All posts by Mr Baddhan

Creating polygon shapes in Logo

This afternoon in Computing, Year 6 learned how to use a new program for coding – Logo.

Mr Baddhan showed the children how commands are put together in Logo e.g fd 5 (forward 5) and then rt 90 (turn 90 degrees). He asked the children to create several shapes including a square, triangle, octagon, pentagon and a hexagon.

The lesson required the children’s understanding of angles to ensure they set the right angle for the specific shape. For example a square, requires 90 degrees turns.

The children explored different commands including the pen colour, pen size and also refined their programs by using the repeat command.

Making music by creating an algorithm

In Computing this afternoon, Year 6 created musical algorithms to represent a piece of music in Scratch.

Mr Baddhan showed the children a piano made in Scratch. They looked carefully at the different colours representing different notes of a piano.

The children were given the colour sequence to the music of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars” – they then created the music in Scratch using the correct notes.

Mr Baddhan reminded the children of using repeat blocks and also to make the song play more than once.

The class were then given colour sequence of “When the Saints go Marching In” and “Row Row Your Boat”.

See some of the children’s work below.

Lexi – click on any sprite to begin

Sophie – click on any sprite to begin

Kennie – press keys 1,2 or 3 to begin

Acts of kindness

As part of Anti-Bullying Week this week, Year 6 were set the challenge to complete secret acts of kindness towards a chosen person. Each child had to be extra kind to one person all week so that by the end of the week that child could guess who it was!
It was really nice to hear how the children were showing kindness to each other throughout the week.

Here are some of the ways they were kind to one another:

• Helping a friend in lessons.
• Choosing to play with somebody every day.
• Paying compliments to their chosen person.
• Asking if they have had a nice day.

Using dictionaries

Year 6 have been using dictionaries this morning in their spelling lesson. The children have been working with a partner to discuss the meanings of different words before checking their ideas against a dictionary and finding the definitions.

The words are words from the Year 5 and 6 spelling list and we will be working on them throughout the week.

Anti-Bullying Week

This week is Anti-Bullying week and we are ready to start the week wearing our very own badges that we designed and created ourselves!

Today we have introduced the random acts of kindness activity. The children must demonstrate random acts of kindness throughout the week to a chosen person. At the end of the week we will have a circle time where we will try to guess who was being extra kind to who!

Exploring light and reflection

Year 6 have started their science unit this week – light and electricity.

So far the children have explored light and reflection. During the first lesson the children discussed what light is, different types of light sources and how light helps us to see things. The chidden have demonstrated their understanding of how light enables us to see things through drawing some brilliant diagrams and writing explanations.

In the second lesson, the children explored reflection. They had an opportunity to investigate reflection using a torch, irrelevant and a target piece of paper. After they had spent time exploring, the children were introduced to a periscope. This is a device that enables people to see around, under and above different objects/obstructions. Again, the children did a fantastic job of demonstrating their understanding of what they had learnt with some fantastic work.

As we currently can’t provide children with the opportunity to share their excellent work in assemblies like we usually would, I thought I would share some of the excellent work below.

World War Two Recounts

Evie and Kennie both came into school this week with something to share with the class.

Evie had a lovely recount that her great grandad had written about his experience in the war and she confidently read this aloud to the class.

Kennie shared photographs of his great grandad who was in the war, as well as photographs of French money and ration books.

Thank you both for sharing those things with us!