Next week our Talk Topic will be: Zoos
To begin our learning as SCIENTISTS we learned about light sources. A light source is something that gives out light of its own. We then sorted objects that were or weren’t light sources.
We also investigated how shadows change during the day. First we looked at our own shadows. During the day we discovered that shadows can change shape and even move position. We wanted to know how this was possible so we set about our own investigation! We used a torch to shine light on our models and tried to make the shadows change shape. The shadows got longer and short as we changed the position of the torch. We even made the shadows change direction.
We have been very busy in LITERACY, learning all about non-fiction. First we explored the different features in non-fiction books e.g. photos, diagrams, captions plus all those fascinating facts. We learnt new key words related to our topic; Nocturnal Animals and used the glossary to find out the meaning. We then discovered that the glossary is in alphabetical order. This helps us to find the words we are looking for easily. Next, we had a go at sorting our own topic words into alphabetical order, before making our own glossary.
In MATHS we have been learning how to double numbers by adding the same number twice e.g. 5+5 = 10
You can practise your doubles at home using this website:
We also learnt the importance of sharing equally. This helps us to find out which numbers are odd or even.
In LITERACY we have been focusing on non-fiction books and texts.
We looked at some features of non-fiction texts like headings, subheadings, illustrations and captions.
We also checked different books for a glossary and practised putting words in alphabetical order.
This week in MATHS we were introduced to standard units – decimetres, centimetres and meters. We measured objects to the nearest 10 centimetres (decimetre) and then to the nearest centimetre. We estimated the lengths of items by choosing a range. Next we used string to measure curved lines like our head and arm length. We chose which pieces of measuring equipment and units (centimetres, decimetres or metres) are best for measuring different distances.