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.
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!
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.
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
Last week, Yr.6 separated solutions by using a candle to heat the solution. They were left with salt crystals in the foil tray and even managed to get condensation on the mirror!
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
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
Yr.6 had indoor fireworks to celebrate Diwali. They watched a video showing how Hindus celebrate Diwali. We then enjoyed looking at the different fireworks and some children were even able to use sparklers.
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
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