Today in our problem solving workshops, we used “bar models” to help us to visualise and understand what the question was asking. The boys learned there are many ways to solve problem.
Today the Year 3 boys explored the relationship between the earth and the sun. The watched some youtube clips on lib guides. They were then given a variety of materials to create a model to demonstrate their understanding of the connections and relationships they learned about.
Next lesson they will need to explain their models.
Year 3 conducted inquiries into a local community group they are a part of. They created questions to find out information about their chosen community.
Our local community Informative Texts
The boys were conducting an inquiry into fractions. They discovered that fractions can be equivalent to each other. They decoded the word equivalent by looking at the beginning part of the part and relating it to the word equal. A very fun, hands on learning task.
The boys explored various numbers in their Mathematics lesson. They shared counters into rows to see the different arrays they could make. They then learned that the arrays could be recorded using both division and multiplication algorithms.
At the Literature festival I learned that it takes a long time to make a picture book. I also learned that no one can’t be a perfect author or illustrator. The literature festival also taught me that you can draw anything if you try hard. I learned that poetry can also be nursery rhymes. I learned spoonerisms can be great fun.