In Gold Stars this week we have been embracing the new changes and getting used to working in our new classroom. The children who have come back to school have done so well and we have been so pleased to see them.
In Literacy we have been reading the book “A Walk in London”, we have discovered many facts about London landmarks and we used water colours to paint them. We have been imagining what it would be like to visit Covent Garden, we write about what we might see, hear, smell and taste. The children had some great ideas! In the older group, we have also been reading the book “What We’ll Build” by Oliver Jeffers. We have discussed many themes, particularly the meaning behind building a ‘house’ or a ‘home’. To end this week, we discussed who has been key in our lives to help us build our future and wrote an informal letter to that person.
In Maths, we have been learning about unit and non-unit fractions. We have been working in pairs to find out what fractions of shapes have ben shaded. Some of the children discovered that when all of the shape is shaded it’s the same as a whole! Separately, the older children have been learning about shapes, angles and lines. They have worked really hard to investigate different types of shapes.
In topic we have been learning about rainforests and plants. As a launch to the topic, we created creatures to put on display to show the different living things found in a rainforest and in the UK: butterflies, parrots, birds, bees, snakes, monkeys etc.