Today we rehearsed and performed our persuasive writing. We were trying to persuade people to buy our fossils, just like Mary Anning did! We had to use lots of expression, powerful adjectives, rhetorical questions and even special offers!
Today in Aquamarine class we all became doctors! We even wore special doctor masks. We used our surgery skills to make contractions from two words using scissors (scalpels) to remove the letters we didn’t need. We then used plasters to stick our new contractions back together before adding an apostrophe. We really enjoyed being contraction doctors and we now all really understand contractions and omissive apostrophes!
Today we have been working really hard investigating shapes. We all had a challenge about making as many shapes as possible using only 4 multilink cubes! We realised we needed to think of more creative shapes or we would run out of ideas! Some of us then went on to try and draw the shapes we had made on isometric paper which was a real challenge. We persevered and worked really well as a team and every one achieved at least one drawing!
We have been really lucky this week because we were able to work with some really powerful microscopes. We worked well with our friends to focus the microscopes and had lots of fun looking at things like seeds, jelly babies and even a dead fly!
We had a fantastic maths lesson today! It was our first lesson learning about equivalent fractions, which can be really tricky. However we all persevered and tried really hard. We used magnetic fraction shapes and bars as well as the fraction rods to find how many smaller fractions we could fit into the bigger fraction. We had to be careful because they needed to fit perfectly, with no gaps or overhangs. Hopefully this investigating will help us for the rest of the week with the rest of our fractions learning.
We have completed an experiment using celery and coloured water. We put our celery into red water and waited to see what happened. The celery turned red! We decided this is because the celery had absorbed the red water through its roots. We proved this by measuring the water level at the beginning and the end, the water level has decreased. Therefore we knew that the water had travelled into the plant and up the stem.
Today even more animals moved into our fish tank! We now have 2 snails and 2 shrimp. These animals are going to help keep our tank clean by eating all the dirt and algae from the bottom and sides of the tank. We are very excited to have more animals in Aquamarine class!