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Kensuke’s Kingdom Canvas Pictures

Yr.6 painted canvases today using acrylic paints. They chose to either paint Stella, the border collie, who belonged to the main character, Michael or the orangutans from Kensuke’s Kingdom. As you can see we have some very talented artists in Yr.6 and the canvases look lovely displayed in our classroom.

Owls make Slime

Our science topic this term has been materials. Owls have been making slime using cornflour and water. It makes a liquid slime that appears to become solid when you put pressure on it. We had lots of fun exploring this strange liquid!

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Yr.6 have been studying the book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo.  As part of their work on the book they have made swimming jellyfish in a bottle and painted shells with ink just as Michael was taught to do by Kensuke. It was quite tricky but they produced some excellent artwork.  

Forces in Yr.6

This morning Yr.6 did three experiments involving forces. 1. They designed a vehicle using Knex.  They then tested these vehicles using different surfaces on the ramps.  They found that friction was reduced if the surfaces were smoother.  Each group then entered their vehicle into a competition to see whose could travel the furthest. 2.Yr.6 were Continue reading

Air Resistance

This morning Yr.6 looked at air resistance in parachutes.  They decided which variable to test and then tried out three variations.  Some groups tested the material the parachute was made from, some the size of the parachute and others the number of layers.  They then selected their most effective parachute and dropped this from the Continue reading

Water Investigations!

This morning Yr.1 received a letter asking them to help Otto the otter from the story ‘The Otter who wanted to Hold Hands.’   Otto was scared of water and therefore wasn’t prepared to let go of his parents’ hands  Otto’s mum and dad wrote Owls a letter asking them to help convince Otto that water Continue reading

Dissolving

Yr.6 have been looking at dissolving. They found that they can separate mixtures using filtering but they couldn’t separate solutions using filtering. This was because the particles have dissolved and are so small they fit through the tiny holes in the filter paper.   They found out that they could separate solutions by evaporating the Continue reading

Yr.6 Investigate Elasticity

This morning Yr.6 looked at the force of elasticity. They considered where this force is seen in real life. They then used simple resources to create working trampolines, bungee jumps and spring diving boards for a playmobil character. They then designed an experiment to look at how the extension of a rubber band changes as Continue reading

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