Greek Pots – Stage 1

This afternoon, some of the children made their very own Greek pot using clay.  They used a coil method and worked hard to ensure that all their coils were joined together and smoothed.  There is a great variety of styles made, which you can see below.  Once the pots are dried, the children will paint them in a Greek design.

 

Mini Archaeologists

This morning, we had lots of fun excavating pieces of Greek pottery.  We had to work carefully as a group to ensure that we didn’t break the pieces any further.  Once we had found all the pieces, we realised that they were from a mixture of pots so we needed to swap pieces with other groups.  After that, we had to try to reconstruct the pot.  The plates were a lot easier than the pots!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

I hope that you all have had a fantastic Christmas holiday and are ready for the term ahead.  It is a very important term for Year 6 and everyone will need to be very focused and hard working.

It will also be full of fun as we start our new topic: ‘Would you rather be an Athenian or a Spartan?’  Please see our topic map below for what to expect.

 

Gaming Stories

Our books are finally finished and are waiting to be read.

They are based on children playing a computer game who somehow get transported into the actual game, and have to survive the trials of the game for real.  We had to focus on interweaving dialogue, action and description.

We have presented our books in the style of a typical book and have ensured that our paragraphs are clearly visible and a new line is started for a new person speaking.  We had to do a lot of editing before this stage to ensure that our punctuation, grammar and spelling was accurate.

Some children decided to create their book covers by hand…

whilst others chose to design theirs on the computer.

 

Investigating Shadows

Today, we have been investigating how the length of a shadow changes as the light moves closer to an object.  We used the following equipment: a little card figure, a torch, a background and some rulers.  We positioned the torch 30 cm away from the figure and measured the height of the shadow.  We then moved the torch nearer to the figure by 5 cm and measured the height again.  We repeated the process every 5 cm and recorded our results.

We found that our predictions were correct.

The shorter the distance between the torch and the figure, the larger the shadow.

The greater the distance between the torch and the figure, the smaller the shadow.

Investigating Reflection

Today, we have been investigating the angle at which light is reflected off a mirror.

Working together in a group, we shone a torch through a card with a slit in so that we got a thin beam of light. This shone onto the mirror and reflected back off.  We drew the light beam and reflected beam onto our paper, and carefully and accurately measured the angle of each with a protractor.

We found that the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection were equal.