Science - Air Resistance
We were challenged to design and produce a parachute that would support the safe landing of a raw egg! We've been learning about air resistance and gravity. During our investigations, we considered how different variables for the parachutes would affect the landing of our eggs.
End of SATS water fight!!
Class 6 have worked really, really hard over the last couple of months in preparation for their SATS. As a big well done to them, we held our annual end of SATS water fight on the school field. The kids took great pleasure in soaking the staff too!!
Titanic Science Experiment
We have been studying forces, considering the name of the force that helped Titanic to stay afloat; up-thrust. We looked at factors such as surface area, balance and boat shape. Using paper, we built our own boats as part of a class 6 competition as to which boat could hold the most weight when afloat.
The "Floating Crumpet" was our winning boat, holding a titanic 300g and 77 marbles!
Cadbury World School Trip
Year 6 visited Cadbury World to learn more about the origins of chocolate production and the importance of Fairtrade ingredients.
Trashion Show 2019
Instead of throwing away used or unwanted packaging, we up-cycled it to make exciting and alternative handbags. We turned into models for the morning to showcase the creations to our parents!
World Book Day and Trashion Show
Last Thursday was an extra special dressing up day for Class 6.
We came to school dressed as our favourite book character for World Book Day.
In the afternoon, we worked on our costumes for our upcoming Trashion Show! A big thank you to parents for helping with the supplies of trash!!
In Science this term, we have been finding out all about river systems and waterfalls.
We have learnt how rivers and waterfalls are formed, and how they change and evolve as they make their way to the seas.
We used atlases to find river systems, and presented our work and findings back to the class!
People of God
We thought what it would have been like to be a slave in Egypt, when Pharaoh was King.
Moses challenged Pharaoh to free the slaves.
We thought about what Moses said to Pharaoh, and the reasons behind Pharaoh refusing to grant Moses his wish.
Because Pharaoh refused to free the slaves, God ordered 10 plagues against Pharaoh and his people.
We considered how these plagues made Pharaoh change his mind, and ultimately free the slaves.
In Science, we have been learning about the different properties in our blood, or what makes up our blood.
To demonstrate this, Mr Revell allowed us to make our own blood smoothies!
We used pineapple juice as plasma, strawberries and raspberries as red blood cells, sprinkles were capillaries and marshmallows represented white blood cells.
It sounds disgusting, but they were delicious!!
Unusually, we spent our maths lesson practising athletics!!
To help our understanding of converting units of measure, we left the classroom and worked on perfecting our triple jump, javelin and ball bouncing skills! We recorded each other's distances and timed scores and then converted them into different units of measure.
We attended a 2 day residential visit to Robinwood in Todmorden. Sleeping away from home on our first residential was really exciting. There were many new and exciting activities to try such as the zip line, giant swing, piranha pool, caving, rock climbing, canoeing and raft building. It was really good to work with different children, and our instructors made it a really challenging, yet fun, weekend. We all learnt a new skill, or overcame a fear. Robinwood is a fantastic experience!
To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One ending, we created artwork and a poppy wreath to take to Lepton Methodist Church for their remembrance display. At the church, we learned all about food rationing during the war and why it is so important to remember people lost during battle.
Reverend Sue also organised a biscuit and a sing song to end the afternoon with. We had a lovely afternoon with members of the church, and with our Reception Class buddies.
Topic Sharing Day
We have all been working hard learning about the inspirational people behind our class identities. So that everyone in school could share their fantastic work, we had a topic sharing day where we visited each other's classrooms to take a look at what everyone has been up to. It was a great morning!
Class 6 John Lennon!
This year, the classes are all named after an inspirational person. Year 6 are John Lennon.
They have spent the first two weeks of term learning all about Lennon. They have listened to some of his music as a member of one of the most famous bands of all times; The Beatles. In addition, they have researched Lennon's life story to help them write their own biography of this musical legend.
Below are the children's Andy Warhol inspired pictures based on John Lennon and The Beatles.