Health Week – Calorie Counting

Today saw the start of Health week in Year 6 after missing out earlier in the year due to SAT’s revision and practice papers.  In Numeracy the children are going to keep a food record (including snacks) to then enter into a spreadsheet and calculate their average intake per day.  This initially raised a few eyebrows with the children as they didn’t really want to share what they were eating, but through discussion they soon realized the benefits of doing this.

We used to work out what each item of food was worth and then entered all the data into an excel spreadsheet (it was set up as an assignment in Edmodo) children then entered all the information they could before ‘turning in’ their work for me to look at


Samorost 2 – Lesson 2

After meeting the main character in Samorost 2 today – we are now going to create a character description including his main feelings, after discovering that his dog has been stolen along with the fact that he has to follow the culprits to their planet and then locate where he is now hidden.  Prior to this the children asked if they could write an explanation of how the rocket worked (including diagrams) Naturally I couldn’t really say no to them wanting to do more writing !!

Samorost 2

Since SAT’s are over for another year at least I have decided to use SAMOROST 2 to aid/maintain/develop children’s writing.  Over the next few weeks I am going to plan a scheme of work that will inspire the children to want to write/record their ideas either on paper or through some other media

Samorost 2 animated story 

Activity 1 – Descriptive Writing

Describe what you think the planet will look like when you get there (this is when your dog has been stolen, stuffed into a bag and is on its way to another planet)

(remember to use WOW words)

What I am looking for :-

  • describe what can be seen, heard, smelt and touched.
  • You could use made up words.
  • you have used adjectives and adjectival phrases to create an atmosphere, suspense, tension and mystery.
  • How do you feel about being on a strange planet.


En Vacances!

After SAT’s – Year 6 Challenge!

Once SAT’s are over, and we have enjoyed a restful break after half term, I am going to try an experiment in Year 6.  We are a two form entry school and through discussion with my fellow Year 6 teacher we have created the following

This geography based topic investigates a different culture and country. By planning a holiday to France, to discover how Paris has changed over the years. We will investigate key places, buildings, districts and famous people such as the Paris Expo, the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa. Art Nouveau, the Impressionists and Paris culture. You will create a spreadsheet to record the holiday budget, calculate all costing for trips, visits, transport and accommodation.

There is a catch ……..

Half the year group will be using technology (laptops/digital camera/ipod/internet)the rest will be using paper and secondary sources.  The idea behind this is to see what technology can do whilst seeing if the children are able to harness its potential! 

For me it provides the opportunity to see if  a ‘paperless environment’ can work within a school setting …….. Only time will tell!