P3B – 2D Shape

Primary 3B have been learning about 2D shape, introducing new shapes like rhombus, pentagon, hexagon and octagon.

Last week we went on our shape hunt, this week we have been learning which shapes tesselate and which ones don’t.

The children have really enjoyed using the shapes to make tiling patterns! We hope you like them!

Garden Gang

P3 have been back in the garden and making the most of the sunny weather to look at pollinators. Here is a Marmalade Hoverfly feeding on a Calendula flower. The children noticed that the hoverfly looked like a bee or wasp and we learnt that this is called mimicry, where a harmless animal or plant mimics a poisonous one to put predators off!

We learnt some ways to tell if an insect is a hoverfly rather than a bee or wasp.

  1. Hoverflies have short antennae, bees and wasps have long antennae.
  2. Hoverflies have really big, compound eyes that cover most of their heads. Bees and wasps have big eyes too but they only cover the side of their heads.
  3. Hoverflies have one pair of wings. Bees and wasps have two pairs of wings.