YEAR 6 TRIP TO TORQUAY MUSEUM
On Thursday 25th of November, Year 6 took visited Torquay Museum to learn about an explorer from Torquay called Frank Browning. Frank Browning was part of Captain Scott's team in the race to the South Pole. Within the museum, we saw an Adelie penguin that Brown sent back to Torquay as a gift, along with the skis that he used on his expedition.
The children learnt about how animals are adapted to live in the polar regions and conducted an experiment to show how a polar bear’s foot has a large surface area to distribute their load. We also learnt about the effectiveness of blubber. Matilda, Teegan, Archie and Tommy were all asked to submerge one finger into icy water to see how long they could hold it in there for. They then covered a finger in lard and submerged it back into the icy water. As the lard acted as blubber would on an animal, all children could hold their fingers in the icy water for longer the second time.
On Thursday 11th November, Year 6 attended a Remembrance Service at St Marychurch. We were honoured to be there alongside other schools and members of the public. During the service, we sang hymns and listened to a powerful speech. We were incredibly lucky to meet and talk to veterans who had served in the military and met one gentleman who had served in the Second World War.
George bravely placed our wreath on the monument in front of a large gathering and bowed to show his respects.
The veterans allowed us to take a few pictures with them.
Our Year 6 children have used primary and secondary sources, investigating life during the Victorian Era.
We researched a range of social movements and created leaflets for the movements we would have joined!
As readers the children have lived in the footsteps of Jim Jarvis, heading back to the Victorian era. They have become talented authors producing great stories, that included descriptive settings and exciting events.
Year 6 have really developed their skills as scientists, investigating the impact on global warming and evaluating new discoveries. They have chosen to support or refute these new scientific ideas, planning their own investigations to see the reliability of these new concepts.
TTRS Battle between Year 6 girls and boys starting from 5.11.21 - 11.11.21.
Playing times between 7am and 7pm.
House and class points will be awarded to the group who earns the most points.
Individuals will be awarded for effort.