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Calculate volumes, including prisms, pyramids, cones, and spheres, using formulae

I can calculate volumes, including prisms, pyramids, cones, and spheres, using formulae

What I learned in this group is how to calculate the volume of spheres, cones and cylinders. I also learned how to calculate the surface area of spheres.
Modelling Book
What I found challenging was the Extended Abstract Task Colossal Kiwi mostly because of the paint layer question and I also found the surface area and volume of spheres IXL task mostly because it kept on switching between the two.
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In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.

We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.

Here is a link to our online Modelling book. This shows the process that we have followed.

Here is the letter that I have written

Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.

One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was trying to keep the vocabulary formal and trying to figure out the structure of the letter.
My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Reading - Evaluate Texts

In reading we have been learning to….make decisions about the usefulness of the text for purpose, by using a variety of criteria to evaluate.

Here is a link to our online modelling book

We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria: Readability Accuracy Relevance Status

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit: (link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)

Describing Author's Purpose Criteria to evaluate texts Evaluating a range of texts
My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking for readability, accuracy, relevance and quality of language/ information