We hope you had your ear plugs at the ready! What a loud afternoon Year 6 had composing and performing their own Stomp compositions! From bins to glue sticks, many inventive instruments were found around the classroom. We thought about the timings within our groups, the dynamics of the ‘instrument’ we choose and the tempo at different parts of our performance!
Year 6 have been completing their own market research in preparation for their DT projects.
They have been tasked with making a moving toy, using cams for a KS1 friend. We went armed with notebooks to the Infants to find out what would make the perfect toy!
We are looking forward to making our toys and taking them back to our KS1 friends to be our product testers!
Year 6 have been supporting some children to complete their Learning Unit homework. Thank you to all those children who gave their time to help those who have not found the time to complete their Learning Unit homework at home.
What has light got to do with glasses of water?
Year 6 had an investigative science lesson looking at refraction. We predicted, observed and drew conclusions from our investigation. We investigated the optical illusion of why a straw sometimes looks distorted when in a glass of water and what happens when you put an arrow behind a glass of water.
Try it yourself and see what happens! Why not ask Year 6 to share their knowledge of refraction and explain why these optical illusions happen?
On Thursday 3rd October, 12 Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in an orienteering competition at the Tile Barn in Brockenhurst. The afternoon consisted of finding clues, teamwork and being able to read their maps accurately. As you can see from these pictures, these were skills that they all used well. The children were split into groups of 4 and had to complete two tasks: Anagram and finding the clues and hole punching them.
The hard work, effort and determination of these pupils paid off as in the Anagram challenge 2 groups came joint 1st and the other group came 3rd. Then in the hole punch challenge 1 group came 3rd overall. This was a fantastic effort and all the children who were involved should be incredibly proud of their achievements.
It goes to show that hard work, determination and effort really do help to strive for our best.
What would you like to trade along the Silk Road? Linking to our learning unit, ‘The Golden Age of Islam’ Year 6 went for a journey along the Silk Road. We each represented a country and a item and went trading! We were surprised to learn of the high value of nutmeg and perfume and wished we had less ivory and coral! What a fun learning experience and great bartering skills!
When you need to design and make your own Greek Salad what better way to research then to visit the ‘Greek Market’ and do some food tasting! That’s what Year 6 did this week and were surprised to find some new foods they like including olives and feta cheese. We are looking forward to our master chef experience of making our Greek salads over the next few weeks!
On Thursday 21st March 2019 Ms Mays picked a Year 5 football team (along with two Year 6) and they were Hector, Cody, Harry G, Sid, Freddie, Noah D, Marley, James, Aden, Ethan and Timmy. They successfully got a gold medal. They lost the initial league but then they came back with a victory in the lower tier. In the final they won 2-0 with Hector scoring the first and Harry G the second against Ringwood B. At the presentation they proudly walked up to receive their prize. Then they went home to show their carers their success!
Written by Cody and Hector