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 http://caloriecount.about.com/ 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
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 !!
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!