Year 6 Maths Home Learning 16/3/18- Miss Howells’s Group

March 15, 2018

Hello Year 6,


Here is this week’s maths home learning:

Home Learning 16 Mar Angles

Stick insects up close

March 14, 2018

The Year 3 Arty Science Group had a good close-up look at stick insects today.  We handled some fully grown stick insects and noticed how they have small hooks at the end of their feet to help them grip with.

Stick insects have interesting eyes that give an image formed from lots of overlapping pictures.  We had a look through some special lenses to get a stick insect’s view of the world.We also made stick insect models from pipe-cleaners. In real life, stick insects are brown because they need to stay hidden in the bushes and branches to avoid being eaten by predators. But our models were a range of different colours!  Where do you think they could hide if they want to stay camouflaged?



Colourful spinning tops

March 9, 2018

In Year  3 Arty Science Group this week, we have been looking at why spinning tops are so good at keeping on spinning. We made our own ones using an old CD, a marbles and a bottle top and found they could twirl arend for several minutes.

Then we designed some colourful patterns …

…and noticed what happened to the patterns when the tops were set spinning.

Maths Home Learning 9/3/18- Miss Howells’s Group

March 8, 2018

Hello Year 6,


Here’s this week’s maths home learning:

Maths Home Learning 9 March Shape

Balancing froggies

March 4, 2018

The Year 3 Arty Science Group are exploring science by doing arts and crafts activities which are also science experiments.

We made and decorated these colourful cardboard frogs and then investigated how to make them balance on the tip of a finger by placing blu-tack weights underneath them.

Jiggle wiggle doodlebot

February 9, 2018

This week in Science Club we made a robot that could create works of art! We made an electrical circuit from a battery, wires and a motor. Then we fixed it onto a plastic cup and attached some felt tip pens. When the motor was switched on, the cup began to vibrate.  We found that by placing a clothes peg on the motor so that it was slightly unbalanced, the cup started to jiggle and move around and the felt pens drew spiral patterns.

Each ‘robot’ made its own unique modern art design.

Year 6 Maths Home Learning 26/1/18- Miss Howells’s Group

January 25, 2018

Hello Year 6,

Here’s this week’s maths home learning:

Maths Home Learning 26 Jan Measures

Super slimy slime

January 23, 2018

In Science Club we tried out a recipe for the ever popular SLIME. This version was made with PVA glue, eyewash solution and shaving foam. The question was …

was it a solid

or was it a liquid?

We investigated how to make our slime change shape and do tricks!

When we made a second batch of slime, we chose to change the amounts of some of the ingredients in the recipe.  Some of  our new slime was extremely sticky!

Year 6 Maths Home Learning 19/1/18- Miss Howells’s Group

January 18, 2018

Hello Year 6,


Here’s this week’s maths home learning:

Home Learning 19 Jan Measures

Balloon powered hovercraft

January 16, 2018

Today in Science Club we made mini-hovercraft using an old CD, a bottle top, a balloon and some masking tape. We worked out how to attach the bottle cap to the CD so that the air from the balloon could lift the CD off the table top and reduce the friction.

With a gentle push, the hovercraft could scoot across the table!

Then we experimented with different types of balloon to see which gave the best speed or the longest hovercraft run.