| Year 6

Y6 began the term with a mini-project about the life and work of Alan Turing, to understand why he has been chosen as the face for the new £50.

The children already knew a bit about his work to crack the Enigma Code during WW2 but also learned that he was a brilliant mathematician, who was instrumental in the development of computers and robots and that he went on to study mathematical biology.

We took part in The Turing Pattern Project, run by the University of Sheffield, to help apply one of Turing algorithms, in order to try and prove his ideas about how maths can dictate the patterns on animals’ bodies. We also took part in a Hour of Code session, working online to apply different ciphers to decode encrypted text, using skills similar to those used by Turing when he worked at Bletchley Park.