Science and Technology: Survey for our unit of work

Built Environments

In Science we are learning about built environments

and we constructed a survey to conduct.

Our survey is on school’s outdoor spaces and how they have changed over the years.

We have been asked to survey 2 -3 people from different generations.

It will be interesting to gather our data and analyse our results.

Here is the link to our survey:


Click here to take survey


This week are going to learn how to complete sudoku puzzles.

Sudoku Basics

Sudoku (or su doku) is a game of numbers — specifically, the numbers 1 through 9 — but it really isn’t about math. It’s about logic. Instead of 1 through 9, you could use the first nine letters of the alphabet or a set of nine symbols, and it would be the same game.

The basis of sudoku is a nine-by-nine grid. You’ve got three sections to think about: rows, columns and boxes.

The goal of sudoku is to fill each nine-square row, each nine-square column and each nine-square box with the numbers 1 through 9, with each number used once and only once in each section. It’s the interaction between the rows, columns and boxes that tells you where the numbers need to go. So if you were to start with a blank grid and fill in the numbers for row 1, column 2 and box 4 according to the sudoku rules, it might look something like this:

Of course, starting with a blank grid wouldn’t make it much of a challenge. A sudoku puzzle already has some of the numbers filled in, and it’s your job to figure out where the rest of the numbers go. Here’s an example of a real sudoku puzzle from Michael Mepham’s “Book of Sudoku 3”:

A sudoku puzzle has some “clues” filled in.

Sudoku has several levels of difficulty, from easy to very hard, based on how many numbers you get to start with and where those numbers are positioned. (Michael Mepham, puzzle creator for London‘s Daily Telegraph, rates his puzzles as either Gentle, Moderate, Tough or Diabolical.) An easy puzzle gives you enough numbers placed in enough strategic positions to allow you to find the answer using fairly simple logic. Each puzzle has only one answer.

The best way to learn the art of sudoku is by working through a puzzle. Let’s walk our way through the easy puzzle above to get a feel for the process. If you can solve an easy puzzle, you can solve a hard one — it’ll just take you more time.

The Cup Song

During CAPA we learnt the Cup Song

from the movie Pitch Perfect.

pitch perfect

We not only learnt the song but we also learnt the actions!

Here are some of the girls…

Girl’s Cup Song from Allyson Bartley on Vimeo.

The boy’s turn…


Boy’s Cup Song from Allyson Bartley on Vimeo.

and the girl’s turn again…


Girl’s 2 Cup Song from Allyson Bartley on Vimeo.

What clever students!!

Which part did you enjoy the most?


Our Science Projects

The students in 5/6B have been learning all about Electricity

and they had a project to complete for homework.

Their task was:

To design and make

a simple device

that uses some sort of energy

to make it run.


 They then presented it to their teacher and classmates

and explained how they made it and showed everyone what it does.



Comment below

and let everyone know what you learnt

whilst constructing your electricity project.

Wonder by R.J Palacio

wonder 2We have been listening to this novel in class.

It is a very powerful book and we are all really enjoying it.

Amazon wrote this:

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

In class we wrote questions for Auggie and in our Hot Seating activity Jonah took the part of Auggie.

Take a look at what happened…

(Whilst I am adjusting the video so I am able to post it,

comment below what you have learnt so far

from listening to this novel…



Quality Blogs and Quality Posts

What makes a quality student blog?


what does a great comment look like?

I want you to search the web, start by looking at my class’ students blogs from last year and find great student blogs and great posts.

Find posts done by students in 6B that you thought were done well and that you learnt something from.

Comment below:

* Whose blog did you like the most? Why?

*  What did they include in their posts to make them look good?

*  What did they add to their posts to teach you something?

*   What type of questions did they pose at the end of their posts?

*   What will you do to make your posts the best ones ever?

Now look at some of the comments

that were left for my students.

*   What makes a great comment?

*  What things should be included in a comment?

There are TWO parts to this activity.

Please answer in depth.