As part of our DT topic 4H have been making a movable mechanism for their recycling poster. We followed instructions to make a range of moveable mechanism prototypes. We will then decide which of these we would like to include in our final design.
This week in PE, children have been practising their tennis skills. They have been working on sending and retrieving a ball. We had lots of fun completing different team races using our tennis skills.
One child has 2 cards to begin the game. All other children receive 1 card each. The child with 2 cards begins the game by reading one of the multiplication questions. Whoever has the answer shouts it out and proceeds to reading out their question. This is repeated until the game finishes with the child who began with 2 cards. This challenge is timed and the goal is to beat this time the next time they play the game.
After a long time without seeing our friends, 4C spent their We Believe time thinking about friendships. We explored friendship and the qualities we look for in a good friend. Everyone then received a friendship bracelet made for them by someone in the class.
In response to the hope and kindness activities completed by year 6 pupils, and then distributed to our local care homes, Barrington Lodge have replied with much appreciation! They thanked us for the work and also included work from the residents for us to look at. How lovely is that! What an act of kindness!
This week, Y6 children have been busy and have enjoyed working on numerous activities linked to Hope. The children carefully coloured in hearts, creating different patterns, wrote a piece of creative writing linked to Hope and they created their own pictures that represented what Hope means to them. One child, drew a tree of Hope and wrote a recipe of Hope and the idea was that the tree sprinkled the recipe of Hope down on people that were near and touched the tree. We have sent some of our amazing work to our local care homes for the residents to enjoy and to make them smile!
Y6 have been learning about notation this week and looking at a stave by playing some practical games. Through different activities this week, we have found out that where notes on a stave sit show which note that equals . We have been creating our own mnemonic phrases to remember note names and had fun being very creative with this. To really test our knowledge, we used giant staves to spell out different words and had to stand correctly on the stave to represent the notes. We have also investigated rhythms and beats and played a game of bingo.
As part of Maths Week England, Y3 demonstrated reasoning and problem solving skills through the logic games they played. They worked well as part of a team to solve a range of problems.