Thrills and spills

To consolidate our learning in our current topic – thrills and spills/all the fun of the fair – we visited Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

We began the morning by taking part in a science workshop where we applied our knowledge of forces to real life examples and the rides at the pleasure beach. We were given information about the history of the pleasure beach and how much money had been invested over the years!


May the force be with you!

In year six we have been recapping some of our previous learning in year five.  In this picture, Rosie is demonstrating how different forces/amount  of force/balanced force with her partner, vary the effect on a single malteser.

We have recapped concepts including; basic forces, gravity, gravitational pull and momentum.  We have also extended our thinking to consider Sir Issac Newton’s ‘Laws of motion’.  See below for a poem which helped us.






Daniel and Damien demonstrate how a balanced force works.


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We have also started to experiment how FRICTION  (using different surfaces) impacts upon the force required to move an object.  This was measured by a force meter, measured using newtons.

Emotions :-)

In our Religious Education/SMSC lessons we have started to think about how different people express their emotions (including religious beliefs) through the arts.

We began last week by considering how we convey our own emotions in different ways.

Can you work out which emotion these children are trying to show?

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Our task was to then write a poem or song, create a mime or piece of artwork which expressed an emotion such as: love, happiness, fear or jealousy etc.


Harvey and Woody were extremely brave and chose to sing a song, without any backing music to accompany them. Their song was about being positive even when things become tough.  True to the point, Harvey reinforced this concept and supported Woody, enabling his friend to sing the song through to the end, when he lost his way.   We applauded both boys for their bravery and supportive nature towards each other.  Well done boys we are really proud of you!

Other children chose to:

  • sing their own song about love.
  • perform a mime about success (on the football pitch)!
  • write an acrostic poem – ‘anger inside me’.
  • demonstrate loneliness and jealousy through a play.
  • create artwork inspired by emotions.

It is important to say that not all children enjoy ‘performing’ in these type of lessons.  However it was amazing to observe EVERY child fully engaged, working with their friends in order to explain or show something which they had created.

Well done everyone!



Welcome to Mrs Webb’s class

Year 5 6

Welcome to Mrs Webb’s year five and six class.

Today – as you can see – we have been blessed with lots of sunshine.


However in the beautiful Calder Valley, we also experience a great deal of rain!

(Thank you to our amazing, parent photographer for this image! :-))

Without the rain – there would be no rainbow…




Blackpool – Y6 SATs treat

On Wednesday 22nd June, Y6 visited Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  This was a reward for all of their hard work and effort in preparation for their SATs and for their resilience during the tests themselves.


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We warmed ourselves up with The Grand National and then enjoyed a range of rides and games.

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Most of us were brave enough for the white knuckle rides!  Some, even willing to get soaking wet on Valhalla.  Mrs Webb will never learn!


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However for those of us brave enough, the Pepsi Max (The tallest roller coaster in the UK) was our favourite!


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Y6 – How do we get to high school?

On Wednesday afternoon, year 6 children were given a talk by Michael O’Neill of First Bus on how to travel to High School safely on a bus. As part of the talk, the children were shown how to read bus timetables and how to embark and disembark a bus safely. Following the classroom talk, the children were then taken to the bus stop outside school and asked to navigate the group to Calder High School using the bus timetables. They then navigated themselves from Calder High School to Sowerby Bridge High School before returning to school.

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Hollingworth Lake

Although we were disappointed that our visit to Edale was over, we were looking forward to stopping off at Hollingworth Lake on the way back.

“We had lots of fun in the arcade!  We swapped our winning tickets for prizes!”  Oliver D – Y5


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The challenge of the day – to abseil from an old, disused viaduct.  The bridge was 70ft high!  A piece of cake!



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Please, do not get in the way of your children.  They have a perfect aim and will get you!

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Just a few shots before the heavens opened and they had to take shelter!



Raft building

On a cold reservoir (Coombs), we were set the challenge of designing, building and sailing our own raft.  Here are just a few of the photos taken!  Some of us were on a mission to succeed – some on a mission to relax!


Team one were amazing raft builders and build the most secure raft!


Team two – were well co-ordinated and the fastest at paddling!

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The next task… to make the largest tidal wave possible! Wet! This was an understatement.


The ‘grown-ups’ remained dry though! We had to take the photographs, of course.

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We’ll be abseiling tomorrow!  Please look at the blog for our updates.



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