Today in ECU3 we have tried to estimate how many times we could bounce and catch a ball in a minute, at the beginning it was quite difficult but in the end I think most of us understood the ‘estimating’ concept.
This week Year 3 has been looking at playscripts. The students had fun acting out various plays and were given the challenge to change some traditional stories into playscripts. In Numeracy, we have been multiplying 2 digit numbers. At the start of the week many were a little nervous approaching these equations but by Friday they were eager to complete these independently.
Well done Year 3! In Science, we completed our final investigation with plants. We put the stem of celery in a jar of water with blue food colouring and left it to sit for 1 day. The next day we observed the celery leaves were turning blue. When we cut it into pieces, we discovered small veins, like in our bodies, that carried the blue water up the stem to the leaves.
Congratulations to Maria, Patricia and Ania for receiving certificates in assembly today. Also, congratulations Year 3 for receiving the best line certificate for the 2nd time! Keep up the terrific work!
This week, Year 5 has been exploring the world of shape! We built 3-d shapes to calculate the volume, we had a lot of fun building interesting shapes and using our written methods to complete our work.
In ECU3 this week in Maths we have been sorting heavy and light objects, asking the children to read the word and place the object in the correct hoop, then we placed the items in the scales talking about if they would go up or down?
Our current topic in year 7 maths is probability and the students have been comparing theoretical probabilities with experimental probabilities in maths today.
Another short week! But we have done some fun Maths – drawing 3D shapes and working out surface areas. Miss Trillo was really interested they used the special isometric paper to do it nicely. (They had to do on normal paper when she did it at school.) Anyway, it was good to do and everone managed to draw it correctly – finding the surface areas wasn’t quite 100% but still quite good. Well done y6.
This week in ECU3 we have been looking at postional language, by using a large dice with directions of where to place teddy, on the chair, beside the chair, in front of the chair etc. We had lots of fun and everyone waited while we took turns.
Year 2 had loads of fun learning about the time with Miss Mcwilliams. We used interactive clocks to learn about o´clock and half past in Maths lessons.
Year 8 have recently been exploring units of measurement and converting between units. Today they estimated lengths, areas, masses and capacity and then measured the various items in order to test their estimates. They will continue working on reading scales and understanding how to make good estimates. A great start to the term Year 8, well done.
Join us in January for a fantastic and FUN weekend based around Science and Maths. Boring…..how dare you!! Maths and Science explain the world and allow you to create some fantastic activities. During the weekend we will be:
Finding who can make the rocket that shoots the highest in the sky.
Learning how to make slime, gak, gunk, putty, floam, and ooze
Making smoke bombs and fireworks?
Creating active volcanoes
Making green fire!
Enjoying challenges such as: How can we move radioactive material across an assault course without polluting the environment?
Creating a gadget to see: Who can shoot chick peas the furthest?
Playing sports to see how exercises influences out health?
Making glow in the dark water and jelly.
And more fun and of course games…….