Star Relay – orienteering

Today, we worked together in teams of four to complete the star relay race. each team was given a control card and map of the school grounds. They needed to find a marker using the map, record the number on the control card and then race back to Miss Hartman to have it checked off before the next pair set off to find the next marker.

The winning team was Fran, Luca, Reuben, Kitty and Ifey. Well done!

Science Week in Y6

Yesterday we were lucky to spend the whole day with our special visitors from Sheffield University who came to school to teach us all about genetic traits and inheritance. We made key rings to show our own genetic traits, and then discovered how the inheritance of genes is a random process which can skip generations.

It was an enjoyable day. Thank you to our special guests.

World Book Day

We have all enjoyed celebrating books on World Book day.

We started the day with book bingo, then a book blanket.

We listened to the author, Sophie McKenzie, talk about the new book she has written and how she gets her ideas.

Ms Marsh was our ‘mystery reader!’ She came to read to the class.

We made some book-themed bunting to decorate our classroom door. All classes are doing this. The class with he best-decorated door will win a prize of some new books for the class.

Kelham Island Museum

We all had a great time today.

We went in an air raid shelter (great excitement), made our own gas masks, designed a meal using rationed food, looked at the contents of an evacuee’s suitcase and used the clues to identify who the person might be.

The day ended with seeing the world’s oldest steam engine in action.

Science – evolution

We have been learning about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. Darwin studied different types of finches that were native to the Galapagos Islands. He discovered that their beaks varied depending on the food available.

We used different equipment to represent different types of beaks (scissors, chop sticks and tweezers) and used the ‘beaks’ to pick up different foods.

Virtual Velodrome

Everyone enjoyed the Virtual Velodrome this morning. Each child completed a practice lap before the timed lap. It was very exciting – and noisy! It was great to see everyone cheering each other on.

Our fastest riders in Y6 were George and Indi, both with laps of 24 seconds. Poppy came second with 26 seconds. In third place were Freddie, Emily, Will, Hamish, Laurence and Stanley with 27 seconds. well done everyone!