Making the News –IPC/ICT
This week children have been very busy honing their research skills and learning how to work more effectively in groups. Groups have chosen topics to research relating to the history of communication and the importance of development in technology. It has been interesting to discuss these developments with the children who did not grow up on records and cassette tapes, but are born in the apple generation of digital music and video. Children have been asked to think more carefully about where and who they research and we have introduced the terms ‘primary and secondary sources’. Do not be surprised if you child interviews you and asks you what it was like to have a TV that was not flat screen, or if you remember getting the www or email. We would appreciate any artefacts parents may have at home that we could show the children, e.g. an old video cassette tape, vinyl record, Walkman, Discman etc.
In Literacy we are continuing to analyse and write suspense stories based on the short story by Anthony Horowitz- ‘The Man with the Yellow Face’. For homework children have made their own catchy film trailer using Windows Movie maker, Power Point or another editing program, the results really are spectacular. By linking technology, IPC and literacy we hope that the children will develop their understanding of how technology can assist their learning.
In maths classes have continued to work hard on their skills of converting between units, some classes even learning to convert between imperial (customary units) and the metric system. Children have had hands on experience weighing and estimating items as well as reading a variety of different scales correctly. We have also been looking at understanding how probability relates to real life choices and how we can show these choices by linking them to fractions. Other classes have been developing their investigation skills by focusing on work in volume.
Next week will be the final week for the year and we all look forward to celebrating the many achievements made by all the children this year.
Dates for the diary:
Tuesday 18th June – Year 6 Celebration Assembly (Graduation), please be seated in the BIS Raffles theatre by 1:20pm for a 1:30pm start
A Reminder that children should: wear their school uniform on Tuesday 19th, bring their swimming kit and clothes for the afternoon ‘disco’ in a plastic bag.
Children need to be collected promptly at 6pm from the Primary Sports Hall.
Friday 21st June - House Mufti Day and Last day of the Year.