October 2019 Our aeroplanes
This term, year 6 have enjoyed a topic and project focus on WW2. In class, we have applied many maths skills, looking at the mean averages of flight distances, measuring angles accurately and drawing using scale factor before making a model, using saws to cut lengths of wood to size.
October 2019 Visit from Howard Davenport – Pastor of Elim Church, Yeovil
Howard came to visit the Year 6 children as part of their R.E. lessons this half term. He came to speak about what he does, how he helps people and how Elim Church helps people. The children had the opportunity to ask questions which linked to their prior learning and were very attentive listeners. All the children were engaged in the visit and made notes as Howard spoke with them. Mr Barker and Mrs Camp were both very impressed with the mature attitude the children demonstrated.
We have been discussing God’s Kingdom this half term; we have related it to charity worker which is happening around the world.
This is Lexi’s view of how Operation Christmas Child has impacted God’s Kingdom:
God’s world has become this amazing place with a couple of simple gifts.
People’s lives were misery and it was a struggle for them to live. Their lives were tough and not many people had any gifts for any occasion. When they received a box their lives were changed forever. They realised that God loved them and strangers cared for them.
They thought that nobody cared; now everything was different.
October 2019 Bulbs 4 Schools
We have been lucky enough to receive lots of free bulbs from ‘Bulbs 4 Schools’. The intention is to use them as part of our school project to improve the school grounds. Children will be planting the bulbs around the grounds, so that by the spring we will have flowers growing around the school.
September 2019 The Hobbit
The whole school was able to watch the play ‘The Hobbit’, although only Year 6 had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with the actors after the show.
They discussed scenery, lighting, sound and even had a mini acting class. All of the Year 6 children were engaged in the workshop and a few were lucky enough to use the equipment brought in by the visiting troop.
September 2019 Fleet Air Arm
As part of our Year 6 cross-curricular topic of WW2, Classes 13 and 14 visited the Fleet Air Arm. The children participated in a Design Technology workshop: designing and making parachutes. Rubber eggs flew everywhere – one even bounced on Mrs Camp’s head.
The aim of the workshop was to design a parachute which not only ensured that the egg landed in one piece, but also reached the centre of the target on the ground. Each group was allowed one practice with a rubber egg so that they could adapt their designs; improving them so that they were more successful when using a real egg.
All the groups impressed with their teamwork and design skills. However, climbing to the height of Concorde to release the eggs was a bigger challenge – looking over the balcony at the target was not for the faint-hearted.