On Friday, Year 6 explored Whitehall through the eyes of a mathematician, using maths activities to investigate the area in depth. As a part of our London topic, we also found the time to walk through St James’ Park to Buckingham Palace.
We started our new topic ‘Gosh and Wow’ with a visit from Obby a Circus performer. We had a fantastic day watching him and learning how to do tricks ourselves.
Flower stick balancing Spinning Plates Scarf juggling
Obby was very funny and made us laugh.Obby spining the diablo
We loved being an audience.
On Friday, Year 6 went to the Royal Opera House to see Puccini’s Tosca. Here’s what Ben, Keisha and Daniel in 6C had to say about it:
When we got there we were amazed by how beautiful the Royal Opera House was and how comfy the seats were!
We thought it was brilliant how they projected their voices and how their singing had so many dynamics whilst always being loud.
Because they sang with so much expression and the music was so dramatic, we could follow the story even if it wasn’t in English.
We got to see the set being changed in the interval. We were very impressed by how slick and fast they were and how well the team communicated. We were also impressed by how fast the set changed. We felt very lucky to have experienced seeing the show and the set change before anyone else.
This is the quiet room where we learned the rules of the farm.
This is us feeding the goats, they were really strong!
We also milked the goats.
They were very friendly!
After the tiring, long coach ride we finally managed to get to the farm and had a snack. Then Dan (who is the manager of the farm) told us some basic rules which we learned quickly, we did not always follow them though. The adults sorted our rooms and our groups of who will sleep and do activities with who. Once we sorted ourselves out we had our dinner (jacket potatoes with beans and cheese), after that group 1 (which was our group) went to milk and feed the goats, this is what it was like.
Our instructor Les helped us to milk goats, he showed us how you strangle the top of the teat and then squeeze the other part which then squirts out the milk. You can’t actually drink it fresh /unpasteurised because you can get terribly ill, this is the most deadly thing to drink in the world when it is fresh. A male goat is a Billy Goat, a female goat is called a Nanny Goat, and a baby is called a Kid.
DID YOU KNOW?
A male goat (Billy Goat) attracts female goats by putting its head between its legs and peeing on its head . This works like aftershave. The smell is HORRENDOUS!
Bloggers: Willoughby and Eve