This is the video we watched this afternoon in Science. The amazing David Attenborough discussing Evolution....
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Monday, 23 May 2016
Friday, 20 May 2016
Year 6 have been planning and carrying out some investigations this week.
Juniper have been wandering if their shoe size affects how far we can run in '90' seconds (in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday). We then worked out the 'mean' average distance we ran in 90 seconds by adding our three results together, then dividing by three. Tiring work! Next week we will be creating a scatter graph to showcase our results and discussing any relationships we discover. What do you predict? Does our shoe size affect how far we can run?
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
We've been decorating iced buns today in year 6 ready to enjoy tomorrow at the Queen's birthday tea party. We have also been making and jazzing up our hand made trays which will be filled up with delicious cakes and sarnies. Learning the national anthem was certainly a highlight of the afternoon - very tuneful, year 6!
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Today we looked at how over time, lots of animals have evolved to live in particular places and habitats. Brown Bears for example took over 100,000 years to evolve into Polar Bears. The children played a simple game looking for bits of either white or newspaper on the same background. We linked this to moths....
Today we received invitations from our Reception Buddies asking us to join them for the Royal Birthday Tea party this Thursday. We thought it would be lovely to send them a written reply - we hope they are just as delighted to receive theirs as we were to receive ours!
Monday, 16 May 2016
Homework Project for the next few weeks
Due in Wednesday 8th June
Now that SATs have finished we want to give the children their final homework project to complete whilst at Shaftesbury Primary; we wanted to make it a good one!
It is all about designing your own creature……
This ties in really well with the Adaptation part of our current topic. The children have done lots of work on the adaptation of animals and their knowledge is not far off Sir David Attenborough standard! They should easily be able to tell you the adaptations that some animals have to enable them to live in the habitat in which they choose. Ask them….
Therefore, the challenge is for them to design their own animal which is adapted to live in one of the three following habitats. They will need to choose their habitat and then think about all the amazing adaptations which that animal may need to survive in that particular habitat: how will it keep warm/cool, how will it protect itself from the elements and or predators, how will it find/catch food and find water, what will it use for shelter etc . They can be as imaginative as they like taking bits from lots of different animals alive today or making up their own awesome adaptations. It can be presented in any form they like: paintings, drawings, computer design packages, collage, clay, power point, Lego etc. The ideas that came out from the circulatory system homework were amazing so we look forward to seeing even more creative ideas!
It would be great if all the animals had some sort of information leaflet with them to explain why they have the adaptations the children have given them.
Habitat A – This is a place that is wet, wet, wet! It rains nearly all the time and there is no dry ground, only swamps which are full of pond weed and rushes. There are lots of really tall, bushy trees that grow up through the swamp.
Habitat B – Crikey, it is hot here - so hot that very little grows and finding water is a problem. Night times however are cold, really cold and anything that lives here has to survive each chilly night before facing the heat of the day. It is rocky and very sandy.
Habitat C – This is a place where there are active volcanoes, fire pits, acid pools and where most of the time it is very dark. It is extremely hot and not much grows here. There are rocky outcrops and finding food and drink is difficult.
The children have lots of time, including half term, so get creating!