Our Amazing Work!
This week Sarah from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) came in as part of our Y6 ‘Driving to be Green’ topic to design auto homes of the future with each class. The children were challenged to make a sustainable, eco-friendly, inclusive home using KNex as a building tool. The children had a great time and really impressed Sarah with their ideas, enthusiasm and application. Our winning design was by Molly and Nikola in Neptune class (in the video) and they will go on to represent APMS at the Worcestershire STEM challenge.
In our Y6 topic lessons we have been learning all about our environment and the significant impact transport, industry and man-made waste has on the world we live in. On Thursday we held a ‘Driving to be Green’ day in school, to highlight some of these issues and to think about what we can do to create a much greener planet.
As part of the day Karen Blanchfield came into school on behalf of the ‘Litter Warriors’ initiative, which is backed by Wychavon Council. Karen ran a workshop teaching the pupils about all of the issues caused by litter, including; plastic pollution in the ocean, the threat to wildlife and health issues for humans. Each Y6 class were then taken litter picking in Abbey Park where they were set a range of challenges relating to the litter they could find, one child (Tom) even found a crisp packet dating back to 1981!
Another issue we focused on for the day was the amount of CO2 in the air that we breathe and how deforestation is affecting the planets ability to turn this CO2 into clean healthy oxygen. We were fortunate enough to be contacted by John and Mark from ‘Oven Wizards’ who sponsored us to plant 30 trees in our school grounds. We believe that these first steps will help in the battle against carbon emissions and make a more sustainable, greener environment to live in.
A fantastic time was had by pupils and staff, and hopefully the day will have a lasting impression in our ‘Drive to be Green’!
In D&T we have been ‘up-cycling’ some of our old unwanted clothes and giving them a new life as decorative bunting!
Year 6 have been investigating the birth of steam trains and how trains have evolved over the years. Using their OS map skills, they have been analysing the impact of railways on our local environment.
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK March 2021!
MARVELLOUS MACHINES COMPETITION WINNERS:
Best twist and turn
For their Helter Skelter: AM and KM:
For the wind-up Turkey Toy nudging the dominoes over…MW https://youtu.be/hqDdkQj7DfQ
Longest continuous run with no breaks…SL
For making the entire marble run out of paper! JJ
Best design, best creativity , best originality and for outstanding innovation!
For all the incredibly intricate components and a great finale…the winner is…
…the person who designed THE ERUPTATRON!….AW https://youtu.be/OO8qp4H7vtQ
This week Year 6 have started their new topic of ‘Driving to be Green’. Here are some examples of Mars’ title pages.
Look at this fantastic tornado artwork by Skyla in Neptune class!
The Year 6 pupils who have been in school throughout Lockdown have been staying fit and healthy by playing; football, basketball, 4-square, hockey, tennis, table tennis, running the daily mile and even building their very own obstacle course!
Year 6 have been making portraits as part of the Great British Art Exhibition!
Theo in Mars class has made an amazing erupting volcano!
Over the past three weeks pupils have been making their own volcanoes as part of our Savage Earth topic. On the final day the pupils in school mixed warm water, red paint, baking soda and vinegar to make them erupt. This was the outcome!
These are some art compositions in the style of Picasso. We think they are ace!
Here are some examples of the work Y6 pupils have been doing at home this week. Our current topic is Savage Earth, so Y6 have been focusing on natural disasters around the world, some of the PPT’s made about volcanoes and earthquakes have blown us away! In English the children have been using poetic devices to write poems about a range of natural disasters.
Inspired by the cling film art around Pershore, our KS2 Rainbow Club decided to paint some of their own!
Welcome back Year 6!
We hope you have enjoyed a fantastic extended summer holiday and you are feeling ready to return tomorrow. We do understand that some of you may have mixed feelings about returning to school, but we promise we will go through all of the changes with you on Thursday morning.
We are really excited about the new term and the lessons we will be teaching you especially our topic ‘Groovy Greeks’.
See you all soon!
Miss Thompson, Mrs Deakin & Mr Martin