Thursday, 27 October 2016

Planting acorns

Kay was in to visit our school today.
She gave us acorns from her garden to plant.
Some of them even have roots.
We will water them well and hope to grow some oak trees.

Making angles

We are learning about different kinds of angles: right angles, straight angles, angles of 90 degrees, acute angles (smaller than a straight angle), obtuse angles (bigger than a right angle).
Today we had fun making all sorts of different angles and identifying them in shapes.

Hip Hop with Fabiane

We love our hip hop lessons with Fabiane.
They are so much fun!

Monday, 24 October 2016

Visit from a Quality Engineer (M & Ms)

We had a mum in our class today who is both an engineer and a scientist.
Norahella works as a Quality Engineer in Medtronic.
She helped us understand what it really means to be a scientist.
The most important words for scientists are WHY?  HOW? and WHAT?
Norahella helped us to work scientifically...
How? ......  with M & Ms!
First of all we had to ask some scientific questions about the bag of M & Ms.
We wondered how many M & Ms are in a bag and whether each bag contains the same number of each colour?
Next we had to form a hypothesis (a guess).
We had to guess how many M & Ms are in a bag?
Some of us had a guess, then we were told the correct answer.
Next we had to guess which colour had the most number M & Ms and which colour had the least number.
Again we heard the correct answer.
Lastly we were given some very interesting (and delicious) homework:
We were each given a mini bag of M & Ms and we have to count how many of each colour there are, and how many M & Ms there are altogether.
Norahella will collect all this data and present it back to us scientifically.
We can't wait.
Of course, now we ALL want to have a job that uses Science and Maths every day!
Norahella came back to us with the results of the M  & M challenge....most reds, least greens, 422 sweets consumed!  Lots of scientific questions!
We also watched the way the colours ran from the sweets.
The colours were absorbed by the water at different rates.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Hallowe'en art

We enjoyed painting backgrounds, cutting out silhouettes and sticking them on to our backgrounds to make some very scary pictures.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Maths Activities for Maths Week

We are doing lots of fun activities for Maths Week including
Maths addition and subtraction spinners
fraction walls and pies
telling the time game
analogue and digital clocks
using metre sticks and a trundle wheel