This term we are learning to measure mass and capacity. The current focus is on reading scales. Below are a few activities to help children to practise reading them. Click on the images to play the activities.
This afternoon Panthers were given the challenge of building a 40cm bridge that would allow a toy car to cross. They were allowed to use only paper - £10, paper clips - £3 and masking tape - £10. They were given an initial balance of $100 and had to keep track of their money as they spent it. Many groups initially struggled with the design to support the weight of the car and found their bridges collapsing. Once they realised that paper could be folded in a certain way to make it stronger they started to experience success. Fortunately all groups managed to stay within their budget.
But it's only 8 degrees as I type. Shorts can stay in the drawer for a while longer. I remember a couple of weeks ago I was standing on the side of the road in 24 degrees watching the Paris - Roubaix cycle race in France.
This half term's topic is business enterprise. Panthers will become familiar with some of the language around businesses, develop their own products within groups and undertake some market research to refine products according to feedback. The groups will need to promote their product and consider who their target market is. They will also need to keep track of their finances to hopefully make a profit. Speaking of money it won't of course be real. We'll create our own currency. I wonder what it will be called.
There are some links in the sidebar to the right to get children thinking about what type of product they could create.
At this stage PE will be on Thursdays in the same slot as swimming. Looking forward to getting outside a bit more.
We're a class of year 3/4 children from Kenninghall in Norfolk.