This week in our Mathematics lessons we have been examining 3D shapes. We've had great fun stacking the shapes into super tall towers as well as finding out which ones roll and which ones do not.
We have been using some great online games too. Here are the links:
We have been using the important language and recognising shapes just from their description.
We have been using
vertex vertices faces edges curved straight
circular square triangular rectangular
To earn a merit I wonder if you can create a riddle to see if we can guess what the shape is.
Here is an example:
I have 3 faces.
One of my faces is curved and the other two are circular.
I have two curved edges and I can be stacked.
What am I?
(Scroll down to find the answer)
How wonderful to welcome our Mummies and special ladies to our afternoon tea today.
We wanted to say a special thank you for all that you do, each and every day.
Mummies and other special ladies in our lives, including Grannies and Aunties, were treated to some lovely singing, presentation of special work, a poem, a gift of flowers and piano music. Our special guests also enjoyed freshly baked scones, baked with our own Smalley eggs (thank you Mrs Mason), shortbread with strawberries (thank you Mrs Straw), freshly baked cakes (thank you Mrs Pace) and of course plenty of hugs and time to chat. The children enjoyed their freshly baked biscuits made by our kitchen staff - thank you.
Thank you so much everyone for coming - it was really super to see you all. If you were unable to make it, we hope you enjoyed your special gifts.
Happy Mother's Day xx
During Book Week 2017, special assemblies were held with lots of special guests. Our guests included Lucy Truman, who came to speak to the children on Tuesday about her work as an illustrator. Lucy also gave a masterclass to Class 4, where they designed some beautiful book covers. On Wednesday Tess, Oliver and Iris spoke about their favourite books, visiting Heanor library and making bookmarks. On Thursday, we welcomed Mr Huntington, who is the headteacher at Heanor Gate Science College; he came to read his favourite children's book 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson. Our very own Dr Shelton shared her wonderful book that she had written as part of her studies - she spoke to the children about everyone having the potential to write a book and that everyone has a book inside them
On Friday, we held a special whole school assembly where each class shared the work they had been doing.
Thank you to everyone who visited our school and to everyone who shared their work during our assemblies this week.
Well done children for working hard on fractions of amounts this week. We used equipment and drawings to help us work out the answers. We found a quarter, three quarters. Some of us worked out a third and two thirds of an amount.
Here we are solving word problems:
If there were 12 cows in a field and a quarter were standing up , how many cows were standing?
Three quarters of the 12 cows were lying down, how many cows were lying down?