World Book Day
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the help and support you have given your children to make World Book Day such a success today. The children looked amazing and we have thoroughly enjoyed listening to, and sharing books all day. As part of the ‘Liverpool Reads’ initiative we took part in a city wide ‘Drop Everything And Read’ this morning, which meant that whatever the children were doing at that point , they stopped and read!
Year 5 and 6 really enjoyed their Bikeability programme – learning key skills and information around road safety.
Our Year 5 trip to the Town Hall was an enjoyable day, where the children experienced a variety of workshops to demonstrate various skills needed for different careers.
Year 6 have been exploring the topic of Animals including Humans. They have investigated the effects of exercise on our hearts and discovered that the more rigorous the exercise, the faster their heart beats. They even looked for anomalies within their results and thought about factors that can impact results.
They also created the circulatory system, as a class model, and acted out the role of the blood cells. Oxygenated blood was passed to different parts of the body and the children could see the importance of the lungs to oxygenate the deoxygenated blood.
As well as exploring the works of a human heart, they investigated sheep hearts through dissection and fully immersed themselves in the opportunity to look at a range of animal hearts. They were challenged to look for patterns in the size of the animal and the weight of their heart but also how fast it beats.
As part of their DT sessions, year 6 have been using Computer Aided Design (CAD). They have used the program ‘Sketch Up’ to design Lego Bricks and a 3D printer will be used to print their design so the children can evaluate what they have made.