In week 3-4 we have learnt about angles. Angles are the distance between 2 lines meeting at a point. To mark an angle you need to put a little 0 on top on the number. You have to use a protractor to measure an angle properly. There are many kinds of angles eg. acute:smaller the 90 degrees, right:90 degrees, obtuse:larger than 90 degrees, reflex:larger than 180 degrees. – Anuk
Over the past two weeks we have been learning about how to use protractors in class with different type of angles. An acute angle is smaller than 90 degrees and a right angle is 90 degrees the next angle is a right angle which is 90 degrees. An obtuse angle is larger than 90 degrees and a straight angle is 180 degrees. Last of all there is a reflex angle is a 360 turn. To use a protractor you put a dot where the lines meet then you get your protractor and measure it where the dot is. It is very important that you look at the line you are measuring at and the angle you are doing make sure your measuring it from the correct dot. A protractor is a line but the only difference is that it is half a circle but a protractor it like a ruler. – Zeynep and Melissa
The past two weeks we have been learning so many new things. In writing we have been learning about fairytales for example how to plan one or how to structure one. One that I really enjoyed doing was planning a fairytale, I used S.W.B.S.T to plan and I described my character what there powers were and the setting and what the features were about the character. In C.B.L we have been learning about empathy, empathy means caring for others and being kind and thoughtful to them. -By Sienna
Over the past 2 weeks we have been developing new skills for our knowledge. In maths we have been learning about names and estimating angles and using a protractor to figure out angles. We also learned that the angle doesn’t always-have a base line sometimes u have to rotate the angle to get the base line. The end of the base line has to be on the 0 of the protractor and of its on the right it is the outter edge if its on the left it has to be on the inner edge. In CBL we downloaded a game called The Lost Summer and it teaches us about empathy. Empathy means putting your self in someone else’s shoes so thinking about others and how they feel. – Harsh
Hello, in C.B.L we learnt about empathy. Empathy is caring for someone and sharing the feelings with another. For example someone is sad you should empathise with them and not make fun of them. We played a game called The Lost Summer, it is about making the right decision based on empathy. A scenario form the game was a photo which was uploaded without permission and asked the person to do the right decision. – John
Hello, welcome back to 5A’s blog posts. We will talk about what we have learnt in the last two weeks. In maths we have been learning all about shapes and solids. There are 3D shapes and 2D shapes. 3D shapes are solids which have height, depth and length. 2D shapes can only be drawn on paper 📝. In writing we were learning about character traits and emotions. To show traits and emotions you need to ‘show don’t tell’. Show don’t tell means describing the scene to make the reader engaged instead of directly telling them what is happening and making them bored. – Anuk
Today we will be talking about environment. There are lots of different environments like social, nature and digital environments. In class we have learnt about adaption. Adaption is about how we get used to different environments like for a polar bear. Since they live in a cold place and they have fat in there body so they can protect themselves – John
We are going to tell you about what we have been learning in Maths. In maths we have been learning about 3D and 2D shapes. 2D shapes is something you cannot pick up. You might think why is it 3D , it’s 3D because you can pick it up. 3D shapes are made out of 2D shapes. If you put 6 squares together you get a 3D cube. Its the shape of a dice. – Kate and Melissa
This week and last week we have been focusing shapes and the net versions of them. On Friday the 11th we made 3D shapes out of the paper nets. We had to focus on figuring out what type of shape it was and how to build it. It took a lot of cutting and glueing to get it done. We also played shape bingo. It’s when you have shapes instead of numbers on the sheet of paper. Everyone enjoyed it, and 4 people got bingo!- Juliet
In writing we have been learning about character traits. Character traits are like a emotion. We also learnt about show don’t tell in writing. You cannot tell the person about an action but you need to describe it. -Akasdeep
This term is the last term how exciting!! This term we were learning new skills to develop, let me start. Maths: In maths we are learning about 2d and 3D shapes and also faces, corners, vertices, and last but not least edges. In writing we were learning show don’t tell, let me explain so show don’t tell is when you pick an emotion and try not to say the emotion. You have to describe your emotion with face actions and voice actions. In reading we were learning about character traits so how we would describe the character for example I’m short that’s a physical character trait. Last but not least CBL, in CBL we are learning about are new topic ENVIRONMENT for example a forest is an environment. – Aydin
Another 2 weeks of learning completed in Term 4. Here’s what we’ve been doing in 5B this fortnight.
