When burning small, stamp sized objects in a candle flame Yr.6 found that burning was a chemical and irreversible reaction as you couldn’t get the starting materials back.
Yr.6 worked in pairs to heat several substances over a candle flame. They found that some substances changed their appearance e.g ice melted into water, this is a physical change. Some substances created something new for example if they burnt. This was a chemical change.
On Friday, Yr.6 were fortunate enough to be able to attend a ‘School of Noise’ workshop at the Brewery Tap. The workshop used a wide variety of analogue and digital equipment to enable the children to explore the science of sound. They started by using their own bodies to compose original experimental sound art. The finished product was … Continue reading
Last week Yr.6 tested marble chips, washing soda crystals and bicarbonate of soda to see how they reacted when water, lemon juice and vinegar were added to them. They found the acids reacted with the carbonates creating an irreversible reaction and lots of bubbles. They used this knowledge to make mini volcanoes in pairs and … Continue reading
Years six and four were lucky enough today to have an instructor from Canton Martial Arts. She worked with both classes regarding safety and strangers. Discussing the difference between safe strangers like police officers and non safe strangers that could be anyone you don’t really know. The children also learnt some moves and stances along … Continue reading
Yr.6 started their work on co-ordinates in all four quadrants by playing battle ships. It was very competitive.
Last week Yr.6 began their new topic about reversible and irreversible reactions. They tested lots of substances to see if they dissolved in or reacted with water. They found that if a substance created bubbles something new had been formed and you couldn’t get it back. They used this knowledge to fire rockets using alka … Continue reading
Today we learned about how many French people celebrate Epiphany and the New Year. We created a salt dough version of a Galette des Rois (King Cake) and some children from each class were chosen to find the fève (the clay bead). If they found it, they were crowned King or Queen of the class! … Continue reading
This term some children from Yr.6 have been enjoying trampolining club. The children learnt to do seat drops, swivel hips, front drops and back drops. They learnt how to combine these movements into routines and some even managed front somersaults. Well done everyone!
Recently we celebrated the work the children had put in on their independent learning topic of Christmas. Winners from each class were invited to show their work to the rest of the school.