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!
In RE Yr. 6 have been thinking about the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This week we thought about parables and what lessons can be learnt from them. We looked at The parable of The Wise and Foolish builder where the foolish builder didn’t listen to God’s word and built his house on … Continue reading
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
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
Year 6 had a fantastic afternoon to consolidate our learning on Hinduism. They had a Hindi dance lesson and looked at specific moves to incorporate into a short routine (have a look at our videos!) We thought about how we could tell stories with our hands just like Bollywood dancers. The children really put their … 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
To start our world religion week, Year 6 became familiar with the story of Rama and Sita which is a key story in the Hindu faith. The children created comic strips of the story and then made masks to assist some role play activities. The children worked well as part of a group and were … Continue reading