With these new words at the tips of our tongues, we got to business! Our classrooms were scattered with the Magic Toymaker's toys, he is a messy toymaker and needs to practise sorting his toys based on their properties! We thought we could help him do that and sort all the toys left in our classroom. In groups we selected two criteria in which to sort our toys. We then created a Venn diagram with hoops and began sorting! Once we were happy with our decisions and they had been checked and verified, we changed our sorting criteria! We hope the Magic Toymaker is happy with our sorting, we certainly enjoyed helping him!
Sorting based on a toy's properties is not the only thing we helped the Magic Toymaker with this week! He wants to design and make a new bath time toy. He sent us some plans and included samples of the materials he was hoping to use to make this new bath toy. We were not convinced by some of the materials he had chosen! This is when we used our thinking skills and thought of how we could conduct an experiment to test the suitability of the materials. Our experiments were a great success and we were able to test which materials were waterproof and send our results and conclusions to the Magic Toymaker.
Next week in our International learning we will be finding out about different games played in our home countries. Can you add any games you know of below?
In Year 1 we have been practising doubling and halving numbers. We enjoyed lots of games and activities to help us learn this tricky skill. We have been busy sharing objects equally into two groups and identified odd and even numbers too.
Those of us in Year 2 have been consolidating our multiplication skills this week. We have been rotating through a series of multiplication games and workshops! Some of these games involved a race against the clock, some of the games required us to remember our multiplication facts and other, more challenging games allowed us to practise the methods we learned 2 weeks ago. Towards the end of the week we were reintroduced to fractions of shapes and fractions of numbers. We will continue to consolidate this learning next week!
Those of us in Year 1 have been busy creating shape poems! We started our week generating ideas as a team and then we put our ideas together to write a shared poem about racing cars. Towards the end of the week we created our own shape poems! Our shape poems were based on some of our favourite toys! We communicated fantastically when writing our poems and made sure we included adjectives, similes and alliteration. We even used some onomatopoeia!
In Year 2 we have continued our quest into the disappearance of the naughty toy box! He is nowhere to be seen! Our 'Wanted' posters are clearly displayed and we hope someone can track him down! In the mean time we have been listening to lots of poems about other naughty toy boxes. Who would have known there were so many! We recapped our learning about rhyme and rhyming couplets and then created our very own poem inspired by the naughty toy box. The poems are fantastic, full of description, similes and we even achieved the tricky task of including rhyming couplets!
Using the laptops, we then typed our poems and added pictures that linked well to our creative writing!