Wow! What a fantastic day we had at Gateshead College! After an adventerous walk in the rain to the college, we got started with our activities. We got involved in everything from performing arts, catering, digital technology and music! We particularly enjoyed getting to take home our cupcakes. Take at look here at how much fun we had!
As part of our Geography looking at the human and physical geography of Gateshead and Newcastle, and our DT focusing on constructing bridges, we visited the Discovery Museum to find out more about the main inventors from the North East and how they have influenced the geography of our local area. We loved learning about hydroelectric systems, which are used to allow the Swing Bridge over the Tyne to move for ships.
We visited Gateshead Library to recap how to use the library system to find books. We completed a task where we had to find a selection of books and record down the library codes. Also, we discussed our favourite genres of books and then changed our books ready to read back at school.
As part of our History studying the Vile Victorians, Year 6 visited Beamish to find out more about daily life during this time period. We discovered what it would be like to work in a rope factory under very strict and awful working conditions. Our highlight of the day was visiting the sweet shop where had a demonstration of how boiled sweets were made and bought our own traditional delights!
Year 6T loved having David, from the RNLI, in school to explain about how the RNLI charity helps to save thousands of lives! We loved watching real life footage of how the RNLI works to rescue people in danger across the UK coastlines. We also learnt about how we can keep ourselves safe whilst visiting different coastlines.
Year 6T loved working with the RSPB to identify different trees and mini beasts that are found in the school's environment. As you can see, we had lots of fun working together to find as many trees and mini beasts as we could. We discussed different ways that we can protect wildlife and the local environment. We also talked about how we can encourage different mini beasts to live in the school environment.