P4H Wk beg: 19/2/18

Here is what we have been learning in P4H this week.

Maths and Numeracy

We  have been learning about the nets of 3D shapes. The net is made up of the same 2D shapes that are the faces of the 3D shape. Sometimes when you unfold it, it looks like there are more corners (vertices) and edges than there actually is. We also named the properties of 3D shapes in a game.

At the start of the week we have been rounding to the nearest 100. We have to look at the tens column to decide if we round up or down – 50 and above rounds up and 49 and below rounds down.


We are making picture books making sure that we use exclimation marks and question marks that we have been learning about. We made a draft of the words in the book and we will finish it next week.

We have been making a diary from the view of a passenger boarding the Titanic. We had to try and use WOW words and time connectives as well as our 5 senses to describe what it was like.

We have been learning ‘ph’ sound in spelling. Here are our spelling words;

WORD LIST; graph, phone, photo, photograph, dolphin, phrase, sphere, orphan, alphabet, elephant

TRICKY WORDS; here   hear

Other Curriculum Areas

We started making our cabins for the Titanic. First we had to research what the cabins were like and take notes next to bullet points. Then we had to draw a plan of our cabin. Finally we started making them. We had to decorate the walls and the floor before we could start adding furniture.

We made a gangway so that we could get onto the Titanic for our writing lesson.

What have we enjoyed?

Lily – Making the nets of the shapes and writing the diary entry.

Connie – I enjoyed making the cabins because you could use your imagination.

Jacob – We enjoyed making the Titanic cabin because I enjoy art.

Cameron – I liked making the pillar for the gangplank.

What have we found challenging?

We found recognising the nets of the 3D shapes challenging.

Counting the faces of our 3D shapes we made with bluetack.

Ryan – getting back to school after I was sick.

What would we like to learn next week?

Write another diary entry from when the Titanic hits the iceburg.

Learn about the pets on the Titanic.

More about 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.

How big the iceburg was.