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This week we have been investigating 3D shapes and objects (Summer).
Neptune group – We identified the properties of 3D shapes, for example the number of vertices, edges, faces (Liam). We have also been learning to create nets for 3D shapes (Ross). Today, we were learning to draw 3D shapes and we even had a go at representing the sides you can’t see with dashed lines (Summer). We also practiced calculating the area of a cuboid and a triangular prism (Cameron).
Jupiter – This week we used precise measurements to make nets. “To be successful I know I had to measure each side accurately before using a ruler to draw these” (Aaron). We then cut our nets out and made the 3D shape (Andrew K). We also learned how to calculate the area of a 3D shape (Alicia) – when each surface area was detailed in a drawing. To do this we added together the area of each face to find the answer (Bronik) or multiplied (Leah).
Venus – We have been learning to name 3D shapes. We have been identifying how many vertices, faces and edges a shape has (Corey). “I enjoyed the matching game when I was matching the name of the shape, with the picture and its net” (Hayley).
We have been learning to write imaginatively. This week our writing was based on the book the Nowhere Emporium (Hayley). The Nowhere Emporium has rooms created by magic (Mia). These rooms include a snow globe room, and a space room. “When the people go in they feel like they are there” (Alicia). We then designed our own rooms, by creating a plan before using this to help write our story.
- “My room was a Candy Land, where everything was made of sweets, not chocolate” (Leah).
- “My room took me to a race track with go karts and as soon as you enter the room, you end up in the race” (Andrew T).
- “My room is a gaming room with lots of different game consoles and every game you can imagine” (Aaron).
We have been learning to answer questions related to the text the Nowhere Emporium (Dylan). We are beginning to develop our wondering skills whilst being read to.
We gave been learning to to find and select important information (Dylan). Our new IDL topic of Climate Change, and we have been reading factual reports . This week we used a weather climate change report and were answering questions about the impact of the climate change on the weather.
We have been investigating climate change and the impact these changes have on our weather systems (Addison). We carried out an experiment this week about the water cycle (Corey). We first watched a video which described the steps of the water cycle (Charlie B). The first part of the water cycle is when the heat from the sun warms up the water and it turns to gas (Bronik). This is called evaporation (Corey). Then the water gas gets colder it turns back into water again, this process is called condensation (Allana). Then water falls from the sky, as either snow, rain, hail or sleet (Charlie B). This is called precipitation (Cameron). The water is collected by the sea and rivers and then the cycle starts all over again. Then we created a mini water cycle inside a plastic food bag. These are on our windows and we will check these next week.
We have been decorating our door for World Book Day (Leah). We created designs for our door (Hayley) and voted for our favourite design. The winner was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Corey). We used mixed media and worked collaboratively to create the book display. We created this with paint, card, pen, tin foil and tissue paper. Come along to our Sharing the Learning Meeting next week to see our wonderful display!
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Primary 7 and Miss Gillon.