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 2018
May Half Term Homework
Following a busy term with a range of tests for all of you in Class Three, over half term, I would like you complete three items for homework: Firstly, the news-board in our classroom is looking outdated so I would like a piece (handwritten or printed) from each child to go onto an updated board after the holiday.
Secondly, I would like each of you to complete a piece of the KS2 Mayan Homework, from the attached link above.
Finally, I would like each of you to produce a draft book review (See here) of a book you are either reading or have read recently, to allow us to update our book reviews in The Burrow. I expect these tasks to be completed and bought into school by Tuesday 5th June. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me.
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