Spectacular Sport's Day
Sport's Day was a fabulous event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you Miss Booker for organising so many fun activities. We loved the picnic lunch too.
We all had an incredible holiday at Lakeside YMCA. The children built up resilience and team work as the participated in the adventurous activities. Each child challenged themselves to face fears and achieve great things. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children and I would like to thank all of the parents for the ongoing support.
We had a fabulous morning getting down to the samba beat! Y6 loved our musical drumming experience.
Coin Day Fun.
Ballam were delighted to win anon-uniform day after successfully collecting the most coins in our inter-house competition. Thank you to everyone for supporting us.
Coin Day 2019
Another string to our bows!
Y6 were right on target during an exciting PE lesson when they had the opportunity to practise archery. The children were very competitive and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
A wise treat for our Conservation Area.
Thank you so much to Mrs Joyner for her lovely gift of a carved owl for our Conservation Area. The children were fascinated to watch it being carved.
Conservation area 6
We did it!
We are extremely proud of the way our fantastic Y6 class have handled themselves during SATs Week. All of the children enjoyed our morning yoga and pre-SAT breakfasts. We also had a wonderful celebration to congratulate ourselves on a job well done.
Confirmation at St Cuthbert's.
We were extremely proud of our Year 5 and 6 pupils who decided to become confirmed at St Cuthbert's Church on Sunday 5th May 2019.
The church was packed with a supportive congregation witnessing the children's next step in their faith. It was a beautiful service which Bishop Jill, Methodist Minister Terry, Reverend Nic and Reverend Adam made really personal and special. We all felt very blessed.
Congratulations to all of the candidates.
Confirmation at St Cuthbert's.
Year 6 have been studying Vikings as part of our history topic. They produced some amazing projects and wonderful models in addition to presenting their work to the whole class. Well done Y6! You are viking experts!
Y6 Viking Projects
Scientific Super Sleuths
For Science Week we found ourselves investigating a crime which had been committed in Y6. 'No-Nose' (our netball mascot) had been kidnapped and we had to use chromatography to analyse the ink from the ransom note. Thankfully, we uncovered the culprit and 'No-Nose' was returned to class safely.
National Science Week Y6
Taking deep breaths in Y6!
Y6 have been participating in yoga sessions as part of our PE curriculum. We have been learning how mindfulness, breathing techniques and stretches can help calm our minds and focus our thinking.
The Bog-Eyed Jog.
We had great fun with our Buddies in our annual Bog-Eyed Jog, raising money to support school and buy lots of exciting resources.
Well done everyone!
Bog eyed Jog Y6
International Women's Day.
We were extremely privileged, to be invited to take a group of children to an AKS Young Soroptimist Society conference. The conference was created in order to celebrate International Women's day. The TV presenter, Rosie Dummer was inspirational as she talked to all of the girls and boys about aiming high and working hard to achieve our goals.
The children also watched a drama production about equality for boys and girls which was written and performed by Year 10 AKS students.
International Women's Day 1
Sharing our love of reading
We loved sharing some quality time, reading with our buddies.
World Book Day Buddies
World Book Day
What a fabulous celebration of books and reading we have had today! Y6 amazed us with all of the effort they went to. Thank you to everyone for all your effort and enthusiasm.
Y6 Book Day
Pushing the boat out.
Some of our talented Y6 students have had their beautiful creations displayed in The Fylde Gallery as part of a local young person's art competition. The competition based on 'The Sea' has culminated in an exhibition of artwork from young people aged 4-16 years. The exhibition is open from Saturday 27th October 2018 until Thursday 29th November 2018.
Fylde Art Gallery Exhibition
Shared reading with our Buddies.
Year 6 were delighted to meet up with their Buddies today. We had a shared reading session in which the younger children read to us. Year 6 presented their buddies with beautiful books which they made themselves.
Y6 Buddy Time
All the world’s a stage.
Thank you Mrs Cleasby, for another amazing Shakespeare workshop. We all had a fabulous time.
Shakespeare workshop Y6
Blue Moose Dance Company.
Year Six really enjoyed an extra dance session with visiting ‘Blue Moose’ which combined both drama and dance.
Blue Moose Y6
Survival of the fittest!
Year Six have been studying theories of evolution. As part of our research, we performed an experiment to see which ‘beaks’ would be the most effective and if some food sources were depleted, which finches would survive.
Happy 40th Birthday to us!
We were all very excited to share in the celebrations at Lytham C of E Primary as school has been on it's current site for 40 years.
40 Years Y6
We spent the day learning about the previous 4 decades, creating beautiful artwork and contemplating what the next 40 years may bring. Our wonderful award winning conservation area was officially opened by Ted Charnley, creator of the original garden and was blessed by Reverend Nic. We then congregated to sing Happy Birthday and to share in our delicious and incredibly huge cake.
Year Six were amazing in their performance of 'Dream On', a modern twist on Midsummer night's dream. We were extremely proud of the professional way they worked together and of their many talents.
Cucumber sandwich anyone?
As part of our whole school celebration week of 'All things British', we had a wonderful 'Royal Wedding' picnic on the school field. The sun shone down whilst we sang the National Anthem and tucked into our picnic lunches. It was a lovely end to an exciting week.
Royal Wedding Picnic
When shall Y6 meet again?
Y6 were extremely lucky to participate in a Shakespeare workshop run by Mrs Cleasby from The Grand Theatre, Blackpool. The children (and a few brave family members) immersed themselves in the drama of MacBeth, creating a fabulous performance.
Macbeth Workshop Y6
After SATs Celebrations.
Although SATs are just part of our school year, we wanted to celebrate how brilliant all of our Year Six team are. They all have so many talents and are such lovely children. Thank you Year Six for coming to school with positive pants on this week and for working your hardest. We are all so very proud of you and you should be thoroughly proud of yourselves.
