Year 6 Visit Nothe Fort, Weymouth
Our trip to Nothe Fort was a great success. We were lucky to have a glorious day in Weymouth during which to experience the lives of 1940s refugees. From spending time in an Anderson shelter (amidst an aerial bombing raid) to finding out how many sweets our rations would buy us, we were treated to a realistic and enjoyable insight into how different life would have been. Year 6 costumes looked fantastic and it was clear that they learned a great deal throughout the day. Nothe Fort were also very impressed by the behaviour of our pupils.
The pupils were given the framework of 'The Call' by Jessie Pope. The poem addresses the 'lads' on the frontline, with repeated questions to 'my laddie'. The poem also contains a clever pattern of rhymes. Pupils were challenged to follow the structure and create rhymes of their own. This followed a brief introduction to life in the trenches. Please see the video above.
Year 6 Celebrate European Day of Languages
End of very busy and important week in Preston Primary. We have celebrated European Day of Languages as always and it has been a delight to see the ideas and creativity of all our children. Mulberry Class have celebrated with the topic of “Everyone smiles in the same language”.
We find it amazing every time we hear a child in our school speak in another language or share knowledge of their own language learning experiences or cultural celebrations. This week allowed us to remember that we are all part of one large global community.
Able Maths Day
Four of our amazing mathematicians spent a day with other schools solving challenging puzzles and developing their higher level thinking skills. They showed great perservance with some tricky concepts.
Sycamore Bid Farewell to Mr Frisby
Sycamore had an emotional day saying goodbye to one of their past teachers, Mr Frisby. They surprised him with a lovely memories book which he said he would always treasure.
As part of our science curriculum, we have been learning about the heart and circulatory system. Last week, we dissected pigs’ hearts to see the different chambers and the aorta (see above).