Archive for January, 2008

Halving and doubling

January 28, 2008

At school my group, Earth, were doing doubling numbers and Mars group were doing halving.

[Daddy writes: This term, the groups in Pippy’s class are named after planets]

Your could add 4 and 4 – that makes 8.

To double a number, you have to add the same number twice.

If you have a number 6, you have to take away half of it – that is 3.

The Solar System – my school project

January 27, 2008

My school project

solar system title

This is my school project about space.

You can click on any of the pictures to see a big version.

solar system words sun
The Solar System – there are 9 planets (unless you think Pluto is too small.) The Sun is big. It is a star.

The Inner planets

The Inner Planets – They are the 4 planets nearest to the Sun.

mars earth moon venus mercury
Mars is the red planet. It is the 4th out from the sun. Earth is the only planet with food. The moon goes round the Earth. Venus spins backwards.
Its poisonous clouds trap the Sun’s heat.
On Mercury 1 day is 59 Earth days.

The outer planets

jupiter saturn uranus neptune
Jupiter (it is big.) Jupiter has a red spot. Saturn has lots of rings. Uranus rolls on its side! Neptune has 8 moons.

The Great Blueness

January 3, 2008

Today, I have been reading “The Great Blueness” by Arnold Lobel.

At the start, there were no colours in the world at all, because everything was black or white or grey. A wizard lived there, and he was very sad.

He knew was something was not good, so he made a colour called blue, but that made everybody sad.

Then he made the colour yellow, but that was too bright. Everyone had a headache.

Then he made red, but that made everyone cross and bad-tempered.

Then the wizard made all the colours you could possibly imagine, and then the world was all colourful, and everyone liked it.

I like this book because it has lots of colours in it.

[Daddy writes: The book must be at least 35 years old, since it was mine when I was Pippy’s age, and “grannie and grandad” recently passed it over to Mary and I for our children.]