In science, we have started out new topic on sound. We have been thinking about how sound travels and have done some fun experiments. We made rice jump off a balloon stretched tightly over a cup with only the power of our voices, made Thomas very wet with a tuning fork and some water and made our own string telephones! It has been a great start to our new unt of work.
Enterprise 2019 - Year 6
Year 6 have been enjoying Enterprise Week and have learnt all sorts of useful life skills about money. We have shown excellent teamwork in planning and designing our stalls on the theme of Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and can't wait to see how we get on with selling our products and services to the rest of the school. Learning about profit and loss, revenue and expenses has helped up budget for our stalls and we all hope to take lots of money on the day. We have also been finding out about social enterprises such as The Big Issue, StreetBank and CraftAid International, who worked with us on our sculpture project. We found out that making a profit can help local communities and groups of disadvantaged people. A real highlight of the week was our skipping workshop with George which was great fun and a lot more challenging than we first expected. We look forward to seeing you all at our stalls next week!
We are so enjoying our Dracula-inspired writing based on the animation 'Dracula's Whitby' that we've decided to read an abridged version of Bram Stoker's classic to find out the full story. A particular well done to Hannah who has set herself the challenge of reading the original at home - Mrs Wilkinson loves discussing it with her as it's one of her favourites too!
We're also reading Room 13 by Robert Swindells which has a lot to do with the Dracula story and is about a group of Y6 children from Yorkshire who go on a school residential to Whitby. Why does that sound so familiar...?
The Newest Member of Flamingos!
On Monday 20th May, we welcomed our newset member of the class, Frankie, the inflatable flamingo! Watch this space to find out how he settles in with our class. Interesting fact... the collective noun for a group of flamingos is, most amazingly, a flamboyance of Flamingos.
We've had lots of fun designing and making flood-proof houses in Flamingos. We used all sorts of different materials and most of our designs worked, and survived the flood!
Flamingos have been hard at work making Easter cards this afternoon. They are all looking great. We hope you enjoy receiving them!
Everyone in Flamingos has worked really hard to make a salt dough eye! We used moulds to get the eye shape and then left the salt dough to dry for a few days. Then we painted the eyes, trying to make them as realsitic as possible. We think they look pretty amazing.
In Arts Week, we are looking at a very talented artist. Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006.
We created an artist page in our sketch books and have then tried to draw a building with as much detail as possible after only looking at it for 60 seconds. This is something Stephen did for Nissan using VR technology.
We then had a go at creating a scaled architectural drawing of a famous Harrogate building. Below you can see us at work. We applied lots of Maths skills as we were using protractors, rulers and compasses.
A trip to the theatre!
We've had a great start to Arts Week today; we spent the morning at Harrogate Theatre. We had a tour round and found out about some of the history of the building, we got to look backstage and even managed to get in dressing room number 1 and a box! We also took part in a visual impairment workshop.
What a great start we have had in the Flamingos class to our Health Week in school. We all took part in a great Zumba workshop which was lots of fun and have thought about ways we can keep our mental health healthy!
Our 'Make Do and Mend' bags are complete!
After a lot of sewing, can finally say we have all made a new bag from some old clothing. Some of the finished bags look amazing! A big thank you to Mrs Clough and Mrs Evans who came in to help sew.
Make Do And Mend
What a lovely Friday afternoon we had today. We spent our time looking at three stitches (running, back and blanket) that we may use when we are making our own bags next week using the 'Make Do And Mend' approach! On that note, if any parents or grandparents would like to come and lend a hand, we will be sewing on the afternoon of Monday 10th December. Pease feel free to come and help!
World War 2 Tea Party
What a fantastic time we all had at the World War II Tea Party on Monday 3rd December. All the children looked great in their outfits. It was really lovely to have so many visitors in school to share their experiences from the war. The food was amazing too! A great afternoon.
What a great week away at East Barnby we all had. We even had some sunshine too! A few photos below...there are many more. You can order a memory stick from school full of photos. Please return your slip by 26th October.
We enjoyed having visitors to our Maths lesson during the Macmillan Coffee Morning and Open Hour. Lots of Maths games had been prepared to help us apply our number skills in place value, negative number and rounding, so we invited our parents and grandparents to play with us. Thanks and apologies to Alexander's mum, Archer's mum and Florence's dad who found themselves being roped into our Times Table Rockstar challenge!
Class Novel - Letters From The Lighthouse
This term, our class novel is Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. It is set during World War II and tells the story of a young evacuee and her search for her older sister who has gone missing in mysterious circumstances.