Archive for November, 2010

Instructions

In literacy this week we are looking at  instructions, the main features and whether they are easy to follow. Some of the instuctions we are going to follow include: making play dough, making a mask, folding a chatterbox, playing a game and finding instructions around the school.

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Bright start

This morning our bright start activity was to create a snowman using our bags of stuff (everyday classroom items).

Here are some of our creations.

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Exploring Colour Mixing

Click on the links below to find out even more about colour.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Colormixing.shtml

Click on the link below to use a virtual paintbox to create works of art.
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/paintbox.htm

You might even like to do some virtual colour mixing with Curious George!
http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/games/mix_and_paint/mix_and_paint.html

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Percentages Webquest

Are you up for a challenge?

Do you want to be totally prepared for Maths next week?

Do you enjoy using the internet to discover new things?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, click on the link below and have a go at the webquest. Please let me know how you get on.

http://www.mathgoodies.com/Webquests/Percent_Daily_Life/

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Children in Need

We created a small change Pudsey and went on a Pudsey treasure hunt to raise money for Children in Need.

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Get talking, get learning

WC: 29.11.10

English: Next week we will be investigating instructions so that we can find out what the key features of an instruction text is. At home brainstorm how and when instructions are used and given. Remember that the best writers are readers so make sure that there are at least 3 entries in your home reading journal by next Friday. Your reading book and home reading journal needs to be brought to school everyday.

Numeracy: Next week we are going to create a catalogue for the Christmas sales so we will need to use percentages to make the discounts. Make a list of everything that you know about percentages. Also log onto Sam Learning to find out what super, special maths work is waiting there for you to complete.

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 Topic: Next week we are still working with colour. We will be mixing it, to make secondary and tertiary colours and creating shades and tints in preparation for making our masks for the pantomime. If you have paints at home see how many different tints and shades that you can mix using only blue, black and white.

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Get talking, get learning

WC: 22.11.10

English:  Next week we will continue to write our pantomime scripts.  I’ve noticed that many of you need apostrophe practice, so whilst you are reading please look out for where and when apostrophes are used.

Remember that the best writers are readers, so get reading.

 

Numeracy:  Next week we are going to design and make a game that will help children to develop their understanding of fractions.

Make a list of the fraction knowledge and skills that we could include in the game.  

 

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Next week we are going to be working with colour.

We will be mixing it, to make secondary and tertiary colours and creating shades and tints in preparation for making our masks for the pantomime.

If you have paints at home see how many different colours you can mix using only red, blue and yellow.

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