This year for British Science Week, the theme was ‘Journeys’. In Year 6, we focused on the distressing fact that all plastic inevitably journeys to the ocean. Here are some of the shocking facts that we learned:
- The ocean has a plastic mass that is 6 times the size of the UK;
- 100% of turtles have plastic in them that they have eaten;
- It takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to disappear;
- One million seagulls die every year from plastic.
We tried to simulate what it might feel like to be an animal entangled in plastic and we saw how easy it would be for a sea creature to mistake a plastic bag for a jellyfish. We also discovered how plastic microfibres are found in most clothes that we wear (synthetic fibres such as polyester, acrylic and nylon) and that each time they are washed, these microfibres are released into the water, eventually ending up in the oceans. We had a look at this and could actually see he fibres that had been released in the water.
It was lovely to see so many parents celebrating the children’s learning this morning. Annoyingly, I didn’t manage to get any photos because I was so engrossed in making origami shamrocks!
Well done to all those who competed at Dame Alice Owen on Wednesday for Sports Hall Athletics; it was a fantastic afternoon and you all showed such sportsmanship and team spirit.
This week’s home learning (due Tuesday 19th March) is as follows:
|English||Sheet of questions of perfect and progressive tenses|
|Spellings||Next week, I will test you on any spellings from the Y3&4 and Y5&6 Statutory Word Lists (see reverse). Please choose 14 spellings that you need to spend time revisiting and write spelling sentences (or a spelling paragraph) in your pink home learning books.|
|Questions to be completed in the yellow Home Learning book:
· CGP Year 6 book pp. 28-29 (Fractions, Decimals and Percentages)
Continue to revise all times tables.
|Reading||Continue to use readtheory.org
Daily reading, with parent signature once a week.
Have a lovely weekend.