Lines of Symmetry

Last term we looked at symmetry for Maths. Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. Some things have more than one line of symmetry. We made some patterns using the pattern blocks and we had to write how many lines of symmetry our patterns had. We also looked at symmetry in snowflakes and in flowers. Here are some of our patterns.

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Can you think of something that is symmetrical?

Talking about the Tasman Bridge

Tissue Paper Collage FerryWe have been talking about the history of the Tasman Bridge. We made a timeline of the significant events in the history of the Bridge.

Timeline

Tissue Paper Collage 2Did you know that the Tasman Bridge is fifty years old this year? We read on Wikipedia that a man from Clarence Council said that the Tasman Bridge has only another twenty years because it got damaged when the Lake Illawarra crashed into it.

So we designed some new Tasman Bridges.

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We had to think about how our bridge would look from the side, from above and from the end.

 Can you share a fun fact about the Tasman Bridge? We would love to read what you know!