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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 3

As our topic this term is Home Sweet Home, we have been doing lots of work related to investigating materials, designing homes and The Three Little Pigs.


We have been looking carefully at some different types of materials: wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, rock, brick, fabric, sand, paper, flour, butter, milk, soil and have investigated some of their properties.  Some of the properties we sorted by were: hard/soft, stretchy/not stretchy, shiny/dull, rough/smooth, bendy/not bendy, transparent/not transparent, sticky/not sticky.

We have been reading the story of the Three Little Pigs, we have enjoyed acting out the story and then adapting it with some of our own ideas.


After looking at how the pigs lived, we designed our own houses for them to live in.  We then made models from our designs, using recycled materials.  The models we then used as props in the animations we made.


In Mathematics we have been learning about doubling and halving,  We started off by one of our friends putting an amount on one wing of a ladybird and we had to put the same amount on the other.  We then counted the whole amount that we had made.We then made some ladybirds, by sticking a number of spots on one wing and then doubling the amount by using the other wing.  From this we also learnt that by opening the wings we found half the whole amount!


We have also been investigating 2D and 2D shapes.  We have been looking at the properties of each of the shapes and have sorted them using different criteria.