As part of our science topic on electricity, 6B had a fun afternoon making circuits using wires, batteries, bulbs, buzzers and motors. They designed an experiment to show variation within a closed circuit e.g. will a shorter/longer wire impact the brightness of a bulb?
Meet the Author: Leila Rasheed
We were delighted to hold our second virtual Meet the Author session of the year with Leila Rasheed, author of Empire's End. We asked her a series of questions about her background and interests, her love of history and the characters in the book. We had just finished the book the previous day, so it was perfect timing! Not only is it a gripping story, but we have learned so much about the Roman period.
We have been writing our own warning stories based on Empire's End.
Year 6 went on the first school trip since before the pandemic and all had a fantastic day at the Corinium Museum. Linking to our topic this term, we focused on what Corinium life was like, how big it was, trade links across the Empire and just how important Corinium was during Roman rule.
For science this week, 6B have been carrying out experiments to see how light travels and how to use light to see round corners.
Class mock trial: March 2021
As the Cirencester Mock Trial Competition could not take place this year, we held our own trial in class, taking on the roles of defence, prosecution, the accused, the judge and jury. Each case was judged according to the different systems in place in the historical periods we have studied. We compared these systems with the modern day and decided appropriate sentences: the cases involved arson, assault and forgery. It was interesting to compare the different sentences handed out! Why not ask your child about our trial?
Year 6 was thrilled to join Jane Hardstaff, the author of The Executioner's Daughter, for a virtual "meet the author" session. They asked her a wide range of questions about the book, her writing and her inspiration. Pupils also shared their own creative writing with Jane and were delighted to hear her comments.
There is an exciting sequel to the book, River Daugter, which is available on the SORA reading app. Find out about Moss and Salter's next adventure...
Comic Relief 2021
For Red Nose Day, the children enjoyed playing games such as egg & spoon races, relays and pass the egg!
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!).
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.
Hooked on maths
6B busy working out maths problems on their whiteboards.