As part of our Titanic themed science week, Year 5 have explored how cold water affects the body. We carried out tasks and timed how long it took us to do them. We then put our hands into a bucket of icy water for 2 minutes and timed how long it took to do the same activity. We found that cold water definitely slows our bodies down!
This week has been our ‘World of Work’ week. All classes have spent the week learning about aspects of a different career. Reception have been learning about the fire service, Year 1 have looked at the different jobs in a garden centre, Year 2 have been learning more about the job of a pilot, Year 3 have been looking at restaurants (and even visited Nando’s), Year 4 have been learning about the different jobs in a doctor’s surgery (they were visited by a real doctor), Year 5 have been learning about travel agents and Year 6 have been looking at different military careers.
On Tuesday, children from Key Stage 2 took part in the Leigh School Games. Our Year 6 rugby team participated in a contact rugby tournament and teams from Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 took part in quad kids, an athletics event. Our rugby team won the tournament, our Year 5/6 athletics team came second and we won awards for passion and teamwork. We had lots of fun and really enjoyed our day!
Year 4 have spent time looking at all aspects of the medical profession and the different types of roles available. We were lucky to have 2 visitors this week, a GP Doctor and a Support Nurse. The children learned all about the equipment Doctor’s use to check on the health of their patients. The Nurse demonstrated to the children how to clean and dress a wound, and how important it is for all equipment to be sterile. The children in Year 4 really enjoyed their time spent with our special guests and now have a much better idea of what a career in the ‘caring profession’ is all about.
During our ‘World of Work’ enrichment week, Year 3 went on a trip to Nando’s. We had a tour around the restaurant to find out all about the jobs there. All of the children learned lots and had a great time. I think they would all love to a job there in the future after discovering that the staff get free food each shift!
The children had a great time this afternoon at the annual Sports Day. Thank you to all the parents, carers and extended family members who came along to support this popular event in our school calendar.
In class this week, Year 5 have been investigating different forces. We used the force meters to investigate whether or not there was a link between weight and gravity. We also explored which material would make the best parachute. This helped us learn about air resistance. Here are some pictures of our investigations.
The School of Military have been coming to school each week to work with KS2 children. The final event of the programme was a day on the Physical Challenge Obstacle Course. As you can see the children had a great time!