Thursday, 5 December 2013

Angry Maths!

In Rowan maths set, we have been learning about shapes and, in particular, 3D shapes. We have been learning new vocabulary to describe the properites of 3D shapes, such as faces, edges and vertices.

We have also been studying the nets of 3D shapes. What better way to have fun in maths than make 3D shapes for our own Angry Birds game?

Take a look at our characters!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Space Bar is open!

In Rowan maths set, we have been learning about volume and capacity and, more importantly, how to measure capacity.

What better way to do this than by opening up our 'Space' themed bar and measuring some delicious fruit cocktails to share! Here are some pictures of us measuring out drinks such as Jupiter Juice and Alien Bug Delight!

Historical symmetry...

In year 3 and 4 we have studying shape and symmetry with a twist! Through our topic of Ancient Rome, we have studied shields from the Roman army and found that most had at least one line of symmetry!

We decided to use this fact in our maths lesson by creating our own Roman shields that had one or two lines of symmetry. We had to be very careful when measuring our shapes and designs to make sure our shields were as accurate as possible.

Here is a sample of our work:

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Anti-bullying week

Today, Broadford had a special visit from an anti-bullying workshop to mark the importance of anti-bullying week. 

In classes we discussed the different types of bullying (physical,verbal, social or cyber bullying) and what we should do if we ever encounter this. 

We learned a useful strategy to deal with cyber bullying that was easy to remember:

1. Zip it!
2. Block it!
3. Flag it!

We then listened to a poem called 'Billy doesn't like school really' and created role plays to change a bullying picture into a friendship picture. 

Harold Hill Locality Spelling Bee

Each year we are extremely grateful to Drapers Academy for hosting the Harold Hill Locality Spelling Bee. This is the third year that the spelling bee has been running and the competition is fierce!

To ensure that we have the best team possible, take the crown and win the title of the ‘The best spellers on the hill!’ we are holding round one of the school based competition at the end of this term.

The in house spelling bee will be held in classes and the winners from each class will go forward to the whole school competition in the summer term. This is the round that will decide the winning team, who will represent the school at the locality spelling bee.

If you are good speller with a memory like a steel trap and you would like to win a kindle, then we need you!

Start your spelling training today. Good Luck!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Musical madness!

Every Tuesday year 3 & 4, we are lucky to have a specialist music teacher in to teach us how to play instruments and learn musical rhythms. 

Today we got to play the steel pans! We practised drumming the different notes and learned how the notes in different places produced different sounds. 

Here are a few pictures of us practising: