Year 6A

ICT: coding our Crumble bots at BT

posted 10 Oct 2017, 11:06 by Jenni Stanley   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 07:49 ]

Monday was an awesome day! BT invited Gorseland and another school in for a day of coding. 
The hall was set up with tables and laptops ready to go. Once we had been given our badges and groups, the aims of the day were shared: to tinker and persevere! The crumblebots had sensors, lights and engines that could be controlled.
Slowly, we built up our coding skills to expert level when our final (and most challenging) task was given: to create a code that would enable our crumble to sense where the black line was and stay near it. Fortunately BT volunteers were on hand when we needed some extra thinking help. The grande finale was a race off around a longer track, where crumbles bumped each other off as they fought for their place in the final. 

PE: Basketball

posted 10 Oct 2017, 10:33 by Jenni Stanley

Basketball is an incredibly energetic game. We have been practising our dribbling, passing and shooting skills. We enjoy the chance to model new practises and lead the learning through our demonstrations. If we are unable to participate in the game, this is a great opportunity to coach other players, giving feedback and referee where appropriate.

Maths: the Year 6 journey so far...

posted 10 Oct 2017, 10:25 by Jenni Stanley

In Maths, we have a weekly BMBT timed test on quick factual recall, the score is recorded in our diaries and then, most weeks, we set ourselves a next step in our diaries to improve our score.
In our daily lessons, we have recapped place value of numbers up to 1 million; understanding and solving negative number problems; looked at all four operations and are now focused in on division.
To support my learning, I can ensure I have: learned the Autumn Maths Learnits sheet (given out at the end of year 5 on meet new teacher morning and again at 'meet the teacher' parents afternoon in September); complete the weekly Maths homework tasks (given Friday to Friday); go on to My Maths for practise and a further challenge; follow links on our school Maths area or ask my teacher for extra from class.

PE: Golden Kilometre

posted 10 Oct 2017, 10:17 by Jenni Stanley

Now in its second year, we had to think of new ways to keep us motivated in our daily Golden km Challenge. 
We have running partners to encourage each other and note down our daily laps in class.

English: talk for writing

posted 10 Oct 2017, 10:13 by Jenni Stanley

 After Gilwell, we were given the task of writing a Gilwell survival guide. To support our writing ideas, we took ipads outside and with our small group recorded our ideas. Not only did this make our English lessons more fun, it helped us to develop our language and come up with ideas we hadn't thought of until we said them!



Incredible Gilwell!

posted 10 Oct 2017, 09:59 by Jenni Stanley

No photos can truly share all the challenges the children faced and overcame with support from each other and the adults at Gilwell: trying different foods; overcoming fears of heights and water; sleeping away from home for so many nights; having to get along in a group and solve any problems that arose. However, here a few...(coming soon).

PE: Sporting stars!

posted 10 Oct 2017, 09:53 by Jenni Stanley

We are lucky to have such a sporty class,
 here are a few children sharing their amazing swimming, cycling and cross fit accomplishments.

Tour of Britain Cycle race!

posted 9 Oct 2017, 23:44 by Jenni Stanley

This afternoon, we were fortunate enough to have the Tour of Britain cycle race 2017 speeding close by. It was a very exciting experience for all the classes. With sponsors handing out flags and balloons, we were encouraged to cheer and roar as the police motorbikes alerted us that the cyclists were on their way. The cyclists whizzed past, directly followed by their team support vehicles.

History/ Geography: Wonders of the World

posted 9 Oct 2017, 23:25 by Jenni Stanley

We sparked our interest in the most amazing places with a puzzle challenge; 
how quickly could we spot similar patterns and colours to link the pieces together. This challenge helped us to notice features of the wonder.

English: Interviews

posted 9 Oct 2017, 23:12 by Jenni Stanley   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 07:50 ]

Taking on the role of TV news reporters, we interviewed each other with our 'microphones' to discover more about each others' holidays. 
Careful questioning and development of our answers, supported improved language use in our letter writing later.

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