Welcome to Malala Class!
We have all made an excellent start to Year 6 and have come back to school ready to face any new challenges. This year we are the Malala class after we voted to have Malala Yousafzai as the inspiration for our class name because of the incredible contribution she has made in trying to get more girls around the world to get access to an education. After choosing her, we delivered a presentation to a Year 5 class and here is a picture of us practising.
World War Two.
This term, our Topic is all about WW2 and we are looking at Light and Electricity in Science. Here are some photos of us conducting an experiment to prove that light travels in straight lines.
Word Democracy Day:
We all took part in a debate in class to decide whether we feel that we should come to school on a Saturday morning and so have longer holidays. At the end we voted and decided that actually we thought this was a bad idea! We also chose the final 6 pupils to go through to the School Councillor vote on the 27th September.
Congratulations to Libby, Casey and Caitlin who have been chosen as ambassadors.
European Language Day- 26th September.
Those of us in class that speak a European language at home, shared some basic phrases with the rest of the class before we all had a go. The languages were: Polish, Czech and Spanish.
Year 6 Residential at Hooke Court, September 2018.
Here are some photos of us enjoying ourselves at Hooke Court.
Fyne Court Trip 23rd October 2018.
We had a great morning out at Fyne Court, getting ideas for a portal story that we are going to be writing in our English lessons.
In Collaborate Week, a group of children from our class followed some World War 2 recipes to make: Chocolate Oat Cakes, Carrot Buns and Savoury Scones. This was after us finding out about rationing in World War 2. We then all tasted them.
Art and DT.
Also in our World War 2 Topic, we researched and then made a model of an Anderson Shelter. Sophia, Maizie and Libby received Head Teacher's Awards for theirs. We also did some Poppy Art for Remembrance Day and Naomi's is on our board of excellence.
We had an amazing time at the STEM Festival at Cannington on Tues 4th December. We enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities, before watching a science demonstration given by someone from Bristol University.
During Science Week, we did an experiment to turn milk into plastic! We used 300 ml of full-fat milk and then added 2 tablespoons of vinegar and stirred slowly. The acidity in the vinegar caused the casein protein in the milk to unfold into long chains that got tangled together and created a plastic polymer called casein plastic. Until about 1945, casein plastic was often used to make beads and buttons.
Here are some pictures:
After studying the impact of plastic in the environment, we did some artwork to illustrate how plastic is affecting marine animals using items of plastic that would be heading into landfill.
As part of this topic, we wrote a questionnaire to see how much we recycle at home and to see what else we could be doing.