Busy week!

Reading – Analysing illustrations

During our reading sessions, we have been focusing on a new skill. There are so many illustrations in picture story books yet we don’t tend to ask ourselves why the author and illustrator have chosen that specific shot size, angle, colour etc. There are so many shot sizes such as close up, extreme close up, long shot, extreme long shot and two shot. We also learnt about the angles of the shots such as low angle, high angle, bird’s eye view and eye level. These shots and angles are used for different purposes. It was our job to be detectives and think about why the author and illustrator have chosen that specific shot size and/or angle.

The purpose of a close up is to show the expression of a character – Yara

Maths – Area Robots

“Area is the space inside!” We highly recommend you to listen to this catchy song about Area and Perimeter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSVMrPu0__U). This week we have learnt about calculating the area of flat shapes. The formula to calculating the area is length x width. We realised that the formula is much quicker than counting all the squares inside the flat shape.  To further understand this, we created our very own Area Robots! We were then asked to calculate the area of each body part.

Calculating the area is simple, just use the formula (length x width) – Devyan

It’s so easy to calculate the area! – Lucas

Writing

This week we have been unpacking the text type ‘recount’. A recount retells an experience or an event that happened in the past. The purpose of a recount can be to inform, entertain or to reflect and evaluate. Before commencing our draft, we created a plan. As good writers, we always need to plan as this will help us write. In our orientation/introduction, we included the 5 W’s (Who, What, When, Where and Why). We have been learning to use describing words and ‘show, don’t tell’ to create powerful sentences for our orientation. We are now in the process of completing our draft and moving on with the writing process. Here are some examples of our orientations!

Attendance

‘Absences add up. Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year’.

Thank you for reading!

From 3C 🙂

 

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