ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020
Year Six Educational Visit to Reddish Vale High School: Tuesday 10th December 2019.
On Tuesday 10th December, year six visited the Food Technology department at Reddish Vale High School as part of their learning about Healthy Bodies. We started off by being shown around the department with regards to a wide range of food preparation/cooking equipment. Everyone soon realised that this environment was much different from our normal learning classroom at Whitehill! Mr Ellis then spoke to us about the importance of good food hygiene and explained that there are a number of carer opportunities within the catering/food sector.
It was then time to make ourselves a healthy snack from the vast range of foods that were provided by Mr Ogden and Mr Higson-Guy. Everyone was encouraged to try some different types of food and there were some interesting faces being pulled! A big thank you to Miss Puri and Miss Hall who came with us and helped prepare all the food.
Holly, “I really enjoyed the afternoon and I will be asking for kiwi fruit to be added to our shopping list!”
Jessica, “I now know that I like green peppers!”
Jodrell Bank - Earth and Space
On Tuesday 5th November 2019 and Tuesday 12th November 2019, a group of Year 5 children went to Jodrell Bank as part of their Earth and Space topic in Science. They saw the world famous Lovell telescope, explored interactive galleries, spoke to expert staff and experienced two interactive workshops.
One of the workshops was held in an inflatable planetarium, where they explored the current night sky; viewed the seasonal constellations as imagined by the Ancient Greeks; and explored the visible planets.
The second was a hands-on and engaging workshop, where they completed a series of experiments which explored a variety of science concepts linked to the Solar System. Year 5 worked in groups, developing their investigative and team-working skills. The experiments included: exploring the strength of gravity on different planets, investigating the brightness of sunlight throughout the Solar System, testing the pH of sand like a Mars rover, and performing a series of tests to identify a real meteorite!
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
The Great Science Share 2019
On Tuesday 18th June 2019, 8 member of Year 5, Mr.Mansbridge and Mrs. Dyer took part in the Great Science Share hosted by the University of Manchester at Whitworth Art Gallery. At the Great Science Share, each school in attendance were required to bring an investigation they could show to other children. Over 500 children took part in the event. The group of Year 5 children were split into 2 groups of 4, one group conducted the investigation for other children and the other group went to look at and try all the other investigation designed by other schools. Then we swapped over so each group has a chance to conduct the experiment and see all the other schools investigations. Our investigation was to see how long an egg spent submerged in vinegar changed its bounciness. Some of the investigations included created a cushion around an egg and dropping it from different heights, does colour affect taste? Which liquids are acidic? How much iron is in our cereal? Which liquids work best for making a Lava Lamp, and so much more. At the end we received an award and joined in with the celebration song and dance to complete the afternoon.
Mancheser Road Park
On Thursday 23rd May Year 1 walked to our local park. In Science the children had been learning about lots of different plants and trees. Whilst at the park the children had several tasks to complete! They had to identify as many trees and plants as they could using the clues they had been given. They used many of the plants and leaves to create their own colours and rubbings! We enjoyed snack under the shade of a tree before conducting a nature hunt and of course ended the trip with a play in the play area!
Tatton Park - Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
On Tuesday 21st May and Wednesday 22nd May 2019, Year 5 were lucky enough to explore the turbulent world of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings in 10th Century AD in a hands-on workshop at Tatton Park. They arrived at the settlement just after a Viking raid had taken place and saw the effects it had on the Anglo Saxon community.
The Tatton Park historical characters helped Year 5 examine what life was like for these two groups of people; considering home life, religion, work, battle, trade, food, language and geography. They took part in: shelter building, outdoor fires, thumb pot making, deer walk and weapons activities.
"Best day ever," was heard from many.
Year Three - Stockport Air Raid Shelters
On Friday 17th May, Y3 visited the Air Raid Shelters in Stockport. The children were taken back in time to Wartime Britain in 1941, where they arrived as evacuees in Stockport to be safe for the duration of WWII.
During the morning the children learnt how to be good evacuees. This included the children learning about the Air Raid precautions and took part in their very own gas mask drill.
During the afternoon the children then went underground into the Air Raid Shelters. Whilst underground they were given lots of information about ‘Life on the Home Front’ including what it was like when there was a Blackout.
The children had a fantastic day and the adults were extremely impressed with all their knowledge and understanding of World War II which they had remembered from their History lessons.
Year Two - Walk around our Local Area
On Tuesday 30th April, as part of our Geography and Science learning about map making and the local area and Mini-beasts and Micro-habitats, we walked to Manchester Road Park. Once we arrived we worked in our pairs using magnifying glasses and plastic examining dishes to find different Mini-Beasts and Micro-Habitats. We then drew maps of the park before enjoying some time on the activity park.
