Students investigated the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, symmetry well as transformation of shapes during our maths incursion. Here were some of our investigations and discoveries.
Students are currently applying their multiplication and division strategies to determine the surface area of 2D objects. Students were given a task of finding the perimeter and area of the new portables by constructing their very own square metre out of newspaper. Their purpose was to send off the measurements to possibly lay new carpet squares for the new building.
Students have been putting great effort in developing their roles in their literacy circles, to deepen their understanding of text. Students have been currently taken on the role of questioner, which enables students to prose and answer questions from the text. Students have been focusing on higher order questions, which provides in depth responses, as well as a provide a deeper understanding of the text.
In week 10, Grade 3/4 had a visit from Benedict the Beekeeper, who explored many aspects about bees. Students learnt about the life cycle of bees, their lifestyle and a bees role during the pollination process. Benedict also explored the elements of bee keeping.
In week 7, Term 3 students in 3/4 A familiarised themselves with the language and structural features of explanation texts. Through collaborative discussions, students shared their view as to what are the essentials in an explanation text, as well as analyse the similarities and differences between explanation texts. Here were some of the highlights of the lesson: