Pentominoes and hexominoes

Form 6 expanded their creative thinking and problem-solving abilities this week.

In English, Form 6 has been really enjoying writing a continuation of an extract from Michael Morpurgo's 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar'. Their task was to read the extract about a shipwreck off the coast of the Scilly Isles and then continue it, using the same sort of language and style. Their challenge was to write it so that it would be impossible for a reader to tell where Morpurgo's writing ended and theirs began. There were some extremely exciting stories and the class demonstrated a great deal of progress in their creative writing styles. 
Form 6 has also been working on a composition in their music lessons. The children have been using the chime bars and aiming to come up with two contrasting sections of music. They are working up to a final class performance after half term. 
This week in maths lessons, the children have enjoyed investigating the perimeter of some very unusual shapes. By designing their own pentominoes and hexominoes, they were able to establish that it was possible for shapes with the same area to have a different perimeter to each other. They also made predictions about how this would be impacted if decimal measurements were used and whether shapes with larger areas would always produce a larger perimeter. 
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