See, Think, Wonder... Week 5

posted 13 May 2016, 22:59 by Primary 3 Teacher   [ updated 22 May 2016, 23:13 ]

Thinking structure of the week: See, Think, Wonder. 

What are the things they can see?
What are the things they think?
What are the things they are wondering about?

This thinking structure helps to develop curiosity and can lead to discussion or research activities.
There is no right or wrong in discussing the picture. It is there to enable discussion, reasoning and explaining of thinking and can lead to research to find out more about a subject. 

The big question: what makes a good learner?

Maths
I know what division is: splitting a number into equal groups.
I can solve a number sentence with division: 10÷5=2

Understanding means you make connections in your learning and recognise when you can use your knowledge and skills to solve a problem. 
When you are able to explain to others how you solved the problem in a variety of ways you develop a deeper understanding. By learning in teams, the team members communicate their ideas using words, number sentences, pictures and other learning tools to explain their thinking to each other. It develops reasoning with evidence and considering different viewpoints and perspectives. 

This week will will be solving word problems in maths in teams and by ourselves to practise our conceptual understanding of division and fractions. 


Literacy
I know different types of information texts and the characteristics of an information text. 
I can write an information text.

Understanding means you make connections in your learning and recognise when you can use your knowledge and skills to create something.
When you are able to select the right type of information text to write for a purpose, or if you can choose the right resources for your investigation, you show your understanding of the different genres. 

This week we will be choosing what type of information text we will write, depending on the purpose of the text. (instruction, recount, information, explanation)

IPC

The children will be learning ICT

To be able to enter, save, retrieve and revise documents.
To be able to use ICT to present information.
To be able to work with text, tables, images and sound.