We celebrated the many cultures represented in our classroom. All the children presented Digital Projects on a country of their choice – where they were born, where their parents were born or a country they were interested to learn about. Many children also created 3D projects based on their chosen country. We learned a lot from each other.
Ose taught us all about Nigeria. She brought in 3000 naira, which is about €6.
Molly did great research on China and did a great presentation.
Lee did a wonderful digital project on Vietnam.
Discovering Density : We discussed the word ‘hypothesis’ and wrote down what we expected to happen in the experiment.
We read each step of the method carefully and enjoyed getting involved in the process.
We asked some interesting questions while learning about density. Our results were interesting.
5th class have started Maths Week by solving maths riddles.
Give them a try: (Answers at the bottom of the page).
- I add 5 to 9 and get 2. The answer is correct, but how? (Dylan Byrne solved this one.)
- If there are 5 blocks and you take away 2, how many do you have? (This one tricked us all).
- I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I am even. What am I? (All groups solved it.)
We also solved some picture puzzless. Can you solve this one? (Answer at the bottom)
We began creating our own picture puzzles for our classmates to solve.
- 9am + 5hrs = 2pm
2. You took 2 blocks so you have 2!
3. Seven minus the ‘s’ is even.
Picture puzzle answer = 16
We did lots of interesting science experiments this week in the Haven on our July Programme.
We did a Skittles experiment. We put the Skittles into warm water. We watched carefully as the colours spread out in the water.
We also made butter. We poured Double Cream into a jar and put on the lid. We shook for a long time!
Butter formed! We drained away the extra liquid. We spread the butter on crackers and ate it.
We also made slime by mixing cornflour and water. We enjoyed mixing it!
We made lemon volcanos by cutting lemons in half and adding washing up liquid, food colouring and baking powder. When we mixed these ingredients into the lemon, a foam occured.
Our final experiment was the diet coke and mentos experiment. We enjoyed watching the reaction!