Friday, 27 May 2016

Evolution with Attenborough

This is the video we watched this afternoon in Science. The amazing David Attenborough discussing Evolution....


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Emotional Space

In year six we are currently creating some fantastic writing inspired by this compelling clip. Check it out. How does it make you feel?

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Maths Investigations

Today the children investigated the lowest number of moves needed to move a block from corner to corner....after that they had to work out a formula that would work for any number of blocks. Becky, Natcha, James and Harry were the first to crack it....

Monday, 23 May 2016

Friday, 20 May 2016

Apple class' investigation.

Apple class investigating if your height affects how far you can jump, ready for their scatter graphs next week. 

Maths - 90 second investigations.

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

Queen's Birthday - A Royal Occasion.

Well done everyone! Superb tea party this afternoon. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Happy birthday, your Majesty! 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Getting ready to party....

We started to get ready for the Queens tea party today - making trays, flags and decorating iced buns!

Look out Mary Berry...

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!

How long has the Queen been asleep....

Based on 8 hours sleep a day the children calculated the number of hours, days and years the Queen has been asleep in the last 90 years! The answer was 30 years.......asleep.....

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Science - Excellent Evolution

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....

Royal Invitations.

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!

Queens 90th birthday challenge

The class had the challenge of creating 90 sums which have the answer 90..... I think we did it.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Y6 Homework Project - details to come home this week but here is a sneak preview...

Homework Project for the next few weeks 
Due in Wednesday 8th June
Amazing Adaptations
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.,720,450
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!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Super SATs party.

We are super proud of all of the efforts shown by year 6 this week. You are all super stars - keep shining.