Year 6 Newsletter
Term 1 - 11th November, 2016
Hope you all had a Happy Diwali!
We all enjoyed celebrating Diwali at school last week. The children dressed up in colorful outfits and were very lucky to be offered the chance to decorate diyas, within their classrooms.
Photography sessions with Simon!
You can find out more about Simon's work and what is going on at his his studio by visiting his web site at http://www.thephotocrafters.org/
Unit of Inquiry;
Central Idea: Understanding of Scientific knowledge is constantly evolving and has an impact on people's lives.
Lines of Inquiry:
Advances in scientific knowledge and understanding (causation)
Application of scientific knowledge in our lives (connection)
Protocols associated with scientific research (responsibility)
We have been busy carrying out a range of scientific experiments in class and learning to follow protocols in our testing. The children have been excited to test their ideas and curious to find out why things have happened.
How can we make this a 'fair' test?
Are you being fair?
Will the raisins sink or float?
Do Raisins sink or float?
Which liquid will be best at preserving apple slices?
What makes a good preservative?
Final Stages of The Unit
Please support your budding scientists with their testing and inquiry!
English: Explanation Writing
Students have continued looking at the purpose and language features of explanation texts. They have been following the Scientific Method to structure and write up their experiments.
11th November - W.I.S. Play in a Week
14th November - Y6 children to share their science presentations with Y5
22-25 November - Year 6, APA Camp
9th December - End of Term - school closes at 12 noon.