Yr 6 Hazel and Holly
Welcome to Year 6!
Multi skills at the University of Worcester
We had loads of fun at the University this morning - the students organised different sports-based activities for us to take part in. We practised skills such as throwing, catching, bouncing, defending, attacking, shooting, striking, fielding and co-operation. They told us that they were very impressed with our teamwork and that we were a credit to NWPS.
What an amazing experience! Today a string quartet (a viola player, two violinists and a celloist) treated us to a performance of some classical pieces, some well-known film music and an Ed Sheeran song. We also learnt a lot about the instruments themselves. We were truly inspired by these very talented musicians.
Go Wild Week
We have done loads of outdoor learning this week. We used our seaters to find 'sit spots' on the field and spent time appreciating the nature on our doorstep. We took our maths lessons outdoors and used accurate measuring skills to find out the approximate age and height of some of the trees in our grounds. On Friday, we had a fantastic time in the woodland creating big pieces of land art using natural materials. We had to name our finished work and then we toured the woodland gallery to admire the work of each group. We especially liked 'Sister Nature' and the 'Hexi-web'.
Congratulations to Greenwood, who won our year 6 interhouse netball tournament. The skills on show were very impressive and it was great to see how much progress the children had made during their PE lessons!
Our trip to see Candy Gourlay at King's School
We were delighted to accept an invitation to listen to this wonderful author talk about her life. Candy told us all about her 'ordinary world' in the Philippines and how she worked so incredibly hard to get her books published. She impressed us all with her positive mindset and her resilience - what an inspirational lady! Children had the opportunity to buy one of her signed books and we also received one for our school library as a gift from the King's School
We recently explored the impact of smoking on the human respiratory system and are now very clear on the dangers of cigarettes. In a controlled investigation, we examined the damage smoke from one cigarette could cause - shocking!
We investigated which type of biscuit was the best for dunking, by setting up our own controlled experiments. We had to identify and consider the independent, dependent and control variables to ensure we had a fair test.
Air raid shelters
To launch our new topic on World War Two, we were tasked with creating miniature air raid shelters, which could protect a small figure inside. We created success criteria, including: surviving a ping pong ball being dropped on top; not being blown over by a hair-dryer and having a door big enough for our figure to fit through.
We had to use a range of skills to create our models, which included: careful sawing; accurate measuring and precise sticking.
After a modelled dissection by Mr Harris, we had the chance to look at some lambs hearts to deepen our understanding of the circulatory system. It was really interesting to explore the route taken by blood as it is pumped by the heart.
Grab and Go!
Year 6 were challenged with an exciting cooking topic linked to 'Grab and Go' products! After a delicious tasting session, each group planned and cooked their own tasty treats, which had to adhere to the strict design criteria. We all enjoyed the project - particularly trying all the delicious products!
We all enjoyed dressing up like aliens and astronauts when Captain Winston Scott (former NASA astronaut) came to visit us. We got to ask him lots of questions and we found out all about life in space!
We made our annual visit to the fabulous Malvern Outdoor Elements centre 24th – 26th October. For many of the children, this was their first residential trip, or even their first time staying away from home.
We had a brilliant time and everybody was pushed outside of their comfort zone during the amazing activities. We would like to thank the incredible instructors for supporting us during the visit, as well as those at home and school who made it possible.
King’s School Quiz!
Our four quiz stars represented NWPS brilliantly by winning their heat of the annual event, meaning they progressed to the finals on Tuesday 23rd October. The team performed valiantly against equally impressive opposition and even won £50 for the school!
Our thanks go to King’s School Worcester for hosting this brilliant competition again.