The Year 6 PSHE course focuses on transition under an umbrella of 'Being better...'.
In the first third of the year, students think about how to be better school citizens. We want you to work on being organised, being school-ready, and transitioning toward independence. The skills and behaviours which BSK rewards through the House Point system underpin the course, and so students that embrace these ideas should find themselves earning house points and avoiding sanctions.
During the middle part of the year focus shifts towards being better citizens in society. That means understanding how to be a happy and healthy member of the community, with hobbies and interests and a developing sense of self. Of course, it also means respecting the choices that others make, especially when they aren't the same as the ones we made ourselves.
Finally students will think about how to be better at studying. As the end of Year 6 draws close they will think about work-life balance, better study skills, taking exams in one's stride and being the best student they can be. We also recall that while exams are important, we should also reflect on the other achievements, skills and successes of the year, including sports, arts and music, awards and hobbies pursued.
In short: be the best student YOU can be!
- Tutor: Sophie Ali
- Tutor: Steven Ballingall
- Tutor: Emily Beaton
- Tutor: Richard Boyle
- Tutor: Helena Cook
- Tutor: Jeremy Grigg
- Tutor: Brendan Lavery
- Tutor: Rachel MACPHERSON
- Tutor: Meryl Martin
- Tutor: Philip McCann
- Tutor: Ivan McLaughlin
- Tutor: Fiona Morrison
- Subject Co-ordinator: LINDSAY GILMOUR
- Subject Co-ordinator: Hannah Glendinning
F1 in Schools, Rookie Competition.
Your are a Formula One team commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest Formula One Car of the Future, powered by compressed air cylinders.
Step 1. Form a Team
Form a team of 5-6 students. Teams must be a mix of girls and boys. Think of a name. Decide job roles from; Team Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineer, Graphic Designer and Resource Manager. Register your team with your Form Tutor.
Step 2. Design
Using 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, design an F1 car of the future to the specifications set by the International Rules Committee, just like in real Formula One racing.
Step 3. Analyse your design
Aerodynamics are analysed for drag co-efficiency in a virtual wind tunnel using real-world Computational Fluid Dynamics Software (CFD).
Step 4. Make
Your designs will be but from medium-density foam by the experts at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
Step 5. Test
Aerodynamics are tested in wind and smoke tunnels.
Step 6. Pit Booth
Put together an informative display showing your work through all stages of the project. Think about your team identity. Describe your team and your team's branding and ethos in your information pack.
Step 7. Scrutineering
Cars are submitted to judges who scrutinize every dimension to check they comply with the Rules and Regulations.
Step 8. Engineering judging
Judges question teams on how their cars has been manufactured and why particular designs were chosen.
9. Verbal presentation
Prepare a presentation to perform to a panel of judges covering all aspects of the challenge. This will be completed within a set time limit.
10. Portfolio judging
Put together a 12 page A3 portfolio documenting your project.
Time to test what your team has worked so hard together to achieve; a winning car.