Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Room 6 at Senior Dance Evening 2019

At our Dance Evening, we took you on a dancing journey around the globe.
Room 6 children performed a fusion of Asian dance.
We began with a celebratory Bhangra folk dance from the Punjab region of
India and Pakistan.
And we continued with a K-Pop dance from South Korea.
K-Pop has been influenced by many styles from around the world and has developed as a unique dance style.
Here we give you a glimpse of the K-Pop Dance that we performed.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Abstract Folk Art by Room 6

What do you think of our artwork? We love the way these turned out. We were inspired by the Abstract Folk Art of Karla Gerard and created patterned landscapes with houses. We followed Cassie Stephens tutorial online.

The media we used were oil pastels, watered down paint, cardboard for the houses and puffy paint. We learned about the seven elements of art and focussed on line, shape, texture, and colour. Aren't they beautiful?

Monday, 8 April 2019

'Bob The Builder' Buddy Writing Y5 & Y2

Room 6 got together with their Year 2 Buddies to do some collaborative writing together about the new classrooms that are being built at our school. At the end, please take a look at the movie we made.

I saw a HUGE crane lifting up a classroom and moving it through the fences. I heard the crane’s wheels moving across the pavement. I could smell the smoke of the exhaust pipes of the trucks. I liked the wooden ramps and I am interested in how the builders made them.
By Evie and Arya

A huge gigantic crane started coming in with four new classrooms. They brought them on to the field half a classroom at a time. I heard the crane rumbling and grumbling outside my class. There was smelly dirt coming into my mouth and nose. Ewww!!!!
By Chanelle and Luise

Last week I saw the huge crane and the classrooms come to our school. When the crane went on the path I could hear the concrete splitting apart and the loud machine. I could smell the dust and the smell of the wood.
I felt excited and also a little bit jealous because I wanted to move into the new classrooms. I would like to have a classroom on the field because I would like the bees to come in and swarm through the window.
By Isla and Emily

I saw a crane lifting the classrooms up on the field. I also saw Mr T looking at the really cool classrooms. I heard the crane crackling when it moved. I smelled fresh nature mixed with the gassy smell from the machines.
By Denan and Nathan

I saw the orange cones all over the field. They were about 30 cms tall and there were about five hundred of them all over the field with a fence to keep the children safe. I wondered what was happening. Then the children came out of their classrooms and I heard the kids shouting “Wow!” There was a strong smell of wood that the builders were using to make the classrooms. I felt very excited.
By Blake and Sunny

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Breaking News! Plastic Drinking Straw Pierces Raw Potato

In Science today we wondered, “Is it possible to push a plastic drinking straw straight through a raw potato?”

Here is a collaborative piece of writing from the children of Room 6 telling you how we did the experiment and what we found.

Our hypothesis/Prediction:
It is NOT possible to push a plastic drinking straw through a raw potato.

Materials that you'll need for the experiment:
Stiff plastic drinking straws (not the ones with the bendy bit at the end) and a raw potato

Hold a plastic drinking straw by its sides (without covering the hole at the top) and try quickly piercing the potato.

Repeat the experiment with a new straw but this time place your thumb over the top, covering the hole.

When we didn’t put our finger over the hole, the straw bent and did not go through the raw potato, but when we covered the hole at the end of the straw and pushed it quickly, it went straight through the raw potato.

Placing our thumb over the hole at the top of the straw improved our ability to pierce the potato skin and push the straw into the potato. We discussed why we were more successful on the second attempt.

What's happening?:
Covering the top of the straw with our thumb trapped the air inside, forcing it to COMPRESS as we quickly pushed the straw through the potato skin. This made the straw strong enough to pierce the potato, unlike the first attempt where the air is pushed out of the straw.

Later research:
Without our thumb covering the hole at the end of the straw, the air was pushed out of the straw and the straw crumpled as it hit the hard potato. Placing our thumb over the end of the straw trapped the air inside. The air MOLECULES compressed and gave the straw strength. The trapped, compressed air made the straw strong enough to cut through the skin of the potato.

Who knew air could have such strength?

At the end of our experiment, we created a Science Rap using 'Lyric Lab'. Here is Caesar entertaining us...