All posts by Mr Baddhan

Counting using variables

In Computing with Mr Baddhan, Year 5 Kestrels have been learning more about variables in Scratch and how they work in a program.

A variable is something that will change in a program for example, a score or points in a game.

Kestrels worked through some activities to show their understanding. The variable ‘count’ had to count upto 20, count backwards or count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Choose Respect

Year 5 have got off to a flying start this week celebrating Anti-Bullying week. We have been discussing the Anti-Bullying slogan which is…’Choose ‘Respect’.

They have come up with what respect actually means, and have shared their ideas on why people should show respect for others.

They have agreed to show a random act of kindness to someone within the school. Keep your eyes on
the blog as we’ll be listing them throughout the week!

NSPCC & Childline

Today Year 5 took part in a workshop delivered by the NSPCC. They learnt all about the importance of speaking out to protect themselves from harm. They were informed about the organisation called Childline,
that is available to them if they ever need to talk to someone about anything that is worrying them. They learnt all about the various forms of abuse and we’re extremely grown up with their responses.. well done year 5!

Spellings

We’ve been working really hard in Year 5 on our spellings. The children have been taking part in investigations to put words into groups according to their sounds such as: tough, drought and although. They all contain the “ough” sound yet all sound different. It’s a challenge but they’re Not giving up.

Class charter

As part of Bells Farm’s PSHE policy, Year 5 have devised a class charter outlining the rights of children.

The children came up with their own suggestions and a list of rights were drawn up. We then came up with ways the teaching staff in Year 5 could support these rights and Miss Dainter, the children and myself all signed to say we agreed. It’s now up on wall for us all to follow.

Ask them to show you their signature…they enjoyed practising those.

Having a voice

Year 5 discussed being part of the school community and having a voice.

They thought about the things they might like to improve in the school in terms of its grounds and facilities.
They then devised appropriate questions that they could put to the school to gain an idea of what they thought.
This proved to be harder than they first thought. If the question was not specific enough the results would not help them to move forward with their ideas.

The class then decided on one idea to put forward to Mrs Butterworth and wrote her a letter…they will deliver it to her today. Let’s see what she says..