We have enjoyed being scientists this week learning all about gravity and air resistance. We made our own parachutes using different materials and tested them out to find out which material was the best to use. We had lots of questions and ideas about which materials would be best. Before we could test our parachutes we needed to make sure our investigation was fair. This meant we could only change one thing in our investigation, everything else needed to stay the same. It was so much fun watching our parachutes fall to the ground. Some fell quickly whilst others fell slowly and gently.
In LITERACY we have been practising writing plurals using fun rules and rhymes to help us.
To keep up the good work try this game at home:
In MATHS we have been making links between repeated addition and multiplication. This has helped our understanding of multiplication problems and given us some strategies to support our learning. It was tricky at first but we were all resilient and now we're getting the hang of it. Multiplication is cool!
In LITERACY we started a unit about poetry. First we practised with rhyme. We identified rhyme in different poems about transport and we made up rhymes ourselves. This was quite tricky. Some of us also started with alliteration. Can you spot the alliteration? Mr Benn sat on his soft, silky sofa with a big, blue blanket.
Next week we’ll focus on some other poetic devices, so we can write our own poems later.
In MATHS we used objects to find halves, quarters and three quarters by sharing sets of objects and quantities. We used the fraction circles and green skittles from our division boxes and brass animals to help us, allowing us to feel, as well see fractions like 1/2, 1/4, 3/4, and a whole.