As part of our World Book Day celebrations last week, 30 year 5 and 6 children attended an event hosted by the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services!
At Thomas Buxton, we held a short-story writing competition: the challenge was to write a short story in 500 words or under. There were 30 deserving winners; they won the opportunity to see Michael Rosen performing – some of the children even got to meet him!
Michael recited some of his poetry and told us a little more about himself. As ever, he was entertaining, humorous and above all else: inspiring!
After the performance, he was kind enough to sign some of his books for us.
Our topic this half term has been all things Space-related.
During our science lessons we have investigated how the sun’s light affects us on Earth. We used a torch to simulate the sun and discussed how the axis of the Earth impacts on how we experience seasons.
In Year 5 we have used logical thinking, imagination and creativity to extend a program.
A fantastic website called www.j2e.com allowed us to create a code (a set of instructions) to design and draw a repeating pattern on iPads. We also thought about technology that has been programmed to perform a function and collected a list of terminology for parts of the programming process and a list of ‘attitudes’ that make programming possible.
We had in mind Rights Respecting Schools Article 28: Every child has the right to an education, and Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and join in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities. Can you think of any more that apply?
Did you know that apps only exist because of code?
How many things can you think of that rely on programming and how many of them feature repeating patterns in some way or other?
Here are some examples of shapes we created:
What did we do well?
What could we improve?
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