This week in Computing, 5H have been using a programme called Flowol. Flowol programming enables children to sequence instructions that lead to a real-life simulation. The children used a mimic to programme a light setting. Everyone enjoyed the problem solving and to see if they could programme the mimic correctly.
The children have looked at different beats in music. They first looked at the different musical notes such as a crotchet, quaver, semi-breve and minim. We then went out side to create our own beat. The children drew the musical notes on the floor in chalk and created their own dance. What fun we had!
After making circuits with switches in Science, we then went on to use this knowledge in DT. We designed our own torches and worked out in pairs how to connect the circuit and the switch so we could switch the torch on and off. Super job done by all!
The children who attend the Art and Mindfulness after school club have created some exceptional examples of wedding bunting. The children have worked really hard to make the designs, the bunting was created by using a variety of materials. The bunting was designed for Miss May who gets married shortly!
During Maths this week, the children in 6C have been looking at factors. The children worked together on the yard to draw factor bugs. The children looked at a range of different numbers such as square and prime numbers. All did a great job and it was great to be outdoors!
Our topic in Music is Mamma Mia by Abba. We have greatly enjoyed listening to and appraising the song before going onto learning to move to the beat and singing the song beautifully. To finish the topic, we played certain notes on the glockenspiel to accompany the singing. Watch out X Factor!
We had great fun participating in the Handball tournament at St John’s School. We were in teams of 15. Some games were played against other schools and some were played against our own school teams. Did you know you can only take 3 steps while holding the ball?
We worked together in groups to produce a 3D space model. First, we each designed our individual space maps then working in our teams, we decided on the best bits from each. Using our DT skills, we designed different obstacles before placing them on our base and drawing a path for our bee-bot to travel. We found the programming very tricky but with a lot of perseverance we managed. We are all very proud of our achievements.
Our DT topic this half term has been all about bread. We began by exploring the history behind Warburtons and investigated and analysed a range of products made by Warburtons. Next we created a design criteria for a new type of bread and shaped salt dough. After creating initial designs, children created a final design including: type of bread, ingredients and type of crust. Finally, children made their bread and added their chosen ingredients.
5H have been learning about the properties of materials. In one of our sessions we investigated different methods of separation in order to solve the ‘supermarket smash problem.‘