As part of the geography topic “Fantastic Forests”, Year 6 visited Sunderland’s Winter Gardens to learn more about rainforests. They took part in a workshop which helped them understand how important forests are to the environment. Once they had a look around the museum, they then went into Mowbray Park to compare the different vegetation and wild life that exists in tropical forests and British woodlands. A trip to the park was also included!!
In science, Year 6 have been investigating the power of electricity.
We discovered we could set wire wool alight by using a 9v battery.
By touching the battery terminals to the wire wool, we created a circuit allowing electricity to flow through the wool. The heat from the electricity burned the wool!
A fantastic two days was had by all.
Year 6 took lots of festive treats to Newcastle to sell in the Grainger Market last week. The whole school had helped to make things to sell on the stall.
Year 5 and Year 6 recently took part in workshops to learn about racism. It was a great day which gave us lots to think about. One of the highlights of the day was receiving some football training from an ex professional footballer.
Year 6 took part in the RAP workshops and had a great afternoon learning about ways to stay safe. There were seven workshops which explored different aspects of safety.
We had a great afternoon at Temple Park today. Year 6 took part in an indoor athletics competition against other schools in the area and took the bronze medal position. Everyone had a great time and tried their best in all of their events.
Well done Team Marine!
Last week we had a very exciting time of nominations, speeches and voting at the ballot boxes. The results came in and all of our new school councillors were very popular choices. They are looking forward to working together and representing the views of all the children at Marine Park Primary School.
This half term Year 6 will be using Ipads to create and edit melodies. They will be looking at rhythm, adding drums and bass and learning the names of pieces of drum kit. By October the children will have created a 16 bar composition! This is a great activity to incorporate music, literacy, numeracy and I.T.