Monday, 19 March 2018

How to Draw an Eye

We have been looking at how to sketch eyes and will also be exploring noses and mouths. Here is a time lapse of Chloe showing us how to do it.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Changing the Way We Face a Challenge

We used Google Drawings to show how a fixed mindset phrase can be changed into a growth mindset phrase to help us achieve our goals. Here are a few examples of what we came up with. Maybe try one next time you feel stuck in the Learning Pit.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Circuit Making

On Friday, we challenged ourselves to make circuits using a range of different electrical equipment. The catch was that we got no help from Mrs Fastnedge and had to problem solve as a team through each challenge. Along the way, we had to remind ourselves to have a growth mindset and not give up. In the end, we managed to light a lightbulb or two, use a switch, control a buzzer and some of us even managed to create a circuit to operate a motor and propeller. 

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Data Gathering

We have been looking at different ways to gather information as part of a statistical investigation. Today we gathered our class members' heights and used these to create a dot plot graph.

Coding With Our Guest 'Teacher', David Brown

David Brown is a parent of three VAS students. He runs Coding Club and has kindly offered his time to help teach our students and teachers all about coding using Scratch. Ask for a demonstration at home as all the students have their own login now.