Highmoor 1st October

Date: 26th Sep 2018 @ 4:07pm

This week in maths we have been looking at 2D shapes and thinking about describing them with the correct mathematical terminology. Year 3 started with investigating lines of symmetry. We looked at lines of symmetry in regular 2D shapes and the children had a go at drawing their own shapes and pictures making sure they were as symmetrical as possible! We also sorted shapes into Venn diagrams and thought about similarities and differences between them. The year 4s had a go at drawing circles with compasses and investigating the radius of these circles. They moved on to looking at angles within shapes recapping what right, acute and obtuse angles are. 

We moved on to look at 3D shapes, naming them and describing their properties. We discussed the number of faces, the shape of the faces, the number of edges and the number of vertices. We had a lot of tricky maths vocabulary to get our heads around! We talked about grouping particular shapes into families such as pyramids and prisms. We learnt few songs to help us remember each shape! 

On Monday and Tuesday in Literacy we were looking at the poem "The Sound Collector" by Roger McGough. We wrote our own version and made sure to include onomatopoeia and rhyming words. Towards the end of the week, we discussed the purpose of paragraphs. We organised information into suitable paragraphs and decided on sub headings for each. On Friday, we wrote three autobiographical paragraphs about our life in the UK, detailing our life at home, at school and what we do to play.   

We continued to investigate the Victorians in History and imagined a day in the life of a workhouse child and how we would have felt if that was us. We are very glad our teachers don't use the kind of punishments that Victorian teachers did!

In Geography, we investigated the main rivers in the UK. We focussed on the River Thames and traced its path from the source all the way to the mouth. We spent some time discussing the recent event of a Beluga Whale finding its way into the Thames and looked at where they can usually be found.

In Science we investigated opaque, translucent and transparent objects by creating shadows! 

  

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