Here is what we have been learning in P4H this week.
Maths and Numeracy
We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have been naming shapes and discussing some of their properties for example a sphere has 1face, 0 vertices and 0 edges. We have also learnt about shapes with 6,7,8,9 and 10 sides – hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon and a decagon.
We have been doing rounding to the nearest 10. If the units are 5 or up we round it up and if they are 4 or below we round it down. We used this skill to help us estimate answers to sums.
We have been learning about exclimation marks. e.g.
Come here now!
The basket ball flew over the gates and landed in the middle of the pond!
We have been doing self and peer-assessing of our writing. Learning story group 1 were peer assessing, group 2 were self-assessing and group 3 were editing from teacher assessing.
We made up stories with time connectives. We wrote sentences with time connectives/openers to start them then we swapped stories and wrote another sentence starting with a time connective/opener. The stories were very daft by the end!
Other Curriculum Areas
We learnt about first, second and third classes on the Titanic and made a poster. We used EPIC and the internet to research about the classes – it was hard!
We also had a music teacher visit us on Thursday and Friday-Miss
What have we enjoyed?
Ruairi – The Titanic posters.
Roni – I enjoyed learning about shapes.
Louise – I enjoyed learning about 3D and 2D shapes.
Zara – I enjoyed writing our time connective stories.
What have we found challenging?
Shape was quite hard.
Visualising the characters from Kaspar Prince of Cats.
Spelling the 3D shapes.
What would we like to learn next week?The Titanic.
More about shape.