In Reading we have been exploring Fables and Fairytales, investigating the features and structures that make it a Fable or Fairytale. We continued our investigation of other text types, finding the evidence in the text to support the identified text type.
We used our learning of Fairytale structures and features in Reading to write or own Fairytales this week. We were sure to include things like magical creatures and a lesson for the reader. We wrote a Fairytale where the protagonist prevails, then explored writing twisted Fairytales where the antagonist comes out on top.
In Maths we have been investigating Angles. We performed the Angles song to consolidate our knowledge of types of angles, which helped us a lot because we could sing or hum it whilst engaging in our learning of angles. We learnt to measure and draw angles using a protractor and categories into angle type. During our Angles unit, we investigated how to find the opposite angle.
We continued our investigation into different types of Environments and how humans interact with and within these environments. We investigated which behaviours were positive or negative and gave reasons for our classification. After identifying what behaviours we have within a certain environment, we then used a Venn diagram to compare the actions within two different environments.
Assembly award winners: Selena & Senitha
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With our last unit of Spanish upon us, we’ve begun to learn how to say in Spanish different sports and their associated accessories in Spanish. This learning will also touch on how the Spanish language has different words for the word ‘the’. We look forward to using these accordingly as we improve our knowledge of this Term’s content.
‘I’ve liked learning how to say different sports in Spanish’ – Olivia (6C)
‘The crosswords and word searches in Spanish have been really good’ – Tayfun (6B)
With Term 4 upon us, we’ve begun to learn how to say various ICT items in Spanish. As Term 4 progresses, we’ll be learning how to state in Spanish whether some ICT items are cheap or expensive. This topic is engaging since we love technology! We look forward to the learning that we have in store for the rest of the Term.
‘I’ve had the best year of Spanish’ – Mustafa (5B)
‘I’ve enjoyed learning different types of technology’ – Talia (5B)
As we move into the next few weeks of term 6C has been switching focus
In Reading and Writing these weeks we have been focusing on Fables and Fairy Tales. We have been publishing fables and have attached a few for you to read. We have been looking at what makes a Fable or Fairy Tale different from other genres. A Fable is a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral. A Fairy Tale is a children’s story about magical and imaginary beings and lands; a fairy story. We have been exploring how fairy-tale have changed from the original Grimm’s Fairy Tales have been changed for main-stream media
We’ve had a busy start to our final term as Year 5 students. Here’s what we’ve been up to in 5B
In Maths this fortnight we have been investigating shapes. We identified what 2D shapes fit into a range of composite shapes and used our knowledge of combining 2D shapes to design composite shapes. We engaged in identifying the features of 2D and 3D shapes and how to recognise the net of a 3D shape. As part of our investigation, we went out to the yard to find 3D shapes in real life and categorise into pyramids and prisms. We were then able to create 3D models using toothpicks and playdough.
In Reading we have been exploring what character traits are and how to identify them using context clues such as character dialogue and actions and author’s choice of vocabulary. We investigated how to use these techniques using The Real Story of The Three Little Pigs as a modelled example and then had a go at using these skills in our own reading. We have also explored Fables this week, finding and listing the features of a Fable to support our analysing and writing skills.
We consolidated our knowledge of narratives this week, exploring how to make a narrative interesting for our target audience and teach the reader a lesson. We practiced going through the writing process from Pre-planning to Publishing. After our narratives unit we wrote our own fable using our learning from Reading to scaffold our writing. We made sure to include animals as our characters and a moral for our readers to learning from our story.
We were introduced to our new Big Idea for Term 4, Environment. We engaged in exploring the Big Idea through discussions of what Environment means and the types of environments we know of, using a Word Splash to document our thinking. We engaged in transitions and character traits when discussion Social Environments and compared the actions of people between two different Environments – Digital, Social and Physical.
