Exciting Electricity

During our Science lesson this afternoon, Year 6 completed a range of electrifying challenges to help us revise our previous knowledge of this topic. We had lots of fun experimenting with series circuits, which included cells, bulbs and motors.

Aurora Borealis Art

Year 6 have had an artistic start to our Ice World topic. We have learnt about the Aurora Borealis and Australis as part of our Geography and recreated this beautiful, natural phenomenon in our art.
With chalks and pastels, we carefully used a variety of techniques to demonstrate the flowing movements of the Auroras across the sky and the crisp, icy edges of the landscape below.

Hour of Code

This afternoon, we took part in the Hour of Code.  The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. As a school we have taken part for the last four years. 

Using our computing knowledge and logical thinking we completed a range of activities.  The Dance Studio activity seemed to be the most popular choice.  If you want to know more, you can visit the activities here https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn

Bhangra Dancing

As part of our whole school celebration of Diwali, we had a visit from the Lions of Bhangra.  They came into school and taught us a Bhangra dance and many of the moves were named after working on a farm.  Here are some of the photos of us taking part.  We all had a fantastic time! 

Please take a look at our books to view the videos of us dancing. 

I Remember Week

As part of our I Remember topic, we have had a week of activities related to Rememberance.  We have made lots of poppies, created paintings and written poems. We also had a cooking session whre we made a authentic WWII cake to enter into the ‘Great Rushall Bake Off’. The week ended with a whole school rememberance assembly and then a Tea Dance in the afternoon.  

Binary Numbers

In our Computing lessons, we have been learning about Binary and how to convert decimal numbers into binary and binary numbers into decimal.  Mr Stephens then set us a challenge to make a video to explain binary to other children.  Here are a few of the videos, which ones explain binary the best? Can you understand  how to convert binary into decimal from watching these videos?

Physical Exercise Challenge

Today, Year 6 came together with our partnership class, which is Year 2, for our monthly P.E. challenge. We had a fantastic time.

The aim of today’s session was to beat our score from September in the following 3 areas:

  • Balancing – The Stork
  • Throwing and catching a ball
  • Long jump

Harvest Festival

Today, Year 6 along with the rest of Rushall School took part in our annual Harvest Festival assembly. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to all of the children singing their class harvest songs and performing our very own ‘Eat Your Greens’. Following the assembly, we continued the traditional celebrations by sharing our delicious harvest bread.