Year 6

Primitive Fire

Year Six have been continuing their work lighting fires using a flint and striker. This week they experimented with some petroleum jelly to see the effect that this had on their cotton wool pads. Harry worked really hard to catch a spark on a piece of char cloth using an actual piece of flint and a steel striker. To prove that his first attempt was not luck, he repeated the process !

Interrogating Databases

Year Six have been using the databases that they created about the climate of different Mexican cities to answer key questions. They learnt how to use and / or searches and the differences that this made.

Mixing football and computing

Years 5 and 6 have recently taken part in a computer workshop delivered by Gateshead Library. They were given the task of building a penalty shoot out game that would record each goal scored, along with making an audible alert. First, the children programmed the Microbit mini computer using the online box editing software. The Microbit needed to make an audible sound when a goal was scored along with keeping a record of the score. Then, it was the big build. They were given card, tinfoil, wires, Blue Tac and a buzzer. Using these materials, they built their goal and connected it to the Microbit. Finally, it was game time! Each pair had their own penalty shoot out using their Microbit to keep the score. Well done Years 5 and 6!