This afternoon, we have been creating journey sticks. This week in literacy, we have focused on autobiographies. Today, we story mapped our plan, focusing on the key events in our lives. This afternoon, we spent creating a journey stick of our life so far.
This afternoon, we have set up a salt crystal experiment. We have decided that our independent variable will be the amount of water that we put into the containers: half full, quarter full and full. Our controlled variable is the amount of salt in each jar. Our dependent variable in the experiment is the testing and monitoring the salt
This afternoon, we were investigating the difference between irreversible and reversible changes. Reversible means being able to form its shape again and irreversible means its the change cannot be undone.
We carried out a experiment using a variety of different food types: toffee, potato, chocolate, eggs and butter. We had to decide whether these types of food where reversible or irreversible.
Can you think of any more food types that may be reversible?
Starting this weeks science week, we were investigating which material would be the best insulator. We were testing out different materials for a new lunchbox lining. We found that plastic was the best material because it kept the ice-cube the coldest for the longest. We tested fabric and foil too.
Today in class, we have be learning about the perimeter of a shape. We used a ruler to measure the length of the sides, as we know that in order to find the perimeter we need to add all of the sides together. This is an example of our learning that we did today:
Can you think of any objects in the classroom that we can find the perimeter of?
This morning, we have been learning about biographies. We read a biography about a famous person and then annotated the language features. We have learnt that biographies are generally written in 3rd person, in the past tense and is in chronological order.