What a busy term!
Our topic this term was fairy tales. We began the term reading and acting out the ‘Cinderella’ story in our parent assembly. In class we looked at the similarities and differences between different re-tellings and even made Cinderella’s carriage out of playdoh. In English wrote play scripts for ‘The Three Little Pigs’ remembering to use all of the special features that play writers use including colons and stage directions in brackets. By the end of the term we had written our very own stories, with our own characters and settings! To help us along the way we used lots of talk, drawing and drama to help us remember our stories and retell them to the rest of the class.
Throughout Science week we did a top secret experiment! On day 1, we had to identify the secret ingredient. On day 2, we had to draw the different reactions of crushing popping candy and putting popping candy in our mouths. On day 3, we experimented putting popping candy into different liquids to see what the reaction would be. And on day 4, we had to help Mrs Allen by predicting and investigating what would happen to the English Lions if they ate popping candy and drank lemonade at the same time! We predicted that the English Lions would definitely explode and their heads would fly off! But thankfully all was well and the popping candy simply popped and crackled. PHEW!
In Maths we looked at how many tens and ones one and two digit numbers have. We know that 25 is actually 20 and 5. And 74 is actually 70 and 4. We also re-visited half and quarters of numbers and shapes.
Our topic this term was Dinosaurs. We were extremely impressed with the effort the children put in to making their dinosaur masks at home over the holidays, well done! In English we learned lots of different fact about dinosaurs and then made fact files. Joshua wrote: ‘An asteroid hit the earth and all of the dinosaurs became extinct.’ Maxwell wrote: ‘The asteroid was going 30km fast.’ Bianca wrote: ‘Dinosaurs were cannibals. They ate other dinosaurs.’
In art and design the children made ‘Sockosaurs Rex’ hand puppets. They had to carefully sew on beads for eyes (which was very tricky!) and then choose materials to decorate the dinosaur’s plates.
In design and technology the children made large scale dinosaurs using different materials. They first had to design their dinosaur and select which materials they would use for the different body parts, and then as a class they built it using the equipment from the PE cupboard.
In maths the children have been learning to name, recognise and make totals using coins and notes. The children in German Wolves decided that Charles Darwin on the £10 note looked like Father Christmas and used this to help them remember the value of the note. Tony worked very hard, look he made 25p in two different ways, well done Tony!