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In art this week, we have manipulated famous paintings in the style of Banksy’s Crude Oil work. Like Banksy, we attempted to make statements about human impact on the planet.

More maths partner work

December 2020 : Mouldy bread experiment

This term, we have looked at the importance of bread in our diet and how it has evolved throughout the ages. In science, we carried out an experiment, using sliced white bread, to  find out whether mould prefers dark or light conditions/ damp or dry conditions/ warm or cold conditions/ open-air or air tight conditions. After two weeks of observations, we discovered that mould prefers to grow in warm, moist conditions. We had a variety of mould in reds, blacks and blues- the children were both fascinated and horrified (particularly with the slices that were touched by everyone’s unwashed hands- pictures to follow!). 


Mouldy bread experiment!

6B making nets in maths

6B enjoying break times whatever the weather!

Ruby-Rose’s Remembrance Poem

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November 2020

Woodlouse Choice Chambers 

6B enjoyed an interesting afternoon building a choice chamber for woodlice. The children designed and built the choice chambers having decided upon either a light v dark habitat or dry v damp. We then went out to the field to collect the woodlice and let them explore their new (temporary) home. We recorded their behaviour over a set period of time and will use this data in our science reports which will be written this week. The woodlice were safely returned to their original habitat at the end of the afternoon. 

6B enjoyed playing fraction games with their partner. We have been learning how to compare and order fractions including how to find common denominators. Everyone has worked really hard - keep up the good work!

Some examples of the work 6B have been working on this term

Mrs Scott kindly brought in her extensive and fascinating fossil collection for the children to share. 6B become fossil detectives for the afternoon and enjoyed analysing the fossils and discussing their thoughts. They all handled the fossils respectfully and with due care and attention - and, of course, everyone washed their hands before and after. 

Fascinating Fossils

Mr Archer has been teaching 6B all about paradox sketches and they have loved having a go! All of the children have made numerous attempts and have produced some fantastic sketches. 

Some examples of our paradox sketches

Hard at work

Amelia and Melanie are now super confident at using long division.

Merry showing why, our mathematical friend, Colin was wrong.

Hooked on maths

6B busy working out maths problems on their whiteboards. 



Partner work

PE fun in the sun with Mr Archer