Some of the Year 6 boys volunteered to give up their lunchtime play to become 'Green Finger Champions' helping the school gardeners to tidy up where a tree had been removed and moving the bark to the planting area.
As part of our lessons on ‘Light’, we investigated if the distance of the object from the light source would affect the length of the shadows. We made predictions, ensured fair testing took place and then recorded our results in a table and then a graph. What we were able to establish was that the further the distance, the shorter the length of the shadow.
What an amazing time Years 1-6 had during their sports days this week! We were very lucky with the weather as the rain held off.
It was a fantastic morning or afternoon, with the pupils performing brilliantly. They displayed determination, perseverance, team spirit and a great amount of effort.
Class teams were awarded points for each activity and then all the activities combined for a total score. The team with the most points in each class were the winners. The children will find out the winning team in each class on Tuesday.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Coach Smokie and Josh for making it such a fun event after a hectic year.
This was a very gory but thoroughly enjoyable lesson which helped us learn about the parts of an eye. Dissecting the eye was really tough and it helped us realise how strong this part of the body is. It also helped us identify and know the parts of an eye. Some of us now will consider entering the medical or science profession…it was so fascinating! We absolutely feel ready and confident for our biology lessons in secondary schools.
Learning about the different nets of a cube in Year 6
Year 6 are revising 2D and 3Dshapes. They used polydron to make the different nets of a cube and marked different faces of the cube to solve problems. This practical lesson provided a visually powerful experience and enabled children to come to the correct answers.
Year 6 Identifying Trees
Children took leaves form the school grounds and had to create keys to help identify the leaves from the trees. They had to ask sensible, scientific questions based on the features of the leaves, for example:
Is the leaf at least twice as long it is wide?
Do the leaves grow in opposite pairs?
Does the edge of the leaf have large teeth?
By answering yes and no, they came to name the tree.
Calculating the area of the canopy provided by our Maple tree
Year 6 identified the eight compass points around the tree trunk. They measured the distance from the trunk to each point. In class, they plotted the compass points on a grid with four quadrants and then calculated the area of the canopy. The scale was made easy as one square represented one square metre.
Year 6 offered each other a wealth of knowledge in the form of their chosen mathematician or scientist. In their presentations, we learned about the challenges and achievements of key people in this field. We listened to articulate, confident and informative presentations which included the following people:
Ada Lovelace, Katherine Johnson, Annie Easley, Marie Curie, Sarah Gilbert, Nikola Tesla, Zu Chongzhi, Liu Hui, Terence Tao, Albert Einstein and Ernest Walton.
Year 6 went on a 3D shape hunt in the playground and took the measurements of height, depth and length of the objects they found. They came back into class to identify and draw their 3D shapes to scale and calculate the volume. The children challenged themselves to go further by identifying the volume of a cylinder…