This half term we have recapped our understanding of area and perimeter. We have been able to solve more challenging problems with both rectilinear and compound shapes. To put their knowledge to the test, they were asked to design their own theme park and all of the rides within but they also had to calculate both the perimeter and area of each shape used. There were many incredible entries but the winners went to:
Year 4: Jessica and Lilly
Year 5: Evie and Maizey
Year 6: Libby, Harmony and Natalie
Last week, as a whole school, we visited the Catalyst Museum in Liverpool. We took part in a crime scene investigation and used clues collected by the forensics team to try and work out how the accident had happened. We had lots of fun carrying out different chemical reactions, using the Bunsen burner, testing blood samples and analysing finger prints. Then we took an elevator to the top floor of the building and looked out across the Mersey through the glass observatory. There was just enough time to explore the various interactive experiments within the science museum and then have a go on the zip-wire outside. We learnt a lot and had a lot of fun in the process.
This term, Year 6 have taken part in a mathematics project that has taught them all about the origins of spirals both man-made and natural. They have drawn, calculated and then coloured their spirals to create different patterns and designs. Here are a couple...try not to get dizzy.
In RE, this term we have been looking at the Easter story and the period of Lent leading up to Jesus's death. We worked in groups to see whether we could locate examples of our Christian values within the story and then thought about how we could use this to better live our own lives. We then designed and created our own stain glass windows to remind visitors about Jesus's great sacrifice.
Save the Planet
As a school, we enjoyed a day devoted to better understanding of how we can take care of ourselves as well as the planet and community that we live within. In class we discussed the importance of protecting the world and looked at ways in which we might encourage others to do this. We were shocked to discover just how many species of animal were becoming extinct each year due to waste plastic which is polluting our oceans. We discussed and suggested some ways in which we could limit our damage to the environment and then created persuasive posters to help spread our message around school. We then designed and decorated some recycled plastic bottles to grow some classroom plants and decided to go litter picking around school. We presented our findings to the parents during our church assembly and we felt better knowing that we were doing our part.
This week, the Year 6 were put through their paces during the SATS tests and we cannot be prouder of their achievements. They all handled the week with maturity and confident and regardless of what the results say in July, did a fantastic job. Here they are celebrating after their final exam on the Thursday.
This term we have been heading out onto the backfield and taking part in a variety of team-building activities, which have helped us to develop our communication skills, resilience and our ability to solve problems. We have particularly enjoyed orienteering in teams and getting slightly tangled up in knots...