martes, 4 de abril de 2017

Mass and volume

Hello everyone!!

The other day we learned about mass and volume. We learned that mass is measured in grams (gr.) or kilograms (kg.) and that volume is measured in millilitres (ml.) or litres (l.).

To find out the mass of different objects we used a SCALE. We had to put the object on one side of the scale and different weights on the other side to try and make it balanced.
It was difficult to measure the pencil cases because some of them were really heavy!!
For measuring the water in the jug, we had to measure the full jug first, and then empty it to find out how heavy was the jug alone and then subtract!

To find out the volume of different objects we used a MEASURING JUG. First we had to measure the volume of water and then submerge the object to see if the volume changed. We saw that it grew! so we subtracted and found out the volume of the objects.
This is called the ARCHIMEDES PRINCIPLE.

Here are some pictures of the process!!





jueves, 2 de marzo de 2017

Pollination

Hello kids!

We are learning about plant reproduction in class now. Remember there are two kinds of plants: FLOWERING PLANTS (they reproduce sexually) and NON-FLOWERING PLANTS (they reproduce asexually).

FLOWERING PLANTS produce SEEDS and there are two kinds:

- ANGIOSPERMS (they develop a FRUIT with SEEDS inside)
- GYMNOSPERMS (they have really small flowers and develop their SEEDS inside CONES)

(Some flowering plants also reproduce asexually using STOLONS, for example the strawberry plant)

NON-FLOWERING PLANTS reproduce using SPORES. There are two kinds:

- FERNS
- MOSSES


Watch this video to remember how pollination works and the parts of a flower:


Enjoy! 😊



martes, 28 de febrero de 2017

Comparatives and Superlatives

Hello everyone!

Very soon we will have a surprise exam on COMPARATIVES and SUPERLATIVES. These explanations will help you remember (even though we practice everyday in class):



If you think you are ready, check how much you know by playing these games:






Comparatives and superlatives game (here there are 2, you have to scroll down and click on "Game")

Good luck!!😏

lunes, 27 de febrero de 2017

Photosynthesis

Hello everyone!

Here you have the videos we watched in class to learn about photosynthesis. Watch them again because they're really useful to understand how photosynthesis works!



And here you have the photosynthesis song!


And last but not least... here I upload some pictures of your plant diagrams. Remember to label the parts correctly so that this helps you to study photosynthesis properly!










miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2017

Valentine's day

Hello kids!

Here I post pictures of the very nice hearts you made for Saint Valentine's Day. We learned many adjectives that describe positive characteristics of people, for example:
nice
creative
optimistic
handsome
pretty
empathic
smiling
hard-working
smart
kind
good-hearted
good classmate
brave
friendly
etc

Remember it's very important to see the positive characteristics of people... we all have many!!











And here is the song we learned:




domingo, 12 de febrero de 2017

River basin models!

Hello kids!

Here I upload the pictures of the wonderful models you made last Friday. You should be very proud of how well you worked as a team! I know I am!

We used a piece of cardboard, some plastic cups and plasticine to make the model and then some toothpicks and strips of paper to label its parts.

Here is how you started:








And here are the finished models:















I hope you enjoyed making these and working as a team. Keep up the good work! ;)


jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2016

Charity market

Hi everyone!!

As you know, on Saturday we will celebrate our already traditional charity market! All the funds we raise will go directly to our twin school in Uganda, "Kumwenya", to help improve their school conditions and make sure children there receive a proper education.

How can you help?? You can:

- Buy some of the very cool new badges.
- Bake a cake to bring on Saturday, which will be sold together with hot chocolate for 1€.
- Donate things you have or buy that are in very good condition, to sell at the market (you only have until tomorrow to bring these)
- Buy a ticket for the raffle which will take place on Saturday. You may win a special dinner for two, a treatment at a hairdresser's and many other things.
- Sign up for the yoga class which will take place on Saturday. You don't need to book in advance.

And last but not least...

COME ON SATURDAY AND HAVE FUN! :)

Take a look at this video to find out how your fellow students at Kumwenya live and learn!!