Monday, 19 October 2015

Ozobot teaches probability

In maths today we worked with the robots again. They can make their own decisions when they come to an intersection so we used them to explore probability and statistics. The children had to then add codes to make the robots do what they were told instead of acting on thier own.
This afternoon the experts from Joy's maths groups taught the rest of the class from Nic's maths class how to solve mazes by putting in the right codes.
Watch the robots in action here:

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Ozobot came to school

Today we started figuring out how to make Ozobots follow a map. These are tiny programmable robots, smaller than a golf ball. They can follow a line and get their instructions from fifferent colour combinations. We made our own maps to tell well-known stories.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Learning styles revisited

Today we revisited our circus learning styles that we explored in term 1. Some of us have changed and have new strengths. We re also looking forward to next year and learning how to be self agentic learners. Our goal is to be self- directed learners by the end of the year. We have all chosen a goal to work towards for the next few weeks which we will blog about to discuss strategy and progress. 
Self - directed learners know what to do and how to do it and focus on managing and directing their thinking and behaviour to this end with little input from adults. 
To practise our skills we did a little science team challenge. We had to blow up these 'windbags' with one breathe (there is a trick to it) and then work with the other trams to build a structure with all the balloon tubes we made!!

Read Theory for reading practise

Here is the link for Read Theory. Have a go at it when you any free moments. it will give you some good practise for answering multi-choice questions and get you ready for the testing we will do later in the term.

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