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October 6, 2013
by malmsburyps
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When Tylden came to Malmsbury

Last term the Grades Prep to 2 from Tylden Primary School came to visit Malmsbury.  They came to have some science activities with us because it is Science Week!

We were all in groups and we did one activity at a time.  There were five activities.  We made animal pictures.  We all made different kinds of animals that could live all around the world.  We got to create butterflies that can hide on different surfaces.  This is called camouflage.  We were doing some leaf stuff.  We put leaves in a science book and had to draw under them.  We got to take these home and we can put more science-y things in them.  In another activity we had clues of animals and we tried to guess what the animal was.  This was called ‘What am I?’.  We also had fun blowing up balloons to make rocket balloons.

At recess we ate jelly with a frog in it.  It was called Frog in a Pond.  The Tylden kids had made them for us.  We made Snake in Creeks for them.  We had a BBQ for lunch and we ate sausages with the kids from Tylden.  We liked eating the sausages!  We got to play with our Tylden friends outside.  At recess we had to have inside play because it was rainy, it was a bit wet at lunchtime too but we still played outside.

Some people already knew some of the Tylden kids, but there were lots of new faces too.  Now we know some new friends from Tylden Primary School.

What did you do for Science Week at your school?

What is your favourite science activity?

May 11, 2013
by malmsburyps
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Maths – Lego style

This term we have been using Lego and Duplo blocks in our maths sessions.

We worked out that one square block is equal to one. The rectangle blocks are equal to two.  Each group of four is equal to one.  We built things and had to  work out what number they showed.  This picture shows the number seven.

The blocks helped us practise our counting.  It was hard at first.  We were given a number and we had to show that number using our blocks.  We learnt that we can rearrange the blocks and still show the same number.  We can stack three square blocks to show 3, or we can put a square block on a rectangle block and show 3 that way.

Can you work out what number this model shows?

What other maths ideas could we use building blocks for?

July 26, 2012
by malmsburyps
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Something interesting in maths today…

On Monday we did some Maths investigation. Here are some of the things we noticed.

I thought Eliza’s thing was really amazing.

I saw Ceanna doing a good job making a pattern on the abacus.

I saw Isha thinking about what pattern she might do on the abacus.

I saw Molly thinking about numbers

My patterns went up and down – Eliza

I tried to think about how I could make shapes and numbers with the tangrams. I was thinking about what shapes to use. -Rosie

I was working on the whiteboards and doing number patterns, writing where the numbers go. _Erin

I was working on the scale to make sure the weights were balancing and not balancing. – Molly

I was sorting out the numbers and practising counting up to big numbers. Brandan

My pattern (on the abacus) had gaps in the middle. – Ceanna

I was making patterns on the abacus. – Isha

I was making sure that the shapes fitted together with the tangrams. – Natalia

 

Here are some of the things we were doing:

 

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