We have been looking at 2D shapes in the classroom and have been learning all about them and how some ‘tessellate’ and some don’t. Tessellation means that a shape can fit into another evenly leaving no gaps. Have you ever seen floor tiles or bricks? Just like that!
We went on a shape hunt and found some really interesting things. Shapes are all around us and we found some really interesting patterns!
Ms Boyd took a group, Ms Malseed took a group and Ms Willoughby took a group and we all went to different places around the school; he computer room, hallways, art room and the hall.
Take a look at us on our shape hunt.
We are very busy getting ready for our projects and are doing project work twice a week for homework.
We spent computers last week creating our webs and some of us are now beginning to do our introductions.
We’re getting much more confident using the computers and can’t wait to begin to piece our projects together.
Take a look!
A few children from 4th class came into the classroom to show us their projects from last year and to offer us some advice on our projects. Our projects will be due in March and we are busy researching at the moment.
We got some much advice and useful tips and now we feel confident about starting. Thank you Fourth Class.
Ms Willoughby and Ms Boyd have been busy in Maths and so have Third Class. We have been doing stations once a week on lots of different topics. This week, we’re looking at time.
We had three activities and the children changed activity after ten minutes. We were doing some renaming, digital to analogue and word problems. We all really enjoyed stations and can’t wait to do it again next week.
Take a look at the children busy at work.
On Friday, we learned all about ‘States of Matter’ and we also learned how to sort materials into the solids, liquids and gases. We found a really interesting fact about water, it can be all three, but not at the same time (ice, steam and water)
We also looked at a website we all enjoy reading in class called ‘Ask About Ireland.’ Here is the link and there is also a game on the site to practise your new skills. See the link below!
Have a look around your house and see if you can sort the items into their category. Is it a solid, a liquid or gas?
On Thursday, we visited 5th class and we got to see their amazing project for the Young Scientist. We got to move around each station and work in pairs, to see all the great work they did.
They were so confident and had SO much information. We learned so many new words including: upthrust, bulk-heads, displacement, buoyancy and so many others. They were testing to see how cruise liners and ships float. It was really interesting.
Thank you Ms O’Connor and 5th for teaching us so much. You all did a great job!