Year 6, it’s a wrap

Filming team reports concluded mid-afternoon on Friday. We re-recorded each of the lines for ’51 Voices’ (our climate emergency call to arms) and recorded 20 team reports. These will be shown across the school in our Science Watch Party on Monday 14th December and then will be made available to families via the website from Friday 18th December. Year 6 have worked really hard over the last two weeks, showing dedication and resilience, especially when multiple takes were needed!

Year 6, filming starts

Amazing day today as filming got underway for ’51 Voices’ and the team science reports. Despite redrafting the hand written scripts, there was plenty to do as the words came to life on film. Pens in hand, last minute adjustments were made during rehearsals. Super vibe across the two classes with a real sense of purpose as the deadline approached. Films will be first shown as part of our We are Scientists Watch Party on Monday. Content will be available on the website by the end of the week so we can share our hard work with everyone at home.

Year 6: scripts finalised, rehearsals begin

It was another busy day for Year 6. Following feedback from Paul and Pete, teams edited their scripts and started the process of rehearsing their lines. They worked so hard to learn what they had written as well as remember all about body language, projection and eye contact. This is a big leap in such a short period of time but Paul and I were really proud of how their applied themselves. Noisy, chaotic, frustrating, but that is the stuff of rehearsals. Tomorrow we film the team presentations….

Year 6, script writing

Wow! What a day. Paul and Pete have completed tutorials with each team to go through the key messages and ensure that the science is secure. It has been intense but really rewarding. Script writing this afternoon had a real sense of purpose as the deadline loomed. We will start filming the team responses tomorrow. Well done, everyone. One last push.

Year 6, 51 voices

Year 6 gather on the playground at 9am to record a rough cut of ’51 Voices’, a script that aims to explain the scientific context to their project on combatting climate change. After this the children convened their groups to pick up the work on their personal responses where they are creating 90 second presentations on a solution of their choice. It is going to be a busy and intense week….

We are scientists…

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists….

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.  

We are scientists

This week our projects move from the precision phase (where the kids work hard to secure the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding needed to answer the brief) to the generalisation phase (where the children come back together to plan how they will respond to and answer the brief. The generalisation phase is always fascinating as children and staff grapple with the big ideas they have been exploring and collaborate to come up with sustainable solutions.  Keep checking in with the blog to find out how they are doing.