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Mrs Fenton

Year 6 (16)

British Science Week at St Marie's

As part of British Science Week, we have welcomed several visitors from Sheffield University to our school to present workshops and assemblies.

On Tuesday Y5 and 6 were set the task by Dr Claire Allen, of designing an environmentally friendly robot which could amongst other things, produce oxygen, clean up carbon dioxide, get energy from light, collect water and produce food. After many weird and wonderful design ideas, it was established that a tree could in fact do all these things! We were given several investigations to carry out involving plants and we will share the results when we have them.

Later that day Dr Charles Stirling presented an assembly to KS1 and Y's 3& 4 about everyday materials, both natural and man-made, and how they impact on our lives.

This afternoon Dr Martin Robinson delivered a presentation to Y6 children which was about climate change over 4.5 billion years. He explained how if the earth had existed for 24 hours, then humans would have been around for the last 1 minute 17 seconds! He explained about the origins of earthquakes and volcanoes and brought artefacts such as fossils and bits of meteorite to look at. Dr Robinson was very impressed by the excellent questions  he was asked by the children.

Y6 Poptastic Maths!

Well done to our two Y6 teams who took part in the SHU pop maths quiz on Saturday morning. Once again teams from all over Sheffield and further afield competed in this annual event.
The competition was fierce and the questions were as tough as ever; both our teams performed really well and did us proud. Thanks to all the parents who also supported us today.

Y6 Have a 'Hole' lot of fun on World Book Day

Y6 world book day

On Thursday it was world book day and in y6 we were appointed to wear a costume imitating a character from Holes by Louis Sachar. The majority of the class came as either a member of the Camp Greenlake gang or someone of the old west; but Ben came as a lizard! Sadly Mrs Lever was absent from all the fun, but Mrs Fenton and Mrs Bellamy were there to fill in the gaps! Among the other classes dressing up, was a stone-age themed y3, a WW2 evacuee themed y4 and y5 were running wild in their Asian animal costumes. But the prize has to be taken by y6 and their fantastic Holes costumes, as always!

By Stephen Baster

Y6 Visit Crucial Crew

Today Year 6 went to the Crucial Crew experience at the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham. Through various scenarios, the children learnt how to stay safe and look after themselves as their independence increases. They also learnt about the consequences of breaking the law through role play in a magistrates court.

The whole day was a really important experience and some very useful life skills were learnt.

Look at the photos to see more about the day.

 

O Christmas Tree..!

...how lovely are your branches! Especially now they are adorned with decorations and baubles made by Year 6 children as one of their Autumn homework projects. There are some amazing  ideas, and they're made with lots of care and attention to detail. See how many recycled objects you can spot.  If you can't make it in to school to see the tree, have a look in the gallery below.

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