Year 6 have been working very hard, designing, making, refining and evaluating their rides. They had to use a wide variety of numeracy, communication, science and DT skills in order to succeed. We'd like to say a huge thank you to Mr Sinnott (Jordan's dad) for sharing his expertise when he came in to help. Hopefully we can post pictures of the finished rides by the end of the week.
The children have a new red spelling book to bring home and practise spelling patterns in. Each Monday, they will be set spelling words based on the sounds/patterns they are working on in their read, write inc group, together with identified words they have misspelt in their independent writing. These needed to be practised every night and they will test with a partner on Fridays. To make it fun, they can practise them with their eyes closed, back to front, with their opposite hand and invent mnemonics for them (eg because : big elephants can always understand small elephants) Please ensure that they bring their book in every day.
Congratulations to Zachary who has been chosen to join the golden table on Friday. He was picked because of his exemplary behaviour, kindness and showing great patience during class and in his role as playground leader. He also does a mean horse impression that keeps everyone amused! Well done Zach!
Congratulations to Megan who has had 10 out of 10 three weeks in a row in Big Maths and is moving up to the next level. Keep up the good work :-)
A big well done to Isabel and Megan who both got over 40 in their 'beat that' test and received a prize. Amazingly, Molly has now scored over 50 and is well on her way her achieving her goal of the full 72 out of 72 by Christmas. Is anybody going to catch her?!
Congratulations also to D'Andre who has got 10 out of 10 in his CLIC test for 3 consecutive weeks and is moving onto the next level.
Everybody is making great improvements and a big thanks to all the parents helping at home, it's making a huge difference :-)
Many thanks to D'Andre, William and Kyan who have brought in their own tracks and motors from home and kindly shared them with the class to aid their understanding. We now need all the children to save up and bring in cardboard boxes, kitchen roll tubes, lolly sticks, straws, cotton reels, pieces of wood and anything else that they need to make their fairground rides with. We need them in by next Monday please and I will bring in as much as I can too. I can't wait to see the final creations.
We carried out a friction experiment using lots of different materials to find out which materials caused the most the least friction. The materials were:
We propped up the ramps on an equal angle. The ramps were all the same size and shape. We dropped the same car down each material then we used a measuring tape to measure from the end of the ramp to where the car stopped. We had lots of fun doing this experiment!!!
The wool had the most friction, its distance was 10cm. We think that is because the wool was very bumpy and that prevented the car from moving easily.
The felt had the least friction its distance was 72cm. We think that is because the felt was very smooth and that helped the car glide down the ramp.
By Mia Paget & Ella Phillips