This week grade 4 was working on rotational symmetry. Rotational symmetry is when a shape can be rotated and stays exactly the same as before. Order of rotational symmetry is the amount of times the shape can turn without changing. If you know how many lines of rotational symmetry this shape I made has, then comment the answer. Hope you learned lots this week too!
Check out Avery’s design below – it has both rotational symmetry as well as line symmetry. I think she means what the order of rotational symmetry is of the design below – Ms Stacy
This week in lit circles we have been reading chapters 3 and 4 then answering questions on them for example chapter 3 question 5 “why didn’t the yellow ring work in the other pools my answer was because the yellow rings bring you to the woods
Grade 4 have been working hard at learning about maps. We looked at the history of mapping and the changes throughout time. Then we looked at the different types of maps and sorted out examples creating a booklet. Finally we followed instructions to create our own maps. See our finished results below.
Grade 4 are looking at forces that change the surface of the Earth. To get an idea of what the Earth is made of and how thin the crust is we built our own models. We then cut them in half and compared them. An observation made was that the crust is uneven around the Earth. We concluded that this meant that the crust is uneven around different parts of the world. We connected this with the thickness of mountains.
Grade 5 have been learning about culture – what it is and the elements included in it. They have been asking interesting questions throughout the unit and each session they see if they can form an answer for one of the questions on the wall.
This week we were doing Argentina in Earth Trek. It helps us learn about different countries in the world whiles we have fun doing activities about the country. I had fun in Argentina learning things and building the common colored houses out of paper. I was very nervous when our teacher announced the winner.
In mapping, grade four (4) has been looking at the different types of maps for example we have looked at the political map, the physical map and climate map and more. Are there more different types of maps?
This week grade four has been working on adding and subtracting and simplifying fractions. I enjoyed it because we had to multiply when the denominator is not the same. Multiplication is my favorite topic. Some things I learnt were, when you are either adding or subtracting the denominators HAS to be the same. Once your denominators are the same you only add or subtract your numerators. What is 7/8 + 2/8?
This week in grade 5, we’ve been working on science. We are studying the four spheres of the earth and how they interact with each other. After that, we would choose two spheres and make a model with their interactions on it. The four spheres are the geosphere which means land, rock, hydrosphere which means water, biosphere which means life and atmosphere which means air. My favourite spheres are the hydrosphere and the atmosphere. As we were doing this project, we were also grading ourselves. What are your favourite spheres?
This week I am learning about fractions. Sometimes I did understand but I managed to learn fraction in one week. Fraction can get hard but it teaches you to multiply fraction s, divide fractions, and add fractions and subtract .