Mr Henry and The Canal Society
Mr Henry, one of the school Governors, came in to school today to tell us about the canal. He is a member of the Canal Society which does regular litter picks along the canal and helps keep the canal clean. They recently discovered a Barge up Ynstawe way. They think it might of been used to carry coal up the river Tawe.
Mr Henry taught us about the history of the canal and how people used it in the olden days. We used skateboards as barges and benches as the canal banks. We found out what it was like to be the men and horses that pulled the barges and we also found out what it was like to steer it. We learnt about locks and ways of getting lower and higher in the water. We had a lot of fun.
Some links to fraction games that you may find useful.
The Planet Venus.
Venus is the second planet from the sun and nearest to the Earth. It is named after The Roman Goddess of love and beauty, but it's extremely hot and deadly atmosphere makes it impossible for human astronauts to explore it's surface. Venus has been mistaken for a U.F.O because it's so bright. Venus is slightly smaller than the Earth and people often call it the Earth's twin. Earth and Venus both have an atmosphere that contains clouds. The atmosphere on Venus is unbreathable as it made up of poisonous carbon dioxide gas.
By Natalie and Isobel
Year 6 class in Clydach Primary School. There are 18 girls and 13 boys.