The girls had a fantastic time this week learning about and becoming more aware of Diabetes. World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14th but we decided to celebrate it in school on Friday. Firstly we wanted to educate and create awareness around the school of Diabetes by making some Pod Posters and they turned out amazingly. They were displayed across the whole school for everyone to look at.
We also decided to wear blue on Friday as a blue circle and wearing blue is a way of marking World Diabetes day.
We also had a fabulous guest speaker who told us all about Diabetes and her experience with it. She answered any burning questions that the girls had on Diabetes and created a brilliant poster for our classroom.
Hi girls! This month we have a lot of project work going on!
For your mini – project on Animals of the Antarctic you have been given a framework of all the information you need. This is due on 13.11.2020.
The group project on Tom Crean that you have been assigned will take a little more work. Your group has been given a topic, and you can divide it up between yourselves. Your project can be a poster, a powerpoint presentation or a combination of these. Just remember that you will have to present your project to the class and will need information to hand. Check out the assigned activity on Seesaw to see more information.
As part of science week, choose one of these scientists, and in your OWN words, write 4-8 facts on him/her. Then create 3 questions based on those facts. You can get your information from a book or an online source such as the websites below.
Scientists to choose from; Albert Einstein, Alexander Bell, Rachel Carson, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Isaac Newton, Galileo.
This week is Science Week and we have been looking at what exactly science means and the different sciences there are. Today, we carried out a blubber experiment in class to go with our topic on the Antarctica. We asked our question and then we carried out an investigation to answer the question, making sure that it was a fair test. We also wrote this experiment up in our copies, just like real scientists! 🧪🧫👩🔬🥼
There are some fun and interesting experiments up on the Seesaw for you try out at home this week and I would love to see a photo or video of it. 😊
The photos do not do this beautiful artwork justice! The girls have received lots of compliments on their Swan Lake pictures- which is no surprise! The were created by mixing various shades of blue paint for the background, the dancers were drawn using and white, yellow and peach chalk pastels.
We have been working hard in maths this month. We are learning about fractions. We have been using fraction wheels and fraction walls to compare fractions- identifying equivalent fractions and ordering them on a number line.
Here are some games to revise the concepts at home;
We have been using cubes, drawing pictures and creating number sentences to solve problems finding a FRACTION OF A NUMBER. This is a concept that we have spent a lot of time on and are continuing to work on. We have been DIVIDING the whole number into EQUAL groups.
Useful language when using fractions: fractions, equivalent, equal, the same value, bigger/smaller, amount, divide, numerator, denominator, half, third, quarter, fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth, whole unit.
*As always, it is advised that the girls be supervised when using the internet.