In Design and Technology, the children thoroughly enjoyed working in teams to build a bridge for ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. They learnt about how to strengthen and join materials. We then tested how strong the bridges were - super exciting!
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
We have had brilliant fun learning our Talk for Writing text ‘The Light House Keeper’s Lunch’. We knew the story so well that writing it by ourselves was easy and we enjoyed having lots of confidence. We are looking forward to creating our own ‘defeating the monster’ stories next term.
How Animals Are Adapted To Their Habitats
In Geography, we loved finding out about how animals are adapted to their habitats. We have also been practising the names of the continents and seas. The children have loved exploring the globe and often do this independently too.
Learning About Number
In Maths, we have really worked hard on numbers to 20 and using these in addition and subtraction. We have been using a bead bar called a Rekenreks to help us to see the link between addition and subtraction to 10 and 20. We have also worked hard on learning to double numbers and have enjoyed playing the doubles game on Hit the Button. This is something the children like to play at home too - click HERE to go to the website.
‘Life Education’ Visit - Healthy Bodies
We all loved seeing Harold the Giraffe and learning how to keep our bodies and minds healthy when Jenny from ‘Life Education’ came to see us. During the visit, we learned about the importance of a good diet and why exercise and sleep is good for us. We also learnt how we can look after our bodies by washing, cleaning our teeth and brushing our hair. Harold told us that sometimes he feels sad and we had lots of ideas to cheer him up!
Did Children In The Recent Past Have More Fun Than Us?
For our first topic work this year, we have been thinking about the types of toys we play with today and finding out about the toys our parents and grandparents used to play with before we were born. We wondered whether they would be the same types of toys, would they be made of the same materials? To begin, one of the first tasks was to compare different modern toys in our classroom and sort them using different criteria.