In our first Buddies session for Term 4 we met with Prep F to design and create a playable board game. We were able to use our knowledge of nets of 3D shapes to construct the dice for our board game and support our Prep buddies to form letters and numbers on our board.
Assembly award winners: Amelia & Dimitri
Student free days Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th November
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A very warm welcome to all our readers, this is our first blog post for Term 4. It is the final Term of the year and all the Grade 6s are having trouble keeping their excitement in check. We all cannot wait till graduation, it’s going to be a blast! While we are waiting for this year to end we have been doing a lot of learning. In this blog post I will be talking about: Reading, Writing, Maths, CBL and practicing graduation.
In Reading, we have been learning all about fables and how to identify the tone and the mood in the text using context clues. We have also been learning how to identify the moral in the text. We have also started our new class novel; Counting by 7s, it is about a girl called Willow Chance.
In Writing, we have been writing our very own fables so we can understand how the tone and mood works. We also been making sure that our fable is using character developments. We have been learning about morals and how we can apply them to our work and not make bad decisions in later life.
In Maths, we have been learning a lot about 3D shapes. Recently we have done an activity where we make our 3D shapes with toothpicks and play dough. We have been doing a lot of activities about Geometry and I can tell you that we have learnt a lot over the last week.
In CBL, our big idea is Environment. We have been learning a lot about how are actions affect the environment around us and how that in turn affects the people around us.
In Graduation Practice, we have been learning what we are going to be doing in it. We have all learnt the schedule of the graduation. In the graduation we are going to be singing a song but I won’t mention it here so we can keep it a surprise for the parents.
In conclusion, 6B have been working really hard for the past week and we will continue to work harder.
Well the end is near…. 6C would like to welcome you to their final term of blogging. With Graduation closing in on us and transition days for secondary school it is starting to become a reality that we are in our final weeks of year 6.
This term we are looking at the big idea of “Environment”. So far we have looked at how our environment can change us as a person and how we adapt to it. We have also looked at the changes of the digital environments over the past 20 years.
In Maths we have been looking at shape and have been in the process of making small models of different parts of the classroom as well as making shapes out of playdough and straws.
In Reading and Writing we have had a real focus of different genres such as fables and fairytales both of which we are attempting to write ourselves. We have also been looking at how the author sets the mood and tone by using visuals like colours (purple for royals, red for anger) as well as descriptive language such as “the lone owl” meaning they place is deserted or when the sun is shining might mean that the character is in a positive mind frame.
We have also started reading “Counting by 7s” so far we have been exploring issues such as adoption, mix ethnic families and being gifted.
After learning about area we learnt about volume, which is 3 dimensions. At first we used a formula of V=LxWxH to work out how many cubic centimetres could fit inside a rectangular prism, but not all shapes are rectangular prisms so we investigated how using displacement of water can help us work out volume for different items. Again, we started by reading a story called ‘Archimedes’ Bath’ in which Archimedes cannot work out why the water level in his bath goes up when he gets in and goes down when he gets out. The problem Archimedes was experiencing was displacement – when an object is put into water it will move the water out of the way. Because of this, we could work out the volume of objects in the classroom. We measured how much water we started with, measured where the water level went up to when we added the object, and then used subtraction to find out how many millilitres of water were displaced.
In Reading we have looked at text features in terms of the structure they have. We were given different text types and needed to think about what it had, such as a title, subheadings, diagrams, an ingredients list etc. When we found the features we annotated them and then wrote down why those features were included, for example, a star rating is the feature in a review and it’s included because it gives the reader a quick impression of what the author thought of the movie or book.
For CBL it has been our solution phase and we have been working hard to meet the Challenge of ‘Share the importance of curiosity.’ In order to do this we decided we would create plays that show what life would have been like if particular things weren’t created through curiosity. The creations we chose to create plays about where the AFL, refrigerators and eye treatments. In groups of six or seven we came up with a storyboard and a script and then moved on to rehearsing and creating props for our performances.
Contributions by Berkay and Mrs Mac.