Terms 3 and 4 were incredibly busy for 6M. As well as getting ready for our SATs, we learnt all about the world – its layers, plates and features like volcanoes and earthquakes. We also looked at the extreme weather found around the world. It was an exciting term!
Finlay and Nathan:
During our extreme weather topic, we planned, performed and filmed a report about wild weather. Some of us did a report on hurricanes, some tornadoes and some even did avalanches! They were entertaining yet informative and some included audience participation. We all enjoyed making them and then editing them after.
Toby and Morgan, Lucie and Naomi, Luca and Jonny
Eco houses are made completely out of recycled materials such as tyres, wood, plastic and soil. Some also include triple glazed windows which were south facing to make the most of the sunlight! We saw a design with a curved roof so all the water can be stored. An eco house is better for the environment because it doesn’t use as much electricity and other resources. Instead it uses solar panels or wind turbines.
We had to find recycled resources to build our mini eco homes that we had designed. Luckily they could stand up!
Caitlin and Jasmine, Kody and Nathan:
In our earthquake topic we learnt how to react if you hear or see an earthquake (drop, cover and hold on!) As well as that, we also learnt how keep things stable in the event of an earthquake and how to design and build a home suitable for an earthquake so that it didn’t crumble and collapse. We made our structures using straws and marshmallows and tested them on an earth of wobbly jelly! Throughout our topic we found out loads of information and facts about earthquakes. We also drew the Richter scale to help us understand how destructive earthquakes can be. Our earthquake topic was very interesting and we definitely learnt a lot.
Now in term 5, with our SATs completed, we are looking forward to more exciting learning in our topic about the Maya and also the exciting Year6 events of camp, our production and finally our leavers service. The next few weeks promise to be just as busy!
See you next time!
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