Wow! What a wonderful start to the academic year we have had. German Wolves have loved exploring our first topic; ‘Splendid Skies’. We have spent time discussing what they might find in the sky and they have enjoyed adding lots of actions.
German Wolves loved exploring their topic of ‘Splendid Skies’ this term and thought about what we find in the sky. Children have enjoyed our art lessons exploring the magnificent artwork of ‘Vincent Van Gogh’. Touching a little bit on the history and background before becoming artists ourselves! Children focused on their techniques to perfect their replicas and we must say we definitely have some future artists in this class!
German Wolves have loved reading and sequencing books linked to skies this term. Our two main texts have been: ‘The First Hippo on the Moon’ by David Walliams and ‘The Boy Who Switched Off The Sun’ by Paul Brown. To help us with the sequence, German Wolves have enjoyed acting out different parts of the story. We have been focusing on forming sentences, being sure to use a capital letter, finger space, and full stop. This has been a challenge for the children as they have had to use their knowledge from handwriting to form beautiful cursive writing.
German Wolves have had fun in maths this term. They have been working hard to form numerals to 10 and find one more and one less. Children have learned to use a wide range of manipulatives, including numicon and number lines, to help them when working out the answers. Children enjoy singing and dance in this class, so we made sure to incorporate their passion to make it an even more enjoyable learning experience. Not only can German Wolves confidently count to ten in English, but they can also count to ten in Spanish.
In RE we have been learning the creation story. Children have enjoyed sequencing the stories (linking to our English) and making our creation wheels. After speaking with the children, their favourite part was acting out the story in a drama role-play lesson.