Year 1 have been very busy transforming their reading corner into a rainforest! We got very messy this afternoon painting animals, drawing flowers and making leaves and vines.
We have been learning to tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction books and used a selection of both that we found in the main library this morning to help us decide what sorts of things we should include to make our rainforest as realistic as possible.
Last week we finished our poetry lessons by creating our own poems for our class poem book. The book will be put into our reading area for children to look our during class reading sessions.
Our theme this week has been story telling which was prompted by our castle role play area.
We used the story telling band to take turns to narrate a story, which we acted out later in the day…some of us stood really tall to be a castle and the dragon was really scary. We also shared the story ‘Pumpkin soup’ and mark made our own soup ingredients.
Recognising numerals was our theme in maths this week. Which numeral is on your house?
Thank you to all our visitors on Wednesday for joining us at the busy fingers open morning. We were very proud to show what we do in school…quickest ever lunch register that day too!
Have a super weekend Reception ready for more learning next week.
Year 2 have been reading “Funnybones” by Allan Ahlberg. We reconstructed skeletons from a mass of bones and learned about the names of the bones and the joints. We looked at the way the story uses repetition to help it flow and thought about how we could use this to help our own writing. We had great fun acting out the story.
We are continuing to listen to our class novel “The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark” by Jill Tomlinson. We used the structure of the paragraphs to write our own chapter. Wow! Plop had some very exciting adventures and the children wrote some excellent extended pieces.
In our Maths lessons this week we used base 10 and part-whole models to think about regrouping in lots of different ways.
In our Art lessons this week, inspired by “The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark” we created some multi-media owl collage pictures.
I loved finding out about all the lovely reading you do at home and enjoyed finding out that I share some favourite authors with Year Four!
Thank you for all of your work at home when getting involved with our reading tasks in our reading records each week!
This week we have been thinking about one of the UN’s 17 Global Goals, gender equality. We created Venn diagrams of professions, domestic roles and adjectives and decided whether they described men, women or both. We will be sharing these results with our partner school in Nepal.