Seamus is our very special friend who comes to visit us every Friday to talk about God and our faith and to pray with us. He tells us lots of nice stories from the Bible and answers any questions that we might have about our religion. We really enjoy talking to Seamus when he comes in to see us.
This week he told us all about the Jesse Tree. We each got a special symbol that represents a day on the advent calendar. We talked about the pictures and then coloured them in. We then cut them out, and glued them onto some special purple card and tied a ribbon on them. Seamus then helped us to hang the symbols on our Jesse Tree.
This week in Science we were investigating how heavy aeroplanes stay up in the sky. We learned that the air around us is not empty but filled with air which pushes everthing around us- this is called air pressure.
Moving air has a lower pressure than still air, and the faster the air is moving the lower its pressure.
This is the basis of how aeroplanes stay in the air- air flows faster over the curved top of the wings than under the flatter bottom. The slower air underneath has greater pressure which pushes upwards on the plane and makes it fly!!.
To test this theory we made paper aeroplanes and flew them around our classroom. We had a paper airplane race to see which design and which throwing technique is the best!
Every Thursday our class goes to the school library. We love going to the library because we get to read and share lots of different books with out friends. We each have our own library card that we use to check out a new book. We line up beside the librarian and show her the new book we have chosen, she scans the book and checks it out for us!
We always remeber to use the FIve Finger Test when choosing a book to make sure it is right for us. First we choose a book that we like, then we pick a page and start reading. For every tricky word we get stuck on we put up one finger.
2 fingers-just right
3 fingers- a little bit hard but it could be fun
4 fingers difficult to read (try with an adult)
5 fingers- too difficult for now, save it for next year!
We are very lucky to have such a well stocked library
We learned all about how to estimate in maths this week. This means to make your best guess as to how many items are in a group. We used bunches of lollipop sticks, links, crayons and cubes to help us to practice estimating.
First we took a handfull of each item and put them on the table. Then we estimated how many there were, finally we counted to find out if we were right.
We also held a class competiton to see who could guess how many bears were in the tub. Ms Hall and Helena made an estimate too, can you guess who got the best estimate?
Miss Mc Mahon