Coin Day Fun
Thank you Y6 for organising school's Coin Day in order to raise money on behalf of the PTFA. The buckets filled up quickly and we are eager to find out which house will have raised the most money. The winners will be able to come in none uniform on Friday 11th May.
Good Luck everyone!
Banishing SATs Blues!
Thank you so very much to 'The Petite Acting Academy' who came to work with Y6 today. The ladies helped address any worries Y6 were having which related to their upcoming tests. We had a fabulous time and after a very successful week of 'mock SATs' are now definitely feeling especially positive! Bring it on!
Petite Acting Academy
Despite the weather, we had a fantastic time whilst also raising money for the PTFA in our bog-eyed jog. As we sported our pjs in the drizzle, we brightened up the day and impressed everyone by the number of laps we attempted.
Bog-eyed jog Y6/R
Congratulations to our amazing A-Team and Sam for their fabulous victory in the league tournament yesterday at AKS. We are all really proud of your talent, teamwork and determination.
Yoga sesssions in Y6
In Y6 we have been learning how to use yoga to help us to relax, de-stress and control our breathing. It is a fantastic tool which will help us to prepare mentally for our forthcoming SATs and the transition to high school.
Writing Inspiration in KS2
All of KS2 children, staff and parents were absolutely thrilled and entertained by author Dan Worsley, in a terrific assembly to end our 'Book Week' celebrations. Not only has he inspired great writing, but the children were delighted to buy personalised signed copies of his book.
Dan Worsley Assembly
World Book Day Celebrations
What an amazing day of book-themed activities we have had! All of the children looked amazing dressed as their favourite book characters. Y6 shared personalised stories which they wrote for their delighted buddies. The Reception children enjoyed telling Y6 about their favourite books.
World Book Day Y6
We had a visit from Gerard Burke and his team of fireman this week. They came to talk to us about road safety, in preparation for our transition to high school.
Road Safety Y6
Writing Inspiration from author Dan Worsley.
Dan worked alongside Y6 with the focus on characterisation in writing. This was all the inspiration our budding Y6 authors needed for a great lead up to 'Book Week'. Dan is coming back next Friday and present an assembly in order to round off our celebratory week of all that we love about reading. We are really looking forward to showing Dan how creative we can be.
Dan Worsley Y6
A Visit from BSYW
Helen from BSYW joined us today for a lively walk through the Old Testament. In the first of our 5 week RE sessions, we learned all about the sequence of events through the first of the Bible's 66 books.
Tales of Determination with our Buddies
As we have been considering our Christian value of Determination this half term, we created beautiful modern-day parables for our Buddies. Our buddies were delighted and really appreciated all of our hard work. We also intend to write a personalised story for them during 'Book Week', and interviewed them to find out what they would like us to include. Watch this space!
Tales of determination with our Buddies
Our fabulous Prefects.
We are very proud to announce that we have appointed 4 prefects in Y6. Amelie Wilson, Adam Tosh, Emily Lawrence and Darcy Brook Ellis are all wonderful role-models and we're sure they will be a very supportive team.
We have been learning new skills as Steve from Rossall has shown us what is involved in the Modern Pentathlon.
Darcy Brook Ellis won the Lancashire School Games competition for the whole of Lancashire with his beautiful flag design. The prize was an amazing team-building day at Hothersall Lodge where we kayaked, whizzed down the zip-wire and had a wonderful adventure through a muddy gorge! The class had a fabulous day despite the January temperatures and returned to school wet, muddy and very sleepy!
Hothersall Lodge 2
Y6 and their buddies had a wonderful time dancing around the world in order to raise money for the NSPCC. We all had so much fun in the process!
Football Dream Team!
Our A-Team of Y6 and Y5 boys represented Fleetwood Town in winning the tournament against 32 schools this week. Led by team Captain Daniel Brimble and Coach Sam, both football skills and behaviour were exemplary. We are all extremely proud of you.
This half term Y6 are working with Rob from Fleetwood Town, to help us develop resilience, teamwork and positivity through P.E. We had fun thinking about our personality traits and how this affects our behaviour in and out of the classroom.
We have had a such lovely morning playing with our Buddies!
Christmas Time with our Buddies
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time!
A fabulous time was had by all when Y6 and Y5 shared a Christmas party this week! Snowman building was a definite favourite!
Dragon's Den Science Challenge.
Y6 were given a group challenge to design and create a working electrical decoration. It could be appropriate for Christmas or Divali celebrations and should light up. It needed to incorporate insulators and conductors, buzzers, bulbs and at least one motor. The designs were impressive - the mess was spectacular!
The children presented their designs to the class including technical, design and marketing information. We were very impressed with their ingenuity.
Winners to be announced on Friday in our achievement assembly.
Dragon's Den Science Challenge.
Turkey and lots of Ho! Ho! Ho!
Thank you Lorraine and all of the kitchen staff for providing us with a delicious Christmas dinner! Much fun was had by all!
Walk like an Egyptian!
Year 6 have been extremely lucky to have a second visit from Egyptologist, Claire Ollett. This time we learnt more about daily life in Egyptian times. Pharoah Sam was a fabulous leader!
School Council Elections.
Well done to Y6 House Captains for staging a sucessful Elections Day. You were very professional undertaking this responsibility. Congratulations to all of our new school councillors!
School Council Elections.
Law and order in Y6.
The local magistrates came to visit us this week. We were all on our best behaviour!
It was really interesting to learn about the court process and about the responsibilites of the magistrates.
In the name of the law!
Y6 have been extremely lucky this half term, to be involved in the AKS Science afternoon. We all had great fun using bunsen burners and looking at onion cells through a micoscope.