Here are Year 5’s instruction videos informing you of what to do during an earthquake.
They have put in order and fully explained each step to make sure you stay safe in the event of an earthquake. This seems unlikely, you may say, but many of us go on holiday to areas which are affected by earthquakes. Birmingham also experienced an earthquake in 2008 so being prepared is useful.
Y5 have been continuing with their earthquake project. They have now not only designed the layout of the houses (to replace those demolished after an earthquake), but are moving on the deciding what materials they will need to decorate the house inside. Today they had to make choices about the flooring. Should they use carpet? Where would laminate or vinyl be best?
Costing The first stage was to use the internet to find out the cost of the carpet or flooring they would like to use. Levi said – after finding that the cheapest carpet was £5.99 per sq metre. “We shouldn’t use that, because the cheapest is not always the best.”
As a result his group decided to go with carpet which was £9.99 a sq metre.
How much was needed? They groups then went on to decide how much was needed, by laying out model strips of laminate, carpet or vinyl and then using a calculator to multiply the cost per unit, by the amount needed.
Katie said: “I know there are 45 sections of carpet because there are 9 rows of 5.”
In Computing with Mr Baddhan today, Year 5 Kestrels spent the afternoon learning about algorithms and debugging. The children were asked to write instructions to make the sandwich-bot (Mr Baddhan), make a jam sandwich but only using key words (below).
If the bot was unable to understand the command, Mr Baddhan would say “error” so children were asked to debug and fix the code or instructions.
The children then took it in turns to become a bot using another child’s instructions.
The afternoon was full of laughter, fun and learning.
What a great day seeing Year 5 Kestrels dressed in their spots. It’s fantastic to see such an effort being made. Some people wore spotty clothes, some made their clothes spotty. Miss Birmingham went for spotty socks!
Thank you to every child that donated and to those who bought extra change to put on Pudsey.
Miss Birmingham and Kestrels looks forward to finding out how much we raised.