Today we have explored how castle have developed and the reasons behind their development.
We found this link very useful - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXXDThkJ3Ew
Team JD, DB and HG have all been working on creating detailed, appealing European Landmarks in their most recent Art topic.
Once pupils had created these, alongside their research into key European landmarks, they constructed a simple circuit containing wires, batteries, switches and bulbs.
The purpose of this project was to learn how to create a simple circuit to provide a light source for the landmark they had chosen.
The final products that the children created were amazing and fit-for-purpose, as you can see below! The landmarks ranged from close-to-home such as Big Ben, all the way to The Parthenon in Greece!
Our European topic is coming to an end, as we quickly approach the Christmas holidays. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about this vast continent, especially discovering the countries that are part of Europe.
In Team DB, JD and HG, the children have been learning about traditional foods from various countries in Europe, and what better way to experience this, than to take part in a food tasting session! The children had the opportunity to taste traditional foods from Italy, Turkey, Spain, France, and Belgium, learning how different dishes were made and the nutritional values of each unique cuisine!
A huge thank you to Mr Akyel, who created a traditional Turkey dish that we were able to share with all the staff at Park Street! Check out our learning journey, as the children experienced the different flavours presented to them.
Team AF and Team LL have been working incredibly hard in their most recent design and technology project; investigating, designing, making and evaluating disaster warning systems on a small scale.
The purpose of this project was to create an early warning system to alert people to an earthquake. Each project had to include a circuit, the use of a switch and be able to be used in a house.
Year 6 researched what type of disasters these systems could be used for in real-life situations and how they could make the most effective, successful warning equipment.
Here are some of the designs! A massive well done, Year 6!
Team JD have been working hard to research their chosen European landmark. We have focussed on discovering where, when, how and why the landmarks were built, as well as what made them so famous and successful.
We cannot wait to begin creating these later in the Autumn Term!
During the Autumn term, Team JD will be designing, making and evaluating European landmarks.
Once we have researched the wonderful, diverse landmarks from around our continent, our final product will incorporate basic circuits that ultimately 'light-up' the models.
This will help Team JD develop not only their engineering skills but their knowledge of circuits.
I cannot wait to see what Team JD create!
Team CB have used their DT sessions this summer term to design, make and evaluate Roman Chariots.
This links nicely with our Summer Term topic and the children have worked hard to create functional, appealing chariots which we have proudly presented under the topic board, in our classroom.
Fit for a Roman Soldier!
As part of our maths topic ‘Park Street Bakery’ we completed a range of maths based activities exploring recipes for cupcakes. This included working out the cost of ingredients, comparing special offers and also looking at ration and proportion to adapt the recipe for different quantities.
THE DT BIT
We adapted the original recipe in order to make 3 cupcakes. We chose someone to make the cupcakes for. We looked at possible extra flavours, ingredients and decorations. Once we had chosen we adapted the original recipe to include them. We then followed our adapted recipes to weigh out ingredients, mix the batter add the extra ingredients, bake and decorate our cupcakes.
Then came the fun part we got to taste the cupcakes and evaluated the finished produce. We discussed with a partner what worked well and what could have been improved.
Since returning to school in September following partial school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been working hard to identify the areas of learning individual pupils may need to catch up on. As always, we are making core subjects the priority - particularly the basic skills of numeracy and literacy. However here at Wombwell Park Street, we are passionate about our broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum offer and feel now more than ever pupils need the opportunity to engage in a wide range of learning opportunities. Children will be accessing the full range of curriculum subjects this year. During the autumn and spring term subject leaders will be prioritising the key learning objectives and vocabulary to be covered in each subject. Class teachers will plan a range of integrated projects and lessons to ensure that all subjects are covered each term although there may be some reduction in frequency and objectives in the foundation subjects to allow pupils to catch up missed learning in the core subjects. By no later than summer term 2021 we are planning to be teaching the full range of subjects in their entirety as detailed in our comprehensive subject overviews. If you wish to discuss our current curriculum provision further do not hesitate to contact school and Mrs Longden Deputy Head can provide further information. Should you need any further information relating to provision in Design and Technology, Miss Taylor and Mrs Longden will be happy to answer any questions.
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