Six brilliant Year 9 pupils from Tiverton High School came to visit the Year 6 children on Friday. They explained in detail the structure of lessons and how they dealt with the stress of moving to high school.
Year 6 had a brilliant time at the Youth centre learning skills for life!
What was the one skill you learnt, which you had never thought about before?
Year 6 recently had a whole day celebration that centred upon the culture and cuisine of the country of India. We cooked some varied dishes (see below!) from different regions of India – including vegetable korma, cucumber raita, lentil dhal, chicken tikka masala and spicy potato.
We also took part in some creative and energetic Indian dancing, we played an ancient Asian sport called Kabaddi and we created our own personalised Henna designs!
A good day was had by all!
500 Words 2014
In Year 6 we are currently attempting to write amazing stories that contain no more than 500 words. We are having our own competition within the school to see who can create the most imaginative and gripping short story – it’s harder than you might think!
We have read stories from previous winners of this national competition and have been amazed by the quality of the writing.
We have read all sorts of different stories – some have made us laugh and some have made us cry but they have all been brilliantly written and they have all been entertaining.
We have now begun coming up with our own plans and ideas for how our stories will be and we look forward to seeing them take shape over the next two weeks.
If you have a short story, or an idea for a short story, then why don’t you post it on our blog? We’d love to hear some other ideas!
Year 6 Maths Challenges!
Year 6 have been challenging themselves to tackle some very tricky mathematical problems throughout the year! Here are two such problems for you to try – Do you think you can work them out? They’re harder than they look!
“1 Step, 2 Step”
Liam’s house has a staircase with 12 steps.
He can go down the steps one at a time or two at a time.
For example: He could go down 1 step, then 1 step, then 2
steps, then 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1
In how many different ways can Liam go down the 12
steps, taking one or two steps at a time?
Imagine a large cube made up from 27 small blue cubes.
Imagine dipping the large cube into a pot of orange paint so the whole outer surface is covered, and then breaking the cube up into its small cubes.
How many of the small cubes will have orange paint on their faces? Will they all look the same?
Now imagine doing the same with other cubes made up from small blue cubes. What can you say about the number of small cubes with orange paint on?
YEAR 6 ALCOHOL AWARENESS WORKSHOP
In Year 6 we recently had a visit from Paul Stephens who spent the day working through an alcohol awareness workshop with us. We were told a story about a young boy who grew up to have a problem with alcohol before we participated in various role play activities that helped us think threw the issues surrounding alcohol use and misuse. It was fun and informative, interesting and thought-provoking!
The Two Moors ‘Cardboard Challenge’
On Friday 10th January the whole of the school participated in the ‘Cardboard Challenge’ where the pupils were armed with nothing but a pair of scissors each, a stack of cardboard, plenty of rolls of masking tape and their imaginations! Below are some of the results!
The challenge was accepted by children across the school (from reception all the way up to Year 6) and the ideas and designs were certainly inventive, innovative and creative!
In Year 6 we developed lots of clever models including: a marble run; an aeroplane; a TARDIS; a miniature version of Tower Bridge; a piano; a steam engine; lots of different robots; versions of the Empire State building and Big Ben (and Mini Ben!); an African mask and a whole lot more!
In Year 6 we have been looking at persuasion and discussion texts in literacy. We have discussed whether zoos are a positive thing or not – What do you think?
Zoos were originally set up so that people could see and learn about wild animals from distant lands. As more and more people became city-dwellers, never seeing animals in the wild, zoos began to house local creatures too. However, in today’s world, are zoos necessary?
Have your say – Are zoos really necessary? What is your opinion? We’d love to hear from you!