Year 6 -
Welcome to Year 6 Letter
We are Year 6 and we are the oldest in the School. Mr Rogers is our teacher. The work can be challenging but we work really hard to achieve our personal best. As we are the oldest, we have a lot of extra responsibilities such as helping to set up for assembly and we set a good example to the rest of the School. We love going on Year 6 camp!
What are we learning in class this term? Click on our project web to find out.
Wise / Foolish Men
What is the effect of insulation on the time taken to feel the cold, if we change the amount of insulation but keep everything else the same?
This was the question we were tasked with investigating today. We tested four conditions: 1 glove, 2 gloves, 2 gloves with an air layer and 2 gloves with a lard layer. We found out that the more insulation we have the longer it takes to feel the cold. We linked this to our learning on frozen kingdoms and how animals living in these places have fur or blubber to keep them warm.
In our History lessons, we explored food rationing in WW2. After, calculating how much of various foods a family of two adults and 3 children would be allowed to have each week, we followed a recipe for WW2 Suet Pudding and Mock Chocolate Spread (made with sweet potato!).
Although they didn't look particularly appetizing, when we tried it, it tasted YUMMY! There were lots of empty mugs left!
In RE our big question this term is: What would Jesus do?
In this lesson, we learned about the wise man who built his house upon the rocks. The rain came down but his house stood firm. The foolish man built his house on the sand. The rain came down and his house was washed away. We linked this to God's teachings - if we build our lives around the word of God, we will have strong foundations. To test this idea we tried to build the tallest tower we could using either a base of blu-tac or just on the table.
How are all the animals and plants in the world classified?
We have been examining the binomial classification system of animals and plants. Here we were tasked with creating a classification key to categorise sweets. Despite the strong temptation to eat them, we managed to do just that!
Our Music lessons this term are all about Jazz music. We started off by listening to a new piece of Jazz music and tried to identify the instruments that we heard. Many of us thought it sounded like waiting music when you are on the phone!
After, we looked at the composition of the music and learnt how to play the piece of the glockenspiels. It was tricky at first so we reduced the tempo to 75% but we quickly picked it up and in the end we could play it at 150%. Next week, we will be looking at improvisation.