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!