Today 6W and half of 6K attended a Healthy Hearts Workshop at Lancashire County Cricket Club, where we learnt all about the heart and the body; made healthy snacks; ate lunch in the press box and even got to play some cricket ourselves! We had a fantastic time!
Khalid Mahamed in 6K won a cricket bat for his participation and teamwork for the day!
Play this game!!! https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/100912180/#editor
We are looking at a binary search today - where the computer keeps halving the numbers so it guesses your answer faster!
What is happening in this algorithm?
What is the computer being told to do each time?
Explain in your own words as a comment below.
This afternoon, 6W were using felt tips and adding water to make the inks bleed into each other. Have a look at their creative ideas.
Here is the link to the Scratch jigsaw that we looked at last lesson - we will be starting again with this one!
You will need to complete this jigsaw and write about how the algorithm works before you can try the challenge jigsaw below.
Can you move these blocks to make the algorithm work?
Mrs Izon :)
In Computing this half term we are learning about algorithms and trying to understand and explain how they work to solve problems. We will use our logical reasoning to try and debug any issues with the programs we look at.
Have a look at the different algorithms on this Scratch program - how would you order them to make the random search generator work?
Remember to think about the order the different events need to happen and make sure the algorithm matches this. Use the flow chart below as a guide.
Mrs Izon :)
With Mrs Izon, Kyson has been recording his persuasive letter to William Mompesson.
Kyson has worked really hard at reading his work and editing it. We had lots of fun listening back to the recordings!
William Mompesson said that the villagers of Eyam should close the church, bury their own dead and put their village under quarantine.
Listen to what Jane Hawksworth had to say about this!
Jane Hawksworth (Kyson)
Here are 6W's creations of Japanese Cherry Blossoms, that we developed through a series of lessons using various techniques.
We had a fantastic trip to the village of Eyam, where we got to see some of the houses and artifacts that are still there from the time of the plague. The sun was shining all day and we heard lots more stories about the real villagers and how they dealt with the terrible disease!
Before our trip to Eyam, we learnt about the Boundary Stone. This was where people from the neighboring village would leave resources for the villagers in return for money. We questioned how they didn't catch the plague from touching money that people with the plague had touched?
So we conducted an experiment to see what the holes could have been filled with, to clean the coins.
From our research, we know that during the time of the plague, the villagers left water or sometimes vinegar in the holes to clean the coins, to avoid and further spreading of the plague. However, from our investigation, we found that lemon juice cleaned our coins the best.