Success Card Challenge:
As a follow up from today's lesson, what fractions, decimals, percentages or ratios can you find in my pack of cards?
How many can you find!?
Before you write you own 100 word challenge, go and mapgpie some ideas from:
Then write you own 100wc in Microsoft word and blog it here by posting in the comments section. Have fun.
Today we began a class discussion about who was the most significant inventor? Joseph Swan or George Stephenson? We worked in groups presenting one side of the discussion and recording our ideas on magic whiteboards.
Our ideas are now displayed around the classroom to help us with our writing next week.
Who do you think was the most significant inventor?
Today we used the internet to research another local inventor, Joseph Swan.
We will be having a debate (discussion / argument) on Thursday about who was the most significant or important inventor between George Stephenson and Joseph Swan.
Here are some of the thoughts that we have already had about the two local inventors.
Success Card Stamp Challenge:
Our research on Joseph Swan also linked to another local inventor called 'William Armstrong'. However, we havent found that much out about him yet! Your challenge is to research William Armstrong and bring your findings to class. Please create your own poster or piece of writing. Simply printing an internet page out is not what I am looking for.
I wonder what we can find out and who will be first?
Wednesday 27th November 2013
L.O. To use the internet to reasearch
As part of our topic this half term, we have already investigated the inventons of George Stephenson.
However, George wasnt the only significant inventor from our region.
Today, we will be finding out about another inventor and his contribution to the world as we know it today.
Your task is to create a poster showing as much as you can find out about Joseph Swan. Remember to use your own words (don't just copy and paste what you find).
Remember, you may be asked to present your poster at the end of the lesson!
Here are some great places to start:
Consider what we have today and how Joseph Swan's inventions have made this possible:
Bonus team points for anyone who can find out about another inventor that Joseph Swan worked with (Clue: intials are T E)
Christmas is coming and will be here before we know it. We all have lots of facts and information to learn throughout the year but if you feel you need a break from it all, why not learn of these Christmas songs!
We are researching George Stephenson as part of our topic. Here is the link to help us find out more during our afternoon lessons.
If you find anymore useful links, post them in the comments section.
We will soon be starting a new unit on Light, Shadows and how we see things.
Below are some useful games and websites to
School Council represent Children in need. School
council want to raise lots of money for this special charity.We have lots of
pudsey bear gifts from 50p to £1.50 (on sale from Wednesday). Cakes
are 20p (Thursday and Friday) and please bring a £1 donation to wear something
spotty on Friday!
by KIAN and ROSE
Below is the full PowerPoint presentation from today's speed learning event at Brandon.
The PowerPoint looks at examples of using iPad games as part of teaching and learning, citing examples from the following:
Today we are going to create a 'boxed up' version of the 'Should Dalek's be Allowed to Live on Earth?' discussion.
You will need to save this image to your camera roll and then use it in PicCollage to find examples of the text for each boxed up part!
Remember, we can use these boxes to write any discussion text, not just those about Dr Who.
This week in numeracy, we have been using the popular iPad game 'Angry Birds' to help us revisit some of the mathematical concepts that we have found tricky in the past.
Through playing the game, we have looked at:
In our first lesson, we played Angry Birds and thought about the angles that we were using. We thought about which angles were best, to help us complete the level, and the chances we had at being successful for each angle type. This allowed us to revisit some of the language associated with chance and probability. We created posters in PicCollage to show what we had found out! (Some examples are shown below)
At the end of the lesson we revisited a QCA test question about probability and the language associated with it. Using the iPad app 'Socrative' we answered the questions again hoping to show improvement in our understanding.
Our Autumn Term QCA test results showed 30% of the class had been successful in answering the question correctly.
After our 'Angry Birds' lesson 70% of us were successful in answering the question correctly (90% answered 1 of the two questions correctly)
In the following lesson, we created our own Angry Bird characters. Using the nets of 3D shapes, we carefully assembled our characters. We then created a poster for display, showing which nets turned into which shapes. Hopefully this will help us to recognise nets of shapes in the future and to understand what they are.
Our 3D Angry Bird shapes!
In our final session, we measured the angles we had suggested on our own Angry Bird level designs. We used a protractor (angle measurer) to carefull measure the angle in degrees. We moved around the classroom trying to measure as many angles as we could. It was fun seeing all of the different level designs but getting to practice our skills in numeracy as well.
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