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Desert Island Survival and Negative Numbers

Friday 25th September | 2 comments

Would you know what to do if you were stranded on a desert island? This has been the question we have been asking in 6S this week, after Michael (from Kensuke’s Kingdom) fell overboard the Peggy Sue and found himself washed up on a beach with just his dog, Stella, and the feeling of mysterious eyes watching him.

We made the most of the late summer sunshine by reading this chapter of the story outside on the top field, by our den area. We discussed our ideas for how we would survive and the children had some great ideas. We all agreed that shelter, water and food would be top on our list of priorities. We then watched some videos in class to get some more tips. Everyone was surprised to learn that you could survive for three weeks without food!

We will be using what we have learnt to write a guide for how to survive on a desert island. We have already started planning these, and I am really looking forward to completing our instructions next week.

In maths we have been rounding and exploring negative numbers. To help us think about what happens when you add and subtract negative numbers, we played a hot air balloon game, where positive numbers represented puffs of hot air and negative numbers represented sandbags. The children had fun playing and showed a really good understanding of this topic.

Children have two homework tasks this week: a spelling sheet and a rounding sheet. Both tasks are due in on Wednesday 30th September. There are also some spelling lists assigned on Spelling Shed for you to practise.

This week’s special mentions went to Charlie and Zak – well done!

See you all on Monday!

Mrs Sykes

2 responses to “Desert Island Survival and Negative Numbers”

  1. Karan Kaur says:

    It’s great to see all the children happy to be back in school and learning about essential survival skills. 🙂

  2. Melissa Labram says:

    It looks like they’ve been having a great week!

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