Year 6

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British Science Week

During this week, we explored stereotypes associated with different occupations. Y6 then went on to research women who have been influential in a variety of scientific fields such as Dorothy Hodgkin and Caroline Herschel.

The theme for this year’s BSW was journey and therefore, Y6 investigated the journey of a sneeze and how germs can be spread or stopped. Interestingly, few were keen to share pencils following the investigation.

Treasure Hunt

Year 6 were asked to demonstrate their understanding of grammar by completing a treasure hunt around school grounds.  Who knew subordinating clauses and relative pronouns could make anyone run so fast?

The children in Year 6 have been working collaboratively to produce some stunning art work.  We chose different masterpieces such as Starry Night by Van Gogh and Portrait of Dora Maar by Pablo Picasso and divided each painting into four pieces.  The children selected a different piece of the puzzle and used pastels to recreate their chosen part.  Our aim was to produce work that could be combined to make the entire piece.  We were very impressed with the results.

Children have learnt about the flow of electrons in an electrical current and created their own circuits.

Lots to Complain About in Year 6

On Friday, the children entered the classroom to discover there were no longer chairs available to sit on. Instead, a letter of complaint had been delivered and left on the tables.  The letter had been sent by the chairs – complaining about how they are sometimes used inappropriately by the children who rock backwards on them or forget to tuck them beneath the tables and sometimes by the teachers who stand on them to reach the shelves! The chairs were not impressed!  The children are now writing their own formal letters of complaint, in character as other items of school equipment – particularly ruler who does not wish to be used as a sword or catapult!

Swallowdale Primary School