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All about shapes! 04.12.14

In Literacy we have been really conscientious learners, and we have written our whole story- 4 chapters!! We used our success criteria that we felt made a good story from last week to write our own adventure stories set in Roman Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius erupting. Will our characters escape?- Come to the learning look next week to find out!!

 

This week in Maths we have been learning about shapes. 2-D and 3-D shapes, and all the special language we have to use to describe and talk about shapes. Ask your childre what a regular or irregular shape is? A polygon? What  perpendicular lines are? And what does parallel mean?

In the afternoons we combined maths with coding, and learnt how to code using MS Logo. We made lots of regular shapes, and talked a lot about angles in shapes and how many degrees they are. Some of us started to making repeating patterns, which looked really pretty.

 

We ended this Maths topic by making nets of  3-D shapes, and turning them into 3-D shapes. The children felt that they did lots of confident, co-operative and communicative learning, and I agreed with them. When we talked at the end, the children felt that the two most important things we learnt were:

 

Ellie: 'All 3-D shapes are made from 2-D shapes, which make up the faces of the shape.'

Layla: 'That to name a 3-D shape, you have to count how many faces it has, not look at what shapes the faces are made up

 

 

Shapes we have made:

Shapes we have made: 1 A cuboid
Shapes we have made: 2 A Triangular Prism
Shapes we have made: 3 A Triangular prism
Shapes we have made: 4 A Triangular prism
Shapes we have made: 5 A Triangular based Pyramid
Shapes we have made: 6 A DoDecahedron
Shapes we have made: 7
Shapes we have made: 8 A Triangular prism
Shapes we have made: 9
Shapes we have made: 10 A Octohadron
Shapes we have made: 11 A Triangular prism
Shapes we have made: 12 A Tridecahedron
Shapes we have made: 13 A Hexahedron
Shapes we have made: 14 A Triangular based pryamid
Shapes we have made: 15 A Hesxahedron
Shapes we have made: 16
Shapes we have made: 17
Shapes we have made: 18 A Heptahedron
Shapes we have made: 19 A Triangular based pryamid
Shapes we have made: 20 A square based pryamid
Shapes we have made: 21 A cone

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