Undoubtedly, the highlight of our week has been Thursday's trip to Hull to visit The Deep. After singing along to the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman, we arrived at the aquarium and quickly started to explore the prehistoric section. We loved the fossils and 3d representations of what the fish might have looked like.
The next section took us to a tropical paradise with lots of colourful fish and corals. After this, we got our first glimpse of the penguin exhibit - a few even performed some fantastic dives for us.
We were treated to a talk from one of the crew members who told us all about the sharks, rays and turtles who live in the biggest tank at The Deep.
Before lunch, we took part in a penguin workshop and learnt about the different species across the world. Did you know there's a type of penguin in New Zealand that lives in the forest rather than the coast?
After lunch we visited the glass tunnel - it felt like we were really swimming in the water with the sharks. We spent some more time watching the penguins before testing our limits on the ice wall. To finish the day we watched a dive presentation and learnt a little more about the fish in the largest tank.
The journey home was slightly more eventful with the Year 6 bus getting stuck in traffic for an awfully long time. Your behaviour was however, fantastic in the difficult situation.
Next week is half term - enjoy your well earned break in the sunshine. See you all in June for our last half term - where has the time gone?
What a week it has been!
This week the Year 6s have worked immensely hard tackling the tricky SATs tests in SPaG, Reading and Maths. After a hearty breakfast each morning, the children rose to the challenges in front of them and did themselves proud. All the teachers are so incredibly proud of how hard the children have worked over the course of the year and the way they applied their knowledge and skills to the tests. Well done everyone!
On Friday we celebrated by watching a range of acts in the talent show before hopping on the bus to Super Bowl. After some fiercely competitive games, we enjoyed a feast of chicken nuggets and chips before taking a steady walk to Watermedows. We enjoyed an afternoon splashing in the waves and racing down the flume before returning home for a well earned weekend of rest.
The Year 6s would like to say a huge thank you to the Year 5s who were very supportive over the course of the week. They offered lots of encouragement and motivational quotes to keep everyone going. They spent the week working with Miss Beeden - writing and performing 'Monster' poetry that may be published in the future.
After a wonderful Easter holiday, the Fauns got straight back to working hard!
This week we have done some fantastic work polishing up our arithmetic skills and tackled some challenging word problems in Maths.
In English we have a read a selection of poems and looked at the language and imagery used in them.
In art we have started making a nightlight that will show a constellation of stars. We've had to get very messy as we build the paper mache base!
We really enjoyed looking at the space projects the Year 5s worked on over Easter. The effort that has gone into them is absolutely amazing. The detail in the research is fantastic and the presentations have been really creative. We especially enjoyed all the cakes! Well done Year 5s!