Although we only had two days of school last week, we very very busy indeed! Read below to find out what we've been up to...
Last Friday, we were lucky enough to be visited by Jeff Kinney, the author of the famous Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He was very friendly and as well as talking to us about his inspiration for the series he also taught us how to draw the main characters!
We are continuing our UOI from before the October break. This week we began to look at our second line of inquiry; transportation. In our initial lesson, we looked at transportation in Singapore through the lenses of our key concepts; connection, function and causation. We also had a chance to write down some questions we had about transportation here. Some of our questions are here:
Why is the MRT controlled by a computer?
Why does the MRT use machines instead of drivers?
How many stops are on the MRT?
In math last week we began looking at measurements, specifically units of measurement that help us to measure distances and length. We've been carrying out some investigations to introduce us to using feet, metres and cm. Read below to find out more!
Investigation on 'is your foot a foot long?'
In this investigation we made predictions about what we thought inches and feet looked like. Then we actually got to look at the length of a foot and an inch. Some of our predictions were pretty close but some weren't! We then carried out an investigation to see if our foot is a foot long. We wrote down our predictions, the equipment we would need, method and results. In our conclusions we shared that a foot is actually longer than the length of our feet!
Investigation on the length of the classroom.
Ms Amin wanted to hang some string up in the classroom but wasn't sure how much she would need. We helped her out by measuring the length of the classroom. Some of us used tape measures, some of us used metre sticks and some of us used 12 inch rulers. On our first attempt lots of us had different results. This showed us that some of us weren't measuring accurately. We talked about the way we measured and realised that some people were leaving gaps between the edges of the rulers or measuring diagonally instead of straight. The second time we tried, our results were a lot closer together. We all learnt that the length of our classroom is 7 feet and approximately 25 cm.
We are a group of 8 and 9 year olds who are kind, fun and imaginative!