STEAM Week in 6RR
6RR enjoyed making buggies in groups on Wednesday. They used sawing, measuring and many other skills to create their buggies. We are looking forward to finishing them and perhaps even racing them this afternoon!
As part of our STEAM week activities Josh Wheeler, who studied theoretical particle astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, came into school on Wednesday to talk to the children about a journey through space and time. He talked to Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 about the big bang, how our star formed and how planets were made. Josh also explained how astrophysicists know how long the sun has left to burn – a burning question from Year 5. He ended his talk with a very full Q&A session from each year group. The children and staff enjoyed Josh’s talk and we would like to thank him for coming in to talk to our very inquisitive children.
Our Year 6 children today performed Romeo and Juliet to parents and the rest of the school as part of their end of term Accelerated Reader reward. This performance started off our school’s celebration of Shakespeare Week. The children had the morning to prepare and practice for their own version of one of Shakespeare’s most memorable play’s.
Throughout the rest of the week, the other year groups will all learn and perform more of Shakespeare’s works and we very much look forward to welcoming you in to watch these.
Our Year 6 children recently enjoyed a fantastic visit to Bletchley Park. Elizabeth M from Year 6 has written the following report:
“Firstly we went to the huts. Alan Turing worked in hut 8. The conditions were terrible, cold and dull. All of the huts were dark because of the blackout curtains. Then we went to the mansion and saw all the magnificent décor. We even tried on hats from WW2. Also, we went to the library and all the books were gold rimmed”