Some important information about coming back to school in September.
Why not have a go at this digital escape room with a Harry Potter theme.
Year 6 visited Nissan as part of Maths, Science and Technology Week.
On Thursday 5th March we celebrated World Book Day. This year’s theme was ‘Share a Million Stories’. We began the day by discussing the importance and benefits of sharing a story and who we could share a story with. The rest of the day was spent completing book related activities and completing a school competition. As part of the day we either wore our pyjamas or dressed up as a book character, we were very impressed with the children’s efforts and enthusiasm.
For MST week we were given the opportunity to teach a science concept to the rest of the class. It was really fun to be at the front of the classroom doing our teachers’ job but of course they did help us out when we needed it.
We posed the question, ‘Is it a solid or a liquid?’ and then made a corn flour and water mix following given instructions. Our class mates offered lots of ideas as to what they thought and why and after we all had a feel of it, explored it and shared ideas, I taught them that it was in fact both – a colloid!
Lots of children commented that it was like ‘Oooblek’ or ‘slime’ and they all seemed to really enjoy the task too which made us feel great and confident.
Finally, we came up with a conclusion to answer the original question and wrote this up. All children have been given a slip to take home detailing how to make this at home and we are hoping families will get involved too and that pupils from BHJS will be teaching their parents about this colloid.
Discovery Zoo came into school as part of Maths, Science and Technology week and worked with each class sharing a variety of animals with the children.
In Technology this week year 6 have completed a project to make a model playground. From this project we have really developed our thinking linked to structures and strengthening of frameworks. It has helped us progress a lot of technology skills like: sawing wood, measuring and cutting pieces to length, thinking about size, attaching parts using pva glue, hot glue from a glue gun, florists wire and even tieing bits with string. We have also worked in pairs and developed communication skills and learned that team work makes the project much easier to do. We had to be tenacious and persevere with lots of tricky and fiddly bits: we certainly worked very hard. Here are some of the many examples of playground structures we created.
We researched recipes from World War 2 and then during our food technology session we made our own recipes and created dishes from this.
An artist came to work with year 6 in our creative week. We created some portraits, which we drew without looking at the paper. We then creature our own sculptures of the International Space Station.