# Probability

This week we were looking at the learning outcome: I can conduct simple experiments involving chance and communicate my predictions and findings using the vocabulary of probability.
We looked at dice and spinners and were able to calculate the probability of a number coming up. Some of us were able to translate our findings into percentages.
We played ‘Rock, paper, scissors’ after we had worked out what our chances were of winning a game with 18 tries. Only one pair got 9 wins each, which shows probability is often down to chance.

We then looked at some vocabulary used in probability. The children were to sort out cards into the following categories: Certain, Likely, Unlikely and Impossible! There was a lot of discussion and Scott decided there should be another category called Maybe!

We played ‘Higher or Lower’ to practise using chance. P5/6 enjoyed it so much we thought we’d add it to the website!
Click on the image below to take you to the game:

# Using persuasion to win a ficticious family ticket to the Olympics

In Literacy and English we were learning how to use persuasion. The children were to convince each other that they deserved to win a 2-week holiday for 5 people, to London to go and see which ever Olympic events they wanted. After a lot of stiff competition, the boys and girls voted that Lucy should ‘win’ the ticket!

Click on the audio link below to hear her winning plea.

# Creating Art through Symmetry

Primary 1/2 and Primary 5/6 got together this week to share their recent learning of symmetry.  Each child in P1/2 worked with one or two children from P5/6.  The children chose their resources and organised themselves.  They worked brilliantly together.

# Recognising Lines of Symmetry in 2-D Shapes

As part of our Learning Outcome: I can illustrate the lines of symmetry for a range of 2D shapes and can apply my understanding to create and complete symmetrical pictures and patterns”, (2-19a), we have been looking at some of the flags from countries taking part in the 2012 Olympics, to see how many lines of symmetry they have. We worked in groups to make a poster, showing our findings.  We reported back to let each other know how we got on and tried to guess which countries the flags represented.

We found so many flags have no lines of symmetry, including our own!
Here is a fun Symmetry activity to try.  Click on the picture to take you to the website.

# Sharing our WW2 Assembly with friends and family

To end our topic on WW2, we asked friends and family to join the rest of the school at our Assembly.  The boys and girls had been very busy, organising their own presentations of what they have learned.  We used a selection of songs, poems, speeches, talks and sketches to show our learning.  We also brought in cakes we had made, (with the help of our families – thank you!) so that we could celebrate VE Day in our classrooms.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to come along and help to make our afternoon so enjoyable.

Our Assembly on PhotoPeach