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Using Maths to measure…

This week we have been using maths to measure. We have discussed and investigated how we would measure heat, weigh, capacity and length. Yesterday we used scales to measure the weight of objects in our class. Today we have been investigating the capacity of different containers. We estimated which, out of three bottles, would have less than, equal to or more than a litre. Then we looked at the measurements on three jugs and put them in order from the smallest to the largest. Finally we investigated using the water tray. This was our favourite part.

  

Maths week…

Wow what a marvellous, magical Maths week we have had. A visit by the Maths man, creating board games with 6M, making school building art with 2D shapes, designing posters and finally sharing our work in assembly on Friday. Here are some of the pictures of what we have done. 
   
 

Becoming artists…

Our new topic is helping us to be better artists. This week, while looking at the artist Monet, we were also reviewing the skills we need when creating art. Many of us didn’t know our primary or secondary colours, so we set out to learn them. We took the three primary colours of red, yellow and blue and mixed them together to see which secondary colours were made. 

  

Where do we belong?

This week we have been asking the question ‘Where do we belong?’ We found it easy to identify groups that we belong to and explain why we feel that we belong there. Lots of us us have felt that we didn’t belong somewhere, at different times in our lives. We said that we are going to make sure that everyone feels that they belong at Aveley Primary school.  

 

Making bread hedgehogs

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Making food from the plants we have grown…

So it has been a busy few weeks since we planted our seeds. Lots has happened in that time.

Once the seeds had germinated, we planted them outside.

   
 
We have been watering them daily and watching them grow.

Finally, our basil was ready to start cooking.

We planned to make pasta with a tomato and basil sauce. Here are the photos of us in the kitchen and the final product. Check back for our instructions, so that you can make your own. 

   
    
    
   

Fractions and biscuits…

We wanted a deeper understanding of fractions, so we investigated by breaking biscuits into different fractions. We also got to eat them after. Yum yum. 

   
    
    
 

Growing plants for our Science topic.

For this terms topic of ‘Little Gardeners’ we are trying to grow a mix of salads and plants. Here we are planting our seeds.

   
    
   

Conjunctions.

This week we have been looking at co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Today we tried to turn them into power openers by putting the conjunction at the start. Could you have made a different sentence?
   
    
   

Power openers and conjunctions.

This week we have been looking at co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Today we tried to turn them into power openers by putting the conjunction at the start. Could you have made a different sentence?