Today, to celebrate European Languages Day, year 6 learnt some French playground games and songs, we made French flags and we learned all about French food. To top off a wonderful afternoon, we then sampled some French food ourselves with some 'pain au chocolat.' YUMMY!
Mary's Birthday Celebrations
To celebrate Mary's birthday, year 6 went into the prayer garden. They prayed a decade of the Rosary and then enjoyed some cake!
Today, Mr Mayland (CAFOD representative) visited year 6. The children explored the current refugee crisis throughout the world by actively engaging in role-play activities. They aim to replicate the journey and problems faced by fleeing refugees, through participation in the 'Share the Journey' campaign. We will be joining other primary schools across the country, collectively aiming to walk 24,900 miles (the distance around the whole world) to show that we care about the millions of homeless refugees.
Royal Wedding Celebrations
This morning, to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding of Harry and Meghan, the children designed their own royal 'wedding dresses' and showcased them in our very own catwalk! They also designed their own cupcakes and learned facts about the royal family.
This morning, as part of science week, the children in years 5 and 6 took part in four science investigations with each of the year 5 and 6 class teachers.
Here are some photos of one of the investigations; the milk and food colouring experiment.
We learned that when food colouring and washing up liquid is added to milk, there is a colour reaction as the washing up liquid reduces the surface tension in the milk. The detergent breaks up the fat molecules in the milk which causes the movement of colours.
We discussed possible variables we could change to investigate this further. Some of our ideas included: changing the temperature or amount of milk; changing the type of milk we used i.e. whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk; changing the amount of food colouring we used or even using different substances to add colour i.e. ink, paint or nail varnish.
The children in year 6 had a brilliant afternoon designing, building and programming their own Lego vehicle. They learned to use motion sensors, motors and sound. In addition, they learned how to use algorithms to operate their design.