Today two visitors came in the morning and joined us while we were doing our science work. They were the new girls who will be joining our class in a few weeks. They joined in during science. We were testing the circuits we had looked at last week to see if our predictions were right or wrong. We realised quite quickly when we actually made the circuit that diagrams without the battery symbol wouldn’t have any power. We also saw that two bulbs with one battery are dimmer than one bulb would be. The girls are twins and they were both lovely. We were all very excited to meet them and were happy when they were able to stay at break time too!
This week is Math’s Week! We applied our numeracy and scientific skills when learning about light and shade. We went to the playground throughout Wednesday and drew a line to show the length and position of our shadows. We then measured the lines and the angles between each one. We sketched the movement of our shadows in class, again using a protractor to measure the angles. We then debated the reasons our shadows change in this way through the day.
This week we drew diagrams of how you would show an electrical circuit that Mrs Horne described. We had to know what components you needed for the circuits, where to put the components and we needed to use a ruler. We didn’t need to label the circuit because we used the correct symbols. Then we looked at diagrams and we had to say if they would work or not and why we thought they wouldn’t work. We will find out if our predictions were right next week when we make the circuits.
Over the last two weeks we have been looking at the All About Me topic in a different way. We decided to learn about ourselves and each other in maths. We measured our height, our stride, our head circumference and our arm span. When Mrs Horne said we were going to put our results into graphs Shravan asked if we could do a graph looking at height and age. We made a scatter plot to see if there was a trend. We thought height might increase with age but there was no link between the two. We also mader a graph using excel.
In art we looked in more detail at our shoes creating line drawings with pencils. We used shading to show the shape of the shoe and if it was darker in some bits.
I enjoyed P.E. outside this week. I learned about dribbling and demonstrated the skills we were learning. I also enjoyed science. We have been making electric circuits and will be looking more into how they work soon!
I enjoyed writing. It was part of All About Me. I wrote about my personality and my strongest subjects and the ones I need more help in.
Today we took part in a STEM Challenge. We had to use the resurces available to make and race a balloon powered car. Before constructing, we worked in groups to make a plan for the best possible design. We then worked together to construct the car. When testing the cars to see if they would travel, we had to make last minute changes. We had a few balloons popping too!