Our Myths and Legends topic has been a lot of fun. The students really got into it and took ownership of their learning. They have been resourceful, enthusiastic and engaged in their learning. They have taught each other (and me!) a lot about myths and legends from all over the world. They have shared their knowledge and inspired one another to find out more. Here are some photos of the entry point when we all prepared to share information about our favourite character from myths and legends. Some even dressed up as their favourite character!
Today we re-enacted stories from 3 myths and legends from Greek, Indian and Mauri cultures.
Here's the video of the students doing a play to show how Maui brought the sun down.
We went a while ago (4th April) but here are some photos of our trip to Bang Saen.
March 14th was Pi day. Not the day we eat lots of pie but a day to celebrate the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle; namely Pi. Why is today Pi day? Because Pi is 3.14(and an infinite load more digits) and March 14th is 3/14 in the American system of date formatting.
Year 6 conducted an investigation to find this special ratio by measuring, and comparing mathematically, the circumference and diameter of a range of circular objects.
Happy New Year! We have started our new topic called 'What Price Progress?' As part of our entry point the children were asked to consider the benefits and costs of technological progress.
We then designed and invented creations to meet specific design needs. Here are our results:
A machine for practising sports skills
A gadget to make it easier to eat spaghetti
A hat for all seasons
The perfect school bag that carries everything
A gadget that cheers you up when you are sad
A machine to stop you falling asleep in class
The finished product...
For our Mission to Mars we have had to build and program remote controlled robots that can explore the surface of Mars without endangering us. We have also had to work out how we will feed ourselves once we are on Mars. We decided that the best idea would be to take seeds and grow them into edible plants once we get to Mars. We had to investigate what conditions we needed for the plants to grow best so planned and conducted scientific experiments to find out. Here are some photos of our studies.
We've just left the camp after an amazing few days. This morning we did climbing, bouldering and high bar balance. Great fun and they really tested themselves, their team work and communication skills. We should be back to school between 3&3:30pm. See you soon!
Good morning! There students had a fun packed evening last night with cake for Peach's birthday, the talent show and the campfire with toasted marshmallows and s'mores. (Mr Collett's first!) They all slept well last night and are ready to take on today's challenges.
This morning we have climbing and bouldering and then the bus back to school. We'll let you know when we are leaving. Here are some photos from last night.
We've had another fun morning and afternoon with the dry river bed scramble and survival skills after lunch. The students had to learn how to tie a clove hitch knot and then make a shelter in a limited amount of time that would protect them from the coming storm. (Mr Zak with a hose!)
We then learned how to make a fire with limited materials and then cooked noodles on it.
Here are some photos...
What a great day so far! All of year 6 have had an amazing time today. They've learnt so much about themselves and each other in a really short space of time. Today we did a lot of team building activities and found some excellent leaders and effective team players amongst us. The students have all been impeccably behaved and are learning the value of responsibility. And it's only the first day. Here are some photos from the day...