In English this half term, we have enjoyed a variety of books including: Big, Bad Owl, You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus, The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons came home. We have used these fantastic texts to work on a variety of strategies to improve our writing such as: comparatives and superlatives, apostrophes for contractions, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and verb tenses. We especially enjoyed writing in character as Duncan, so that he could reply to his upset crayons! We have also studied the poem: When Daddy Fell into the Pond, with a focus on finding synonyms and performance of poetry. As our class reading book, we have read The Christmasaurus. The children absolutely loved the book and couldn't wait until reading time every day!
In Maths we have focussed on multiplication and division. All children should be learning to recite their 2x, 5x and 10x tables. We have also looked at statistics; creating tally and bar charts for various types of information. Towards the end of the half term, we worked on 2D and 3D shape, particularly counting the vertices, edges and faces.
In Science, we have been learning about living and non living things. We created a list of 7 characteristics of living things and used these to sort and compare. We considered what living things need to survive and made posters about these things. Finally, we discussed how living things use their senses and investigated what it would be like without certain senses. We also investigated our sense of sight, testing our peripheral vision on a rainy day in the playground!
In History, we have been learning about The Victorians. So far, we have learnt about Queen Victoria and discovered what schools were like in Victorian times. We compared this to our life at school now. The children wrote some emotional letters to their parents pretending that they were at a Victorian school (and they weren't happy!)
In Computing with Miss Nellist, we have been learning how to take photos and then how to edit them afterwards. We have also thought hard about Internet Safety as part of Safer Internet Day in February.
In Art lessons, we have been thinking about the artist (from Victorian times) William Morris. He based his designs on the natural world so we have done some great observational drawing of plants, vegetables and leaves:
In P.E, we have worked on improving our tennis skills in games lessons and on cheerleading in our indoor sessions. Here are some of our final cheerleading performances: