REMINDER: Thank you to the families who have already donated a bag of lollies to help us with our Mission Day stall. Students will be weighing and making up 50g bags to sell on the day and we’d really appreciate some more bags, which will ultimately help the 3 charities we are raising money for.
Literacy – Exposition Writing
Using the research that they completed over the last few weeks, students began writing a persuasive text on the topic ‘Is Subway healthy?’ They had to choose one side of the argument and develop their main points from there, with many students drawing on their understanding of sodium, sugar and fat content to help guide them in giving their opinion.
Numeracy – Perimeter and Area
After recapping the learning that was introduced on Wednesday, students went off to complete their measurement investigation. After measuring and calculating the distance around the boundary of each shape, as well as the space inside it, students reflected on their predictions and either confirmed that their guess was right, or noted which shape was longer or larger instead.
Once students had finished the main investigation, they were able to move on to a Flipchart-based task that further extended their understanding. Some of the problems they worked through are below.
Science – Chemical Sciences
Following on from the session last week where the student’s observed the changes of matter, they further developed their understanding of chemical science by observing the properties and characteristics of each of the three main states of matter in everyday objects. Students in their ‘Change Detective’ groups looked at different materials, discussing and recording in a tally which of the three states of matter the items fell into. The lesson was concluded with a regrouping and sharing of thoughts and ideas.
Through hands-on activities students learnt how to appropriately group different substances into either solid, liquid or gas, according to the properties that each item displayed.