Category Archives: Year 6

Y6 engineers road-testing electric cars…6th July

Y6 engineers road-testing electric cars…6th July

We’ve been working sporadically on these model cars and the day for testing them finally arrived.  How would each one fare in these categories?

  1. Overall design and appearance
  2. Ability to travel in a perfectly straight line
  3. Ability to climb a ramp
  4. Speed over 5m

 

Y6 scientists investigating electricity…15th June

Y6 scientists investigating electricity…15th June

How many factors can you think of which may affect the brightness of a bulb in circuit? Voltage of battery?  More batteries?  More bulbs? How about the length of wire in the circuit?  Y6 investigated all these but it was the latter that seemed to have little or no effect.  We built the longest circuits…Read More

Science inspired by the Mayans…8th June 2018

Science inspired by the Mayans…8th June 2018

The Mayans were the first people (along with the Ancient Greeks) to make a sort of chewing gum using the boiled sap of the zapote tree.  The Mayans also discovered how to make a delicious chocolate drink from the seeds of the cacao tree.  In Y6 we used these two facts to carry out two…Read More

Y6 explore The Mayan Empire…25th May 2018

Y6 explore The Mayan Empire…25th May 2018

The week after SATs is traditionally a time to balance up the curriculum by doing certain activities and subjects which have been forced to take something of a lower profile in recent weeks.  Accordingly, we began our Creative Curriculum topic on the Ancient Mayans.  We made a Mayan feast (food technology) using items first tasted…Read More

SATs week in Y6…18th May 2018

SATs week in Y6…18th May 2018

Fortified by a good night’s sleep, a hearty breakfast and mid-morning toast and juice, Y6 worked tremendously hard in a strangely bare classroom to complete all this week’s tests to the very best of their ability. Well done to everyone!    Read More

Pre-SATs week in Y6…11th May 2018

Pre-SATs week in Y6…11th May 2018

As you can imagine, the stress and pressure of the Key Stage Two National tests has begun to affect every single one of our Y6 pupils as we work through one last round of practice papers.  Such was the threatening atmosphere, we even managed to win the weekly attendance award for the first time this…Read More

SATs revision…4th May 2018

SATs revision…4th May 2018

Only one full week to go before we take our SATs, and we’ve been working hard to learn new facts, and to revise things we’ve been taught throughout KS2.  It hasn’t all been hard slog, though.  We’ve livened things up with quizzes, games and fun activities like the one shown in the pictures below.  We…Read More

Design Technology…20th April…Y6

Design Technology…20th April…Y6

Not long to go until SATs week, and as a way of proving that at St Columba’s Primary education is not narrowly restricted to English and Maths, Y6 this week began work on our Design Technology project which has proved so popular in recent years: building an electric-powered car.  The vehicle must meet the following…Read More