Busy Britto Bonanza

This week we revisited our knowledge of money and how to use decimal places. This followed on from our work on percentages and fractions. Our problem solving activity was to find the smallest number of squares needed to fill an 11cm x 13cm rectangle. This was an interesting and challenging activity, sparking lots of debate and discussions.

As part of our Brazil topic we learned about Samir and Samira, two children from a favela in Rio de Janerio. We wrote letters to them, telling them about our lives and asking questions about theirs.

As a follow on from drawing faces in proportion last week we extended this learning by drawing self portraits and then used our knowledge of Britto to add tones, shapes, lines and colours to them- look out for these on parents nights.

We chose partners, groups and topics for our assembly on Brazil. Next week we will write our scripts and then rehearse this after the October break (not everyone is here the last week of term so we are doing the preparation early).

We helped our buddies log into the netbooks and played some games online with them. It was a lovely way to end an interesting (!!!) week in P7a 🙂

A reminder that we are all helping at parents nights next week. We all know which time, class and day we are helping at so please ask us if you want to know- oh and don’t forget to come to your appointment.

Have an excellent weekend (2 weeks until the holidays 🙂 )

P7a and Mrs Newton