In Learning Journey this week we have been looking at geography: how the imports and exports of countries link them together. We touched on the jobs that this creates and also the environmental implications. We found out about our host country, Cambodia, and its imports and exports and mused as to what life would be like if we had to live on what Cambodia produces on its own.
The photos show how we have demonstrated our progress with calculations with measurements. We had to write a problem for someone else to solve and then they gave us feedback. We had to think really hard about making sure we could answer the question first!
We have now gone on to learning about time. Specifically converting between 12 hour and 24 hour time, digital and analogue clocks, and how to read timetables. We have been solving real life word problems involving timetables and creating our own problems for others to solve. AS a group we created our own TV schedule and then wrote a number of fiendishly clever word problems about it. Check them out!
We continued the geographical focus in literacy by studying, in depth, the imports and exports of two countries: what they produced and where it was going. We then looked at three main ways that companies try to get you to buy their products: quality and luxury, ethical and sustainability, promotions and giveaways. Choosing one of these styles, we mind mapped some amazing vocabulary and set about writing a marketing blurb for our make-believe products from our fictional company in BigWrite.
In maths we finished our measurement and geometry unit by designing our own houses. We had a set instructions to follow and discovered that architects need to be able to convert measurements, find area, perimeter and volume of shapes, transform shapes, use co-ordinates and understand scales. We had great fun putting our maths learning into a real life context.