This week we began our Programming unit in Computing, learning how to create computer games using a piece of software called Kodu.
If you would like to use Kodu at home you can download it free and safely from Microsoft by clicking the picture opposite.
The Art room during Year 6 lessons rang to the sound of crunching tin foil and lots of laughter in the week before half term. Pupils have designed their own original Aztec mask, inspired by their learning in History and Art lessons. Coming up this week: papier mache with kitchen roll and PVA gkue to create a textured and toughened surface to paint on, over their tin foil face moulds.
In Computing, year 6 have been learning about Input and Output devices and how they either send information into a computer or receive information from a computer.
Through research and design the children finally got to test their own controllers while playing some retro games.
We used a Makey Makey board to bring our controllers to life and the children had a fantastic time!
This week in Food Technology, two of the tutor groups have been making bread. To encourage them to knead for over 10 minutes, Mrs Everett played some music to help them along. This was also enjoyed by the 'non cooks', the half of the class who were not cooking that lesson and creating design work in their folders.
Comments from some of our bakers this lesson:
'Today we really enjoyed making bread. The kneading was hard but doing it with music was very enjoyable. You should definitely try baking your own bread at home (with music as well.)'-Poppy
'I found making the bread so much fun, especially the kneading because we had some cool music and I have always loved cooking.'-Olivia.
'It looked really hard! You have to do it for 10 minutes. Surely your arms must've ached? I'm nervous to do it!'-Ethan (a non-cook.)
I can update you with news on Ethan's cooking lesson today....he survived and baked a wonderful loaf. Well done-Mrs Everett.
Year 6 News
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