Let’s Talk Primary

 

On Thursday 8th March, some Y6 pupils went to the annual ‘Let’s Talk Primary’ event which was hosted by Trafford Youth Council.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our primary pupils to express their opinion and have they say on matters that are important to them. During the session, pupils also had the opportunity to vote for the next year’s Trafford Youth Member of Parliament.

We found out about services in Trafford which are there to support young people with sustaining a good mental health and wellbeing. We completed activities on the benefits of eating a healthy balanced diet and what changes we can make to our food preparation to change an unhealthy dish into a healthy one.

Members of Trafford Youth Council are lobbying for a ‘Curriculum for Life’ (Lessons for Life). They believe that pupils are not taught enough practical skills like handling, budgeting money, looking after the environment, keeping safe etc in school and would like to see more emphasis on skills that will help pupils as they become more independent. We shared our opinions on these matters and said what we thought would be important in the curriculum for life.

Trafford is made up of many different areas; pupils discussed what they were proud of in their local area and what could be done to improve it.

Trafford is made up of many different areas; pupils discussed what they were proud of in their local area and what could be done to improve it.

Hopefully some of our Year 6 children will join Trafford Youth Council when whey they leave us in July and beginĀ  their next journey in High School.

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Compass Art!

As part of our Learning Challenge, ‘What was so great about Early Islamic Civilisation?’, we have been looking at the different intricate patterns that appear in Islamic art work.

We used a compass to create different circle patterns.

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World Book Day

At Gorse Hill Primary, we started our World Book Day celebrations with a fantastic reading breakfast. Parents and carers were invited into school to share a story and a croissant at the start of the day. The event was a huge success.

Pupils and staff made a huge effort to dress up as their favourite book characters.

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The laws of reflection

Today in science we have been learning about the laws of reflection.

We used torches, mirrors and card to look at the incident ray and the reflected ray.

On Monday we will be making periscopes.

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Young Voices 2018

This week ten members of class 14 took part in the annual Young Voices singing concert held at Manchester Evening News arena. The theme for this year’s singing was ‘togetherness’. We had a fantastic evening and are very sad that this will be our last Young Voices concert at Gorse Hill Primary School.

The pop melody is always a favourite. I hope you enjoy our video and photos.

Untitled from Nicola Nelson on Vimeo.

 

 

 

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Ice-Skating

Sadly it was Class 14’s final ice-skating session this week.

We have had a great time learning a new and exciting sport. Winter Olympics here we come!

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Crucial Crew

Today the year 6 classes took part in a Crucial Crew event where they learnt lots of useful information about not only how to keep safe but how to act responsibly. We took part in exciting workshops provided by local service providers:

  • Greater Manchester Police: told us about how to keep safe.
  • The District Nurse Team: talked about the dangers of alcohol and we tried some strange glasses on to show us how your perception changes when under the influence of alcohol.
  • Transport Police: People vs Trains and Trains always win!
  • Travelsafe: They gave us information about how they keep us safe on public transport.
  • St John’s Ambulance: We learnt DR ABC- how treat a casualty.
  • Community Support: They monitor anti-social behaviour in Trafford.
  • Road Traffic Police: Stop, look, listen and live

 

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Can you make a toy or game that requires an electric circuit?

As part of our science learning challenge, ‘Could you be the next Nintendo apprentice?’ Class 14 were set the challenge of designing and making a toy or game that required an electric circuit.
Check out our videos and let us know what you think?

Electricity from Nicola Nelson on Vimeo.

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Restart the Heart

The Fire Brigade visited Year 6 classes, as part of their, ‘Restart the Heart’ campaign.

During the workshop, we learnt basic CPR which could save someone’s life.

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Decoration Day 2017

Decoration Day is one of my favourite days at Gorse Hill Primary School.

During the day all classes in the school take part in Christmas and winter craft activities.

In Class 14, we made paper holly wreaths and sewed emoji Christmas tree decorations.

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