Stardome28-02-2019 | 17:32:54 | 2 Comments

Y6 absolutely loved the visit of Scott (from Keele University) and his Stardome today! The children asked some absolutely stunning questions and I think it is safe to say we all learned LOADS!

 

Who was Mary Anning?15-02-2019 | 16:01:43 | No Comments

This week in Science we have been finding out about a very famous Briton…Mary Anning!

Mary Anning was born on 21 May 1799. She lived in the English seaside town of Lyme Regis in Dorset. Her family were very poor, which meant she didn’t get to attend school much. Instead, she mainly taught herself to read and write.

Mary would spend her time searching the coast looking for what she called ‘curiosities’. Later in her life, as she developed a better understanding of her finds, she realised they were actually fossils.

Over the course of her life she made many incredible discoveries. This made her famous among some of the most important scientists of the day. They would visit her for advice and to discuss scientific ideas about fossils.

Do you remember this fossil from last week?

When Mary was just 12, she and her brother discovered the skull of a mysterious creature poking out from a cliff. They thought it might be a crocodile, but what she had discovered was actually an ancient reptile called…an ichthyosaur (which means ‘fish lizard’) like the one pictured above!

Today, Mary is remembered as one of the greatest fossil hunters to have ever lived.

For more information, including a short video about Mary Anning, visit https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zf6vb82

Did somebody call for a palaeontologist?08-02-2019 | 16:10:35 | No Comments

This afternoon, Y6 became palaeontologists by investigating fossils to learn about animals that lived millions of years ago.

 

We learned about what a fossil is, how they are made and how we can learn lots from them.

 

Below you can find images of the fossils we explored:

We answered the following questions about them:

What do you think it looked like? How can you tell?

What do you think it ate? How can you tell?

Where do you think it lived? How can you tell?

What else can you deduce from the fossil?

Y6 spellings for 15.2.1908-02-2019 | 12:25:36 | No Comments

autobiography

binoculars

archaeology

hydroelectric

necessary

sincerely

restaurant

telecommunication

amateur

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Online safety: permissions (Safer Internet Day 2019)07-02-2019 | 17:01:54 | No Comments

As part of our work for Safer Internet Day 2019, we have been exploring what ‘permission’ means. We began by discussing what the word actually meant:

 

 

We also came up with some synonyms for permission, such as accept, authorise, consent, allow and agree.

We then talked about the difference between ‘online permissions’ and ‘offline permissions’.

A lot of the ‘online permissions’ involved organisations who ask for personal information. Such organisations have to ask for permission before they collect or do something with your personal information e.g. share it with someone else. This is so that we can make an informed choice (a decision when we understand all the possible consequences) about staying safe on their website or app.

We also explored scenarios for ‘online permissions’ that our friends might request, such as whether or not they can post a photo of you online or not.

Probably our most important learning point this week was that we always have the power to say no whether we are online or offline and that if we’re ever in a situation where somebody won’t take no for an answer, then we should speak to a trusted adult for help.

Remember: every day should be a safer internet day!

Y6 spellings for 8.2.1901-02-2019 | 13:47:17 | No Comments

piece

peace

brake

break

affect

effect

morning

mourning

ascent

assent

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