Spring Term - Out of this World and Going on a Journey
This half term we have been learning all about ‘Out of this World’ and ‘Going on a journey.’ We learnt the stories Whatever Next and How to catch a star as well as Six Dinner Sid. The children made their story maps and also innovated the stories. The children also participated in National Science Week where we did some amazing experiments. The children took part in Safer Internet Day and we had a wonderful visit from Miraker puppets too. In Maths, the children have been focusing on number bonds to five and ten using the part-whole method. They also looked at comparing groups.
The classes have both done some very exciting activities; this included making a volcano in forest and creating a walking rainbow during science week. The children predicted, observed and then recorded their results from each experiment. Whilst learning the story of Six Dinner Sid the children had a visitor in the classroom. At first we were unsure who it was, but once we had looked at the items that were left; we discovered that it was Sid all the way from Artistotle Street.
During Maths when the children were focusing on number bonds to five and ten, we created large part-whole methods on the playground with chalk outside. We also did some fun activities in the forest using bean bags and hoops. The children then moved on to addition and subtraction. They were able to use different objects such as pebble stones and hoops, as well as five and ten frames to help support their learning.
Next half term our topic will be ‘Kingdoms and Castles, we will be looking at the stories, ‘The Queen’s Hat, and ‘The Queen’s Handbag.’