12.02.14 – Fruity rhymes and lighthouse painting (click here)
In literacy this week we have been learning about different types of poems. We enjoyed sharing poems all about different types of food and we have had a go at writing our own. We noticed how some poems had rhyming parts, whilst others had repeating text like ‘munch, munch, munch’. Using the idea of repeating text and rhyme, we decided to write our own poems about our part of our theme ‘healthy eating’, so thought of healthy fruit like bananas and apples. To make our poems interesting, we tried to think of good adjectives to describe the fruit, such as: ‘hard’, ‘crunchy’ and ‘juicy’. We had lots of fun finding rhyming words to create rhyming strings such as: ‘fruit’, ‘suit’, ‘boot’. We discovered that words just need to sound the same, they don’t need to be spelt the same way. Finally we created some shapes poems. These are poems which are written in the shape of the object they are describing.
In Mrs Maddock’s class we have practising strategies to add and take away nine, knowing what we know about adding and taking away 10. If we wanted to add 9, we would use a number line to add ten then take-away one.
For example: 34 + 9 =
step one – add 10: 34 + 10 = 44
step two – take away 1: 44 – 1 = 43
step three – record your answer: 34+ 9 = 43
We can use this strategy too if we wanted to take-away 9, we would use a number line to take-away 10 then add 1.
For example:34 – 9 =
step one – subtract 10: 34 – 10 = 24
step two – add 1: 24 + 1 = 25
step three – record your answer: 34 – 9 = 25
In Mrs Ingram’s class we have been finding the difference by adding on or taking away using a number line. We had two numbers and had to find the difference in-between. So, we started by looking at the smallest number, then used a numberline to hop on until we go to the biggest number, the number of hops being the difference. As we got better, we started to hop on to the next multiple of 10 and then jumped in tens. This was tricky to start with, but it got easier the more sums we did.
In DT this week we have been painting our lighthouses. First we had to cover them with white acrylic paint, which gives us a clear base to paint onto. Then we painted red stripes on them – we had learnt in history, that lighthouses didn’t always have their stripes going around them, some were diagonal or straight up and down. Once the red paint is dry we will be adding our fine detail such as the windows and doors. Then we will be able to put our candles on the top so it lights up like a lighthouse!
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