Today we were learning how to type quicker. We are beginning to progress from using one finger, to two and even more. Lots more practice to come, but a great start so far!
This afternoon, leopards class were learning all about our local area by using google earth, google maps, and explored our area using google street view. We had to use lots of skills to do this, such as being able to spot Europe on the earth, locate Great Britain and pinpoint Goudhurst -this was easier said than done! We had lots of fun using our school iPads, and this will lead on to us creating our own maps in the future.
On Friday, it was wonderful to celebrate, as a whole school, the annual Christingle service. The service and the 250 Christingles were prepared by Year 6; the readers, in particular, spoke with real confidence, clarity and expression. Year 6's performance was only equalled by the superb singing from the rest of the school during our special Christingle hymns.
Click here to watch the video that was collated by Year 6 to show what the Christingle represents:
Thank you for all your kind donations to the Children's Society. So far we have raised £398.10 which is amazing.
Today we started a new unit for computing on algorithms- or very precise instructions. I pretended to be a jam-sandwich making robot, and the children quickly learnt that computers do not think the same way that people do... Pictured here are the instructions "put the butter on the bread" and (when time to clean up) "put it in the sink".
Not pictured is my personal favourite: "spread the jam on the bread". There was no mention of a knife, so I managed to get strawberry jam all over my hand!
Robots, programming, debugging and funny sounds from vegetables: It was all happening in Year 6 this afternoon when Hippos joined their buddies for an afternoon of computing.
See our video: