Wycliffe STEM Day
We had a fantastic day at Wycliffe, completing lots of activities related to science, technology, engineering and maths.
The first lecture was delivered by Ben Sparks (http://www.bensparks.co.uk/), who has a Masters in Mathematics from Oxford University. We loved his mix of maths and magic and we were wide-mouthed with his tricks!
The second lecture was delivered by Marty Jopson, (http://blog.martyjopson.co.uk/) who has starred in many TV programs including the One Show. He taught us all about electricity and we got to see lots of great gadgets.
We then went off in groups to complete different workshops, including: psychology, physics, music technology, DT, Dyson, Rolls Royce and many more…….
You can feel the excitement in the air as Year 6 wait in the chapel for their first talk of the day called “Magical Maths”.
We’ve even been given our own notepad so we think our brains are going to be put to the test!
Wow, what great day Year 6 have had at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
We loved listening to the inspirational Frank Cottrell-Boyce talk all about his books- including our class novel, ‘Framed’- as well as his funny anecdotes which included him getting on a plane to Chicago rather than Oslo by mistake! He was so fascinating to listen to and really inspired us to read and write.
We also had a great time listening to a story teller; it was so much fun as he took all of our (very random) ideas and turned them into an exciting, engaging story. We could’ve sat there listening for hours!
Also, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Enid Blyton, we completed a trail answering lots of different questions and finding out more about the famous author.
A trip to the Literature Festival wouldn’t be complete without a stop off at Hatherley Park on the way home.
Thank you so much to lovely parent helpers who joined us on the trip- we really appreciate your help and hope you had fun, too!
Cheltenham Literature Festival – Monday 9th October 2017
We are really looking forward to our visit to the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Monday. You have probably noticed that it is on the same day as the school photos. We are planning on being photographed before we leave so we ask that your child (and any siblings) go straight to the main hall from 8.30am on Monday morning so that we have plenty of time to get their individual, and sibling, photos taken.
We’re really looking forward to hearing from the author of ‘Framed’- Frank Cottrell-Boyce. We are really enjoying studying his text in guided reading and are intrigued to find out more about his role in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics!
Reminders for the trip:
- We will leave school between 09:30am and 10am and walk to the festival.
- We will return to school by 3:15pm.
- Pupils must wear school uniform.
- We advise that trainers are worn, along with a waterproof coat in case of inclement weather. The children will require a packed lunch and a drink (not fizzy or glass bottles).
- Should your child need an inhaler, please ensure it is named and they have it with them.
Welcome to Year 6.
This term’s theme is inspired by “The Accidental Prime Minister” by Tom McLaughlin.
We will be finding out about everything linked to British Parliament and even holding our own debates and election.
Studying British Prime Ministers will lead us to find out about leaders and people who inspire us- in particular, Lord Alan Sugar whose determination and resilience resulted in him becoming a successful business man and earning a seat in The House of Lords. We will be hoping to follow on from his success as we plan our own business enterprise to raise funds for our London residential.
We’re really looking forward to our trip to the Cheltenham Literature Festival where we will be meeting Frank Cottrell Boyce: author of our Guided Reading text, “Framed”.