Just call us inventors!
This week, we have been super busy! In maths, we continued with fractions and more specifically, developed our confidence with converting between mixed number and improper fractions. We have continued to take to the challenge and are now very fluently able to change our answers to be in either a mixed number or an improper fraction. We have then begun to look at how we can use this skill to help us with sequencing fractions in a specific order; we need to make sure all of the amounts are in an improper fraction in order for us to see the rule, then we can predict the next/missing terms.
In English this week, we have been looking closely at punctuating bulleted lists. Initially we explored the different rules for punctuation. For example, if you are listing proper nouns, you only need to remember capital letters. If however, the stem (sentence t introduce the list) ends with a colon (:), then each point should finish with a semicolon (;) apart from the last point, which should have a full stop. Eventually, we had a go at helping Bear Grylls prepare for the next season of his programme ‘The Island’. We needed to create lists, on a computerised document, of places to locate the show, ,questions the contestants are likely to ask, items to pack and also much more!
In whole class reading, we have had the chance to really get stuck into our story (the children LOVE it). We really love the survival aspect of the storyline. We also are really intrigued at the similarities between us (having had a lockdown and shortage of supplies for example) and the character in the story who is escaping deadly plants!
In experience this week, we have delved a little deeper into how solids can change into a liquid by melting. A liquid can then change into a gas though the process of evaporation. Then, after that, a gas can turn back to a liquid by condensation. We have had a go at designing our very own changing state machines! These are likely to be ready next week and then photos can be shared with you all! We had some wonderful ideas like catapulting the liquid to the North pole in order for it to freeze into a solid or drilling down to the Earth’s core to melt the solid back to a liquid!
To end the week, we have done another positive post-it note about our fellow classmates. The children seem to really enjoy it!
This week was tough; we had lots of runners up. The overall perfect participant of the week has worked incredibly hard both in school and at home. In fact, she accumulated most of her points from reading at home (16 times to be precise!)