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It’s been a practical week!

We’ve had some very practical literacy and numeracy lessons this week! In numeracy we have been exploring shapes and measures. On Wednesday we made nets of cubes and boxes. On Thursday we learned how to measure length accurately with a ruler, we measured all sorts of items in our classroom! Today we learned how to measure mass accurately with scales by weighing different food items. Before weighing the items, we had to estimate how much we thought they might weigh. This proved to be much more difficult than we first imagined! We have a better idea of how much things might weigh now!

In literacy we have been showing off our acting skills as our new unit of work is about playscripts. Today we completed a spelling investigation on past tense verbs. We cut out all of the past tense “ed” verbs we could find from a newspaper. Then we underlined the root word to see what had been added to turn it into the past tense form. It has helped us to remember some of the rules we need to know when spelling past tense verbs. It can be a tricky business!

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3D Shapes

We’ve been learning all about 3D shapes this week. Can you name these shapes and their properties?

Here are some 3D shape games……..

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/numeracy/shape/interactive/shapes.htm

http://www.starrmatica.com/standalone/starrMatica3DEarthExploration.swf

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/shape_space/3D_shapes/play.shtml

Have fun!

How to do grid method.

For our Hawaiian friends (and anybody else who may have been wondering!)

Here is a video to show you how to do grid method. Maybe you could try it out and let us know what you think. We’re looking forward to reading your blog next Thursday.

 

 

Grid method

Today in Numeracy we learned how to  times bigger numbers using grid method. We found it easy to use grid method for bigger numbers. We want Miss Parrish to give us even bigger numbers next time!

JGA and TB