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3d Shape Work
Tuesday 10th March
Florence Nightingale - Royal Red Cross Medal
Today we have made medals like the one which Queen Victoria awarded Florence Nightingale for all her work to improve medical care in hospitals and her service during The Crimean War. The children are excited to tell you about what else they have found out about this famous nurse on Friday in their class assembly.
Monday 9th March - 3D Shape
This week we will be learning about 3d shapes and their properties. The children will practise describing how many vertices and edges different 3d shapes have, and looking closely at the faces of the shapes to say what 2d shapes they can see. They will sort and compare shapes. Ask your children if they can see cubes, cuboids, prisms, cones, cylinders or pyramids at home or when they are out.
World Book Day
The children have been very excited today to show their costumes of their favourite characters and to say what they are like. We have collected adjectives and created bubble words. See if you can match the adjective to a character!
Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Day
We've had fun this week talking about Shrove Tuesday and how it comes before Lent each year. The
children have enjoyed cutting their pancakes into quarters and choosing different toppings. Some people preferred a sour taste of lemons to the sweet taste of jam, sugar and syrup!
Position, Direction and Movement
We have been learning about position, direction and movement in maths and ICT. The children have programmed Beebots and carefully programmed using 2Go on Purplemash. Have a look at their efforts.
Weighing in Kilograms and Grams
We have been learning how to measure more accurately this week. To do this the children compared 1kg to half a kilogram, and learned to compare 200g to 500g; they learned that half a kilogram is the same as 500g. We looked at different packing to find the weight of items of food and estimated how much it weighed. The children will use their knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to read weight measures more accurately next week.
I have asked the children to look out for weights on packages, but have told them to ask before they go looking in cupboards!
The children have had great fun today measuring, weighing, kneading and finally baking their bread like the King's baker in Pudding Lane.
They will practise writing their own instructions tomorrow using imperative verbs like weigh, knead and roll.
The children have really enjoyed showing off their Christmas hats and decorations.