World War 2

World War 2

Over the last week we have been finishing our topic on the World War 2 with some artefacts and a visitor came in to talk about his life in the war. He showed us some of his photos, aviation equipment, medals and gas masks. Some people in our class brought in some photos of their great granddad, granddad and grandmas.

 

By Lana

 

STOP, DROP AND ROLL

STOP, DROP AND ROLL

Last week, on Thursday the fire brigade came to talk to Y6 about safety about Bonfire Night and Halloween. They told us the do’s and don’ts when your around fire. They told us if your clothes catch on fire to stop drop and roll. They showed us a video where a fire dog performed the stop drop and roll!

By Jasmine s and Kareena

Scratch!

Scratch!

At our school we have been using Scratch in our Computing lessons. Scratch is an easy software that allows us to create games ,animations and videos. So far we have made a simple animation using a bat sprite (sprites are scratch’s characters). We made the bat move around, speak and we added sound effects such as a scream. You can share your creations with other people around the world who use Scratch. Why not give it a go?!!

https://scratch.mit.edu/

By Jasmine S ,Kareeena ,Sarah and Aakifah.

NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

Our first week in Year 6 by Sarah, Lana, Kareena and Jasmine S.

We thought moving into Year 6 would be quite scary! But it’s really nice and it’s not been as scary as you think it might be. There is a bit more work and homework to do but it is manageable. You suddenly feel much more grown up and we have been given more responsibilities and know that we are role models for the younger pupils. We have enjoyed new lessons like Latin, Synchronised Swimming and learning the Cornet. We have some new teachers too and they are all really nice.

What have you enjoyed during your first week?

Ice Cap – Chapter 6

Ice Cap – Chapter 6

Pippi was miserable. There was no other way to put it. She shuffled through the hallways, her head hanging low.

When Pippi reached her dorm she heard a voice through the door saying, “What is that lump of feathers doing in here?” Pippi opened the door to hear Elsie say through gritted teeth, “He is a bird called butter.” Prudence laughed an evil laugh. “Pigeon pie for tea with butter and bread.” She said mockingly. Elsie growled. “He is a budgie, NOT a pigeon!”

“Whatever.” Laughed Prudence. Then Gertrude opened Butter’s cage and pulled out his food. “You shouldn’t have done that.” Growled Elsie. As if by magic Butter darted out and pulled Gertrude’s pale, powdered, primped up nose. Gertrude screamed. She then bellowed, “You are so dead Elsie Diamond. You HAD your CHANCE!” She then screamed as Trixie punched her in her ugly, thick, lip balm smeared mouth. Prudence pulled her towards the floor and kicked her hard. The fight was interrupted by a loud shrill SCREAM!

 

Ice Cap – Chapter 5

Ice Cap – Chapter 5

Miss Leather’s class is held in a vast hall with a terrifying array of torture instruments decorating the walls. Miss Leather’s sharp voice boomed around the hall. “Sit down class, or else!” Pippi slowly found her seat and fell into it. She turned to the person next to her and whispered, “A threat already, we haven’t even started yet!” The girl didn’t respond. “Hello?” Pippi said prodding the girl’s face. She didn’t flinch. Pippi was irritated. She continued talking and prodding the silent girl until she finally broke.

“Shut up!” She hissed. “Do you want to get us both thrown out of the window?” Then she turned around. Pippi sighed. Suddenly Ms Leather screamed loudly “Pippi Andrews come here at once!”

Pippi carefully hopped down the steps. Maybe Ms Leather would be nice to her if she was nice to Ms Leather. “Yes Miss Leather?” She chirped, “By the way, thank you for your talk on the history of punishments, very interesting.”

“Well pity, if you found it so interesting WHILE talking to Kelly Smith, you should be able to tell me what Georgian women used to have done to them if they talk too much?”

Pippi panicked. She had no idea what Ms Leather was talking about. She trembled. “I don’t know Ms Leather.” Pippi said weakly. Miss Leather grinned grotesquely. “Maybe you will find out sometime!” “Kelly Smith, come here.” Kelly’s face was white. “I am letting Pippi off because she is stupid but you were talking too! Kelly began to say something then Miss Leather stopped her. “Nothing to say. You are expelled!” Kelly burst into tears, lots of salty water spraying Pippi’s face. “Enough of this bawling.” Said Ms Leather. “Come on.” Ms Leather grabbed Kelly’s arm and dragged her outside. She picked up Kelly’s stuff in the other hand. Ms Leather’s muscles bulged as she threw the girl who the gate. “And don’t come back!” She warnedd. Kelly’s stuff was strewn all over the muddy ground.

DT Fairgrounds

DT Fairgrounds

This week Year 6 have begun their DT project to design and make a wooden carousel. The project links in with our current Learning Challenge – the Victorians.

By the 1850s fairground rides were becoming popular. Early merry-go-rounds or carousels were powered by ponies or volunteers on bicycles, but by the 1860s the first steam-powered merry-go-rounds appeared.*

Our designs use a circuit with a motor to power the carousel to rotate. This also links with our current Science topic – Changing Circuits.

So so far we have designed the carousels and made the structure out of wood and card. See the process in photos here:

 

*information from www.classicalroadshow.org