Being Knowledgeable in Year 6
During maths lessons this half-term, the Year 6 students have proven to be very knowledgeable about shapes. They have covered many different aspects of this topic including reflection, rotation and translation. By applying their knowledge of algebraic formulae, they were able to measure boxes and calculate the volume of a wide range of cuboids. The children worked hard to develop their skills of measurement using rulers and protractors. Although they practised these skills in maths lessons, the children were able to apply them across the curriculum. During their ‘Advancing Technology’ unit of inquiry, the Year 6 pupils were asked to design and make a futuristic invention. After an initial discussion of ideas, the children produced scale drawings of their models by applying their knowledge of ratio and proportion. They selected suitable materials, drew nets for their design and set to work. It was delightful to see such good communication skills and all groups worked cooperatively to produce high quality models. At the end of the unit, the children shared their knowledge and creativity with their parents and each other during our Open Classroom event.