As Year 6 absolutely love learning about and celebrating festivals from all cultures, we had a go at making our own Rangoli Patterns for Diwali.
Firstly, we made our stencils by cutting out the designs we wanted. Next, we used chalk pastels to go around our stencil and then we used our fingers to create a soft, smudged finish.
Below, you can see the process and some of our finished pieces.
Year 6 have really enjoyed their Science lesson this week, as they had the chance to construct electrical circuits. They conducted an investigation to see how the number of cells in a circuit affect the brightness of a bulb. Year 6 had to make sure that they were carrying out a ‘fair test’, where only one variable was changed during the investigation.
Have a look at how much fun we had!
Performing as an Orchestra
Year 6 are continuing to develop their musical skills in Mrs Rivers' lessons. Below, you can see them playing William Tell Overture by Rossini. Their orchestra was composed of 3 parts: drums, woodblocks and triangles.
Bradford Industrial Museum
We had a fantastic time on our trip to Bradford Industrial Museum, this week.
Year 6 started the day with a workshop – ‘Weaving in the Mill’. As part of this workshop, they learnt about the different processes used in wool production and even had a go at some of the jobs children their age would have to do when working in a mill.
We then had the chance to explore the roles of the different machines – this really gave us an idea of what a Victorian Mill would sound like.
Below, you can see some of the activities Year 6 took part in, as well as the features of the museum.
Polystyrene Tile Printing
As part of their current topic, Year 6 have been learning about the 19th century textile designer, William Morris. They have created stunning prints inspired by William Morris’ designs, which often featured bold floral patterns.
They created these prints using polystyrene tiles and used different colours to create an ‘ombre’ style, to add their own twist.
You can see the wonderful process in the slideshow below, as well as our final William Morris Display.
The Industrial Revolution
Like true historians, Year 6 spent the afternoon researching what life would've been like during the Industrial Revolution, using secondary sources.
They discovered that for many people, the living conditions were terrible as cities were dirty and cramped.
They also learnt how factories, overpopulation and lack of sanitation caused pollution in industrial towns.
Have a look at our slideshow below to see the different sources we used to help us conduct our research.
Week 1/ 'Well done' song
Year 6 have started the year with an incredibly positive and responsible attitude.
We are all really looking forward to a brilliant year ahead and are excited about all the fun activities and events Year 6 will take part in.
This week, Year 6 were tasked with composing a brand new 'Well done' song for our Celebration Assembly, which takes place on Wednesdays.
As you can see below, they worked really hard on this and are on their way to creating a lovely song we can all share.