On the 7th of February on Friday, PPA (Pendle Primary Academy) participated in many activities ,which involved being brave and facing their fears. On Friday, PPA also had a climbing wall but unfortunately year 6 didn't got to climb it (since they are to big) and reception didn't get to ( because they were to small). Only the younger children in our school could like year 1, 2, 3,4 and year 5. The activities PPA did were hold creepy crawlies (spiders, snakes, giant snails, lizards and geckos and last but not least a hedgehog who is related to an elephant!!). We also learnt how to save people if they were chocking and burning. There was also a free cafe that went very very well and because of that we will be having a free cafe every Tuesday but next term it may not be free since we think of raising money for charity.
On the 29th of January 2020, children from Pendle Primary Academy that enjoy singing and dancing will be going to Young Voices in Manchester Arena. The ride to Manchester Arena was calm but boring some people even went to sleep in the coach! When we go we will practice all of the songs so that we know them of by heart. We will practice for 3 hours but then at half past 5 our parents will come to watch and enjoy the songs that we are going to sing for them. We leave school at 12:00 and the ride takes 30-40 minutes. When we arrive we will eat some fruit so that we don’t get too hungry and we don’t fall asleep whilst singing the amazing songs that we have learnt. The school will provide a packed tea, however, we have to bring some snacks and drinks. The children that are going to go to Young Voices will have to wear a white t-shirt. Another amazing thing is that we get lights that we shine to make each and every child there stand out. All of the children that are going will have an amazing time at Young Voices.
On the 6th of January 2020, children have come back to school and the Christmas holidays have passed. It is also a new year and were are now in 2020 not 2019. On the 20th December 2019, school finished at 12:30 for the Christmas holidays. During the holidays some of the children have gone to some exciting places and for their homework they had to complete the sheet they were given. The looked like a grid and you had to tick it everyday to show you completed it. On the 20th December 2019, school finished at 12:30.
Wednesday 27th November, was Lancashire day and the ambassadors went to Northlight, which is next to the Leisure box. However, all the children celebrated it on Friday 29th November. There were lots of activities like speaking the old Lancashire language. There were also art activities and a bit of learning with a food stall in the hall. It was not a day with no uniform however it was still amazing and exciting. There was also outfits we could wear and dress up and play with our friends. Not forgetting the yummy food in the hall was food stalls there was Parkin and some drink ( Vimto and an other Lancashire drink) also some biscuits also there were some cheese and crackers. We had a lot of fun on Lancashire day having fun with our friends and eating yummy foods also playing some games and coloring which was very fun. We would like to give a big thank you to Mrs Woods and every other staff members who helped the children learn new things they never knew about on Lancashire day.
Year 5 have recently visited Tatton Park. On the 12 of November, 5KJ went to Tatton Park. 5AD went on the 13 of November. The reason they went was because year 5 are learning about the Victorian era and Tatton Park is a Victorian mansion. The year 5 learnt how to make scones they also learnt how to make a fire from wood, newspaper and coal. They were split into groups. They got to look at the garden from the room that they made the fire in. In the cellar was a wine section. In the cellar, there was meat covered in salt and wrapped with hessian. There was a coal room next to a track. The boys had to put their hands behind them and the girls had to put it in front of them. Upstairs, their were old pictures of kings and queen. Also they made beds.
On the 7th of November, year 3 went to Skipton castle and they have learnt some new things about it. They got a free tour guide The children learned that the best prisoners get the best food. It is approximately 900 years old. They went into the tower. There were square shaped toilets no showers. The prisoners fell 40 feet above ground if they annoyed the soldiers. The first activity was to remember the name of the towers. They also got to sit on the cannons ,that were rusty. There were several dirty wood and only 1 table didn't break or get as dirty as the other tables. There were some arrow loops. The only people who were allowed to enter the castle was if they had to do jobs in the olden times. The year 3 children, who went to Skipton castle, also done more activities and finally they came back to school therefore they could go home at normal time.
On the 5th November, it was bonfire night and the lots and lots of fireworks. At Townly Park, there were lots of fireworks and also a funfair and it is also on at that same place on Saturday 9 November. We celebrate bonfire night because once a man called Faulks and his helpers tried to bomb the house of parliament. He didn't like what the king and the mp thought therefore he tried to bomb it on the day the king was visiting the mp. However the king found out and some people who worked for the king stopped the bombing and the man Faulks and his helpers died. This is the reason we celebrate bonfire night because the king did not die. This story tells us that do not try to kill someone if you don,t agree with them.
Year 6 are doing a performance based on WW1 and WW2. Instead of songs they are doing poems about the wars. It is their last performance therefore it should be fantastic. It is not that long. Year 6 have done it about the 2 world wars because it is close to armistice day and they will perform it on that day.
It was an amazing experience the children enjoyed when they were at Waddow Hall. All the children enjoyed the activities and the food. The marshmallows were extremely nice and we also roasted starburst over a campfire after we sang songs and danced. There was story time and hot chocolate before bed. Everyone had a smile on their face and were impeccable. Mujtabaa stated, "This is the best trip iv'e ever been to." Hamza Aleem exclaimed,"I loved it." Farhan stated," It was absolutely fantastic!" It was amazing I hope all the other children in the lower years will enjoy it too.
Waddow Hall is one of the best trips you can go to in PPA (Pendle Primary Academy). There is a bunch of fun, exiting activities such as zip wire, exploring inside of caves, camp fire, chocolate pudding (very yummy) and lots more cool stuff to do. However only year 6 can go because it is for 1 night and 2 days (this year it is 2 nights and 3 days). It is in Clitheroe which is about a half an hour drive in the bus. Also a staff member used to work there for approximately 6 years. It is such an amazing place to go visit and sleep. Surly, every child who has been there has enjoyed the experience.
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