In Maths we have learned about multiplication and division, money and now we are onto shape. In English we started with Meerkat Mail and the children did a sponsored newspaper article to fund a very special visit from... Sunny the meerkat and friends!
Our topic is Land Ahoy Pirates and so far we have improved our atlas skills by finding continents and oceans. We have learned about a country in Europe (England) and the physical features. We then looked at Mexico so that we could make comparisons between the 2. The children are making boats after testing which is the best material to float. This is linked to one of our topic texts called The Pirate Cruncher.
In English we covered The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs where the children changed their story for the gold task and then we did Instruction writing. This unit allowed us to make pizzas, jelly and melting snowman biscuits.
Fire and Ice
Our sensational starter was a visit from History off the Page. The children came into school dressed up and got to experience life in London in 1666. They made candles, crushed herbs to make perfume, created leather bookmarks, weaved hankies and used role play to understand the main events of The Great Fire of London. Across the following weeks we delved deeper into the events of The Great Fire of London. The second half of the term we learned about Ice and did a lot of map work on continents and oceans. The children wanted to find out about the animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctica so we linked this to Science (animals including humans) and progressed to learning about the food chain. As a class we also researched global warming and for our fantastic finish we adopted a polar bear and penguin.
Madame. Pooley is our class teacher.
(We have been learning about France in Class 2...can you tell?!)
In English, we have been working hard on retelling and writing traditional tales. We used Talk for Writing to read and learn a story using a text map so we could learn all about the types of words we should use and how a story builds up. This was really helpful because then we wrote some FANTASTIC stories of our own!
In Maths, we have been practising using equipment and numberlines to add two 2-digit numbers.
In Art, we have painted our own masterpieces based on Monet's Garden:
We also used pastels to draw landscapes after looking at our local area:
We visited St Leonard's church and Reverand Sandra gave us the grand tour! The church is part of our academy logo as it just across the road from school! Beautiful features of the church, like its spire, helped to influence parts of our landscapes.
None of us included the Eiffel Tower in our landscapes, but we did make models of it using Lego and other building resources! (Ooh la la!)
In Science, we are now learning about animals and their habitats - that means where they live. We need to be very careful around school - a polar bear left its paw prints all over school! Maybe it's here because the weather is getting colder and polar bears are suited to the cold...
We have been linking our Science to our English by writing non-fiction reports about the animals and where they live.
Throughout the year, we would love to share news and pictures of what we're getting up to in our learning so come back soon!
This term our topic is 'Let's Explore!'. Last week we had a mysterious visitor in Class 2. Luckily, Mrs Pooley discovered that it was Bob who had visited us from space. We have read about Bob and his job on the moon. We are looking forward to writing our own fantasy stories later in the term.
In maths we are busy learning how to multiply and divide. We are using these skills to learn our times tables and work through our Super Hero challenges!