This term we began our Cars and karting topic for the second year running, I always like re visiting topics as they invariably change direction and shape as the topic unfolds. For the main part we use Mario Kart and a software program called Race to Learn from Cambridge in association with the Williams F1 [...]
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Last Friday, all of year 6 entered the den- not a real one – but one based on the BBC series of Dragons Den. Now we weren’t pitching our inventions, he children were pitching for sponsorship for their Formula one teams. To begin with we watched some clips from the TV programme available through the [...]
This week as part of our cars and Karting topic – we carried out two experiments. The first focused on the aerodynamics of the car and what affects the speed of the car, they did this by adding different ‘sails’ to toy cars and timing them down slopes. This activity is part of the Race [...]
So half term comes around and we are at the midway point of our topic – Cars and Karting, forces and friction. The main thrust of this topic has been using the software Race to Learn and also Mario Kart. When planning, we tried to include a cross-curricular approach that has so far included: Literacy, [...]
This week in Literacy as part of our topic – Cars and Karting, Forces and Friction. We looked at formal and informal writing and related it to the Race to Learn software that we are using. This encourages the children to work in teams throughout the tasks. So far the teams have come up with [...]
I am Senior Teacher/ICT co-ordinator at Oakdale Junior School. I am passionate about using ICT and games based learning in school. The views expressed here are my own and not those of my employer.