Making magnetometers! @ogdentrust #WerringtonSTEM #BritishScienceWeek202013-03-2020 | 15:38:48 | No Comments

As part of our British Science week activities, Y6 thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of making their very own magnetometers during our ‘Phizzi Practical’. The idea for our activity came from the Ogden Trust. It was a great challenge and involved lots of maths skills, problem solving, teamwork and communication but we are pretty happy with the results! You can view some photos of our pupils taking part in the activity below.

World Book Day 202012-03-2020 | 13:18:37 | No Comments

On Thursday 5th March, everybody at Werrington Primary School celebrated World Book Day. This year, the theme was ‘Pyjama Day’. Pupils and staff were invited to come in to school dressed in their pyjamas and were also allowed to bring a favourite bedtime book, pillow and teddy bear. Children did a variety of reading-based activities throughout the day before we the whole school settled down for ‘bedtime’ stories in their classrooms at 2.45pm. In Y6, we opted to share a few spooky ones together…

Although we love World Book Day at Werrington Primary School, we believe reading should be important every day and actively endeavour to instil a love of reading in all of our pupils. We are blessed to have a phenomenal selection of high quality books to choose from in Y6 – there is truly something for eeverybody!

Below are some photos from the day – enjoy!

Pizza Making06-03-2020 | 17:05:33 | No Comments

It was the turn of Mrs Lockett’s class to visit Pizza Express this morning where they participated in a pizza making session. Everybody had a wonderful time (and even the adults got to make a pizza too!).

During the visit, the children got the chance to:

• Learn some important cooking basics (including hygiene);

• Top their pizzas with passata (tomato) sauce and mozzarella;

• Take part in an ‘Ingredients Quiz’ where they didn’t just learn about different ingredients, they got to taste them too!

• Eat their pizzas back at school (although we may have had a cheeky slice or two while we waited for the coach)!

Everybody had a wonderful time (and even the adults got to make a pizza too!).

We would like to say a massive ‘THANK YOU‘ to Ella and the team who were all magnificent. The session was extremely well resourced and organised, and the staff were all very knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming!

Pizza Making #WerringtonSTEM28-02-2020 | 14:43:27 | No Comments

This morning, Mr Hubbard’s class had a wonderful time at Pizza Express where they participated in a pizza making session. During the visit, the children got the chance to:

• Learn some important cooking basics (including hygiene);

• Top their pizzas with passata (tomato) sauce and mozzarella;

• Take part in an ‘Ingredients Quiz’ where they didn’t just learn about different ingredients, they got to taste them too!

• Eat their pizzas back at school!

We would like to say a big thank you to Ella and the team who were all magnificent. The session was really well resourced and the staff were all very knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming!

Y6 #SaferInternetDay #WerringtonSTEM12-02-2020 | 17:51:46 | No Comments

In Y6, we have really enjoyed this week’s #SaferInternetDay work around the theme #freetobe

We have taken part in quizzes, watched videos, listened to poetry, had in-depth discussions and debates…and also created our very own avatars!

So let’s all work together to create an internet where we are….

  1. Free to be creative The internet is a great place to experiment with how to represent yourself. Whether that is using filters or emojis, or giving your avatar wings and green hair in a game, remember to have fun and use the internet to release your inner creativity!
  2. Free to be different The internet allows us to find more of the things we like or relate to, but it’s also a place where we can learn about people who are different to us. The internet can be a great place to express the things that make you special or unique. Let’s celebrate the fact that so many different people are using it!
  3. Free to feel safe Always keep your personal information safe online. There are lots of ways you can express yourself without giving this away. Remember that other people online may not always be who they appear to be, so be sure to check with an adult if you are ever unsure about what to share or who you are chatting to online.​
  4. Free to expect respect If someone is treating you or your friends unkindly online, or not respecting you for who you are, you can use the block and report buttons to take positive action to stop it, and make sure you tell someone too. Remember to support your friends, and show others how to be respectful and kind online.
  5. Free to ask for help If you are ever unsure about something you see online, or anything makes you feel worried, upset or confused then ask an adult that you trust for some help and advice.

#WomenInSTEM #WerringtonSTEM11-02-2020 | 17:27:58 | No Comments

The 11th of February is the United Nation’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In recognition of this, each year group has researched a female STEM pioneer. In Year 6, we have learned about the magnificent Katherine Johnson and her awesome achievements.

The Y6 contribution to the Women in STEM display

You can find out more about Katherine Johnson at https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/who-is-katherine-johnson-5-8

Viking Homelands29-01-2020 | 08:30:39 | No Comments

Our main topic for this term is ‘Would you rather be a Saxon or a Viking?’

As part of this work, we are researching the Viking homelands.

https://www.visitnorway.com/

https://visitsweden.com/

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/sweden/articles/swedens-10-most-beautiful-spots-you-have-to-visit/

https://visitsweden.com/explore/tags/natural-wonders/

https://www.visitdenmark.com/

Women in STEM: Katherine Johnson #WerringtonSTEM16-01-2020 | 13:07:01 | No Comments

The 11th of February is the United Nation’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In recognition of this, each year group will researching a female STEM pioneer. In Year 6, we will be learning about Katherine Johnson and her awesome achievements.

You can find out more about Katherine Johnson at https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/who-is-katherine-johnson-5-8

Who was Carl Linnaeus and why was his work so significant? #WerringtonSTEM10-01-2020 | 13:23:05 | No Comments

This afternoon, Y6 have begun to explore ‘classification’ in Science. We started by researching who Carl Linnaeus was and why his work was so significant.

We used the following websites to help us find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-carl-linnaeus/zhnjf4j

https://www.linnean.org/learning/who-was-linnaeus

https://www.famousscientists.org/carolus-linnaeus/

https://easyscienceforkids.com/carl-linnaeus/

https://www.ncl.ac.uk/media/wwwnclacuk/teacherstoolkit/liviastellaputradjaja/Carl%20linnaeus%20classification.pdf

Why is water so important to humans? #WerringtonSTEM29-11-2019 | 12:57:38 | No Comments

This afternoon, Year 6 have been researching why water is so important to humans. We started off by sharing what we already knew about water, including things we learned in other year groups, before starting to add to our knowledge. Here are the websites we used:

http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=284&id=1494

https://healthfully.com/409715-why-is-water-important-in-a-balanced-diet.html

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/why-is-water-important#takeaway

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