No Limits, Only Possibilities
Year 6: Redmond Class
Welcome to Redmond Class
Teachers: Miss Larner, Mrs King
Welcome to Redmond Class Web Page!
The children have made a fantastic start to this very important year and have already shown that they are going to be fantastic role models for the rest of the school! Although it will be a challenging year, I am certain that it will be a successful one in Redmond class. Miss King and I have been extremely impressed with the way in which the children have settled into their new class and their fantastic attitude. We have lots of exciting events to look forward to such as the Harvest tea and so much more!
Parents of Redmond class, if there is anything you need to discuss or would just like to ask any questions, please feel free to talk to me at the end of the day.
Last week, we began our fantastic new topic, “Star Gazers”! We began by producing a KWL grid on Space. We then made our own mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets –some people thought of some really funny ones! Next, we used toilet roll, yes toilet roll to make a scale model of the solar system! We realised how far away some of the planets are from the sun but it was a bit tricky to keep the toilet roll still in the wind! Last Wednesday, we were really lucky and got to experience the Kent Astrodome! It was amazing! We really felt like we were in Space as we observed shooting stars zoom past above our heads and took a marvellous walk on the moon! This week, we have been learning about the phases of the moon. We used polystyrene and white paint to make stamps to create a piece of art work on black card showing the different stages of the moon’s cycle. We learnt that waxing mean the moon’s visibility on earth is getting bigger and waning means it is getting smaller!
This week in Maths, we carried out an investigation to test our reaction times. We did this by recording how quickly our partner could catch a ruler if it was dropped in front of them. Before we actually carried out the investigation, Miss Larner gave us some statements and we discussed whether we thought they were true. For example, “We will get better over time” and “Girls will have a quicker reaction time than boys” Each person had ten goes each and we recorded our data in a table. The next job was to analyse our data and find our highest and lowest score. From this, we were able to find the range which is the difference between our highest and lowest score. We were shocked by some of our results – we didn’t always get better over time. The boys were disappointed to see that the girls did in fact have a quicker reaction time!