How Strong is a Piece of Spaghetti?

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As part of their Design and Technology, Year 6 have been learning about how structures are strengthened and stabilised using a guyed mast and flying buttress. They then used their knowledge to design and create their own structure using spaghetti and marshmallows. They had to consider…

Year 6 Design and Technology

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Safer Internet Day -Y6

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For Safer Internet Day, Year 6 discussed Artificial Intelligence technologies. After naming the wide range of AI they already use, they explored the positive and negative impact of evolving technologies on our everyday lives, including safeguarding concerns, and how it might impact on human…

Computing Year 6

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NSPCC Number Day in Year 6

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Year 6 had lots of fun taking part in different activities related to numbers. They took part in a Number Trail in which they had to utilise as many number skills as they could to create a calculation that equalled the target number. They then played number games with Year 1, supporting the…

Maths Year 6

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Rugby Coaching

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Year 6 enjoyed a taster rugby coaching session this morning with local rugby coach, Mr Telford, from Egremont Rangers. They learnt some essential ball skills and attacking and defending techniques. 

Physical Education Year 6

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Wheelchair Basketball Coaching

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What a great experience! Year 6 had the opportunity to play Wheelchair Basketball today. The coach gave teaching points about how to move with the ball, how to score and some basic rules, including crashing into one another and grabbing the ball. Everyone enjoyed their game. 
 

Physical Education Year 6

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The Rum Story

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As part of their history topic, Year 6 have been learning about Britain's connections to the slave trade and the Caribbean and its impact on trade and commerce. The Rum Story tells the story of how Whitehaven was once a bustling seaport connected to the Jefferson-owned estate in Antigua and…

Year 6 History Curriculum enrichment

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Sturdy Structures

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As part of their Design and Technology topic about structures, Year 6 experimented with spaghetti to test the strength of structures. By trial and error they found ways to make a sturdy structure that could withstand the weight of objects.  

Year 6 Design and Technology

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