What a start we have had to the New Year! Not only have children moved and settled well into their new classroom but they also got to handle lots of animals on the first day back!
In Maths, they have been working on addition and subtraction. They have explored how two or more addends can make a sum. Currently the children are working on subtraction equations where they are using the number line to find the difference.
The main text for English this term is ‘Lost and Found’ another text by Oliver Jeffers. The children have learnt the story through ‘Pie Corbett’ story telling and are currently writing their own narratives based on the test. They orally rehearse telling their story to their friends. They will continue to use this text when we learn about non-chronological report writing where they will create information booklets about Emperor Penguins.
The children’s topic work has cross curricular links to animals and habitats. In Science, the children have identified and classified animals into five groups as mammals, amphibians, birds, fish and reptiles. In Geography, they have identified and located the continents. They will continue to explore what animals will come from these continents while gathering as much information about the Antarctic Emperor Penguin. They have used the outside resources, maps, iPads and atlases to help them with this task.
They have also begun computing and have been learning about algorithms, input and output devices. The children even made the adults in Coral class become their ‘virtual assistants’ during a session in the afternoon to explore the concept of input and output devices.