Hothersall Lodge - Year 6

What a fantastic day we had on our outdoor and adventurous day at Hothersall Lodge! Here are some photos from our day…

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PE- Glow Dodgeball

Well done to the Y5/6 children who went along after school to play Glow Dodgeball at Garstang Academy! They had great fun playing against other small schools from the area and it was very exciting playing in fluorescent lighting! 
Mrs Hurley 

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English- Writing Formal Letters

Over the past couple of lessons, Y5/6 have been planning and drafting a letter to be sent out to companies around the local area to see if they would be willing to gift the school something for the Christmas fayre in two week’s time. The children have been using persuasive devices in their writing…

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RE- Visit to Church

Last Tuesday, the Upper School children completed their RE topic about why Christians read the Bible by visiting St Peter’s Church and meeting Rev Paul. He told us all about the special Bible they use in services on a Sunday and why the Bible is so important to Christians. It was a good…

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English- The Arrival

Upper School has been reading The Arrival by Shaun Tan over the past week. It is a fascinating graphic novel which tells the story of a man’s journey from his family to a new country and new life.
Today the children explored the scene when he arrives at the immigration office and the difficulties…

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Science- The Visible Spectrum

Today’s science learning was all about the visible spectrum and how light is made up of all the colours of the rainbow! 
The children explored this through the refraction of sunlight or torchlight through a prism. The results were spectacular! Leo managed to split the sunlight coming through the…

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Let’s Go Sing!

Middle School and Upper School are excited to be involved in Let’s Go Sing 2022. We had our first rehearsal on Friday afternoon with Rose one of the fantastic musical directors of the project. She taught us some of the songs we will be performing on March 10th 2023 at King George’s Hall,…

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The Unforgotten Coat-Role Plays

In English today, we read a section of our novel where the main character discovers where the two Mongolian boys live and goes there to give back a coat…it was a very dramatic scene and full of action and emotion. 
The children enjoyed rehearsing and performing their own role plays of this scene…

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Nailing Netball Skills!

This half term, Upper School have ‘thrown’ themselves into their PE lessons with an awesome abundance of enthusiasm! 
 

We are learning skills to play Netball-type games (from sending and receiving the ball with accuracy to using space and communication to work effectively in a team) and…

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Evidence Explorers!

In History, Upper School have been getting to grips with evidence this week. They have been learning to give reasons for the different versions of the past. To help us understand this a little more, we took part in a whole class puzzle: trying to work out what actually happened last weekend based…

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English -The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Today the children were introduced to their new novel ‘The Unforgotten Coat’ by exploring the strange coat that was hung up in the classroom last week. They discussed the facts they knew about the coat such as its colour, type of coat and heaviness. Abigail then discovered some Polaroid pictures…

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Exciting Writing

The children of Upper School have begun the new year with some ‘pre-assessments’ to show Mrs Hurley and Miss Langley the skills that they have already embedded. This will inform our future planning for the class, making sure that we teach the children exactly what they need next in their learning.…

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