Science in Year 6 is going to be all about understanding how science works, and what it means to be a scientist, and doing experiments where we don’t know the answer before we start.
We’ve begun by asking ‘What is science?’ Here’s what some of the class said.
What is science?
“Science is a way to study the world,” said Olivia and Patrick. “Not the only way,” according to Nell, “but it’s certainly a good one.” “You ask yourself what happens if…., said Nina, “and then test out your theories.” And science is fun, several of the class pointed out.
Daisy and Nell got a little poetic. “Science is like our world’s own magic,” said Daisy. It’s when you explore the world, learning about it, and answer the unanswered questions in extraordinary ways” – Nell
Science and technology
Emily says, “Science gives humans extreme power over the world.” Reaiah, “Science gives people the power to destroy and to understand the world.”
“Because of science, some of us live in luxury. We have medicine, communications and all the stuff in our every day world. Without science we would have nothing – literally nothing” – Jim. (Is that true?) Eleanor says that without science “we would still be jousting in castles or building pyramids!”
A reminder about the curriculum evening this Thursday – sessions starting at 4.15, 5.15 and 6.15 – when we will tell you all about Year 6. Here’s a copy of the letter that was sent home last week with more details: parents-curriculum-evening-september-2016. Do come along if you can.
Rosendale House Captains!
This is the first of what will be weekly round ups of the learning and goings on in 6CM.
It’s been a pleasure getting to know the class and it was an enjoyable first week.
For this first week, the whole school has been focused on ways that we can together make Rosendale the best possible environment in which to learn and generally a very pleasant and friendly place to spend the day. We’ve also thought about and discussed the school’s five values: to welcome, excite, challenge, cooperate and understand.
Normal lessons start on Monday. The class timetable is on the blog, although the pattern of the afternoons may vary from week to week. PE is a double session on Thursday afternoons. You should have received a letter about the curriculum information sessions that will be held on Thursday next week, when we will be able to tell you about the year in detail.
Lastly, we were delighted to share with the class that Ellie and Temmyyaa have been selected as Rosendale House Captains for the coming year.
Have a good weekend
Collages for the classroom
We also tried to create images to represent some of the values
Hello 6CM! We hope you’ve all had a great summer and look forward to seeing you, bright and early, on Wednesday morning.
Mr Milne and Mr Criddle