20/11/2017 at 16:26
Today we had a science lesson from a real scientist! Mrs Hoyle’s friend, James, came into school today to tell us about how he has used the Scientific Process (we did a lesson about this in September) in his own research. James has developed a product to help people with problematic knees. The children were amazed that his ‘experiment’ took four years to complete! He now has a PhD.
He brought in several replacement joints that they test at the university where he works. The children spent a while looking, handling and discussing what body part they might be from, with some brilliant (and hilarious at times!) suggestions. They also learnt that a standard knee replacement costs about £30,000!
James is a chemist so we then finished with some fun with science putty, vinegar and bicarbonate of sodas and cleaning coins with vinegar and salt! Can you spot the before and after coins?
15/11/2017 at 17:15
Some more photos of Y6 at The Depot today:
15/11/2017 at 12:56
Some photos from our visit on Monday!
15/11/2017 at 12:52
We had fun in science this week! First of all, we closely scrutinised the bread experiment that we set up last week. Some things are beginning to happen but we should see some bigger, more obvious changes next week.
We then found out about useful and harmful microbes. It was important to know that most microbes are helpful or beneficial, although some of them do cause illness and disease. One of the main ways in which microbes are beneficial is in the food industry. Cheese, bread, yogurt, chocolate, vinegar and alcohol are all produced through the growth of microbes.
We identified some microbes as fungi, bacteria or viruses from their descriptions and then each child designed their own microbe, deciding whether it was good or bad, naming it and drawing it. We then completed the ‘Bad Bug Challenge’ crossword!
15/11/2017 at 12:49
We’ve had a great week in maths! We have continued to work on number properties and have completed fluency and problem solving tasks based on this. The children worked hard in pairs to complete the puzzles below and the quality of the maths discussions there were having was wonderful to hear.
We also started some more work on problem solving which will be continued next week.
The children got the chance to look at their practice test papers and find out their scores and what they mean in terms of their SATs. They have all identified a few questions to work on for their homework and it would be great if parents could discuss these with them.
13/11/2017 at 16:01
In our Religious Education lessons in Year 6 we have been studying a unit entitled ‘What does it mean to be a Sikh?’ Our aim is always to gain an understanding of different religions, fostering a respectful and tolerant attitude towards all.
Today, we visited the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara on Leeds Road. We were met by Surinder and made to feel very welcome. We were asked to remove our shoes and cover our heads as a mark of respect. We then went into the vast hall area where the focal point is the beautiful canopy around the Guru Granth Sahib (holy book).
Surinder explained all about how the book is treated and how Sikh people worship. She also gave us a real sense of what it means to be a Sikh. Afterwards, we visited the Langhar kitchen where we were offered food which was plentiful!
This was a wonderful visit where we really gained a fuller understanding of the Sikh faith.