Summer Newsletter - Class 5/6SB
FIVE MINUTE SPOT LIGHT - DATES FOR SUMMER TERM
Five Minute Spot Light is an opportunity for the children to prepare and deliver a short presentation to the class on a topic of their choice. Its purpose is to help the children develop confidence to speak to an audience in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. Popular topic so far have been: a favourite holiday, a trip to London, and pets.
Here are the dates/children for the Summer Term:
Tuesday 5 April Tate
Tuesday 12 April Jake
Tuesday 19 April Josh C
Tuesday 26 April Joe Y
Tuesday 3 May Tom
Tuesday 17 May Imogen
Tuesday 24 May Seth
Tuesday 7 June Amber
Tuesday 14 June Amaris
Tuesday 21 June Jaydon
Tuesday 28 June Sasha
Tuesday 5 July Logan
If anyone is worried about their presentation, is a bit stuck thinking of an idea or would like some coaching or reassurance, then please don’t hesitate to let Mrs. Sykes know.
On Friday 11th March class 5/6 enjoyed a fantastic afternoon creating a Stadium during the Architecture Workshop. Bob taught the children how to make a triangular based pyramid using sticks and elastic bands and how to develop this in to the final structure.
Along the way, he discussed why triangular shapes are better than square shapes for building structures, got the children to create algebraic equations and set them a challenge of getting part of their roof structure off the floor by only using 6 sticks, 3 large and 3 small ones and rubber bands.
A great afternoon
YEAR 5 SCIENCE
In science we have been investigating mechanical devices that can help us to transfer forces or motion. We have investigated how gears, pulleys & levers are simple machines, which can make it easier to transfer forces or motion.
The following photographs show the children experimenting with different gears and making their own pulley systems.
TINS FOR TOYS SALE
Class 5/6SB ran a Tins for Toys sale at school on Tuesday 1st March. In R.E. the class had been learning about 'A Fair World'. As part of their work, the children empathised with homeless people and those going through 'tough times'. So we decided to repeat Tins for Toys again this year.
The class asked for donations of toys from the rest of the school over a 6-week period. Then on 1st March, they asked the whole school to bring in tins of food to donate in exchange for toys! The sale was a tremendous success.
Proceeds of the food will be split between Leamington Night Shelter and the local Food Bank.