Last Monday the children in Key Stage 2 had a puzzling day. They were given a series of challenges where they had to balance penguins, tesselate trapeziums, build a never ending road, create triangles and squares from other shapes and to create a pipework system that would not let water in or out! All through the day they were told to:
Never give up
Value everyone’s ideas
Help each other
At the end of the day a lot of parents came to try out the puzzles too.
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Were you there? What did you learn? Would you recommend it to others?
Year 6 spent a day controlling robots, they had to write the control programs to get their robots to perferm various tasks.
If you had a robot, what tasks would you program it to do? I would like my robot to patrol the grounds and streets around school and pick up all the litter. A really good designer would build it so that it used the litter it picked up as fuel!
This term Year 5 and 6 are taking part in the “Real Maths Challenge” along with many other schools in Keighley and Bradford. The children will take part in a series of different tasks in their Maths lessons that are designed to test the children’s reasoning and communication skills as well as improving a range of mathematical skills.
The first task was to create a reasoned mathematical debate based on who was the best player of “Down Hill Chill” (a game the children player in ICT.) The winning group created a video that was sent to the judges who will decide how many points each class will get.
Challenge B is about Shape and Space and allows children to explore their environment and design a piece of playground equipment that has to be describe using the properties of shape.
The other teachers and I are eager to see what you come up with!
Here is a selection of work from today’s Good work assembly. Please leave a comment for the authors/creators. Click on the work to enlarge it. If you are looking for Faith’s brilliant story it is in another post.
Katie's ancient mask, researched on the internet and made at home.
Hannah's mobile phone argument.
Callum’s book was just slightly bigger than the scanner we will try to get a better image next week. Sorry Callum.
Katie Morag was going to the beach with her Mum and they hoped to see a dolphin there. Katie Morag wanted to ride it. She was very excited but the only thing there was a shark. She was very disappointed and she started to cry and cry. Then she calmed down and went in the water but she didn’t realise something was in the water. It was the shark, she was terrified! When her Mum was not looking the shark ate her up right then and there and she was never seen again. Two seconds later the shark swam off. Katie Morag’s Mum was very ashamed because her kid had been eaten. She was very sad. The tide was coming in and it was time to go. Katie Morag’s Mum was was going to tell the story. The door burst open and they said “Where is the kid?”
Faith would like to know how she could continue the story and welcomes your suggestions.
Every Friday one child from each class talks about a piece of work and shares it with the rest of school. It can be anything from improved problem solving to great use of vocabulary, from detailed artwork to asking good questions, from working well with others to rapid multiplication. We have had some amazing children with amazing work to share. Here are just 3 pieces from last Friday. Click on the images to enlarge them. What do you like about these pieces of work? The three children would love to read your comments.