Hi, I’m Holly Meyrick and I’m in Year 6. I’m part of the Health and well-being pupil voice group. Today, we voted on a new name for our group. We had lots of great suggestions. We all voted on our favourite and the winning name was ‘Healthy Heroes!’ We love our new team name. This morning, we had three tasks to discuss – they were anti bullying week, UNCRC Day and Red Caps. We came up with lots of great ideas which we will share with you soon.
To end the week on a high, Year 5 played an extreme version of Rock, Paper, Scissors! The children had great fun while keeping active too!
The video can be viewed using the below link.
Blwyddyn Pedwar have had a great week working on lots of interesting things! We have been working hard planning our bank robbery newspaper articles, along with learning some line dancing moves to challenge our 2 left feet!
Also, after learning a little bit about Native Americans and their way of life, we have spent some time making dream catchers which will hopefully go up on display soon.
Finally, after a lot of reminding (nagging!) the classroom is nearly ready for a class pet. There is a fish tank, with water and some gravel. Something important is missing though, although we can’t think what?
Congratulations to our stars this week!
As part of STEM week, the children have taken part in a number of activities. We looked at friction when they had to pick up jelly cubes using chop sticks. They then had to repeat this after dipping the cubes in vegetable oil. The oil blocked the force of friction making it quite tricky. They made invisible messages by painting using lemon juice. When it had dried, they looked at the paper using a light and some could see their messages. This is because the lemon reacts with oxygen turning it slightly brown and allowing us to see it. They also had to make the tallest tower using just paper cups and then build a structure using pegs, lolly pop sticks and clips to hold a tray of 100 pennies. It was a lot more challenging than they were expecting! Lots of teamwork involved, an excellent effort all, da iawn.
As part of our STEM week, we have carried out a number of Science and Technology activities in Year 5. This afternoon we realised that we could make a raw egg bounce after leaving it in vinegar for 48 hours. This happens because the acid in the vinegar eats away at the shell to expose the soft, bouncy membrane of the egg! We also created our own Volcanoes by mixing bicarbonate of soda, food colouring and vinegar!
Year 4 have been working hard this week planning and carrying out a science investigation to find out how quickly different materials melt. We were very particular about how we wanted to set everything up, and made sure everything was fair by using all the same containers and measuring as accurately as possible. We watched carefully as the race between the ice, ice cream and chocolate unfolded!
It could have all ended in a sticky mess as come containers threatened to fall over! But we managed to collect some good data to write up next week.
As part of our topic, ‘Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside!’ we decided to bring the beach to Pontlliw. The children built sandcastles, made ice cream sundaes, drank ice cool slushies and even paddled. What a fabulous morning!
We have recently started a Year 5/6 rugby club! In just our second session together, we introduced tackling and played our first contact game against each other! The children enjoyed the session and can’t wait for next Tuesday to work on our skills again.