This week in maths we have been using objects the help work out the answers to addition number stories. We have also been solving addition word problems using objects to help.
Going on a wolf hunt
This week to end our topic we have been on a trip to the woods. We all walked together to the woods. When we got there Mrs Parker was there to meet us. She told us where we were allowed to go in the woods and then we went exploring. We looked around to see if we could find wolf footprints and broken sticks to track him down. We had great fun!
This week in maths we have been working on halving groups of objects. We counted out various groups of objects and then worked out half.
In English this week we have looked at a new story called ‘Little Wolf.’ We saw the wolf chasing a sheep and the getting stuck on the moon. We thought about the different ways the wolf could get down.
“If all the wolves find a tree and he can bounce of all the trees.” Buddy
“He will howl for the other wolves and they all go on top of each other.” Cassie
“Jump he will land on his arms.” Ruby-Leigh
“Get a parachute and jump down. He can turn the moon into one.” Jack
“Slide down a rope.” Taelor-Rae
“Little Wolf can howl for the wolves to make a ladder they will go and find some sticks.” Kaden
“Hold on when you’re going down the ladder you will have to use your hands.” Riley
“Use a trampoline to get down. He needs a trampoline so he doesn’t break his legs it will bong you.” Reggie
“He can move his feet down.” Evan
“Put a pool of water underneath and he will fall down into the swimming pool.” Trewon
“Get a rope with a chocolate on it and he might follow the rope down.” Ellie
Then we wrote to the wolves asking them why they are chasing the sheep. We received a letter back from the Little Wolf he said he just wanted to be friends with the sheep. So we wrote back to him with some ideas of how they could become friends.
In enquiry this week we have started to look at the seasons. We have focused on Spring and wrote about the different things that are born and grow in Spring and the months which are March, April and May.
This week we have been focusing on health and wellbeing.
This week in maths we have been working on half and quarter turns and directions forward and back. We started the week by going in the sports hall and physically moving quarter turns and then half turns and steps forward. Then we then practised what we had learnt in our books and then moved on to programming the bee bots to move around the classroom.
In English this week our learning has related to the activities we have taken part in during the week for health and wellbeing. We started by thinking about the different ways we can be healthy and we wrote all our ideas down in speech bubbles.
On Monday afternoon some local opticians came in to talk to us about how to look after our eyes and about the different parts inside our eyes.
On Tuesday morning a lady called Meg came in from Farmlink to talk to us all about different foods and how to keep our bodies healthy with the food we eat. We then did some work on food that is good for us and what is not so good. Then we thought about the different colours of food and drew pictures of them with labels.
On Wednesday morning we had a yoga session with a local yoga teacher to teach us all about how to stretch and breathe in through our nose and out through our mouths to help us relax and be calm. We then tried some different poses the table, boat, frog and tree. We wrote a set of instruction after to help people know what to do in yoga.
On Thursday afternoon we learnt all about our teeth and how important it is to clean them to help keep our teeth healthy. We had an activity where we had to clean the black off the teeth. After that we had a teeth cleaning demonstration and were all given a new toothbrush to take home. REMEMBER KEEP BRUSHING TWICE A DAY!
This week in maths we have been practising writing our numbers correctly with lots of maths activities using numbers. We have played number bingo, made our own number lines, filled in the missing numbers on a 100 square and made our own track games.
In English this week we looked at the story of Little Red Riding Hood and then wrote our reasons as to why the wolf was right or wrong to eat grandma.
Dimitar wrote, The wolf was wrong to eat Grandma because she has a family to look after also wolves are not allowed to eat human beings.
Taelor-Rae wrote, The wolf was right to eat Grandma because he very hungry.
We focused on using full stops and capital letters in our work.
We all worked on a shared piece of writing describing the wolf.
The wolf has huge sharp teeth and piercing eyes that look right at you. The wolf has soft black fur and pointy ears. The wolf has a wet black nose and long slippery whiskers. The wolf has fur as white as the snow. The wolf has fur as black as the night sky.
We went onto write our own descriptions. We then used these descriptions to make wanted posters.
In our enquiry work this week we have continued our work on plants. We had a set of instructions to follow to help us plant our own seeds.
This week in maths we have been working on odd and even numbers. We started off by looking at a 100 square and finding all the odd numbers and coloured them all the same colour then we found all the even numbers and coloured them a different colour. We discovered this,
If your number ends in a: 1 3 5 7 9 it is odd!
If your number ends in a: 0 2 4 6 8 it is even!
We have also sorted numbers into groups of odd and even numbers and put them on a number line. Then we made number lines using our Numicon.
In English this week we have been writing instructions. We have used the bossy words First, Next and Finally at the start of our instructions. On Monday Pam in the kitchen cooked our chicken for us that Miss Walton had brought to feed to the wolf. When the chicken was ready we cut it up and tried some of it and then put the bones and some left over meat out for the wolf.
We then wrote these instructions for how to cook a chicken together.
First go to the shop and buy a chicken.
Next put your chicken in a hot oven and wait for it to cook.
Finally take it out of the oven and chop it up then eat it!
After this we wrote our own instructions. Later in the week we all made orange squash and wrote our own instructions to make it.
In maths this week we have continued our work on time, we have been looking at half past the hour. We practised our half past numbers on plastic clocks and then drew a clock on whiteboards and put the time on them.
This week in English we received a letter from the duck who is still trapped in the wolf's tummy he asked us for help! We all thought of different ideas and ways we could help to get him out. Miss Walton wrote all our ideas down on a mind map for us. Our next job was to write a reply to the duck with our ideas on how we would help him get out of the wolfs tummy.
Later in the week we received another letter from the duck thanking us for helping him out of the wolf's tummy. But he had another problem! The wolf was still hungry and he didn't know what to do! We thought of different things we could give to the wolf to eat and decided we would need to give him meat as wolves are carnivores.
This week for our art activity we looked at a picture of a wolf. We looked at the wolfs features then using chalk and charcoal we drew our own pictures of the wolf using our good looking skills.
In our enquiry work this week we have been looking at plants. We talked about the different parts of the plant and what they need to grow.
"plants need water, light and soil to grow" Owen
Then we labelled and coloured a diagram.
This week in maths we have started to look at time we thought about what we already knew about time.
"When it's on 3 o' clock it might be home time." Summer
"We need a clock to know when it's playtime." Phoebe
"The two black one's are pointing to the 10." Riley C
"You need a clock to tell the time." Owen
"You need a clock to know when it's bed time." Lucas
"If you don't know when its lunchtime you might forget your lunch." Laila
"We can see numbers on the clock." Taelor-Rae
"You need a clock to know when it's school time." Trewon
We then looked at o'clock times and put the showed the time on clocks and whiteboards.
We have started to look at our book of the term Peter and the Wolf. We listened to a piece of music that goes with the story and then wrote what we thought might happen. We have also wrote about what we can see happening in different pictures from our story.
In art we have been making puppets of the characters from our story. We made Peter, wolf, duck, cat and bird. To make the puppets we used different paper, lolly sticks, pencil crayons, glue, scissors and goggly eyes.
We have looked at different animals in our Enquiry work this week and sorted them into 3 different groups.
Carnivores animals that eat meat only.
Herbivores animals that eat plants only.
Omnivores animals that eat meat and plants.