Welcome to Primary 3/4 Class!
We are beginning to put up some posts here about our learning. We hope you enjoy them!
Last week (14th - 18th March) was Science Week and inspired by Tim Peake's rocket ship we enjoyed some balloon activities to begin to understand opposite forces.
We made a balloon rocket which didn't go up but went along the string!
See the utube video to see what we did - however we just had helpers to hold onto the ends which made it great fun!
Can you see our balloon rocket go?!
We also had 2 balloon hovercrafts to experiment with - see the instructions if you would like to make one yourself at home!
Here are our balloon hovercrafts -
The hovercraft worked really well on a large whiteboard - this was Stuart's idea!
We also made balloon powered spinners - they were trickier to work but when they got going they made the straw spin around and around...
These people had a go at a spinner -
We could only have certain people blowing up balloons - we labelled their balloons - so we didn't share germs. Mrs Shortel did a lot of huffing and puffing that day - although Ollie was also my fantastic blower upper too!
My cheeks are getting sore!
Earlier this term we have been learning about words called 'onomatopoeia'. These are words which imitate sounds. Here is a utube song which helped us learn all about this...
And here is a song which helped us learn about 'alliteration'. These are words which begin with the same sounds. Watch out - its a very catchy tune!
Last week (March 16th) we continued our punctuation activities by beginning to learn how to use commas properly. We are learning that one of the ways a comma can be used is to separate items in a series (or list). We practised separating adjectives in sentences but this Grammar song also helped us to understand this better.
On World Book Day (3rd March) we buddied up with P1T to share our favourite books and talk about why we liked them. We read each other's stories in small groups and drew pictures of a favourite character or event from the story.
Here we are sharing our favourite books!