In Turquoise Class, we have been extremely busy. During English, we are preparing to write our own version of the story, ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’. In preparation, we have been learning about and constructing our own simple, compound and complex sentences which we will use in our writing. We have also be reviewing how to accurately punctuate dialogue.
In maths, we are learning about fractions. We have been learning about how to find equivalent fractions, including simplifying them. To do this, we have been using, “What ever you do the numerator, you must also do to the denominator.” Today, we moved on to learning about improper fractions and how to convert them into mixed number fractions.
In science, we have been preparing for an investigation into sound. We are testing to see which distance sound travels the clearest so we prepared three set of string phones using different lengths of string. We carried out the investigation and concluded that sound is the clearest when it travels at short distances, in comparison to longer distances because the sounds become muffled.
We’ve had lots of fun in art, exploring different types of process art. This means the way we make the artwork is more important than the final outcome. It’s been has been challenging but really enjoyable to have so much freedom using paint and pastels. We’re excited to use a combination of mediums later this week in one new piece.
In computing we have been using computational thinking skills and logistical reasoning to solve problems. In computing this has helped us with editing code on Scratch to create algorithms. We used Scratch to create an algorithm which draws a shape and wrote code to loop the instructions. We’re very excited to use these coding skills later on making our own games.