This half term we are studying all living things and their habitats in science.
We started by acting as taxonomists: scientists who sort and group living things according to their similarities and differences.
For our first lesson, we imagine that a new zoo was going to open in our local area. We needed to sort and group the animals that will live in the zoo, so that similar species can be housed in enclosures near one another; it was up to us to decide how to classify the animals and give reasons our classification.
The aim of our science investigation this week was to find out how the distance between an opaque object and a light source affects the length of the shadow that is formed.
We all came up with our own hypothesis based on the facts we have already learned about the way that light travels.
Before setting up the investigation, we planned the method and gathered the equipment we would need.
To ensure we were conducting a fair test we found out what it meant to have control, dependent and independent variables.
Finally, we gathered our results and observations in a table so that we were able to come to an accurate conclusion.
How do you think the distance between an opaque object and a light source affects the length of the shadow that is formed? Make your prediction and then try it at home!
Week Commencing 15th March 2021
As part of the week long Bournville Bookfest, 6KR took place in the QHA Illustrator Competition on World Book Day.
The children learnt how to illustrate like Steven Lenton and then had a go at recreating one of their favourite book characters.
Week Commencing 22nd February 2021
Light - explained by Morgan
The light travels through all three pinholes because they are set up in a straight line.
Week Commencing 8th February 2021
How to make gruel
Food, Glorious Food!
Week Commencing 1st February 2021
Bring your favourite toy to school Friday!
Week Commencing 18th January 2021
6KR Bake Off
Week Commencing 11th January 2021
This week one of our afternoon projects was to explore the history of how money was made. We created a comic strip to illustrate how money has evolved, starting all the way from bartering in 9000 BC to the modern money we use today!
Fabulous-yet-slightly-ridiculous headgear Friday!
On Friday, in our afternoon project, 6KR looked at the artwork of L.S Lowery. We explored his style of work and discussed how his choice of colours and backgrounds made us feel. We then had a try at imitating a few of his most famous pieces!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Learning in 6KR has looked a bit different this week as we start the new year by learning from home. However, after a couple of technical hitches, we are flying with our new online curriculum and having a great time!
This week we have been writing about Pompeii in English, learning about shape in maths and focusing on Victorians in Topic time, including: Charles Darwin in science, L.S. Lowry in art and of course my favourite, Lewis Carroll in history.
We have also taken advantage of some of the perks of working from home, including having a 'Bring Your Pet to School' day!
Congratulations, John! What a fantastic Christmas jumper!
6KR are very proud to have the winner of the Best Christmas Jumper as a member of our class.
Enjoy your prize of Christmas socks!
Week Commencing 14th December
Week Commencing 7th December 2020
Hello and welcome to 6KR news! Today we are hoping for clear blue skies!
6KR thoroughly enjoyed becoming weather reporters this week and reporting on the three different climate types that are experienced across Mexico.
Week Commencing 23rd November
Week Commencing 16th November 2020
In Science this week, 6KR have been investigating the effects of adding different components to their electrical circuits. First we made a human circuit to help with our predictions. Afterwards, we experimented with the equipment. We learnt that the higher the ratio of voltage to light bulbs in a circuit, the brighter the bulb becomes.
Week Commencing 9th November 2020
Week Commencing 2nd November 2020
Week Commencing 19th October 2020
6KR are already looking forward to their new guided reading book for next half term.
Our Reading Tree
Every leaf represents a book that has been read by a pupil in 6KR since they started year 6! Haven't they done brilliantly? Keep up the good work boys and girl!
Week Commencing 12th October 2020
Week Commencing 5th October 2020
Week Commencing 28th September 2020
6KR learnt about the different parts of the blood and their functions and then we got to make our own! You can have a go at home by following the instructions below. Remember to ask a year 6 what each part does and why it is so important.
You will need:
- Strawberry laces
- Hundreds and thousands
- Sandwich bag
- Open your sandwich bag.
- Add a sprinkling of red blood cells (strawberry laces) so that oxygen can be carried around the bloodstream.
- Now add some white blood cells (marshmallows) so that your body’s defences are abroad in the blood.
- Now add some platelets (hundreds and thousands) so that if you’re injured, your blood will clot.
- Now add the plasma and fluid (oil) and seal your blood vessel.