This week in Maths we have been working on addition and subtraction number stories using a number line to help us work out the answer. Then we moved on to multiplication one step word problems. First we had to read the problem, then draw it and answer it.
This week in English we have continued looking at the story of 'The Fox and the Star.' We have looked at different pictures from the book and have written descriptions about what we can see.
For our enquiry work this week we have worked on a water experiment. We have put red food colouring into some water and the placed some celery into the water.
Then we made predictions about what we think will happen.
"I think it will shrink" Buddy
"It will turn red" Owen
"I think the bottom will turn red" Trewon
This term during P.E the children are focussing on developing their gross motor skills. The children will be introduced to activities based on the skills needed in Cricket, throwing, catching and fielding.
Today in P.E as the weather was too wet to be outside, the children had the opportunity to explore the inside climbing equipment. The children were reminded about staying safe on the apparatus and then they followed instructions from Mr Hynes, climbing up, across, down the ropes and through the hoops. They had great fun developing their gross motor skills inside.
In English this week we have been learning the story 'The Fox and the Star.' We have innovated the story and re-written it using the features of a story mountain.
In Maths we have been revisiting our work on number bonds to 10. Test yourself!
1 + 9 =10
2 + 8 =10
3 + 7 =10
4 + 6 =10
5 + 5 =10
6 + 4 =10
7 + 3 =10
8 + 2 =10
9 + 1 =10
We are learning our number facts to 20. How many do you know?
This week we have been on an exciting adventure. On Tuesday we went into the school sports hall to discover it had been changed into a space wonderland. We went star gazing, tried some special space food and went on a space walk over moon rocks and space dust. Some astronauts had left some of their space suits for us to try on.
In English this week we have started to look at another new story called ‘How to catch a star.’ It’s about a boy who wants to go into space and catch a star but his rocket has run out of petrol. We used the story mountain to help us to structure our own stories.
This week we used the balances to weigh objects. We had to work out the heaviest and lightest objects. We also have been learning to recognise, name and describe 3D shapes.
In enquiry this week we have been looking at materials. We collected lots of different objects from around the classroom and surrounding environment. Then we sorted the objects into 4 groups of materials plastic, metal, wood and glass. We are beginning to describe some of these materials.
This week in maths we have been working on shape, space and measure. We started the week looking at capacity and volume. We went outside to do some investigation work in the sandpit and water tray with different size containers.
Then we moved on to looking at measuring height. We had a metre stick and had to predict if we were taller or shorter than a metre. We then measured each other using string and put all our pieces of string on the wall with our pictures to see the difference in our heights.
We learnt that height is how tall an object is.
We learnt that length is how long an object is.
This week in English we have looked at a new story called 'The Way Back Home.' It's about a boy who lands on the moon and meets a martian. Miss Walton didn't read the end of the story and we had to think about and write what we thought would happen in the end. The following day we had to think of ways the boy could get back to the moon to help the martian. We finished off the week by describing what actually happened at the end of the book when the boy receives a mysterious parcel.
This week we have started looking at our new topic all about space.
On Tuesday the strangest thing happened, Queen Jo came into the classroom to tell us she needed some help as something was going on in the courtyard. When we went outside we discovered lots of blue slime everywhere with sparkling bits and charcoaled patches. There were also pieces of broken spaceship on the floor.
This week we have been working on the story of Baboon on the moon. We watched a video clip of the story and then thought about the questions we would like to ask the Baboon.