Maths, French and Science
In Maths this week, we have been looking at 6-digit numbers. We showed that we were able to represent these in many different ways. We used place value counters to represent the numbers after seeing how big a 10,000 Dienes rod would be! We enjoyed making a range of different numbers using the counters.
In French, we were learning about body parts. We sang the song ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ in French and this helped us to translate the French body parts and then label the diagram. We will be using this knowledge later in the unit to describe a monster. We can’t as we have also been describing the monster, Grendel, from the Beowulf story in our English lessons.
This week in Science we have been exploring forces. We investigated different things such as stretching springs and hair bands, dropping playdough and orange peel, lifting weights and pushing and pulling objects. All of these led us to investigating different forces and what force is applied to some of them at different points. We then estimated this force in Newtons and then observed and measured the force using a Newton metre. We had to make sure that we used an appropriate Newton metre so that we could read a measurement.