Today, all of Year 6 took part in a performance-inspired leavers service at Salisbury Cathedral. We joined with schools from around the Diocese to celebrate transitioning from primary to secondary school. During the morning, we split into three groups: two groups worked on drama activities whilst one group created pieces of art. Group 1 collaborated … Continue reading Year 6 Leavers’ Service and Salisbury Cathedral
As part of our topic we are investigating a crime scene. Gradually by solving light experiments we are eliminating potential suspects. This week we worked in groups to investigate how shadows change and this would determine which suspects shadow was too small or large. It was tricky making sure that it was a fair test … Continue reading Shadow suspects
At the end of last term we focused extremely hard on creating shifts in formality within a piece of writing. These settings descriptions were written following our visit to Warner Bro Studio tour. As you can see, the experience certainly captured their imaginations….
The final week of term 5 proved to be just as busy as the rest of this short term! Throughout the week we worked hard on our setting descriptions – this followed on from the brilliant trip the week before. We described Hagrid’s Hut, Snape’s Potion Room, The Great Hall, The Burrow or Diagonal Alley. … Continue reading Final week of term…
As part of our topic, ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ We investigated how light travels. We set up an investigation, discussing variables and controls. As we did the experiment we made predictions, recording our method and results as a science investigation. Through carrying out the investigation we have found that light does travel in straight lines.
In PE this afternoon we took to the skies to play…..quidditch! Well we played the muggle equivalent which didn’t involve broomsticks or a flying golden snitch. Instead, we adapted the rules and had a very speedy human snitch which had to be caught to win 110 points and finish the game. Quaffles (soft balls) were … Continue reading Quidditch for muggles!
Our trip to Warner Brothers Studio yesterday was incredible! Even those who aren’t avid Harry Potter fans were blown away by the experience. Everyone was overwhelmed by the props, sets, costumes and special effects on show. There wasn’t a moment to spare with Great Hall entrances, screenplay writing workshops, broomstick rides, spider-filled forests, walks along … Continue reading Our magical school trip…
In Maths today we continued to construct circles. Some of us then went on to construct semi-circles, quadrants and sectors of circles which involved us using a pair of compasses and a protractor! At the end of the lesson Mrs Wren challenged us to construct patterns using 5 or 7 circles of the same size. … Continue reading Circles and setting descriptions.
Today we enjoyed a range of post-SATs activities. We spent the morning creating pieces of artwork for the North Newnton Church art exhibition. The pieces had to be our favourite thing in nature and we could use sketching pencils or water colour paints. Whilst this was going on, we also made smoothies and milkshakes! Some … Continue reading Art, milkshakes and rounders 😀
This afternoon, after our final SATs test, we took part in a very different type of learning….. in the woods. Mrs Wren said that we had been stranded on an island that had a forest and that we had to survive. We thought about location, shelter, food and water sources. Our shelters were varied and … Continue reading How to survive….