Welcome back! The students came back on Monday very refreshed and excited to be back at school. It is great to see such positive attitudes to learning, and students who enjoy school so much.
This week we began to explore the idea that 'structures reflect the culture that creates them.' We spent some time looking at different objects and determining whether or not they were structures. This lead to some interesting conversations and the children decided that our Central Idea could be explained as 'buildings and statues show the country or religion that made them.' The children have been asked to bring in some photos of buildings from around the world to see if we can identify where the buildings are located, from the way they look. Over the next few weeks we will explore why structures from different countries look the way they do and how a culture is reflected.
In addition, we have been exploring measurement. The students examined non standard units of measurement to understand the importance of accuracy and having an agreed unit of measurement. The children later developed their accuracy when measuring in centimetres and metres. This will come in handy when designing a structure later on in the Unit of Inquiry.
Here are some of the non standard units of measurement the children explored -
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