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Experimenting with light

09/05/2018 at 12:30

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Today we started a series of experiments which explore light and its properties. We completed three of them today and will finish the others over the next few weeks. The experiments are:

  1. Exploring shadows – find out how the position of an abject can change the size and shape of a shadow.
  2. Light travels in straight lines – an experiment to prove this.
  3. Making light bend – using water, can you make light bend?
  4. Bouncing light – exploring surfaces that make light bounce best.
  5. Making coloured lights – and how colour filters work.
  6. Mixing coloured lights – what happens when you mix different coloured lights?
  7. Make a rainbow – an experiment to split white light so you can see the different colours, as in a rainbow.
  8. Reading – can you find out three things that you didn’t know before? (The most popular so far is that dogs can’t see in colour!)

 

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Circles in Year 6

08/05/2018 at 10:18

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This morning, 6S took some outside to draw circles and label the different parts.

Although some circles were not exactly ‘perfect’, children were able to correctly identify the circumference, the radius and the diameter.

Children also deduced that the radius is half the diameter and that must mean the diameter is double the radius.

 

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Angles and 3D Shapes vs Magic Schools

27/04/2018 at 15:50

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An exciting and jam-packed week in 6S again!

In maths, children investigated angles in different polygons. Knowing that a triangle’s internal angles total 180 degrees, children were challenged to divide other 2D shapes into triangles to determine the total value of the internal angles in each. A pentagon can be split into 3 triangles for example so the internal angles must equal 180 x 3 = 540 degrees. Children used this knowledge then to solve a wide array of problems.

We moved onto looking at nets of 3D shapes after this. Using paper and glue, children created cuboids of set dimensions. 6S is now full of pencil pots that are holding well after a few days! Children also used polydron to create different nets for cubes, predicting which ones would work successfully and which ones would not.

In literacy, children have created their own magical school inspired by JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Some schools (such as the Jail of Industrial Magic) are scarier places than others but I have been really impressed with the children’s imagination and creativity this week. They completed the week by writing a letter inviting a pupil to their school, using colons and semi-colons effectively in lists to do so.

In PSHE, children have taken part in a workshop led by members of the NSPCC. They have been encouraged to speak out and stay safe and have been made aware of the different kids of abuse that a child may encounter.

Homework: Keep practising spellings from the Year 5/6 Spelling Bee letter!

Maths: White p66, 67, 68, 69,
Red p78, 79, 80, 81
English: White p55, 56, 57,
Purple p40-47
Due: 3rd May

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TestBase Missing Angles

23/04/2018 at 07:47

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testbase

 

Follow the link above and answer the questions in your maths book. Remember to do two, mark two. The mark scheme can be found in the link also.

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Year 6 Spelling Bee

20/04/2018 at 12:30

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We have had an incredibly successful Spelling Bee this week with three exciting rounds! Today the teams from each class went head to head in the hall to find the Farfield Spelling Champion!

The competition was fierce! In the end, we had to move on to Year 7 words and then finally GCSE level words in order to find our winner. A big well done to everyone in Year 6 for working so hard on their Spelling and making so much progress!

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TestBase Triangles

20/04/2018 at 08:17

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Follow the link below to TestBase questions around finding missing angles in triangles.

Answer the questions in your book.

TestBase Triangles

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