Week 5 in 4B
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I attended the Advantage Maths Course here at UNIS with the new teachers. It has been a wonderful opportunity to further increase my understanding of assessment and teaching in Mathematics.
In class on Monday we continued to work on developing our skills when working with the Words Their Way Spelling program. In Writing, we deconstructed a number of Response text examples to analyse the various components. The children then watched the beautiful Pixar short movie called Piper. After watching the movie the students independently completed planning scaffolds to assist the writing of a Response.
What is a Response?
A response is a text that shows the writer’s reaction to something, which may be an event, someone else’s view or another text. The writer should include features of the original to give some background to their response.
A response usually contains:
- a summary of the original event, view or text
- the writer’s reaction
- an explanation for why the writer feels that way
Here is a link to the movie they watched: Piper
In Math we continued to work on place value as part of our study into Whole Number.
Here is an example of the type of activity that we have been doing this week.
During our Unit of Inquiry work into How The World Works we looked at the different types of rocks and how each is formed. We watched a great documentary which helped the students understand Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary rocks.
It is worth watching if you have time : Click here
Here are some pictures of the children recording their understandings
We also discussed the important scientific idea of “The Rock Cycle” Next week we will be performing experiments to discover the difference between erosion and weathering.
UOI: Science- Experiments involving Erosion and Weathering
Writing –To Instruct: Scientific Procedure (write) Signs, manuals, recipes, experiments, directions, timetables, instructions, poster
DATES TO REMEMBER:
- Saturday 22nd September – Community Connections Fair and Flea Market
- Saturday 29th September – Parent and Staff Sparkly Social
- Monday 1st October – ES Parent – Teacher Conferences (No School or ASAs for ES)
- October 6 – 14th – Autumn Break NO SCHOOL
Thank you to the parents who have sent in headphones. If not, could you please can you send in a pair of headphones that they can keep at school please. They need to have a built in microphone like the image below. They should be named and left at school in their individual baskets. Some weeks the students will need them multiple times so it is important that they be available in the classroom at all times.