Science & Maths

Coding with Microbits

This week 5th class have been working through online tutorials and modules to program MicroBits  – mini computer chips displaying LEDs that they can code in limitless different ways. …

Update from Upper 1st

This week Upper 1st (Year 1) has enjoyed writing their own persuasive texts. Each child has chosen their own topic which they felt passionate about. They then each formed a point of view and supported that view with reasons or arguments. Finally, they created a conclusion , which formed their last paragraph of writing. Their writing has been available to view in the classroom all week. In Maths Upper 1st has explored the language of position and revised time hour, half hour and a quarter past the hour. In Science they created column graphs to show the information they had gathered about Nude Food Day. On Monday they presented their data to the school at Assembly. Upper 1st class …

How big is this bedroom?

This week in Maths 6S were calculating the area of composite rectangles and challenging each other with different shapes and giving the fewest possible measurements for a partner to calculate area from. …

Upper 1st are our data collectors

This week, Upper 1st has been collecting data on the amount of single use wrapping children bring in with their recess snacks, culminating in Nude Food day on Thursday.  They collected tallies of how many wrappers came in on Tuesday – our baseline, the Tuesday tally for 6S is pictured below – compared with Nude Food Thursday.  They will graph the results and come up with recommendations about further reducing school waste.  Pictured above are the students who had just collected the Thursday tallies from each classroom. …

This week in 6th class

Year 6’s week began with a brilliant incursion about the moon, celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission when man took his first steps on the moon.  The experiments were very bold involving fire and rainbow explosions.  It was an exciting hour! Year 6 children were introduced to a new Science assignment where they can choose between designing a sustainable watering system for plants or a water trough for animals.  They will present their ideas on a poster. The children have demonstrated their usual resilience working through any confusion about their Geography project and for the most part are now enthusiastically producing some excellent work. Their inquiry question ‘How do places, people and cultures differ?’ requires …

Learning about Facts and Opinions

In Upper 1st (Year 1) recently, the children continued to discuss the difference between Fact and Opinion in preparation to write their own Persuasive / Exposition texts. In Science, they looked at how water is precious in our homes and viewed several artefacts in History, which are now on display.  And in Philosophy, they shared their understanding about Not Stealing objects or more subtle things such as taking another’s turn or share of something. The children and teachers discussed scriptural references across cultures for this concept. …