Life Centre in Newcastle there was lots to see and do including a 4-d motion ride led by a robot, the planetarium, the science lab – we learned all about engineering and the bridges over the river Tyne, The explorer Zone, The curiosity Zone and a brilliant display about how robots have changed over the years. Ancient Greek Science was one of the activities we took part in in one the science labs, it was really great fun we learned about Archimedes and the famous ‘Eureka’ shout out, so then we worked out the density of wood and lead and calculated the density of each item using density = mass divided by volume. After this we guessed the density of four different liquids cooking oil, coloured red water, Glycerol and Methylated Spirit and then the lab teacher added different materials to see where they would land. paperclip – glycerol, candle – oil, mint sweet – glycerol, key ring – plastic part water but metal key dangled in glycerol, pencil and polystyrene – methylated spirit, butter – glycerol. We didn’t always guess the correct conclusion !!!
To finish off we looked at other famous Greek Scientisits, Anaxaoras who studied the sun, Anistarchos who studied the earth travelling around the sun and Pythagoras the Mathematician.
Children in year 5 / 6 took part in a cycling safety session where they learnt lots of skills which can be transferable out of school. We focused on safety of a bike and how we conduct ourselves in public places for safety.
Year 5-6 Perseverance Circuits
We have been looking how we can persevere during sports activities
Year 6 Miss Boustead’s Class Baking for the Global Cafe
Visit to Beamish
Y6 pupils spent the day at Beamish Museum, they took part in an evacuee workshop, where they learned about the life of an evacuee. They baked carrot cookies, put up a black-out and took part in a drill with the Home Guard. The rest of the day they spent exploring the rest of the Museum.
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.