This week, we put our planning ideas into practice and starting building our electrically powered games - there are some outstandingly inventive designs, and some very imaginative use of the battery power!
In science this afternoon, we have been applying our understanding of electricity to a technical problem: how to design and build a working board game that uses an electrical current. The children have had some extraordinarily imaginative and ambitious ideas; next week, we will discover if they can be transformed into a reality!
Time for another collaboration! This time: column multiplication. After some superb work in short multiplication earlier in the week, the children found multiplying by two digits quite challenging. We decided it would be useful to work together on some calculations, and everyone in the class agreed that they were feeling much more confident after this session.
Our writing was enhanced by some collaborative work today. We travelled between different 'editing stations', working to improve particular elements of our pieces. Each station was led by a volunteer expert in the field from amongst the class. The writing is shaping up brilliantly - good work!
We've had another marvellous week in Year 6, with terrific character description, exploration of negative numbers, a trip to Florida (in our heads whilst studying geography, it should be said!), and some experimentation with electricity. Here are the children in action.