Then we played with fraction blocks to see what we could discover.
We then looked at making equivalent fractions using the blocks. We know that the blocks have to fit under each other exactly for them to be equivalent. It’s fun and interesting finding out which fractions are equivalent. Aren’t we good at working fairly as a group, taking turns??
With information gathered from drawing around the fraction blocks to discover equivalent fractions, we began to look at how we could use our knowledge of multiplication to work out equivalent fractions.
We have been learning about different materials. One of our investigations has been testing different types of paper to discover which was the most absorbent to the least.
First we made a prediction on ranking the papers from most absorbent to the least. Next we discussed what a fair test is to help us set up our investigation. After that we wrote up our method of how we were going to run our investigation, we ensured everything we did had to be the same for every piece of paper for it to be a fair test.
We then cut the pieces of paper all the same size, some of us found it challenging, but we all got there in the end.
This is us cutting our paper.
After we had cut our paper we got a beaker of coloured water. Then we put each strip of paper touching the bottom for 2 minutes. When we took the paper out of the water, we measured how far the water had risen up the strip of paper.
This is us testing the paper.
Most of our results were similar to each other. We discovered our predictions were different to our results.
We learnt it is important to follow the method exactly as it is written or it is not a fair test.
Written by Alex, Charlee, Isabella, Ciaran, Ashlee, Olivia, Michael, Daniel, and Anna.
We have been learning about myths and legends this term. To tie in with Matariki we focused on retelling the story by creating all the characters using as many natural resources as we could.
Mrs King showed the Year 6 girls how to begin the star. It was very tricky, but some of us persevered and succeeded.
This is all of us completing the star with our Year 3 buddies helping.
We had a visitor in our class he was all the way from Doha. His name was Flat Stanley. We were given the task to have some adventures with Flat Stanley.
This is what the helicopter should have looked like.
Whoever thought pitching tents, eating pikelets, and playing games in the sun could be so much fun!! Egg throwing and catching was interesting especially when some people got egged. Lastly we finished by having an Easter egg hunt. It was really difficult as we had to find two halves of a laminated egg with the same pattern. At times we had to negotiate with others that had the same pattern.
Come see how much fun we have learning Mandarin through music and movement with Bing.
Next we used rulers, and tape measures to measure different things in the classroom.
Then we used force meters to weigh our school bags. Look at how much our school bags weigh, at this rate we will be weight lifters!
Our last task was to explore how much water weighed.
We discovered weighing water was tricky with the balance scales as they kept moving.
We all found out that 100mls weighs 100gms therefore 500mls weighed 500gms.