In collaboration with Sutton Benger CE Primary School

Growing, Learning Laughing, Succeeding... Together!

Class 3 - Year 5 and 6     'we shine brighter together...'

In all, there are seventeen friendly individuals, eleven Year Fives and six Year Sixes

and two adults, Mr Skill (Teacher) and Mrs King (TA) in Class Three.

Throughout the academic year, we enjoy a wide range of topics - supplemented by a variety of outside instructors and teachers.

Click here for our topic learning - Summer 2019

As part of British Science Week (8th-17th March), Class Three shall be exploring the journey of plastic - production, use, waste, recycling/repurposing. Within our week, the children will be exploring, designing and building a 'new' item made from recycled plastic bottles. As a result, Class Three will need a fair amount of plastic bottles of varying sizes, colours and shapes during the next week. Could you please rummage throughout the recycling and send your child to school with two-three bottles each.

At the beginning of Term Three, Mr Skill set Class Three a challenge to read enough books to build a tower taller than Emily.

Every child has contributed a book to our tower, with the average book being 281 pages - kindly calculated by the Year Six Girls.

The most popular authors seen in our tower, 69 books high, were Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Liz Pichon (Tom Gates), David Walliams (Ice Monster, Gansta Granny, etc) and Michael Morpurgo (Friend or Foe, Warhorse and Kensuke's Kingdom). 

Making 'Brush Monsters in Science!

On Friday 15th December, Class Three were joined by Mr Edward Richards a Mechanical Engineer from Atlantis Resources who wanted to give us a taste of what being an engineer was like. We were also joined by Mrs Pitman-Jones and four children from Sutton Benger.

Mr Richards began the morning by explaining the role of a Mechanical Engineer whilst also giving us an insight into his most recent project designing, building and installing multi-million pound tidal turbines off the coast of Northern Scotland. 
We then spent the rest of the session with Mr Richards deepening our understanding of electrical circuits, their components and electrical diagrams for our Brush Monsters followed by learning about how an off centered mass can effect the movement of a object, specifically our Brush Monster.
Our Brush Monsters were made from ordinary dustpans and brushes!!
Once we had tested our bare Brush Monsters, we used the remainder of our session to decorated them and their 'nests'
The stages in making the final monstrosities are below. 

Class Three and Mr Skill would like to thank everyone, especially FoOS, who have donated unused or brand new reading books to us. After finding a moment to sort through the vast selection, they've added  more variety to our bookshelves. Below is a selection of books, stamped, banded and ready to be read.

In our current topic, Electricity, we spent the morning investigating the effects of resistance on voltage within a circuit. To help us to understand the idea, Mr Skill drew a chalk circuit on the playground including a light bulb, switch, battery and resistor.
We began by walking around the circuit to mirror the power within a 1.5 Volt battery moving all the way to sprinting around our circuit to demonstrate the power within a 240 Volt circuit. This helped us to understand the difference between the amount of power within different circuits. 
Mr Skill then added in a resistor made from two benches. When walking around with the resistor in our circuit there was minimal effect to the flow of electricity however when we mirrored the 240V circuit we immediately noticed that there was a massive backlog as we had to slow to move through the resistor.
In the classroom, we followed this up by creating our own resistors made of wire wrapped around a pencil. 
Mr Skill and Class Three