Welcome to Classes 13 and 14
Science Workshops with Bristol University
Did you know the human genome is nearly the same (99.9%) in all people? Year 6 had a fantastic time with scientists from the University of Bristol who came into to teach about DNA. As part of the task the children experimented with kiwi fruit, extracting DNA. They squashed the fruit mechanically, then chemically by adding it to a liquid containing washing-up liquid and sale, finally heating it to 60 degrees in an incubator for 10 minutes. You could see the "released" DNA which formed a "layer" of "cotton-wool" like substance when the tubes were taken out of the incubator.
Romeo in Class 14 impressed Mrs Cunningham with his enthusiasm so much that he was chosen for Achievement Assembly. Well done Romeo.
Information about the Key Stage 2 tests
For those parents who were unable to attend the Year 6 assessment information meeting, a useful summary of the Key Stage 2 tests can be found by following this link:
It is a short video clip that is aimed particularly at parents of children in Year 6.
Please note that the SATs tests take place from Monday 14th - Thursday 17th May 2018.
The SATs practice week will run from Monday 16th - Thursday 19th April.
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Congratulations to the cast of Macbeth on their amazing production at the Redgrave Theatre on Tuesday evening. The cast performed brilliantly and were praised by the overall director for the way in which they created tension & atmosphere. Their story telling skills were highlighted and they were wonderful ambassadors for our school. Thanks to Mrs Kydd for all her time and commitment as a highly skilled director.
Year 6 have been doing science with Mrs Cunningham. Report to follow!
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