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Well done to the English “Pommies” for winning our own version of the Ashes. There were only 3 runs difference in the final score and only 1 run separates the teams over their 3 matches!!!!!
it didn’t seem fair to only give 1 team their “Ashes” trophy full of ice pops so wee all had a walk to the shop for some!!!
Today, we got out the tape measures and ruler for some application of our measuring skills. We were making “Crocodile Dundee” hats as a start to Unit 3 of our Australia topic: Surviving the Australians!
We had to accurately measure the circumference of our partner’s head, using a tape measure. We then had to transfer this measurement to a long strip of cardboard and then measure 20cm intervals along it to make sure that the hat would be the correct height. After that, we had to rebate 5cm at both the top and bottom. This gave us a line to work to snip and fold back little sticky tabs for adding the brim and the top!
We found that the more accurately we worked, the easier the project was to put together! It also gave us plenty of practice using our scissor skills and made us work together as a team because some of the stages needed 3 hands!!!
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We have split the class into “Aussies” and “Pommies” and we are playing a 2-day test match for the Ashes trophy. The real Ashes are the burnt remains of the original wicket…we didn’t fancy playing for that so our ashes trophy is filled with sweets instead!
Our ‘friendly’ practice match was won by the Aussies by just 1 run! Team captain, Elliot, led his team onto the wicket and made sure they all shook hands with the English team. Both sides are keen to get on with the test match and see who will win the trophy full of sweets!
As Year 4 walked into the classroom this morning, they were presented with a map of Europe with the outline of Australia overlayed on top. This was to try and show the sheer size of the country we are learning about. Working collaboratively in teams, they had to add place names from both Europe and Australia, where the maps overlapped.
We then turned these locations (the “Facts”) into comparative sentences (the “Fancy”). This is a very tricky task and the children enjoyed being able to do something so grown up!
We turned “Fact” into “Fancy” right there and then in the lesson, starting from just a blank map!
Boom! (As you children apparently say????)