Welcome to Families of our Year 6 Pupils.
We have had an incredibly successful start to Year 6.
On the morning of the 26th November, Year 6 enjoyed creating hearts out of clay: they have applied all of their learning, from the last few weeks, and designed and built their very own heart. On each heart, they have molded each of the arteries that take blood away from the heart, as well as each of the veins that take blood into the heart. They have also been able to include some of the blood vessels, that are inside the heart. These will kindly be fired for us by Mr Holt, to turn the clay to ceramic, and we should have them back just in time for the Christmas holiday's!
Our new topic for autumn two is 'Blood Heart,' and we have many thrilling opportunities planned for the children. The one they are most excited about, is dissecting a real pigs heart. We are also going to do lots of experiments measuring our heart beats, as well as learning all about how to keep our hearts healthy.
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed dissecting hearts (a selection of pigs, sheep and cows) on Monday 5th November; they were able to get completely hands on, dissecting the hearts and investigating the features, that they have been learning about during this topic. Children were able to discover the 4 chambers inside the hearts, the valves, the heart strings and a number of our hearts had small tumors - which was really interesting to see.
year 6 Heart dissection
On Thursday 18th October, year 6 attended a very exiting day at Bury fire-awareness and rescue training centre. Year 6 spent the day learning about how to stay safe, how to prevent dangers and how to respond in case of an emergency. During the day, year 6 assessed rooms around the house to check for dangers, and saw the damage that these dangers do within the home. In addition, they investigated a road traffic collision, looking at how this may have been caused and how this could be prevented - which included pedestrian safety on the roads.
They were also lucky enough to listen in on some 999 calls, learning about the information that would be needed to make these calls, to ensure the emergency services could respond in the fastest possible time; they also learnt about the devastating consequences making a hoax 999 call could have. Finally, year 6 also spent some time learning how to perform emergency first aid, including putting people into the recovery position. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the day, and they all went away with many skills in order to keep themselves and others around them much safer.
Year 6 Fire-Awareness Trip
Our autumn one topic was 'A Child's War'- where we have learnt all about World War 2, focusing a lot on the role of children in the war. This included what happened to evacuees and what their lives were like, as well as jobs children had to do during the war, and how food was rationed for them. We were lucky enough to take part in some exciting activities, such as using rationed foods to do some baking/cooking, as well as spending the day pretending to be real-life evacuees at Stockport Air Raid Shelter. Most of the pupils dressed up for that day out, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A highlight for many was hearing the air raid sirens- they were so loud!