Mr Elson's Class
Working from Home
Each week you will find the plans for the following weeks work. There will be a literacy and a maths task.
Week7 (w/c 13th July)
Literacy (Activity 8 onwards) here
Week 6 (w/c 6th July)
Task - To use only items from your recycling bin, design and build contraptions that can do the following missions (without human intervention):
Day 1 - Stop a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a height of 1m (height of kitchen worktop)
Day 2 - Design and build a vehicle that can transport an unbroken raw egg over a distance of 3 meters. The 3 meters is not allowed to be vertical! You can still use gravity or rubber power or air power or some other kind of mystical energy.
Day 3 - Design a machine that can lift an egg 50cm from the floor and hold it there safely.
Week 5 (w/c 29th June)
Maths - here
Literacy Activities 1,2 and 4 here
Alternatively go to classrooms in Google and find the files in the home school folder.
Science - Forces
In Science we are investigating forces. This week we looked at friction between surfaces. The surfaces we investigated were shoes and flooring. We opened the windows and took off our shoes, we used forces meters to find out which surface had the greatest amount of friction.
Greatworth Hall Farm
The juniors had their third visit to Greatworth Hall Farm. We learned about the jobs involved in food production and food miles. We looked at the availability of crops local to us. We cooked Spanish omelettes after collecting the eggs.
In the afternoon we visited our partner field and studied the crop of wheat growing there. We painted some water colours of the landscape and finally, we tried to find our partner sheep. She was elusive.
Partner Farm Visit
As part of a local study we are partnering with Greatworth Hall Farm. We are investigating the changes that take place during the year and how humans and nature can interact to produce food and where our food comes from.
The Machine Gunners
As part of our literacy work we are reading "The Machine Gunners" by Robert Westall. We have used the book to help use develop our grammar and punctuation skills. Our writing is progressing in leaps and bounds as we use the text as a model for our own writing.
Following our visit to Prodrive and being inspired by engineering, we are now developing our own ideas and inventions. As part of our Primary Leaders Award project we are creating solutions to everyday problems.
Visit to Prodrive
As part of our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) work we visited Prodrive, Banbury to see engineering in action. We toured the factory looking at car design, development and the work and precision that goes into a Le Mans race winning car. We also learnt that each badge on the front of an Aston Martin is made by a jeweller!
Here year 5 and 6 are stood by the 2017 Le Mans winning Aston Martin.
Trip to Bletchley Park
As part of our WWII topic, we took a trip to Bletchley Park, where we focused on codes and ciphers. We got to actually use an original Enigma machine and saw a working Bombe machine.