Spring Term 2
World Book Day
For World Book Day this year, we dressed as characters from our favourite books, or wore our pyjamas to school, ready to settle down and enjoy lots of stories. We participated in a whole school fancy dress parade, and Share a Story with Y6 children, we completed some book character draw-along sessions from Dr Suess and Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the children shared their favourite books and why with the class.
Science - Sound
The children explored how sounds are made, through a variety of vibration activities, including rice on the drum, triangle and string and using a tuning fork, in and out of water. We learnt that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear, including exploring sound in the swimming pool. The children explored with instruments and voice recording, the patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object that produced it as well as the link between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations. The children worked in groups to create their own instrument that could change volume and pitch. The children could explain the link between pitch and then thin and thicker bands.
Music - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Untitled video - Made with Clipchamp (1).mp4
The children studied the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach this term and the music Toccata and Fugue in D minor. (listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/KS2-johann-sebastien-bach-toccata-and-fugue-in-d-minor/znvn7nb)
The children explored pitched and unpitched percussion instruments, attempted musical rounds, had a go at conducting a class orchestra and produced their own version of the beginning of Toccata and Fugue in D minor.