Who’s theory was correct? Aristotle or Galileo?
In this week’s science learning, we conducted a fair test.
Does the mass of an object affect the rate in which it falls?
Aristotle’s theory suggests that the mass of an object does affect the rate in which it falls and that heavier objects fall quicker!
However, in 1590, Galileo tested this theory by, according to legend, dropping two cannonballs of similar size but different masses off the Leaning Tower of Pisa and seeing when they hit the ground.
This week, we conducted a similar test.
We tested out Aristotle’s theory by dropping different objects of similar size but different masses and recorded their time of impact with the ground.
We found that mass doesn’t affect the rate in which objects fall. The slight difference in time is due to forces like air resistance.
Great learning, Y6!
We continue to work with Skipping School as part of the Year 2 and Year 4 skipping festivals.
While you might be thinking about Christmas presents, we have skipping ropes available to purchase from school for a subsidised price of £3. These are available in two sizes and a range of colours.
Junior leaders attend Youth Summit
Today, our Year 5 and 6 junior leaders, along with other children and young people from local primary and secondary schools, attended the Inner North East Community Committee Youth Summit at the Civic Hall.
We had the chance to meet and question councillors from the Moortown, Chapel Allerton and Roundhay wards and get involved with sharing views about youth activities for our local area.
We were then taken to the council chambers to meet the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Bob Gettings, where he took questions from the children. We learnt lots about his role.
The event was a great opportunity for the children to see how the council is run and give their views on issues in their local community. What great representatives of the school they were!
It was brilliant! We got to meet the Lord Mayor of Leeds.
It was amazing! We got to ask lots of questions and the Lord Mayor and councillors gave really good replies.
I liked hearing about the councillors’ experiences and what they do in their area.
I enjoyed it as you got to have a say.
Art: drawing from direct observation!
In today’s art lesson, we practised drawing from direct observation. We practised drawing leaves – the subject of a lot of William Morris’ designs.
To be successful, we had to:
– be resilient
– draw lightly (so we could rub out if needed)
– draw what we could see (not what we thought was there)
– add shade to show dark and light parts of our leaf
Here are a few pieces of work!
Me and My Community Week!
Last week in school, we had a themed week. The theme was:
Me and My Community
The week saw us enjoy a whole host of different tasks, activities and fun things to do with our community!
On Tuesday, we went to Allerton Grange High School and enjoyed a drama session where we role played showcasing the things we love about Moortown Primary School.
On Wednesday, we had a visitor come and talk to us and raise our awareness of the visually impaired.
On Thursday, we had visitors from the LGBTQ+ community come and talk to us about their community.
On Friday, we had the Leeds United Football Foundation come and talk to us about diversity, equality and inclusion. Then, in the afternoon, West Yorkshire Police came and talked to us about hate crimes.
A very important, jam-packed week for everyone! Well done, Y6!
Felix dies tibi sit! Happy birthday to you!
Salvette Omnes! (Hello Everyone!)
In today’s Latin lesson, we learnt about a birthday invitation that was sent during the Roman period in Britain.
After that, we read a passage about the birthday party and translated it from Latin to English. Using our Latin pronunciation skills, we took the roles of the different characters and role played the birthday party!
Coincidentally, we had a birthday in our class so we were able to sing happy birthday to them in Latin!
Felix dies tibi sit
Felix dies tibi sit
Felix dies care (m) cara (f) _______
Felix dies tibi sit
Great learning, Y6!
The PTA needs you..
Do you want to make a difference to our school community?
Are you able to give some, time, skills or ideas?
Existing members of the Moortown Primary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are urgently looking for new parents to join. The PTA is a registered charity and they are looking for parents to take on the roles of three trustees; as well as these roles, they need enough people to help out so that organising and running the fundraising events is shared between more people.
They would like to invite you to join the PTA before the AGM on Tuesday 15 November. If you are interested in joining the PTA, please contact the school office and they will put you in touch with the right people.
A lovely afternoon for some basketball!
In our first P.E. session this week, we practised our basketball skills.
Firstly, we practised dribbling. We made sure we had full control of the ball by doing little bounces close to our bodies.
Then, we progressed into moving with the basketball before getting in pairs and using our bodies to shield the ball from one another.
After this, we practised our shooting skills. We imagined a witches hat was sat on the top of the basket and aimed for the tip.
Well done, Y6!
Themed menu 04 November 2022
Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Friday 04 November. Bonfire night menu. Please contact the office if your child would like a school dinner on this day (no action required if your child normally has a school meal on this day).
Living and Learning: Protected Characteristics
In this week’s L&L session, we learnt about discrimination and protected characteristics.
Discrimination is… ‘the unfair treatment of people because of who they are or because they have a certain characteristic’.
We looked at a fictional planet, Figura, where we were given scenarios and had to decide if people were being treated unfairly because of who they were.
We then learnt that in Great Britain, we have laws that protect us from being discriminated under the Equality Act 2010.
This act protects people from being discriminated based on the following protected characteristics: race, age, religion or beliefs, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, being pregnant or on maternity leave and being married or being in a civil partnership.
After this, we looked at some scenarios and decided whether they were legal or illegal based on our learning about discrimination and protected characteristics.
Y6, like they have been in all of our L&L sessions this year, were very responsible and were able to have honest, open discussions throughout.
Keep up the good work!