'Punctuation marks are the traffic signal of language: they tell us to slow down, notice this, take a detour, or stop.
Of all the punctuation marks, the comma is the most used and misused.Commas can create havoc when they are left out or are put in the wrong spot, and the results of misuse can be hilarious.'
Year 5 and 6 began their design and technology unit last week by investigating how we can make structures sturdy. The children were given a number of different materials and set to work in their groups. They found out that getting a solid base was the key to success!
Year 6 have been studying classification of living things in science and how they may be grouped. In order to help them with their questioning they first classified some sweets and came up with some interesting names such as: ‘smartus brownus’ and ‘pastilleus limeaus’. Luckily, all of the sweets made it through to the end without any extinctions. Following on from this the children will use their skills to classify a variety of plants and animals using classification keys.
Some of the children from Year 5 and 6 took part in a Tag Rugby competition at Tiverton High School. The teams were amazing; they worked together, ran at maximum speed and organised great tactics.
The teams started off a little slow, having repeated trys scored against them in the first game. After a quick review at the end of the match tactics were soon put into place! With 4 more matches St John's were focused to achieve and went on to deliver some outstanding play. Our teams were placed 2nd and 3rd in their groups!
A big well done to all involved! Basketball in 2 weeks...
Year 6 have been investigating a crime! The children worked through a series of investigations to find out who the suspect was;
Investigate and demonstrate that light travels in straight lines (exploring)
Investigate how light reflects (make a periscope).
Investigate shadows and how they change as a result of light sources.
Explore split light (finding ‘rainbows’).
Investigate coloured light mixing.