Thursday, 27 October 2016

Computing class - We are app makers

Year six have started their topic on "app building" and have spent some their computer lesson understanding the difference between input and output. The students then moved on to researching different mobile phone manufacturers and their latest smartphones. After all, it is important to understand the capabilities of the smartphones before making an app...

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Setting the Scene and editing

The children have been working hard on identifying the different features that make a successful scene. Then, they wrote a successful setting and edited them to further improve. Ask your child what things they discovered were the most important when setting the scene...

David Bedford Visit

This week we have had a very special person come all the way from the UK to meet us.David Bedford, who is a children's book writer, had an assembly with the whole school! He shared some of his books and told us about his daily life. Year six, who were lucky enough, had a 1 hour workshop with him learning how to write stories. Each year 6 wrote their own stories using the information Mr Bedford told us. Everyone,including the teachers, had a wonderful time with him here. We hope to see him again in future! 
Written by Sumaiyah Syahrom and Anya Agrawal

Week 5

In English this week we have continued to learn about how to set the scene. We have learnt how important it is to add extra detail. One way of doing this is by using relative clauses. Using these allows you to add extra information about a noun.

We worked hard on our independent writing of setting the scene and used a wide range of techniques: synonyms, antonyms, similes, metaphors, ISPACE, VCOP, relative clauses, simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences and a range of vocabulary. We took extra care to edit and improve our work and we even swapped books to help one another edit.

During our Maths lessons we have been focusing on methods for addition. This involved drawing it pictorially as well as decomposing it. Some of us got on to really tricky pyramid problems involving decimals!

In Creative Curriculum we thought about what was important in a settlement. We were given 9 things and we had to put them in a diamond shape, with the most important at the top and the least at the bottom. A lot of us had different opinions on this, which was interesting.
Then we had to different ones for what was important in a settlement. A lot of use thought the same for this activity.