The Wrath of Miss Perkins

Malachi class went back in time to the 6th November
1889, to the Ragged School in Copperfield (run by Dr.
Barnardo). Miss Perkins, who was our class teacher for the
afternoon, gave us an experience that will be difficult to
forget. We all got to see what life was like for a child in the
Victorian Era. We got an insight into the importance of
attendance, punctuality, cleanliness, handing out supplies,
prayer, spellings, vocal gymnastics and behaviour in class.
Everything learned will have in impact on each person’s
future. Thank goodness we don’t have the cane anymore!

Quality Time With Sister Chris: Zechariah Class

This afternoon, Zechariah class had the chance to spend some quality time with Sister Chris to end our afternoon of work.

Sister Chris spoke to the class about the importance of Education and how lucky we should all feel to have access to it in this country. We discussed some countries where children are not so lucky and also spoke about Malala, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize winner 🙂

All of the children shared their aspirations and ambitions for their future careers and felt inspired by Sister Chris who urged the children to aim high.

Refraction and Dispersion

Today, in Malachi, we planned and carried out a fair test, ensuring we only changed one variable. We wanted to see what happened to white light when it was shone on water.

The actual outcome resulted in the light splitting up into the colours of the rainbow (red; orange; yellow etc.). The scientific reason for this result is refraction, where water bends the light that passes through it. As a result of this, dispersion occurs, where white light separates into the different colour that constitute the colour spectrum. This happens as light travels in waves and each colour in different speeds, hence the dispersion (separation) of colours.

Race To Space Year 6

In celebration of Space week, the school took part in a Race into Space Day. Throughout the day, links between Science and Numeracy were made.

The day started with a whole-school assembly, which Major Tom introduced the overall challenge, the candidates to be Britain’s next astronaut (played by some of the pupils) and the individual Class Missions. The school also played a problem-solving game to reveal a key number.

In year 6, our mission was to quantify optic fluid in the eyes of people living and working in the micro-gravity of the International Space Station. All candidates were tested and we analyse their results through creating an optic fraction. Then, we multiplied it by the actual results. Furthermore, we had to look at factor pairs to rank our candidates. Teamwork was the key to our success today!