We began our division topic today and the children have found the lead in to it from fractions very helpful. We are looking at division sums by thinking about the multiplication facts we already know. Dividing by 2 is therefore all connected to the 2x table.
We were looking at the visual element of tone this afternoon and used both pastels and paint to create different tones. With the pastels the children were creating boats for our Scotland display and with the paints, daffodils were being created.
P3 are working on 'a-e' words this week and how the magic 'e' has to be dropped when adding 'ing'.
The whole class enjoyed doing some vowel work too!
We had a super trip today and learned such a lot about Glasgow. After lunch we went on a tram and heard about why in 1910 spitting was prohibited. We saw the buses and also the only car made entirely in Scotland. Do you know what it was called? We saw a model of Queen Elizabeth second and saw where she was built by looking out the window at the shipyard. Do you know where it was completed? Everyone enjoyed looking at the old fashioned street and it was really interesting to see the difference between the earlier and later trams. The underground was a big highlighted and it was good to hear how it worked initially and then how it worked.There was so much more that we found out and as always the trip to the shop was a real high point!
In our Scotland topic, we were looking at the thistle. As the emblem of Scotland, it was good to hear the legend behind why the thistle was chosen.
We were recording our magnetic findings today. After choosing which objects to record, magnets were handed out for checks to be made - magnetic or not? We then had to record an explanation why. It was interesting to note that not all metals were magnetic.
We were working with fractions today. Everyone created their own half shapes and we were able to use our symmetry work to help us understand the importance that both parts need to be the exact same. Next we will be looking at quarters.