We have had a very busy week in Eagles class!
We began the week by learning about mass in Maths. We practised reading scales and measuring classroom objects. We were set a challenge to find out if we could find classroom items which were the same as 1kg and 500g. We used balance scales to help us.
One group showed great problem solving skills as they decided to use their water bottles. They were determined to make exactly 1000g. They decided that they had to drink or fill up their water bottles accurately until they made their target. After lots of determination and teamwork they managed it. Well done girls!
In science we have been learning how to write up and carry out scientific experiments. This week our experiment was about the effects that could happen when adding food colouring to milk and mixing slowly with a cotton bud. We used different milks such as buttermilk, goats milk, soya and almond milk. The children made some fantastic predictions and carried out their experiments carefully.
In creative we have kicked off our new topic which is Canada. The children were excellent at using atlas’ to find Canada and locate different cities and provinces. One group did some extra research about Canada using the internet and then presented their findings to the rest of the class.
In P.E we carried on creating symmetrical shapes. This time we created sequences using symmetrical balances, movements, jumps and spins.
Finally we had a visitor, Laura, come to see us to talk about our thought filters. We sorted different sentences into whether they are things that we might think or whether they are things that we should say aloud. It made us think about what we say before we say it to make sure that we do not hurt another person’s feelings. Also we will remind people, who may say unkind things to us, to use their thought filter.
This week our maths homework has been set online. This is the first time we have tried this so if there are any problems please ask your child to speak to an adult and we can try to solve the problem.
Next week is Maths week – we have a focus on maths throughout different subject all next week. Thursday is whole school maths day, where we will be mixing with other children from different year groups to do different problem solving activities. Tuesday morning parents and families are invited to join us at 8:45 for an hour of maths problem solving.