Year 6 - 300 Word Story Challenge
We are so proud of the work Year 6 are doing during this latest period of Home Learning and in particular for their 300 word story challenge. Below are just a few of the many fabulous entries and I am sure you will agree that they show what a creative, talented group of writers they are. Well done Year 6!
In Science this week, we have been testing the effects of air and water resistance and friction. The children designed parachutes to see if they could drop an egg from height without it cracking. For air resistance, the children tested different shapes in a viscous liquid and timed how long the shape took to reach the bottom of the tube. They conducted a ‘fair’ test to get an average. In DT we have been investigating levers and pulleys.
Today in Forest School we had lots of fun. One group was whittling and carving objects into shapes of their choice, for example, you could have carved an owl. The other group set up 2 different assault courses. They both involved lots of mud and challenges and asteroid dodging. At the end, we had an awesome asteroid fight. The asteroids were really just balls but we still provided lots of challenges and fun for each other. This lesson involved lots of mud and fun so we can’t wait for next week.
In PE today we did gymnastics, in gymnastics we used equipment to make a course. When we made the 5 courses, we had a group on each course. We had to move in different ways on the appratas, once we have done that we moved to a different course and did that one.
Today in Science we studied what position shadows are in depending on the time of day and position of the Sun. In our lesson we used a torch as the Sun and we moved our torch around to experiment how long the shadow was. We found that the higher the Sun the shorter the shadow and the lower the sun the longer the shadow. It was a good lesson.
In Forest School today, we split up into groups and performed different activities throughout the woods. One group was with Mr Templar and they practiced whittling sticks for later creations. The second group was tasked with the challenge of creating an obstacle course for a relatively small ball. Finally, the third group was asked to help continue a den which had been started the previous lesson. The whole of Hummingbird Class had a lot of fun in their lesson and are eager to continue their hard efforts for Forest School.
In sience today we were showing how the moon changes it shape from a new moon to a full moon.If you didn’t know what a new moon is
a moon that you can’t see at all.There also is a first half moon, final half moon, waxing gibbous, waning gibbous, waxing crescent and a waning crescent.Waning means getting smaller, waxing means getting bigger, crescent means smaller than a half moon and gibbous means bigger than a half moon.