The Cricket World Cup starts this weekend; who do you think will win it?
If I borrow one million pounds, would I be a millionaire?
What makes a sport a sport?
Our new topic is ‘Urban’. To help with our topic, what do you know about Swindon?
What is your favourite Christmas song?
Is there anything that is infinite?
Competition time! The question is:
What should next week’s ‘Question of the week’ be?
The winning question will be asked next Monday morning (24th November). Good luck!
Last night, Wembley hosted an American Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the third NFL game it has hosted this season. With the continued success of games at Wembley, should the UK have its own American Football team competing in the NFL?
Should computer games, such as Minecraft, be used in schools?
Stoke City were awarded a penalty against Swansea City yesterday and Swansea manager, Garry Monk, accused Victor Moses of diving to win the penalty. Recently, technology has been introduced to confirm whether the ball has crossed the line. Following the accusation of a dive for a penalty, should replays be used to decide whether it is a penalty or not in football?
Should politicians be allowed to change the party they represent after they have been elected? Remember to explain your answer.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what four songs would you want to be able to listen to?
After being interviewed yesterday, Year 6 appeared on the Ben Prater Breakfast Show on BBC Wiltshire today. The show used a couple of excerpts from the interview and can be heard at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0260lyr – our pieces start at 1.09.22 and 1.57.46. Please tell us what you think.
A reporter came in from BBC Radio Wiltshire today to interview some of the class about our Question of the Week, which is whether Scotland should vote for independence. We look forward to hearing it either tomorrow or Thursday morning on the Ben Prater Show.
Should Scotland vote Yes (to become independent) or No (to remain part of the United Kingdom)? Remember to say why.
Mr. Oswin has had a go at writing a diary entry, pretending to be Charles Darwin. What has he done well and what could he improve on? If you are offering suggestions for how he could improve his writing, remember to include an example.
I left Shrewsbury a couple of weeks ago and am now finally out to sea on The Beagle. It is a nice ship and sails very quick. There is lots of room onboard, which will allow me to bring on board plenty of examples for study.
Earlier today, when I came aboard the modern ship, the captain showed me around. He is about my age, but looks much older; it must be a hard life at sea. I was pleasantly surprised at how much room is available to me for bringing onboard creatures and continuing my studies. I noticed there were several notebooks, which will allow me to make lots of notes and detailed drawings to take back to London on my return. I know my father will not be pleased by this, but I am determined to follow my interests and not become a doctor.
I am not looking forward to the next few weeks at sea; there will be little for me to study. Thankfully, I have brought my studies on marine biology, so I will be able to read about those whilst at sea. I am hoping to see some different marine creatures, but think that studying them in detail will prove impossible.
This week’s question is courtesy of Mrs Archer: When does pre-history end and history begin?
Each week, Mr. Oswin will ask his ‘Question of the week’. The question does not necessarily have a right answer, but is there to get you thinking and debating. Remember to explain your answer as fully as you can and check regularly to see if people have responded to your answer. The question this week is:
Are the summer holidays too long, too short or just the right length?
Welcome to Year 6. On our blog this year, we will be sharing examples of our work. Also, Mr. Oswin will ask his ‘Question of the week’ at the start of each week. If you have any ideas about what you would like to see on the blog, let Mr. Oswin know. Enjoy blogging!
The fixtures were Australia V England and Brazil V Spain. Leave your comments and match reports here. We now know that the 3rd/4th place playoff will be Spain V Ghana, whilst the final will be England V Brazil
Welcome to the final question of the week for you whilst you are at Shaw Ridge, Year 6. Remember to keep on visiting and answering the questions (and see what we’re up to!) from September onwards. The question this week is:
Last week, David Cameron shuffled his Cabinet (the Cabinet comprises of ministers who oversee different aspects of the government). If you were offered any position in the Cabinet by a Prime Minister, which one would you want and why?
Tell us about the sailing activities you have been completing.
The fixtures were: Spain V Australia, Ghana V Brazil, England V Ghana and Australia V Brazil. Leave your match reports and comments here.