Mount Pleasant Primary School

Welcome to Year 6

Class Teachers

6X - Miss Braddock

6Z - Mrs Spencer

Welcome to the Year 6 Learning Journey.

Here we will share some of the things we get up to during each half term.

Keep an eye out as we are updating and adding new things all the time. 

Autumn One

Here are our newly elected Head Boy and Head Girl.

The process was tough - we had to write letters of application outlining our suitability for the positions and convince the rest of Year Six that we were the best candidates. The vote was carried our democratically and our successful were chosen.

We're sure they will do an excellent job!

Awards

There are lots of awards we can win in year 6 - doing well with our work, perseverance and kindness amongst other things.  Here are some of the awards we have won this half term.

Science

In Science we have been learning about the circulatory system, including how the heart works, the role of the lungs and what our blood is made of.  We did an investigation together where we looked at the different components of the blood and tried to re-create this using  cheerios, marshmallows and different colours of water.  We were surprised that some components are solids.

Money and Financial Crime

We had a visit from members of the financial crime squad at Natwest Bank.

They talked to us about all the different ways we can keep our money safe, what kinds of financial scams to look out for and how to protect our identity online.

We then undertook an investigation with them, looking at different evidence and exhibits.  We really enjoyed this, especially because we managed to identify the problem!

British Values

Our Chair of Governors, Mr Miles Parkinson, came into talk to us about local government and democracy as part of our work on British Values.

It was interesting to find out how he became the leader of Hyndburn Council and the different organizations that support our community.  We were able to ask lots of questions about his job and the different aspects of local government.  It was also exciting to learn that Mercer Park is due to be refurbished next year.

Summer Two

Chill FactorE

We had a brilliant day at Chill FactorE as part of a our leavers celebrations! Outside, it was one of the hottest days of the year so it was perfect to spend our time in a chilly -6! Wrapped up in our brand new Mount Pleasant Leavers Hoodies, we took to the slopes on skis, sledges and big rubber rings for a fun filly day! 

Here we are enjoying our ski taster session! It is a lot harder than it looks - and that is just getting kitted up! It didn't take us long to find out ski legs and soon, some of us even went to the top of the slope! 

This is us doing our best Spiderman impressions on the climbing wall! We were nervous at first however, lots of us managed to get to the top and ring the bell. 

For most of us, the best part of the day was when we were enjoying the snow park. We raced on sledges, spun in rubber rings and flew down the luge on mats. Even Mr Richardson took part in some sledging races - he won 3 out of 4! We definitely earned our hot chocolates after this! 

We had a fantastic sports day this year. We were extremely competitive - especially when it came to Welly Throwing!

In PE, we attempted some different balances - some of us were more successful than others but we all really enjoyed the lesson!

Earl Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5NH

01254 232046

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