We practised ordering and comparing numbers by working in pairs to play the games Place Value Battle and Ladders.
In science we explored how different surfaces have different amounts of friction. We rolled a toy car down a ramp and measured how far it rolled. We found out that if the surface was smooth there was less friction and the car rolled further. If the surface was rough the car didn’t roll as far because there is more friction.
We looked at the different jobs sailors had to do on board Columbus’ ship. Thomas, Rylee-Mae and Georgia imagined what it would be like to pump bilge water, clean the ship and check the ropes. We worked in groups to infer information about different jobs, annotating pictures with our ideas. We will use this information to help us write a non-chronological report.
To start our new them, Plane, Trains and automobiles, we designed and started to make our own model vehicles. We had to measure the wood accurately and then used bench hooks and saws carefully to cut the wood to the required lengths. We then glued to pieces together and used card triangles to strengthen the structure. We are going to continue working on our vehicles over the next few weeks.