It’s hard to believe that it is the Summer Term already! First of all, Mrs Chapman, Ms Holmes and myself have been so impressed with how hard the children have worked this year. Attached is an important letter that covers all of the key dates and events for the rest of this school year:
The children of Rackheath Primary took part in Science week, where they used a range of equipment and resources to undertake different Science experiments. We were also lucky enough to have a Scientist come into school to teach the Year 6s about DNA. Unfortunately I was not able to be in school due to an illness but I heard that the children were very well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed all of their experiments!!!
Today Year 6 enjoyed another maths lesson in the hall. They undertook a range of P.E activities linked to maths. This really helped the children with their mental maths skills as well as calculating the mean, median, mode and range, rounding decimal numbers to the nearest tenth and hundredth and using all four operations.
As we came to an end of our microorganisms topic for Science, Year 6 found their bread that they had left in and around the classroom! The challenge was simple…the team with the most mould on their bread, wins!!! They were given a range of materials to use and discussed possible conditions and environments to leave their bread. Congratulations to Hayden, Dylan Tom and Lewis for winning this challenge! They decided that damp bread in a warm environment would cause the most mould to grow. Below are just a few pictures of our experiment…
For Science, the Year 6 children have been learning all about bacteria and microorganisms! They have already started their ‘mouldy bread challenge’ and have even used a UV light to show how easily bacteria can spread. For our curiosity cafe, the children were shown some fascinating pictures of bacteria (from under a microscope) and either produced their own microorganisms artwork or created their own using play-doh…
Year 6 started the Spring Term learning all about Great Britain! So far this has covered a range of interesting facts about the human and physical geography. For the remainder of the term, the children will learn about popular foods, tourist attractions and inventors. Below are some pictures of our class assembly, where the children shared their impressive knowledge and also held a quiz to test the remaining children at Rackheath Primary as well as the staff and parents too!
This is the E-safety powerpoint created by the digital leaders for our E-safety assembly on E-safety day. It holds lots of tips and advice!
In Literacy, the children have paired up to learn new grammatical terms. We also recapped our existing knowledge and put these terms into a PowerPoint presentation. Each pair had to give a definition of a grammatical term, as well as write them in sentences. Some of these included: contractions, prefixes, suffixes, antonyms, synonyms, statements and commands. Feel free to test your children, and if they are unsure…send them to me!!!