Spring Term 2019
As scientists we have been learning all about the human body. Class 3 were set a challenge to creatively make a human body out of workshop materials and label as many parts as they could. Take a look at our work.
We have also carried out a tree study. This involved learning about the many different types of tree and how a tree changes throughout the year and seasons. We have used our observational skills to record our findings.
In Numeracy we have been working on doubling and halving, number bonds and telling the time to o'clock and half past. Don't forget to keep practising these skills at home. We have also developed our skills further in addition and subtraction and began to use our knowledge of counting in 2's, 5's and 10's to solve multiplication problems. We have also developed strategies for finding half and a quarter of objects and amounts. Take a look !
As part of our literacy we have become very familiar with the stories Super Worm and Room on the Broom and used Julia Donaldson's style of writing to create and write our own stories. In Super Worm we changed the original story and developed our own plan to rescue Super Worm from the evil Wizard Lizard. In Room on the Broom we thought about further problems and solutions for the witch. We have also been developing our descriptive language skills to write about some more of our favourite characters including The Gruffalo, Zog and The Highway Rat.
Autumn Term 2018
This term we have been learning all about our new topic Land Ahoy. We have enjoyed an exciting first day dressing up as pirates and completing a number of pirate challenges arghhhhhh. We were very lucky to be able to have a visit to The Deep where we were able to learn about different animals that live under the sea and their habitats. We have also developed our literacy skills by writing non fiction fact books about sea animals including eels, sea turtles and sharks. Our writing has also included seaside poems and a non fiction piece about Grace Darling.
Enterprise, Science and design Technology
As part of our science and design technology, we were faced with a challenge to design a boat. We had to think carefully about what materials we would use and why. To help us decide we tested and learned about a number of different materials and their properties by seeing which materials were able to float and sink in our science investigation area. We then used this to inform our ideas when designing the boat.
In Numeracy our learning has included using our knowledge of place value counting forwards and backwards and representing numbers to 20. We have been practising to add and subtract a single digit from a teen number. We have also explored finding 1 more and 1 less. Don't forget to keep practising!
Throughout the different areas this term, we have been exploring a number of Land Ahoy themed areas including a phonics pirate challenge, a RNIL number rescue challenge and an under the sea descriptive writing challenge. Our tasks have included learning to write descriptive sentences and making sure we remember all the non-negotiables (finger spaces, capital letters and full stops). In the numeracy area we have been ordering numbers and practising counting forwards and backwards from any given number. In the art area we have painted some fabulous seaside scenes in the style of the famous artist Trudy Kepke. Thinking about how we use colour, pattern and shape.
Take a look at our learning so far.