Year 6 are continuing to develop their chess in enrichment time. Mr Hillier is providing what coaching he can (though some of the children are much better than him already!).

We now mostly know how all the pieces move, some basic openings, can solve some 1 and 2 move checkmate puzzles and are beginning to look at some strategies such as forks and pins.

This week, we’ve been working on checkmate, by exploring mate with two bishops. There’s some good practice resources here for those who like to play at home:

Mate in Two puzzles:

Mate in One (Easier): puzzles:

Two versions of instruction on the two bishops mates we tried: