Dragonflies' Class Blog

April 2021 - KNEX Challenge

We were fortunate to take part in the K'NEX Challenge recently where children use their knowledge of structures and mechanisms to solve a construction challenge.  The children were provided with an introduction to the exciting world of engineering and were invited to design and build a solution for a set problem.  The problem involves both structural and mechanical elements which need to be incoporated into the models they build using K'NEX.  Children in Dragonflies worked in pairs and a winning team from our school will be invited to compete for a prize at the County Finals.  

 

Year 6 Leavers

Lots of fun was had getting ourselves ready for our 'serious' photo for the Diocese Year 6 Leavers ceremony in June. 

 

 

March 2021

Welcome back everyone.  It has been so lovely to see the children playing in the sunshine with their friends again. 

 

23rd November 2020

Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Bikeability scheme during the week of 23rd - 26th November.  The Bikeability Level 2 course aims to develop riders’ skills and confidence for cycling on single-lane roads and simple junctions, and prepares riders for cycling on more complex, often busier or faster roads and junctions.  The children learnt lots of important skills and all passed Level 2 at the end of the week. 

 

 

12th October 2020

Dragonflies enjoyed a 'philosophy for children' session with Mr Hawley today where they were discussing Artificial Intelligence and whether robots can think for themselves.  In one of the photos you can see some of the higher order questions they wished to debate. 

 

 

 

17th September 2020

Today we explored how electrical circuits work.  Lots of fun was had by all as we created our circuits and evaluated the effects of different components. 

 

March 2020

Sustainability in geography - By Katie, year 6

Recently in Dragonfly class, years 4, 5 and 6 have been learning about how to make their school more sustainable. Four groups were given categories elaborating on their topic.

 

Waste - One of the groups have been focusing on waste, they have come up with a few suggestions on how they can reduce waste at school. They've surrounded their ideas thinking about how to cut down the amount of waste sent to landfills or what has ended up in the oceans. Many ideas have come up like having more recycling bins. This is just one small step on the way to create a fully sustainable school.

 

A Healthy Lifestyle - This group have been encouraging students to make their lives at home healthy as well as at school. Having a healthy diet is also crucial to a healthy lifestyle, that's why this group have been inspecting their fellow pupils lunch boxes. Whilst looking at what the students have been eating they've have also been trying to figure out whether the packaging on their food is sustainable. By checking the lunches this group have been making sure none of the left over packaging is left out.

 

Energy - Whilst trying to be sustainable, saving energy is also a good idea. This group has been trying to save energy, simple things such as turning off lights can help achieve this goal. They hope to stop burning fossil fuels and reduce the waste of energy within the school.

 

Transport - The final group have been looking at how the dragonfly students travel to school and how they leave. Mainly, they have been trying to decrease the people who drive/are driven to school. One of the main focuses has been to reduce the amount off fossil fuels burnt locally  and this is one of the ways to do so. The healthy lifestyle group have teamed together in order to encourage the children to walk to school, or get a lift with other students.

 

Overall dragonfly class have made a good attempt to help the school be more sustainable and they hope to have more of an impact in the future.