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Year Six STEM Challenge 3

Our 3rd STEM challenge involved building the tallest tower we could, using only marshmallows and cocktail sticks.

 

We placed ourselves into teams and discussed our strategies – some teams doubling up on cocktail sticks for stability, while others doubled up on marshmallows for weight and…

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Year Six STEM Challenge 2

Our 2nd STEM challenge involved building a bridge to support a weight.

 

We discussed different types of structures and ways we could reinforce and strengthen our designs before we even attempted them.

 

We used our prior knowledge from our bridge’s topic, earlier in the year, to use…

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Year Six STEM week - challenge 1

 

We started STEM week by discussing how towns are designed, and how Skelmersdale was designed as a new town.

 

We discussed which features we’d expect to find in a town, and which amenities and transport links should be in place. We then designed our first draft of a town plan.

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Y6 STEM WEEK - Town planning

Year Six kicked off their STEM week learning by learning how engineers and mathematicians help to plan the towns we live in! 

We discussed how to provide ample space, amenities and recreation opportunities for a town like Skelmersdale, and took inspiration from our own town's…

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Year 6 - DT Day!

Today, Year 6 have #embraced our DT Day! We started off designing a nightlight inspired by Under the Sea. Year 6 learnt how to use a saw to create the wooden frame for their nightlight. We then decorated the side panels and assessed how well it would work as a nightlight for a young child, or as a…

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Year Six Sports Day

Year Six had an absolute blast during their sports day. Relays, obstacles, egg and spoons - they had a great time! 

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Year Six Investigate Light

Year Six have been investigating how light travels, and finding ways to prove how light travels in straight lines. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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Year Six Inheritance

Year Six really enjoyed learning about inheritance, and how characteristics - both physical and behavioural - can be passed to offspring. In this case, used dogs and their inherited traits to try selective breeding for specific owners. Next, we'll cross-breed our dogs to see which traits will be…

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Year Six Jigsaw

Year Six enjoyed using Seesaw to add their responses to key questions around being healthy and taking responsibility for their health.

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Year Six PE

Year Six are showing off all the skills they've learnt over the past few weeks in gymnastics. First step? Stretching those muscles!

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Year Six English

Year Six started their latest writing topic by identifying features of a newspaper report. Finding the shape of the text - we discussed the layout and order of a newspaper and which features a reporter would use to 'hook' in their reader.

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Year Six Evolution

Year Six #evolved as we learnt about evolution of mockingbirds and finches. We tested different tools as bird bills and investigated their effectiveness at gathering food.

 

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