This week in Maths we have been learning all about symmetry. We went on a hunt around the school to find symmetry in our environment and we used pattern blocks to create symmetrical models. Here is what we have discovered:

  • Symmetry is like a reflection of a shape. It is same on both sides. – Khang
  • When you draw an object and you put a mirror in the middle, you can see the symmetry. – Charli
  • A shape can have more than one line of symmetry. – Emmanuel
  • Down ball courts and table tennis tables are symmetrical. – Calvin
  • The monkey bars on the playground are symmetrical. – Catherine
  • ‘R’ is not a symmetrical letter. – Rakshiga
  • Symmetry is everywhere. – Khang
  • The windows in our classroom are symmetrical. – Shykeena

And here are some of our own symmetrical creations:

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Capacity Fun

This afternoon we went outside to measure the capacity of different containers. We used measuring cups and jugs to help us.


Here are some of the things we have learnt about capacity:

  • Even if the container is tall and skinny, it can still hold the same amount as a short, wide container – Rakshiga
  • Capacity is a type of measurement – Oscar
  • Capacity is the measurement name for how much something can hold – Khang
  • We use litres and millilitres to measure capacity – Charli
  • There are 1000 millilitres in a litre – Catherine

After measuring the containers, we had a race to see which group could fill a two litre container fastest. We had so much fun! We discovered it was better to move more slowly when carrying the water otherwise it spilled.

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