Building Bridges

As part of our 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets' topic, we have been looking at bridges. We started by looking at bridges from around our local area using google maps. We played close attention to how we could identify that it was a bridge on the map, before switching to 'street view' to see a real…

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Great Towers

As part of our topic, we are looking at great towers from around the world. We thought of some of the towers we know from our own city, such as the Hilton Hotel (Beetham Tower) which we can even see from school! Then we looked at some different famous towers from around the world. Some we…

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Great Towers

This week in topic, we were looking at towers! We started by thinking of towers that we knew, such as Blackpool Tower and the Hilton Hotel (Beetham Tower), which we can even see from school! Then, we looked at some great towers from around the world, such as the Empire State Building and the Burj…

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North and South America

We loved using atlases today to name and locate different countries in North and South America.

 

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Mapping in Year 6

As a class, we have been looking at our knowledge of the world. We started by locating Mexico and neighbouring countries then moved onto lines of latitude, major cities and time zones. 

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Skipton Castle!

Today, we were very lucky and got to go on a school trip to Skipton Castle. We were guided around the castle and given lots of information about it- we even got to go into the dungeons! Then we explored the gardens and got to have a bit of playtime in the castle!  It was a great start to the…

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Castles through Time

This week we have started our new topic, 'Towers, tunnels and turrets". To get us thinking, we were first given a set of pictures of some castles. We had to work with our partner to organise them in chronological order, starting with those we think were built the longest ago. When we had done…

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Europe

We had a lovely humanities lesson this afternoon using the atlases to locate the continent of Europe and it's countries. We worked with a partner to find different countries in Europe in the atlas and then we had to locate them on our blank maps of Europe and label them.

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Charge!

What a fun 'wow' afternoon we had to start our topic on The Romans! We located the Roman period of history on our timeline and Mrs Nadin explained that before the Romans became the power in Britain, there was a tribe of Celts living there. The Romans and the Celts had a battle and the Romans…

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Called to Serve

In our final topic, we have been looking at inspirational people who have served God. We looked at the life and work of three incredible women: Pauline Jaricot, Sr. Joan O'Callaghan, Annalena Tonelli. We generated questions to find out more about wha these women did to serve God and then…

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Update from Farmer Simon!

Our farmer, Simon, sent us an update about what he has been doing over the last few weeks on his farm in Orkney. We were amazed to see that whilst he had been out on his boat, he managed to see an orca in the water! Simon also sent us this amazing video which shows a diver exploring the caves…

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Designing Hillforts!

 

Today we started learning about life in the Iron Age! We learned that people started living in hillforts, which were like small towns, to protect themselves from being attacked by enemy tribes! We knew that hillforts had to be well designed to help prevent an attack and also sustain the…

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