5th Class just finished up their chapter on capacity in their maths book. Even though we were swimming in a huge pool yesterday, we thought we'd explore some smaller water containers today! We did a lot of filling and comparing of sizes, estimating by rounding and multiplying in our heads, and just having lots of fun. Thanks to Ms Dooley for letting us use her sink and containers, and for the nice visit to her room!
5th Class have been working on a big maths project all about the largest animal on our planet – the Blue Whale.
We linked and used all of our maths skills to create this project – basic operations (+, -, x, ÷), length, weight, distance, speed, radius and diameter – and loads more.
We also integrated a lot of our other subjects, like geography, science, history, art, P.E. and we even listened to the music of blue whales!
We hope you enjoy following our Whale Trail around the school, and that you learn as much from it as we did!
5th class did projects about Galileo this week. We looked at reference books about him, and learned that he confirmed Nicholas Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolves around the sun. At the time Galileo was alive, people still didn't believe that, and he was sent to jail! We know so much more about space and time nowadays, and you can have a look at our projects on the corridor wall! You will also see our letter artwork - we were studying area, and we decided to see how many square centimeters our first names would cover.
We were talking about drums during our lesson, and it turns out we have a fantastic drummer in our class! Listen to this!
Have you seen the weather outside?! It's so cold! It hailstoned like crazy when we were in maths today. We happened to be doing measurements (using millimeters, centimeters and meters) so we took our rulers outside and measured the hailstones. The biggest ones we found were 5mm long! We decided to see if we could make some snowballs and have a competition to have the longest snowball. It was freezing, but great fun!
A record of our activities in the Resource room!
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