Welcome to class 14’s webpage! We hope you enjoy browsing through our learning journey this year.
From this term onwards, the Year 6 prefects will be managing these learning pages. We hope you enjoy finding out about what we have been up to!
This term, we have begun a new topic: Space. To launch this, we had a visit from Space Dome. This treat involved being in a large dome with a projected sky onto the ceiling; we zoomed up into space and gazed at constellations and planets. The dome provided us with a tour of Mars as well as a trip to the International Space Station and pictures of Buzz Aldrin on the moon!
In the afternoon, we experimented with dry ice which was amazing! Everyone then made their own little rocket complete with a small capsule ready to be filled with dry ice. We then went outside and filled the capsule with dry ice and launched them into the sky. Some rockets flew a great distance…and some, disappointingly, did not!
Following on from this, we had to explore the science question: why does the sun and the moon appear the same size? We all know that the sun is massive in comparison to the moon, so why do they look the same size? This got us thinking of how this was possible and how could we prove this. We discussed that it was due to perspective and how the distance between the sun and moon impacts our perception.
We conducted an experiment which required us to cut out two pieces of paper of different sizes. The smallest piece represented the moon and the biggest piece represented the sun. We then went to the field to explore the concept of perspective. One person stood with the I-pad, one person held the ‘moon,’ paper (which was 5 metres in front of them), then someone else walked away with from the, ‘sun’ paper until they appeared to be the same size to the person holding the I-pad. A final person used a tape measure to measure the distance between the two.
We launched our first topic of Ancient Greece with a day of dressing up, food tasting, making clay pots and our own Olympic Games!
We were from Sparta and perfected our battle cry and poses to scare the Athenians!
We also made Greek pots out of clay; modelling techniques we learnt and practised were coil method and slab method.