Year 6 Computing: HTML index sites

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Art and Design, Computing, English, eSafety, Maths, PSHE. 1 Comment


Over the past few weeks, we have been creating our own websites using only a scripting language called HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Great resilience, patience and attention to detail was required as the slightest error in our code would create a bug and our webpages wouldn’t display. Where we were stuck, we could go online […]

BJS maths: Year 6 calculation videos

By Mr. Setchell on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Calculations policy, Maths, SAT's, Video Lessons, Year 6. 2 Comments


Here is a bank of video lessons to support the most efficient calculation methods in Year 6. However, understanding is deepened when new concepts are learned through using a range different representations and not just the ones in these videos.   Also check out these websites which have videos and activities to practise . . […]

Birmingham Maths Contest winners – again!

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, November 25, 2016 in Community, Maths, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


Well done to all the children who participated in Sumdog’s recent Birmingham Maths Contest. 4R  were the overall winning class, earning 32 free subscriptions for the school. And that’s not all – Dylan in 3S claimed 1st position out of 400 students from across Birmingham who entered. This is the school’s second success in this […]

Y6 maths: Binary conjecture

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Maths, Year 6. No Comments


Binary is a number system that  computers use to turn tiny switches on and off (110010, for example) and a conjecture is a mathematical statement that is yet to be proved true or false.  Check out  Isabel’s great place value understanding. Can you find more proof?