Super readers in Y56!

WOW! What an amazing couple of weeks reading we have had! Children have been working so hard on Lexia and Reading Plus there has been no shortage of certificates! Well done children, keep it up!

Y56 Intra House Cross Country 2019

Today, Y56 once again held their annual intra-house cross country competition. The weather was horrible with lashing wind and rain. Nevertheless, everyone who took part completed the course in excellent time.

The top 24 finishers will go on to represent the school in the Hull Active Schools competition next week with our top 6 runners entering the ‘A Race’ and next 18 running the ‘B Race’

Well done children and good luck next week to those qualifying children!

Top six girls (LR): Dana P 6th, Lexi A 4th, Paris W 2nd, Courtney LS 1st, Ruby C 3rd & Imogen T 5th. 

Top six boys (LR): Jacob L 6th, Brinley T 4th, Archie G 2nd, Jamie C 1st, Oliver M 3rd & Isaac Last 5th. 

Y56 Girls braving the horrible conditions!

European Day of Languages!

Ola! Bonjour! Guten Tag! Ciao! Yasuo!

On Thursday Y56 celebrated European Day of Languages 2019 with a tour of different European countries to learn different languages.

Children got to grip with Spanish, French, German, Italian and Greek! They completed lots of small activities and worked hard to master new words and pronounce them clearly – well done children!

Layla created a super German cartoon strip using basic conversation language

Y5JON have a super time learning Spanish!

The Greek language went down well but not everyone was keen on the olives!

Autumn Term WOW morning

Welcome back children! This week we kicked off the new year with a WOW morning to get us started on our new topic “What makes us tick?”

Children took part in different activities which all related to our heart and the circulatory system. They used materials to simulate how the kidneys filter blood, attempted to protect a teacake ‘heart’ by building a ribcage from different material, made their own blood and examined the different parts and took part in the dissection of a pigs heart!

Well done children – this is going to be an exciting topic!

As well as pumping blood to the rest of our bodies, the heart also needs bloody itself. Reuben is injecting water into the coronary artery to demonstrate how this happens. 

Getting stuck in! Reuben has his fingers in the superior vena cava and  pulmonary artery, making his fingers meet in the right ventricle!

Training with Hull FC

Last night we were invited to a special training evening for all Hull FC Foundation’s partner schools: an evening training with Hull FC’s first team. Lots of Hull’s players were there to host all huge range of fun, but tough activities. Children were put through their paces in a host of different skills. Thanks for an amazing evening – the children really enjoyed themselves!

 

Meeting rugby legend, Gareth Ellis!

Lexi getting Micky Pea’s autograph

Having lots of fun training with first team players
Gathering more autographs

Sahara meeting Hull’s Player of the Year Josh Griffin. 

 

Y5 Bridge Building with Clifton Primary School

Today some of us have had the chance to work with children from Clifton Primary School (a fellow HET school) to work together to participate in a STEM challenge.

We used various materials to build bridges to hold the weight of Humber the Bear, who is the HET mascot. We worked in mixed teams and demonstrated that we could work really well together!

 

Testing their design…but will it hold HET Bear? 

Success! The bridge works, well done children! 

 

Year 5 celebrate ‘Science Week’

On Tuesday the 12th of March, all of the year 5 children had the opportunity to go to Sirius to take part in a Science Day where we carried out experiments in Chemistry, Biology and Physics!

In Chemistry we looked at the process of chromatography and used special paper, different coloured pens and water to see how many different colours make up another colour.

In physics, we made paper aeroplanes and used a machine to make them fly – Declan from our school beat everyone as his plane flew a MASSIVE 9.8m and won a fantastic prize!

In biology we looked at a sheep’s respiratory system! The teacher dissected parts of its lungs and heart and we were able to hold and look at them! It was amazing to see what a lung looked like!