This week in maths we have been learning about Geometry; 2D and 3D shapes. The children have reminded themselves of the regular shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon and hexagon and we have introduced the heptagon and octagon. The children then learnt two new words: quadrilateral and polygon and sorted the shapes accordingly. Ask your child if they can remember their definitions! We have described the properties of 2D regular shapes using the words: flat, round, side and corner. The children investigated how many lines of symmetry each of these shapes had by folding them as accurately as they could. Later in the week we moved onto 3D shape. The children estimated how many faces they would need in order to build a 3D shape. Using their prediction they then constructed them using air dough. We used the words: edge, vertex / vertices, face and roll to describe their properties.
In Literacy we have begun our poetry unit. The children have been getting to grips with list poetry. We have been performing them and some children could do this without reading from the poem which is fab! We have highlighted rhyming words and learnt about alliteration. The children used instruments when performing alliterative sentences to demonstrate their understanding.
Later in the week we focussed on the use of commas. The children practised using commas in a list and using ‘and’ before the last item.
In science this week the children considered if animals and humans ever stop growing! The children shared their knowledge and understanding and we thought about examples from our own experiences. I won’t tell you what they said about ‘mummy or daddy and grey hair!’
We discussed how all living things are made of cells and asked ‘what would happen if we didn’t stop growing?’
The children used mind-mapping software in Computing. We have started a new unit called ‘We are researchers’. The children worked in pairs to think of questions that they would like to answer about religious signs and symbols. For example: Why is the Jewish symbol The Star of David named after someone called David?
Well done B2.
Enjoy the Christmas fair and have a lovely weekend.