Welcome to Class 6.
This half-term our geography based topic is about the continent ‘North America’ and our learning question is 'How and Why is Yellowstone National Park changing?'
As part of the final science lesson about the circulatory system we made our own blood smoothies. Some of the children even drank their blood smoothie. We used: Raspberries (Red blood cells), White marshmallows (White blood cells), hundreds and thousands (platelets) and pineapple juice (plasma)
Class 6 Blood Smoothies
Eureka Museum Class 6 Visit-Halifax
As part of our science human body topic last half-term Class 6 had a fantastic visit to Eureka Museum in Halifax. We even enjoyed the disgusting "chew to poo" workshop reminding us about how our digestive system works!!
Please have a look at the photographs...
Class 6 Eureka Visit 2020
Year 6 Science: The Circulatory System
As part of their Science Topic this half-term Class 6 have been investigating ‘How exercise affects our heart rate’. We measured our heart rate after completing a range of different exercises. We were able to record our heart rate and work out our BPM (beats per minute)
Class 6 Science
Both English groups are reading 'Holes’ by Louis Sachar in English lessons linked to our North America geography topic.
Our class read is 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo.
During the Autumn term Class 6 visited the local army barracks in Preston where the children had to complete drill instructions and join the army just like a soldier in World War One.
In the afternoon the class visited Preston Archives to complete an historical enquiry activity about soldiers in World War One. The children used primary historical sources to find out about the lives of two WW1 soldiers and had to find information using different primary sources and deciding which information was relevant.
Class 6 Visit WW1
St John's KS2 Choir Performance@Blackpool Victoria Hospital
Well done to our St John's Key Stage 2 Choir who performed at the entrance to Blackpool Victoria Hospital this afternoon.
A big thank you to Sarah from the Blackpool Music Service for leading our choir and helping us to prepare for our Christmas performances.
Class 5 and 6 Boys and Girls St John's Football Teams:
A huge well done to both of our St John's football teams for representing the school and working together as a team playing against other Blackpool Primary Schools last week.
Class 5 and 6 Boys and Girls Football Tournaments
Last half-term Class 6 enjoyed a Victorian visit to Quarry Bank Mill. In our history lessons we have been finding out about the jobs poor Victorian children had to do including jobs in the cotton mills.
During our visit to Quarry Bank Mill we tried out the different jobs and experienced the deafening mill machines. We then became apprentices for the afternoon and visited where the apprentices would live. We were taught a lesson in the Victorian school room, had to make our own uncomfortable bed and even change the chamber pot-disgusting!
Class 6 Quarry Bank Mill Visit
During the last week before half-term all of the children took part in our whole school 'sixty-second' science week. During one of the afternoons Class 2 worked with Class 3 and Class 6 children carrying out 60-second scientific investigations.
On Friday afternoon parents and St John's governors were invited into school to find out about our science week.
Star of the Week
Class 6 Star Of The Week
Our St John's Year 6 'Bucket List' (Things we would like to do before we leave St John's)
*To become a member of the St John's School Council
*To achieve 'Star Of The Week'
*To be a member of the St John's school football team
*To achieve a pen licence, to improve our handwriting and presentation
*To try a new sport or activity that we have not done before
*To develop our scientific knowledge
*To take part in a 'Happy Feet' performance on the stage
*To find out about important historical events