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Summer 1 Year B - Scream Machine! - CURRENT!!


Summer 1 - Scream Machine!

Roll up, roll up! You're going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. We will learn about the science behind roller coasters and design our own theme park. 

In English we will be focusing on: adverts, short narrative with dialogue, poetry, biography and autobiography. 

In Mathematics we will be focusing on: the four operations - adding; subtracting; multiplying and dividing (including decimals); fractions; percentages; line graphs; pie-charts; statistics and measurements. 

In Science we will be focusing on: Water resistance, air resistance, pendulums and centripetal force. 

In R.E we will be focusing on: Death and New Life. 

In History we will be focusing on: History of theme parks. 

In Geography we will be focusing on: Theme parks in the UK and overseas. 

In P.E we will be working on: Games and Ball Skills. 

In Art and Design we will be focusing on: Photography and abstract art. 

In Design and Technology we will be focusing on: Ride designs, mechanisms and working models. 

In Music we will be focusing on: Charanga. 



Science - Centripetal Force
In Science this half term, we have been looking at Centripetal Force! Centripetal force is an accelerating force that acts on any body that revolves around a centre. This force contributes to keeping the body in rotation. This force is always directed towards the centre. The children worked in small groups to show Centripetal Force in motion! 

R.E - St George's Day
Year 6 learnt about the life of St. George and then discussed how they could use St. George’s example to bear witness to Christ in our own lives.

Art - Abstract Art
In Art, Year 6 have been looking at the work of Katrina Cote's 'Rollercoaster' painting and have used her work to help inspire them create their own abstract paintings using watercolours. 

Science - Fair Tests Water Resistance 
We have been working on fair tests and what makes a fair test. The children identified that in order for a fair test to take place we must only change 1 variable. With this knowledge, we planned a fair test to identify which material would be best suited for a log flume ride at a theme park! We tested the following - plastic bottle, tinfoil, paper, cardboard and plastic straws sellotaped together. We predicted that either the plastic bottle or tinfoil would be the best materials for water resistance however we were not certain which would be best for buoyance. So... we put our newly built boats to the test!!