Our Big Question: What will our future look like?
During the topic, we will keep referring back to our Big Question and using what we have learned to inform us with answers and opinions to discuss what we think the future might look like.
This week has mainly been assessment week - so the children have been working extra hard to show what they have learnt and remembered during the term.
The children have also been looking at algorithms and coding on an Ipad.
For their hard work - the children were treated to an afternoon outside using the new gym equipment.
This week in literacy, we have been using the book 'Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz to write a chapter for a spy narrative. The children have been creating their own spy and gadgets for their narrative.
We have also been looking at the future of reading. We discussed the benefits of having a physical book as opposed to having an ebook and being able to read it on a phone or device.
Friday was Comic Relief Day and the children were able to come dressed in Superhero costumes.
Week 3 of our Tomorrows World topic, saw the children looking at features of a good website. They looked at our Gipsey Bridge site and gave their opinions on the layout and content of it. They gave suggestions as to how it could be improved.
The children were tasked with designing their own logo's for a website about anything of their choice. They then had to create a mock homepage using the logo they had created.
It was also the first week of our Class blog on the website - so the children blogged about their first week back at school.
Week 2 of our Tomorrow's World topic saw the children do some research on Malware (Virus and worms that can infiltrate a computer system). Using this information, the children wrote a newspaper report around the school's computer being under threat of a cyber attack.
The children also looked into assistive technology and how it has helped the disabled and the elderly. This led them into looking at algorithms and following instructions. They had to create their own algorithm and a robot to help them with an everyday task.
Some children also created their own videos to explain bubble sorting algorithms.
The children also did a reading comprehension about Safer Internet Day, that helped their understanding of how to become more safe online.
Our Tomorrow's World topic started off with the class watching videos about the podcasters and bloggers. The children were asked to name some of their favourite bloggers and to think of some questions that they would ask them.
We then looked at the history of the email and how it has changed how people communicate throughout the world.
The History of the Computer was the next part that was researched. The children did a time line about important developments and researched 4 areas in more depth.
Significant people was another area of technology that we researched. The children created fact - files about a significant person in technology. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sir Tim Berners - Lee, Alan Turing and Mark Zuckerberg were some of the creators they researched.