Here is what we have been up to in P5H this week;
We have done some spelling, our sound was le. Here are our spelling words.
We carried out our literature circles, we are enjoying our books that we have chosen.
We read our stories that we wrote to our nursery buddies. They really enjoyed it and so did we!
On Thursday we wrote letters to the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick kids). We wrote the letter to explain what we did to raise money and explain how we organised the Toy Sale. We have got a big cheque to get our photo with to send with the letters.
In numeracy we continued to link division to fractions. We learnt how to lay it out correctly. Instead of working out 1/4 of a number we worked out 3/4 or 3/6 or 7/8 or a number is.
To work out 3/4 of a number we first of all have to divide the number by the denominator wich is 4 then times it by the numerator wich is 3.
e.g. 3/4 of 36
36 dividied by 4 = 9
9×3 = 27
so 3/4 of 36 = 27
We have also started to work on estimating length. We had to try an immagine a ruler in our head and use it to help us calculate how long an object might be. Next week we will be doing this with bigger objects and measuring in m.
Home learning – Can you find some objects to estimate and then measure at home?
We got to meet our new Nursery Buddies. We made a picture for them to colour in when we meet them next.
We became scientists this week!
We carried out a scientific investigation into different types of insulation. We wanted to find out which was the best insulation between wool, thick paper, thin paper, plastic, bubble wrap and nothing. We found out that bubble wrap was the best and none was the worst. You are better to have some insulation than no insulation.
We also started investigating if fertiliser or no fertiliser is better when making beans grow. We won’t know if this works until the plants start to grow.
We completed our Looking Back and Looking Forward sheets.