Week commencing 29th June, 2020
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YEAR 6 BADGER OLYMPICS
Having fun in science doing investigations with catapults and trebuchets.
Learning about cams in our DT lesson.
Using Newton meters and creating their own investigations.
The history makers! First week back in school after lockdown, doing a fun science investigation with parachutes.
Click the links for three more Scratch games to play – well done Edward!
A very informative presentation on exercising by Agatha.
LOCKDOWN FEELINGS ARTWORK
Have a look at some of the work we have been doing while we are at home.
Great Easter Powerpoint from Oscar!
Edward has produced a Viking themed game on Scratch he thought you might like to try! Click on the link below.
What a brilliant Viking longboat!
Hector has drawn some amazing animals.
Another fabulous piece of Viking artwork by Archie.
More science work!
To help keep you busy at home, here are a few links to websites which you might find useful!
links to 2017 SATs practice papers
Spelling and statutory spelling lists (suggest learning 7-10 a week).
Other useful websites:
During this time of school closure, daily homework for Badgers will be placed on the website every week to ensure the children keep up with their learning. Children should aim to complete all of the daily challenges, as if they were at school.
Best wishes, Mrs Robinson
PGL photos coming soon!
In R.E., we learned about the Holy Trinity and baptism. If you don't get baptised as a baby, you could get baptised when you are older. Baptism is when you wash away all your sins and have a fresh start, and you promise to follow God's laws and be a Christian. The Holy Trinity is The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
In Science, we measured trees to find out how much carbon was stored inside them. We measured the circumference and the height of each tree. We also identified the type of tree using a classification chart. We learned that when trees decompose or get burned carbon dioxide is released which causes global warming and climate change. We need lots of trees as they produce oxygen and take carbon dioxide from the air, which helps the planet. Trees are also a habitat for lots of animals.
We sat around a pretend campfire and told stories from Benin. One was about how the Earth was made. Traditionally, elderly people told stories about Benin and its history. They had to remember the stories because the younger children passed the stories down to the next generation. They told riddles before the stories and the children joined in. We learned about proverbs that the peiople in the Kingdom of Benin told and tried to work out what they meant.
In Food Technology, we made green stew and beancakes from a traditional Edo recipe. We enjoyed tasting the food. Some people liked the taste of the beancakes, but most didn't. Some of the ingredients were: sliced onions, okra (ladies' fingers), spinach and black-eyed beans. These are traditional dishes from modern day Nigeria.
In the first week of term, we drew portraits in the style of African art. We noticed that a lot of the traditional art used bold colours, prominent shapes and distorted features. More recent European artists, such as Matisse and Picasso, saw lots of African art in museums and were inspired to use their style.
In history we learned about The Battle of Britain and World War 2. We made medals that were awarded to the fighter pilots. "Never was so much owed by so many to so few", Winston Churchill. We also re-enacted The Battle of Britain in the hall; it was extremely exciting and history repeated itself – Britain won again! We finished our learning journey with a fun trip to Newhaven Fort where we handled lots of interesting objects from that time, including a baby's gas mask.
In science, the children planned a scientific enquiry to prove that light travels in straight lines.
In the computing suite, the children had fun learning how to program using Python. The children explored how to input code using the correct syntax, create and use variables, calculate using operators and write comments.
In science, the children have been learning about evolution and inheritance. They have researched an animal and thought about how, over time, it has adapted to its environment. They looked at fossils too!
The children often use equipment in maths to deepen their understanding of concepts and strategies and to solve problems. They used place value counters to talk through how the column strategy works to ensure a deeper level of understanding.
The Badgers enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with Ms Hanham from Uckfield College and some Year 8 students who helped them to improve their dribbling and passing skills.
KS2 Art Club
The children worked incredibly hard to improve their watercolour painting and ink drawing techniques and created the most amazing watercolour cities.