More learning from our church community today. History Ambassadors had a lunch time tour with Mr Carver
We respect others. We learn from others. Here is Huw's grandmother telling us about her family history. It involved refugees and RAF pilots. Older people have lots they can tell us. It helps us understand who we are if we know about our family histories.
Year 6 History Ambassadors practise some of the skills of citizenship. Here they take a lead and share what they know with younger pupils.
Here they are as Ancient Greeks helping Year 4 with their history unit.
We had another beautiful class worship today led by the pupils.
Their theme was love and they used John 13:34 ( a new commandment I give you...that you love one another as I have loved you...) and the film A Wrinkle in Time ( where the love of a sister for a brother defeated evil) as their focal points.
Year 6 Parliament Week debates: history meets politics!
We investigated our Class worship theme of ‘It’s not fair!’
We did this by exploring child labour in the 19th century and its parallels today.
It was only because people saw what was happening and said ‘It’s not fair!’ AND did something about it that we have better lives today.
We practised dramatic speeches calling for an end to child labour.
We also had mini debates about a range of topics e.g.
Should people have to go to church at least once over Christmas?
Should people be allowed to spend whatever they like on their pets?
Should shops be allowed to sell Christmas items before December?
We led whole school worship for everyone today.
It was about Parliament Week.
Year 6 led remembrance worship as part of class worship and for the whole school and parents.
This included the Last Post, National Anthem and appreciating the British values we have today.
History Ambassadors went to see the war memorials in the church and Mr Carver shared stories about some of those who served in World War One.
Year 6 Trip to The Atkinson October 17th 2018
We had a great time! We learned about Southport in the past.
We loved the exhibition called Double Take which merges photos from the past with photos of the same locations from today.
We explored the Frank Hampson exhibition. He was a local Southport boy who when he grew up put his faith and artistic talents in to action and in doing so became world famous. He decided that a Christian comic was needed with clear moral messages mixed with action and adventure. This was The Eagle with its hero Dan Dare.
We visited The Monument - our spectacular war memorial. We had a minute’s silence to honour those who served to defend our freedoms.
See the photos below
Thank you to our fabulous History Ambassadors (and some other helpers) who acted as guides for our StPhilips100 exhibition this evening.
It was a great evening with many parents commenting upon how articulate the ambassadors were.
See below for some photos
Year 6 History Ambassadors visit Welcome In...see the photos below
On Wednesday 3rd October, six of us from Year 6 went to the church Welcome In.
We have been making a new remembrance wreath to share with the church and we presented it to them. We thought ahead what questions we would like to ask so that we had some idea what we would find out about.
We really enjoyed our time with people who could tell us so much.
Here are a few things that we learned...
One man showed us his father’s medals from World War One
Some of them had left school at just 14 years old
Philip only saw a banana for the first time when he was seven years old because when the war was on fruit like that couldn’t get to us from so far away
A lady had brought in a train set from the 1930s
Betty had photos on her phone of when she was a nurse in the 1950s
One man gave us a bag of jelly babies and said that with rationing that was all a whole family got for a whole month!
Peter’s family only had two candles in the entire house to use during the black outs on World War Two.
Here we are practising our debating skills in Geography...How far should we protect the rainforests?
This week we learned how to use a badminton racket using the forehand and backhand grip. We practised our had to eye co-ordination by using balloons.
StPhilips100..we have begun work on our remembrance poppy cascade!
All Year 6 have been making a remembrance poppy out of the bottom of a plastic water bottle.
Eventually everyone in the school will have made one.
We are re-using drink bottles that we have used. We want our poppies to show we care for our environment!
We aim to make 300!
These will then form a moving display for the centenary of World War One.
Visions and Values Day
We spent time learning more about the Bible, how it can guide us and how it is organised. We worked on our Bible timelines. See the photos below