Year 6 have been discussing the term democracy in PSHE today.
The children then worked in their tables to identify candidates to run for prime minister of the classroom. Once the candidates had been chosen, each child stood up and presented to the rest of the class. They had to state why they thought they should be chosen and what they would do for the school.
Once the candidates had spoken, the children were asked what makes a fair vote and how can we ensure that everything is done fairly and properly. The children had lots of very good ideas and we then were able to move forward with the vote.
Naly and Sophie counted the votes made by all children (and checked their counting more than once to ensure it was accurate) before revealing who had won the election.
Congratulations to Lexi! If we were to have a prime minister of the classroom, it would be you!
Year 6 have been discussing rules and the importance of having rules in life (including laws). As a class we discussed what rules are, why we have rules and what would happen if we did not have rules. The children identified that rules are in place to keep everybody safe and without them, the world and different places, such as school, would be chaotic.
The children then worked in pairs to create their own ’10 rules of life’ before watching a video about Christianity and the ten commandments. After the video, we spent time discussing the ten commandments and whether any of our rules were similar to them.
Year 6 Eagles have been showing off their creative skills by utilising their programming knowledge in Kodu.
Mr Baddhan showed the children how to create a game by adding several objects to their world and collecting them using a rover. Each apple represented one point and once three points were added, the game would end by saying ‘Winner’. Some of the children even created a second level to their games.
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.