This afternoon we took part in a workshop with Darren England, a professional football referee, who works for the FA. Darren has even refereed matches that Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo have played in!
We worked together in teams to develop different items that might be useful to the referees during a game and then presented these ideas to the class - in the style of Dragons Den!
We learnt that there are some key elements required in order to work successfully as a team: listening, sharing, working collaboratively, giving feedback, being patient, questioning skills and most importantly respect!
This week we celebrated International Women's Day. We discussed and identified women from different parts of the world - past and present - who achieved something amazing throughout their lifetimes. We then decided that we each have a very inspirational woman, close to home, in the form of our mums, step-mums, grandmothers, aunties and sisters, to name but a few!
This then led us to do some writing about what makes our female relative special to us, some even went as far to say , they were their heroines. The final result? Some fantastic, tear-jerking emotive language that shows just how much we love and appreciate these people, even if we don't always show it! We have attached some of the writing below...tissues at the ready!
This morning we were lucky enough to have a taster session in Judo. We worked in partners to develop just a few of the skills and techniques needed in Judo, it was a great session and we can't wait to learn more!
We have been investigating and solving problems around volume of shapes today. We used the multilink to create 3D shapes in order to solve some problems and spot links and patterns in different shapes and their volume. We discovered that the formula for calculating volume was l x w x h. During the investigations we realised that multiplication is commutative so it doesn't actually matter which way you multiply the numbers - as long as you multiply the correct ones!
This afternoon 6JB were lucky enough to have Miss Levitt from Teach 24 come in to school to help us learn how to be programmers!
We used Hopscotch to create an algorithm and make a simple game. We used our de-bugging skills to solve the problems we encountered and even decorated our games with sound effects and different characters. We cannot wait to continue improving our games and then challenging each other to play them . Our skills will really be put to the test next week when we become the teachers and demonstrate to 6SH how to be amazing programmers!
Year 6 Blog
This year’s team consists of Mrs Darrington, Miss Gallagher Mrs Clark, Mrs Walker, and Mrs Smith.