This term in year 6 we have focused on the mysterious adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Our classic novel study ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ and its accompanying 1959 film, have enthralled the children. We have researched Dartmoor and used mapping skills and coordinates to explore the landscape. We are even going on a visit to the peaks to experience it for real. When an unknown body was discovered, children have created news reports and calculated the area and perimeter of the forensic scene! The mysterious hidden portrait had us all baffled to the murderer’s identity and using our knowledge of fractions we are currently recreating our own portraits.
Within enrichment our focus for science has been solubility. Have a try of our investigation at home: Do salt, sugar and regular ice cubes float or sink! Grab a Y6 child to explain the science to you!