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Spring Term 2nd Half

We are very excited about our new topic...

Butterflies Book shop - select a book to buy and a character to read it to. Make 50p to buy it with the money.

Please have a look at the learning that will be taking place in Butterflies class this half term...

Spring term 2nd half overview. PE is on a Wednesday and a Friday. Forest school is back (yippee) on a Wednesday so please can the children bring suitable clothing like wellies if needed.

We have been finding India using our class globes and using maps of the world.

We have also been finding the UK and comparing the two countries similarities and differences. 

Creative Abstract Day  1.3.22

Today we have been learning about abstract art and experimented with abstract composition inspired by the artist Beatriz MilhazesThe children used water colours to colour mix primary colours by layering paint, tearing coloured paper and adding a black abstract line and circles. They were very proud of the abstract art work they created… and so were we!

Wonderful World Book Day!   3.3.22

A day to talk about our favourite books, have fun, be silly and celebrate the wonders of reading!

Fantastic Forest School

We love Wednesday afternoons when Mr J takes us to Forest School.

Design and Technology

The Brief: To create an elephant with moving parts that is strong enough to be played with by a child.

 

We are learning about levers. We are designing and making an elephant with ears or a tail that moves. Inspired by the Elmer character from David McKee’s wonderful story books. (Our class Literacy text)

 

For more information about mechanisms: BBCBitesize DT - A collection of mechanical toys

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkqj6sg/resources/1

Literacy

In literacy we have been learning about interesting adjectives to describe by writing a character description. We read 'Harry and the Robots' by Ian Whybrow and found words the author has used to describe the robots Harry made. We did a drama activity where we acted out being robots and moved in different ways. Arlo said, "I am stomping." Jessica said, "I am marching."  Max said, "I am blasting and zapping."

We collected interesting vocabulary to describe;

how the robot moves

what they looked like

what body parts they have

what they feel like

what they sound like

We used all these words to help us create a fantastic piece of character description writing about a robot. 

 

To watch the video of the text: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnKdtll2k3E 

Marvelous Maths

This term in maths we are learning to count to 50 forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any number. Count, read and write numbers to 50 in numerals. Given a number, identify one more or one less. Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least. Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Religious Education

We are learning that Easter is very important in the ‘big story’ of the Bible. We will be thinking about how Jesus showed he was willing to forgive all people, even for putting him on the cross. We will be reflecting about how Christians believe Jesus builds a bridge between God and humans. And that Christians believe Jesus rose again, giving people hope of a new life.

We have read the passage from the Bible about Palm Sunday and reflected our thoughts. We used these green palm leaves to role play, taking it in turns to be Jesus and talk about how He might of felt and the people in the village. We put our palm cross into our reflective area.

The Easter Story Church Visit

British Science Week

The British Science Week will take place from the 11th to the 20th March 2022, running with the theme of ‘Growth’. In class we are celebrating science by having a morning full of fun learning activities.

 

STRETCHY SLIME EXPERIMENT - How big can you make slime grow? In this activity, will have used our engineering skills to investigate what factors affect how stretchy slime is and recorded our findings. We then used our mathematical findings to compare how stretchy our slime is compared to other stretchy items such as an elastic band.

For more information and ideas for activities you could do at home please see the below link.

Science week information and activity ideas

Monday 4th April – Class Local Library Visit

The children visited the library today to have a workshop linked to science on non-fiction texts about animals. The Librarian explained, discussed and read a couple of really interesting books which link to our topic and the children were able to choose a non-fiction book to get out on their library card.

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