Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Non-French Lot!

Last week, while lots of our friends were over the Channel, we had a fun-packed week back in sunny Northampton.

Some of the activities we enjoyed were; roller skating disco, picnic planning, purchasing and preparation, a visit to the Saints, a day in Salcey Forest and a pizza making session at Pizza Express. We also managed to produce some stunning work about the history of Delapre Abbey and the Queen Eleanor Cross.

There are lots of photos as well as our final presentation of the research we completed in the Year 6 area- please pop in to see it.

The children had great fun, were well-behaved and have many new memories. The best bit… probably getting the autographs of the Rugby Champions of England and Europe at the Saints.

Well done to Max, Adrian, Kansi, Radu, Gemma, Lucy, Lauren, Laycee, Tianna and Julia.

Mrs Chisholm, Mrs Price and Mrs de Board

An exciting week…

Hello Year 6!

Whether you are off to France or staying ‘chez nous’ in Northampton, you are in for an exciting week.  I wonder what you are looking forward to most?  What do you hope you will see?  What do you want to learn about?  What do you already know that you can share with others? Post a reply to let me know.

I  can’t wait until Sunday!

Mrs R 🙂

Key Skills – Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Curriculum:

This week it is very much science related. After Churchill beat Mandela in a very tense blockbluster quiz, we looked at testing the strength of seven different plastic bags. Through many discussions we realised that it was fairly impossible to make the test completely fair; we tried extremely hard to ensure that our results were as reliable as possible.

This is some of our thoughts on what effects the strength of a bag:

 photo (5)

Below is our results table, along with our predictions (we didn’t time it). As you can see, the majority of the people thought JD Sports would hold the most bricks and the second largest amount of people thought the “Tunisia” bag would succeed.

For key skills this week, have a think about the questions below, reply with a paragraph that covers at least two of the questions – if everyone has answered 1 and 2 for example, try and do the others on. We will be using all of the answers are a resource for discussion next week.

photo (4)

1) Why do you think those two bags were the most successful?

2) How could we have made the test more fair?

3) How could we have improved the test?

4) How else could we have tested the strength of plastic bags?

5) What made the test unfair?

6) Do you think our results were accurate and reliable, and why?

Remember, we tried our hardest to make it as fair as possible! 

Welcome to Year 6!

We had a fantastic beginning to the new academic year on Thursday- everyone was very smart in new uniform, full of tales of adventure over the holidays and ready to tackle new challenges in Year 6.

I can’t believe how much we have managed to fit into two days: maths investigations, science research, speech writing and volunteering for a range of responsibilities around school What a great start!

Friday afternoon saw voting taking place for House Captains and Sport Captains.  Many congratulations to those children elected, and huge admiration for all those who dared to stand up in front of an audience of 60 and pitch for why they thought they had the qualities needed for these important jobs in our school.  We’re proud of you all.

Onto more important matters…  key skills.  Everyone should have brought home some maths to complete along with a Literacy job description to write.  Make sure you don’t give away to many hints as we want to solve your puzzles next week.  All due in next Wednesday 10th September please.

Looking forward to working with you all this year.  Keep up the great attitudes!

Mrs Rosevear and Mrs de Board