Friday, November 20, 2009

Properties of Plastic and Glass

We have been learning to work together using a programme called Kidspiration to organise our ideas. We were looking at the properties of plastics and glass.
You will notice that some of us used post it notes and card instead of the computer. We could still organise our ideas this way.
We have also been learning to use words like transparent, translucent, opaque, dull and shiny to describe what we see.
If you have trouble reading our work, click on the picture and it will zoom in.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Scatter Cat by Lynley Dodd

We have been learning to use words like in, on, under and behind to describe where things are. Here we have made a voice thread recording our stories about Hairy Maclary chasing all the cats in Scattercat by Lynley Dodd.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What is rubbish?

We spent some time this morning thinking about what rubbish is. Ms Donnell was very impressed with our thinking. Have a look.

Last term we looked in the dictionary to find out what food is.
What does a dictionary say about rubbish?
This came from:
worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out; debris; litter; trash.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Is it made from wool?

We have been thinking about...
where we go to find the answer to a question.
Our question was: Is it made from wool?
We looked at the label on our clothes.
We looked in a book called "Wool" by Annabelle Dixon to find out about tests you can do to tell the difference between man-made fibres and wool.
The tests we did were:
The Feeling Test The Pulling Test
The Dampness Test The Ice Cube Test
Tomorrow we plan to go to see an expert, (Monty's dad) to find out about how you get the wool from the sheep. Monty's dad will shear a sheep at the shearing shed while we watch.