In term 3 in Year 6 Art, we planned, designed and constructed our own fairground rides.
We started off by discussing our favourite theme park rides (some mentioned Apocalypse – a free fall drop – at Drayton Manor Park ) and what memories we associated with theme parks.
Using these ideas and memories as a guide, we collaborated on creating our designs, of a ride that we would like to make (keeping in mind that we would have to make these rides move!).
The next few weeks, we spent time using different materials, such as cardboard, plastic cylinders and wooden discs, to create the ride we had designed. Some came out a little different to the original idea, but we still loved creating them.
The trickiest part of this task was in the final couple of weeks, where we had to use our electricity knowledge (science topic for this term) and create a circuit that would allow some parts of our rides to move in certain directions. After much dedication, some of us created rides where the seats moved in a rotating movement (round and round) and we also managed to make the seats rotate faster by adding in extra batteries and motors.
Take a look at the videos and pictures to see our fantastic final fairground rides.
Heart Dissection: Good But Gruesome
Heart dissection photos from a science lesson that the Year 6 children took part in.
It’s a good but gruesome addition to our school website.
Last term year 5 and year 6 studied 'Early Islamic Civilisation' as their topic lessons (history) and after few weeks of research, they compiled these PowerPoint Presentations.
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Year 6 have been exploring the human heart. Recently, we carried out our own heart dissections, if you’re easily “grossed out” please DON’T click here and miss out on our amazing pictures.
We used a sheep's heart as it has a four-chambered heart, just like humans. By studying the anatomy of a sheep's heart, we learnt about how our own heart pumps blood through our body and keeps us alive!
Anti-bullying week is an annual UK event which aims to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people, in schools and elsewhere, and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it. Anti-Bullying Week is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) in England.
Al-Ashraf Primary took part in a range of actvities to raise awareness of bullying and the consequences that come with it.
Click on the links below to read Anti-Bullying policies written by our Year 6 children.
To link in with Anti Bullying week, the Hadeeth of the week has been:
" A Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand, people are safe "
In the context of Anti Bullying, this hadeeth has been discussed and revisited several times during this week by staff for reinforcement.
A Blossoming Friendship
This term our Year 6 children have been building friendships with Year 6 children from Fairford Primary School. Please click on the links below to find out about Al-Ashraf Primary School’s partnership with Fairford Church of England Primary School.
Some of our students also wrote back to Fairford Primary School, click on each of these to see what they had to say.