Games designers - learning through TECHNOLOGY!
This week our learning has moved into technology - an area of learning which we always get REALLY excited about! We began by learning all about gears and pulleys. We got to have a 'play' with our resources first so that we could use our enquiry skills to investigate how they work and might be used. Then we needed to try and come up with different systems, using pulleys that would: move horizontally, vertically, speed up movement or slow down movement. Using all of this new knowledge we then designed a fairground game which use pulleys.
Then we created a questionnaire to find out, from Milepost 2, what they would like to see in a fairground game. Using the results of our questionnaires we then designed games which would meet the needs and wants identified. Next week we are going to be creating our games, We can't wait to share them with you during our Exit Point. This will be on THURSDAY 7th APRIL - Week 6 of this learning block!
Masterchef comes to iCAN maths learning!
Year 6 began the week through learning through MASTERCHEF! Who knew we had such budding chefs here at iCAN? They were placed into random teams and together needed to convert a recipe for 8 people down to a recipe for 6. The best part of this was obviously in the cooking and then the EATING of these delicious cookies. They then became cocktail makers, thinking carefully about the quantity of each ingredient in the recipe before making some delicious salads. Amazing learning Year 6!
Year 5 have been learning all about time this week. They have been looking at and reading timetables to gather information. They have been calculating the difference between different times. They have also been working on word problems using time as well as using the 24 hour clock and converting time between them. Wow!
Literacy in MP3!
This week Year 6 have been thinking about both settings and openings when writing. They have been learning how to build tension to a story, especially through using the setting. The learners have also considered how different settings can impact and change the whole feel of a story! It is really important to build up a strong setting in your writing! They have also considered a range of different ways to open sentences and why these are important. It is great to see all of the children becoming more confident authors through these writing workshops!
Year 5 have been continuing to learn all about instructions. This week they have been designing and creating their own games, writing instructions to go with them. They have been focusing on using imperative verbs and ensuring that they have included all the necessary features of instructions. Can you remember what all the features are?
Great literacy learning - AGAIN - Milepost 3!