We have had a great start to our Science week. On Monday, we made splat monsters, based on 'Flanimals'. Later this week we will be painting them, giving them their Latin names, thinking about their habitats, predators and prey. Watch this space for the finished creatures.
On Tuesday afternoon, Elsa's mum brought a very special visitor to our class. Eddie the skeleton came to see us! Miss Gordon spoke to the Flamingos about her job as an osteopath, and told us some interesting facts about bones.
We also made our own lava lamps, and eventually (after a very gloopy start!) we all managed to make our own slime. A very messy afternoon, but we had lots of fun!
Royal Wedding Celebrations
Friday was a lot of fun. Everyone looked great in either wedding outfits or red, white and blue. We all enjoyed wearing our hats and some of our cake designs were amazing. A great way to spend the day, especially after a week of SATs!
Royal Wedding Hat making
We spent the afternoon designing and making hats fit for a wedding on Tuesday afternoon. We will be parading in these on Friday 18th May...here's a sneak preview.
We spent an enjoyable morning in different classrooms learning about a range of cultures and countries from across the globe. There were a wide variety of activities including: learning the Haka from New Zealand; Japanese calligraphy; Bollywood dancing; designing mythical creatures from Iceland; creating Australian Aboriginal paintings and tasting tropical fruits from the Caribbean. Here are some of the results when we reflected on our experiences back in Flamingos class.
A visit from the RSPCA
We had a visit from Rebecca from the RSPCA. She told us all about the work that the RSPCA do, and how to care for our own animals. RSPCA stands for Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Although it was sad to hear some of the stories, it is great to know that the RSPCA are doing something about it.
We have finally finished our DT project, and we think our structures look amazing. A lot of hard work went into making the frames and then painting the finished buildings. Inspired by their design, Sophie, Elsa, Ella, Rosa and Chloe actually visited the glass pyramid at Hornbeam Park. They went up to the top of the building and stood on the roof terrace.
Last week we held a whole school competition to design a poster or create a poem displaying the rules that keep us safe and happy at playtimes. The entries were fantastic and showed such a wide range of creative approaches. Particular congratulations go to Sophie McCormack who created a wonderful rhyming poem and to Hollie Bassham who composed a rap.
The Twelve Days Of Christmas - an alternative version.
After enjoying ourselves singing carols at St. Mark's Church, we wrote our own versions of the twelve days of Christmas in Literacy. We had lots of fun singing these to our friends.
Everyone in Flamingos has made their own calendar for 2018. They all look fantastic. Here's a selection of a few....
We have been learning all about Forces in Science. We have researched Sir Isaac Newton's life and have looked in more depth at gravity, friction and air resistance. Flamingo class have used Newton metres and got all in a spin with a fun spinner investigation.
We’ve made a great start to Year 6 and have bonded really well as a class. Our residential visit to East Barnby was a great opportunity to get to know each other and our teachers really well and see each other in a completely new light. Exciting activities such as beck scrambling, canoeing and fire-making helped us to develop valuable skills such as teamwork, resilience and resourcefulness.
We’ve also had class elections where many of have taken on positions of responsibility around school.
We can’t wait to get stuck into the adventures and challenges of Year 6!