This term Year 6 have been learning about properties and changes in materials. We have looked at the viscosity of table sauces, the elasticity of elastic bands, materials that conduct or insulate electricity, materials that make the best thermal insulators, mixing solids and liquids and finally if all changes in materials are permanent.
We were lucky today to have a visit by Simon from Air Ambulance. He talked to Kite Class about making a 999 call, CPR and life threatening emergencies, using a defibrillator, placing a person in the recovery position and what to do in the event of someone choking. The children were then able to perform CPR on dummies.
This term Kite Class have been learning about the Victorian Era. The children have looked at Queen Victoria and different milestones in her life. The class looked at the British Empire during Queen Victoria’s reign and thought about the positive and negative effects that the Empire had on its members. They have researched the clothing worn by wealthy and poor families and then used
Last term Kite Class enjoyed reading Skellig by David Almond. Their literacy work throughout the term was based on this book and involved them describing settings with atmosphere, writing a formal letter to the main character Michael, writing character descriptions, researching and then creating a fact file about garden birds and finally writing a book review.
For our Victorian school day Owl class transformed into the girls classroom. Both year 5 and 6 girls came together (once they had paid for their education that is). The girls enjoyed Mrs Beaton’s (A.K.A Mrs Christopherson’s) baking session which was followed by music and a good old fashioned rendition of all things bright and beautiful. The girls then went out for some fresh
Owl class has been investigating materials and their changes. We have completed many exciting practical investigations, including an investigation into how to insulate ice hands. The photos show children exploring the materials they chose to wrap the ice hands in, and how well they were insulated. We have loved this science topic so much and are so pleased that it will continue into next
Owl class has loved working with Luke this term, we have been learning new rhythms and breaks on the Djembe drums (you may have noticed tapping and clapping at home as children have practised the breaks). Our favourite break to learn this term was the Mozart break, which fitted into our Victorian topic beautifully. The Masha rhythm was tricky but most of us mastered
Well done to all our pupils that took part and completed the library Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The library has sent us a lovely certificate.