This afternoon Year 6 have been using the iPads to complete their own research. They have been researching the Holocaust in preparation for writing their information texts in English. The children seem to be really looking forward to being able to write them!
This week, Year 6 Eagles have been working on creating social media databases with at least 5 records that contain specific information about the social media.
Mr Baddhan showed the children how to quickly search for information from their database based on the search criteria. And how information can be sorted and grouped depending on the data within record.
Whilst spending the week completing lots of different computing activities with Mr Baddhan, Year 6 also completed some online safety and technology in our lives lessons in the classroom.
Online Safety – Managing Online Information
Within this lesson, the children discussed the information that can be found online. They then went on to discuss how this information can be made up of facts, opinions or beliefs and is therefore not always reliable.
The children had a great time thinking of their own examples of facts, opinions and beliefs.
How does the Internet work?
For this lesson, the children completed their very own research online and created their own posters. These posters had the purpose of explaining to others in the school what the Internet is and how it works. Some of the lovely creations will be displayed in the school!
Understanding how searching works
Following on from the previous lesson about how the Internet works, Year 6 then learnt about how searching the internet works. They watched a very informative Google video that explained how search engines have their own index where they search for keywords. These results are then narrowed down (by asking lots of different questions) before being presented to you.
On Wednesday, Mr Gill kindly arranged a mini sports day for the children who have been attending school. They had a great time competing against each other! They started with the javelin throw, then they moved on to a vertex throw, followed by a short distance sprint and a long distance run. The children had such a great time; they didn’t even care when they lost their shoes during the race!
I cannot believe that this is your very last week of primary school! It’s a little different to how it would usually be I know, but we are still trying to make it as special as we can for you.
I am looking forward to seeing more of your friendly faces this week as I know some of you have signed up to pop in for the day! As well as this I just want to remind you about the picnic and assembly. All of you in Year 6 are welcome to come into school on Thursday at 12:30pm for a picnic on the field (we will provide the food) and at 2:00pm on Friday for a special leavers assembly. You will need picking up on both days at 3:00pm.
I really do hope that we see you all on those two days! We would really love to!
Over the holidays you might like to do some work just to keep your brains working until September! Here I have attached an English and a maths booklet that you can work your way through.