Hello from Mrs Jones and class 3!
We have had a great week, with our focus in maths being shape and symmetry and our English on innovating a non-fiction class book about specialist clothing, with everything from gardener’s gloves to scuba diver’s shoes!
We were looking at 3D shapes and the number of faces, edges and vertices they had.
We had to investigate whether 12 straws was enough to build a cuboid out of – it was tricky!
We used mirrors to find the lines of symmetry in a variety of 2D shapes and solved a the following question: Is the number of sides a shape has the same as the number of lines of symmetry?
We found out that the number of sides and lines of symmetry are not always the same because a rectangle has 4 sides and only 2 lines of symmetry, whilst a circle has 1 side and infinite lines of symmetry! Great investigative skills from class 3 🙂
In English we’ve been mind-mapping for our class book which should be finished next week – we can’t wait to share it with you! I’ve been so impressed with the ideas they’ve come up with and the fantastic vocabulary they want to include. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the special clothing we will be including…
Have a lovely weekend!
It’s been a busy and productive first full week for class 3. We’ve been settling into our daily routines, collaborating on our class expectations and getting to know one another.
We’ve also been getting our teeth into some English based on the non-fiction text “What do you do with a tail like this?” adapting and innovating our own sentences using adjectives and adverbs with great success. We’ve also been thinking about lines and angles in maths and spotting them all around us! Parallel lines in equals symbols and perpendicular lines on our display boards. The children found all of the angles in both their forenames and surnames and explored some tricky questions about the relationship between the number of sides a shape has and the number of angles.
I’m looking forward to seeing what next week has in store and will keep you all updated! Mrs Jones 🙂