Quit Squad came to talk to us about the dangers of smoking. We found out that there are around 600 chemicals in a cigarette, but when you burn it, that becomes 4000 chemicals! We also got to see what a bowl of tar looks like and learned that this substance would coat our lungs.
Chorley Police came to speak to Year 5 about road safety. We discussed some of the signs that we see straight outside our school and what they mean. Lots of us had seen the signs, but found it more challenging to explain what they were telling us. We also had the opportunity to try out some of their uniform, which was good fun. Finally, we worked with a group to design a road safety poster, which may possibly, in the future, be turned into a giant sign for outside our school.
On Thursday 22nd November, Beech class had a session with Freddie Fit. He told us all about ways in which we could keep healthy as well as leading us in fun and energetic exercises.
P.C Joanne came from Chorley Police to talk to Year 5 all about ‘Stranger Danger’. She discussed with us all about keeping safe when we are out with our peers, and also how we can keep safe online.
What a superb day we had on Wednesday as we welcomed two incredible men into school who came to talk to us about their lives and how they do not let their disabilities stop them or hold them back from doing anything. Just because they were in a wheelchair it did not stop them from overcoming challenges. From climbing Kilimanjaro to skydiving, they have done it all! Following on from their inspirational assembly, every child then had the chance to learn how to play wheelchair basketball; it was brilliant! What a fun sport and something we all remember for a long time to come!
Mr Souter came to work with Beech class on the topic of Debt and Money skills for life. We explored the differences between wants and needs and how we should always budget for our needs first, before we think about our wants.
We worked on budgeting and realised how challenging it can be to make money stretch for all the things we need and want. We discussed what debt means and what can happen when we get into debt. It was a very interesting session with lots of sensible ideas and thoughts raised.
Our newly elected school council representatives for Beech class.........Jocelyn and Connor. Well done!
We have been exercising our democratic rights by voting in our school council elections. We all had the opportunity to write our own manifestos, campaign and finally vote for who should be our elected school councillors. We have had the opportunity for our voices to be heard and our views to be taken into consideration as to who we would like to represent our class. We discussed why it is important in our society to have a democracy, where everyone has an equal vote. We know that in some countries, this is not the case.
After working in small groups to decide on what makes for a happy classroom, we thought about rules we should have in our classroom to promote an effective working environment.