UKS2 DT

After completing their prototypes, UKS2 have moved on to making their real toys. Using tools such as rulers, set squares and craft knives, Years 5 and 6 accurately measured, drew and cut out nets from cardboard, scoring gently along the folds in order to allow the creases to bend without breaking the cardboard.

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UKS2 Frog Blog

Over the past few months, Year 5 has been home to a tank of tadpoles and we have loved watching them go through metamorphosis. Now, most of them have developed into froglets and even some fully-fledged frogs who have absorbed their tails completely. Since frogs hunt for prey, they won’t be able to survive on […]

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UKS2 Science

This week’s Science lesson in UKS2 was a total drag… literally! The children learned about the force of friction. They conducted an experiment to test how much friction is produced by different materials. Using a Newton meter, the children measured the force used to drag a weighed-down plastic tray along several materials. To make sure […]

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UKS2 Science

Many of you will be familiar with the classic story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This week, in UKS2, the children learned about the life cycle of an insect, including incomplete and complete metamorphosis. Since they are such insect experts, they were tasked with making their own, more scientific versions of the well-known book. Have […]

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UKS2 Art

One potato, two potato, three potato four… In Art, UKS2 used their plans from last week and created brightly coloured folk art with potato prints. First, they created their own stamps using a plastic knife to carve out parts of their potato. It was a fiddly task but everyone managed to make their own unique […]

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UKS2 Art

This week in Art, Years 5 and 6 analysed different pieces of folk art. They discussed the shapes, lines, colours and content. In groups, the children worked together to design their own piece of folk art and then they thought about how they will carve their potato next week to make an interesting but achievable […]

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UKS2 Goldsworthy Art

This half-term, Years 5 and 6 have been looking at Andy Goldsworthy and creating their own environmental art by themselves. For our first week back, they were tasked with putting their knowledge into action and worked as teams of three to make land sculptures using techniques of stacking, balancing and weaving. They worked fantastically as […]

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UKS2 – Royally successful work

This half term, UKS2 have been learning all about the Victorians and for the past two weeks they have worked on their ‘innovate project’ to showcase their learning in a beautiful way. Their work includes paragraphs on: Queen Victoria, the Industrial Revolution and what life was like for different Victorians. Well done, Years 5 and […]

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UKS2 Science – Thermal Insulators

This week, UKS2 tested which materials made good thermal insulators. They were testing to see whether paper, foam or felt would keep water hot. Using a thermometer, they carefully measured the temperature of the hot water in their beakers and recorded the temperature every minute in a table. After the experiment, children from different groups […]

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UKS2 Science

This week in Science, Years 5 and 6 have been testing materials’ hardness, toughness and response to magnets. They considered how to make their experiments fair tests and, after conducting their experiments, recorded their findings in a table.

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