10th July 2019 - Museum of the Maya
6B welcome you to their Museum of the Maya! This term, the class have been hard at work learning all about the Maya (along with the fantastic production of Alice the Musical!) and have produced some brilliant artefacts for our museum. They researched an area they were interested in and then presented their findings in an interesting and educational format. I think you will agree, they are all quite spectacular (as well as being historically accurate)!
The originals are on display in 6B until Tuesday 16th July and a virtual gallery can be visited here. Well done 6B, great work!
Church Day 03.07.19
We had great fun on our last day at Church yesterday. Our activities included making coloured-clay butterflies (to symbolise the new beginnings we will shortly face in our next schools); a trip up the bell tower (where we actually rang the bells!); a trip to the top of the tower to see the views and find places in our area (though some couldn't do this due to a problem with the new solar panels at lunch time); and making memory cubes to store our hopes for the future with our memories of the past. Finally, we all completed the walk up to the Jubilee stone (where we learnt about the Christian practice of 7 year jubilees), past the Warrener's Cottage and down through Badgers' Woods. Some of us were lucky enough to be in the middle of a mini-hay tornado at the Jubilee stone - it was very exciting! Sadly, Miss Brock was too interested in watching the tornado to get her camera out in time!
Thank you to all the volunteers and people of St Andrew's Church for a lovely day - we especially enjoyed the treasure hunt at lunchtime!!
DT DAY 2019
What a fantastic day! We started by looking at some example treehouse found in the real world and discussed their purpose (family home, holiday home, kid's playhouse) and studied their construction (supports, shapes and materials). Next we designed our own treehouses - it will be interesting to see how the design and final product compare!!
We quickly got into construction mode and the cardboard boxes, tubes and plastic bottles and lids were soon being transformed into walls, roofs, trees, supports, windows, slides and even swimming pools!! Tissue paper was flying across the room to become bushes and waterfalls and rope ladders were threaded at speed helped by Latifa in the morning and Mrs Reed in the afternoon. The woodwork department was supervised by Mr Brock and the glue gun station watched carefully by all! No major injuries to report I'm pleased to say!
The final results were absolutely amazing! The treehouse are well-constructed, have a clear purpose to each model and are really attractive as well! 3 for 3 6B, well done!! The models are on display in the outdoor classroom (fingers crossed for model friendly weather) until Friday. Great work 6B!!!
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