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The second half of the Autumn Term is upon us. Please have a look at our newsletter detailing some of the learning that will take place over the next 7 weeks.
Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 had a serious but fun-filled afternoon learning CPR. A Community First Responder (and parent) alongside a member of the Ambulance Service delivered the training; talking the children through Dr. ABC (what to do when met with someone who has collapsed). A huge thank you for providing us with such a useful skill. We loved it!
Kingfishers have been studying evolution and how things have adapted to suit their purpose. Today we were lucky enough to be joined by Mrs Astley, a parent who teaches at Askham Bryan college, to talk to us about how sheep eyes have evolved. We had the opportunity of dissecting an eye and identifying its different parts. The children were fascinated by what they found and are keen to investigate further.
Our investigation this afternoon involved using a variety of instruments to act as beaks and to see how much seed we could 'eat' in one minute. Children had to use their knowledge of evolution to consider which objects would make the most effective beaks and how this might be affected by the food consumed by different species of bird.
The Year 5 and Year 6 choir children had a special treat on Friday when they were invited to sing at a wedding in Riccall. They sounded angelic - not many dry eyes in the church after their performance. The organ master thought that the harmonies were a backing track and couldn't believe it was our small group of singers. Obviously we already know how fabulous they are. Well Done, everyone!
A huge thank you to Geraldine and Jill from the NSPCC who returned to Kingfishers today to do a workshop on the Speak Out, Stay Safe campaign. Despite already being well-informed, the children learned a great deal about how to protect themselves and others from abuse. Expect lots of resources in book bags this evening.