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.
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?