This term Year 5 Peake have been participating in the Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge.We have been designing our own sustainable village which promotes mental well being. As part of the project, we have been investigating which materials are the best to build our houses out of as well as designing buildings that make our lives better.
Yesterday was the climax of the project where we took 8 children to The University of Manchester to present the work we have done this term. In the afternoon we worked with other schools to bring our designs to life by creating a 3D model.
Thank you to all the students in 5 Peake for their hard work during the challenge. I have really enjoyed working with you all again.
Today we celebrated World Book Day. The children have been very excited to share their costumes with their friends. We have all taken part in The Big Read this morning and the children enjoyed listening to different stories being read to them.
Thank you to all the parents for the amazing costumes
Today, 2 Pankhurst visited Salford Quays. We were all very excited to travel on the school mini buses, as it was the first time for some of us. We got to explore Media City, The Blue Peter Garden, The Lowry and we walked past the Imperial War Museum.
The children are now looking forward to compare Salford Quays to the African cities and towns they have been studying during our skills lessons.
Yesterday 2 Pankhurst went into the Forest School to see why shelters are important to help animal and humans survive. First we watched Mr Lowe build a shelter using a tarpaulin, with help from Sophie and Austin. After that we collected our own materials to build shelters, for the animals who live in the forest. We look forward to seeing what 2 Armstrong create next week.
This half term 2 Pankhurst will be learning about how exercise helps us keep healthy. During our science days we conducted an investigation to see the effects exercise has on our heart beat. We used Mr Bean’s Fitbit to measure our heart beat before and after we had completed our Daily Mile, to see the difference exercise had made. We discovered that when we do exercise our heart beat increases. The children are looking forward to doing other experiments over the half term.
On Wednesday Year 2 performed our Christmas Show, Gnome Alone. All the children were fantastic to perform a flawless performance. Thank you to everyone who came to support the children and those who helped the children learn their lines and the songs.