Engineering GamesLearning about gears and pulleys is a key part of engineering. This game helps children understand it through a series of great puzzles. Enjoy!
Planet Earth IIIt’s been a massive hit on TV this autumn and the website that accompanies the series is fascinating!
Snowball fight?!And if no snow is forecast, you can always have a snowball fight here!
Snow WatchAt the time of writing this, the first snow of the year has been forecast! If you’re a snow lover like me this website updates several times a day based on the latest models.
TED TalksTED talks are brilliant! That said, some of them are a bit tricky for the average 10 year old to get their head around, so have a look at these hand-picked videos for kids:
GeocachingFancy going on a real world treasure hunt, with real world treasure? Shhh! This one’s top secret (and needs a parent to help you)!
SketchUpThis links will take you to the free download of SketchUp that year 6 have been using in class. (You will need to get an adult to help you download the software!) It's at CAD (Computer Aided Design) package - like minecraft for grownups! There are loads of tutorials in the help files and plenty of YouTube videos about how to create different objects. Happy building!
Science Museum GamesThis will keep you entertained over the holiday! From the same place as Launchball, all of these games have been produced by the Science Museum. Some require plugins to be installed though, and one can be downloaded as an app for android and apple devices.
LaunchballThis has been around for a few years, but has recently been updated to enable it on mobile devices. Launchball combines lots of areas of the science curriculum (as you'd expect from the science museum) and makes it fun. You can even design and save you own levels - let me know how it goes if you do!
GeoguessrA great game based on Google Streetview. Imagine being dropped anywhere in the world and then having to work out where you are, only online! Speed doesn't matter, but accuracy does. Don;t forget to open other tabs to help you search for any clues you find.
LemmingsThe amazingly retro puzzle game from Mr Howes' youth! Diggers, builders, climbers and miles of underground caverns to get your little lemmings home through. Enjoy!
ScratchWe're using Scratch in computing this term, but don't forget that you can use it at home too! Set up an account with the help of a responsible adult and you could even save your work in the cloud to access both at school and at home!
QuestionautAn old favourite with many year 6's, this quirky game encourages you to explore a variety of worlds in an effort to retrieve an old man's hat. Sounds boring? Give it a go!