Year Six-Reddish Vale High School Food Technology
On Tuesday 26th March, as part of their learning about Healthy Bodies, Year 6 took part in a practical session in the food technology department at RVHS. The children started off by discussing the importance of food hygiene and then worked through a short booklet re-capping learning about different food groups and a balanced diet. In know time at all, they were selecting different foods to taste. Some of the facial expressions were superb! After the tasting session, they made their own lunch. A big thank you to Mrs Jagger, for helping out with the food preparation.
Year Three Sandwich Snacks - Reddish Vale
On Tuesday 12th March, Y3 visited Reddish Vales Design and Technology department to create a healthy sandwich snack. The children explored the different food groups and learnt how to translate these into healthy, balanced sandwiches. The children got their taste-buds tingling as they tasted a variety of sandwich fillings and types of breads and then were challenged to design, make, eat and evaluate their own healthy sandwich snacks.
Reddish Vale - Food Technology
On Tuesday 5th February 2019, Year 5 had the opportunity to take part in a food technology practical session at Reddish Vale, where they made scones. They measured out their ingredients and mixed them together using their fingertips. Then then had an option of making sweet or savoury scones. For the sweet scones they added sugar, cherries, mixed fruit and raisins. For the savoury scones they added cheese. At the end, they were then responsible to tidy up, which, for some of them, was quite a challenge. They had a fantastic experience and really enjoyed eating up all of their lovely tasting scones.
On Tuesday 20th November, 12 children from years 5 and 6 went to Alexandra Park Primary School to participate in a range of maths activities. They worked with children from other local primary schools and developed their reasoning and problem solving skills. A big thank you to Mrs Turner, who gave her time to support the children.
Year 5 Trip To Jodrell Bank
On Tuesday 6th November and Friday 9th November, Year 5's went to Jodrell Bank as part of their Earth and Space topic. They were able to see the world famous Lovell telescope in action, explore the surrounding interactive galleries and speak to the expert staff. They also explored the current night sky; viewed the seasonal constellations as imagined by the Ancient Greeks; and explored the visible planets. They were also lucky enough to complete a series of experiments which explored a variety of science concepts, each linked to the Solar System. They developed their investigation skills by: exploring the strength of gravity on different planets; investigating the brightness of sunlight throughout the Solar System; discovering how craters are formed; and performing a series of tests to identify a real meteorite!
Y3 Visit to Stockport Library
On Tuesday 2nd October, Y3 had a lovely morning at Stockport Library. They learnt the difference between fiction and non fiction books, they learnt how to find fiction and non fiction books in a library and listened to fiction and non fiction books about Volcanoes. The children are now extremely excited about the different types of books they discovered at the library and it would be lovely if they could now become a member of their local library to enhance their buzz for reading and discovering new books.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
On Tuesday 24th April and Thursday 3rd May, Year 5 visited Tatton Park to experience life in the Anglo-Saxon times. The class had great fun learning lots of new information and skills.
On Wednesday 25th April, Year 3 went on an educational visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelters and Museum. We had a fantastic day learning about how children lived through World War Two. A big thank you to Mrs Jagger, Mrs Kelly and Miss Hall for supporting the children.
On the 27th March 2018, our Years 1 and 2 children visited Knowsley Safari Park to learn about different animals.
On Wednesday 21st March 2018, Year 5 became Scientists for the afternoon as they studied forensics at Reddish Vale High School. The class used their skills to solve the crime of the missing cake!
On Wednesday 21st March 2018, our Early Years visited Reddish Vale Farm as part of their topic in class. The children had so much fun feeding the animals and meeting some of the new lambs.
On Monday 19th March 2018, year 3 visited Reddish Vale High School as part of our DT learning. We learnt about different food groups, sampled a variety of foods and made sandwiches to eat for our lunch. A big thank you to Miss Hall, Mrs Kelly and Mrs Jagger for supporting the children.
On Wednesday 28th February, Year 5 braved the weather to explore the stars at Jodrell Bank.
On Tuesday 7th March 2018, Year 6 discovered all that Stockport Central Library has to offer. They learnt about the different types of books and how they are classified. The children even got to eat some bugs... which was an unexpected experience!
On Thursday 7th December 2017, year 3 visited Stockport Central Library. We had a fantastic time learning about how a library is set out and how to borrow and return books. Mrs Bartlett read us a story and challenged us to find books by a given author and about a certain theme. A big thank you to Miss Balance and Miss Hall who came and supported the children.
05/12/2017: Year 4 impressed the staff at Manchester Museum with their amazing knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians. The children had a great day exploring the museum and learning lots of new facts. What a great way to end a topic!