Class 12 Blog
Pulleys, Levers and Gears
We continued our work on forces, exploring what pulleys, levers and gears are and how they can be used.
We worked with Jan from Sharky's to learn about swim safety. We learned about staying safe near water and how to help others that were in danger.
1. Spot the danger
2. Take advice
3. Take a friend
4. Learn to help
We practised techniques to help people in danger.
We explored water resistance by making boats of different shapes to see which was the most streamlined.
We then tested different sized boats to see which could hold the most before sinking.
The Red Umbrella
We found out about forces including gravity and air resistance. We carried out experiments to find out what made the best parachute.
Orphans of the Tide
We are reading Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray. We are concentrating on the first chapter to explore setting and character.
We painted our image of The City, identified descriptive phrases and wrote a setting description.
Our finished work! We wrote a diary from Ellie's point of view.
Struan Murray has even seen our work!
We have explored irreversible changes in Science. This is when a chemical reaction takes place and changes can not be undone.
It has been lovely to welcome everyone back after our Christmas break, which seems like so long ago now!
Thank you to everyone for their hard work and determination with online learning. It was a very steep learning curve for all of us and I hope we can stay in the classroom for the rest of the year ☺️
We have made Christmas stockings in DT week. We researched the history behind them before designing and testing our methods.
The Circulatory System
We finished our work on the circulatory system by collaborating to create posters to share our knowledge.
Anti Bullying Week
We have linked our English work on The Greatest Showman to Anti Bullying Week. We have explored the themes in the song 'This is Me', discussing how it shows bullying from the perspective from someone who has been bullied but has built up resilience to be proud of who they are.
As part of our work on Victorians and sideshows, we had a workshop with Lucas Jet, learning circus skills.
We have been reading The Peculiars and Wild Boy. We have made links between the texts and The Greatest Showman, they were all set in Victorian times and are about people with 'peculiarities'.
We made posters advertising for people with peculiarities to join a sideshow.
We have been reading Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. We wrote newspaper articles about the events of chapter one and painted water colour pictures of the scene.
The Giant's Necklace
We read the Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo. We wrote postcards from Cherry and then painted seascapes of the Zennor coastline.