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Chimps Class 2016 / 2017


Hello and welcome to Chimps (or 6C as we are also known)

6C are taught by Mr Payne and supported by Mrs Quinn

For the summer term our topic is 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside'

In English we will be writing discussion texts and stories told with a flashback.

As scientists we will be investigating electricity, specifically finding out about circuits. We will be learning how to interpret and make circuit diagrams and to investigate how the performance of outputs such as bulbs, motors and buzzers are affected by increasing/decreasing the number of batteries. 

As Historians we will be finding out about the history of seaside holidays and comparing holidays in the Victorian period to the present day. We will be focussing on Blackpool as an important historical resort and also considering the geography of that area.

As makers we will be finding out mechanisms such as cams, pulleys and levers and making some of our own seaside attractions.

As artists we will be developing our skills of observational drawing and colour mixing to produce art inspired by artists who have painted the seaside and water.

 

World Book Day 2017.

This year for World Book Day we have been lucky enough to have received a visit from the fantastic 'Spook teaching' company. Spook Johnson (Steve Delaney) and the witch Alice Deane (Cathy Shiel) spent the day with us, using characters from the books of local author Joseph Delaney, to inspire the children's writing. Children got the chance to take part in a number of 'Spooks' themed workshops such as making 'Blood cakes' and writing 'what happened next' as apprentice Tom Ward ventured into the cellar of the haunted house in Watery Lane.

    

Making 'Blood Cakes' - power food for witches!

 

 

Eco-Week
For Eco week we have studied the habitat in and around our school. We have investigated the quality of habitat for the various creatures that live on our school grounds. We made bug houses using plastic bottles and cardboard rolled into tubes and designed a new wildlife area for our quad.

    

 

Business Week

Our business week this year was Halloween themed. Children spent the week making Halloween themed craft and sold them on Friday making a grand profit of £87!! Well done you enterprising chimps!

  

 

Endangered animal fund-raiser

Every year we have a fundraiser to make enough money to adopt our class animal for another year. This year we raised money by wearing our own clothes and throwing wet sponges at Mr Payne, he even let us pour the bucket over him at the end!

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Check out our photo gallery to see some of our recent work in 6C.
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