Term 3 – Week 3

As we come to the end of a short week, I hope everyone enjoyed their children’s day celebrations. I would like to thank everyone for their prompt responses and for sending back the reply slips for the field trip in such a timely manner.

This week we had the opportunity to look at the subway map and plotted our route to get to the aquarium.

In Math, we looked at 2D and 3D shapes. We looked at the criteria for congruency of triangles as well as how to calculate the missing angle in a triangle if necessary. We also looked at plans and perspectives of 3D shapes and how to calculate the volume of any three-dimensional prism.

In English, we started our network book for this term, Skellig, We looked at hooks the author uses to draw the reader in and reading between the lines of what the author is saying and delving deeper into the symbolism of the writing.

In IMYC – Science we looked at food webs and chains, the importance of balance in an ecosystem and how the removal of one species can influence the whole system. in ICT the students presented their “about me” presentations as well as the logos they designed and assessed each other on our previously decided upon success criteria for each of those. In Geography the students looked at balance within a community and what factors affect the balance of a community, the students then looked at a crime map and is comparing the different factors found in an area of high crime vs an area of low crime.

Next week we will be writing our Cambridge progression tests which is a teacher marked assessment of the phases’ work covered. The students will be writing two Math and two English papers.

On Friday of next week will be sports day, please read the school newsletter for more information.

That is all for this week, enjoy your weekend.