Term 5 Week 2
This week in Maths we have been working on lots of different ways to look at number problems. We worked on doubling a given number and writing the different number sentences for them.
Double 3 is 6
Also we have used bar models to show equal groups of a number and we have used number lines to show equal jumps and recorded the number sentences to go with them.
For our English work this week we started the week by planning out the story of ‘The Queen's Hat’ using a story mountain and concentrated on the beginning, middle and end. Then we thought of different way to describe the Queen's hat and how it moved across London and wrote our own descriptions. Also this week we have written our own stories like ‘The Queen's Hat’ but we have changed the thing that blew away and the places it goes.
For our Enquiry work we have started to look at the parts of a plant. We looked at some plants and took them apart and then talked about what the different part do and labelled our pictures.
In P.E we have continued with our Yoga work learning new poses and stretches and we have been working on our ball skills.
Term 5 Week 1
Welcome back to term 5 we are going to be very busy with our Enquiry Learning which is linked to the capital city of London. We have started looking at what we know about London and what else we would like to learn about the city and the other cities in the United Kingdom.
Our story is the Queen's Hat, which flies off the Queen's head and across London, with lots of famous landmarks whizzing by. The children have made a fantastic start to their writing, as we have had some amazing diary entries by the Queen about her day and pretended to be a news reporter and wrote some really interesting reports about the day the Queen lost her hat, including lots of facts and details.
In Maths we have started looking at multiplication. we have been sharing out equal groups of items and counting them, spotting patterns in the growing numbers, making arrays and recording them discussing columns and rows of items. then the children have started to use the mathematical symbols to write out the arrays they have made: 2+2+2+2+2=8 and 2x4=8 etc.
Our Enquiry topic has started by finding out about the different countries that make up the United Kingdom and the children have asked to find out the names of the cities in each country. The children have also enjoyed looking at the flag of the United Kingdom and coloring in their own to create bunting to decorate our classroom. They were really interested to find out that it is made up from different flags.
For PE this term the children are practising their ball skills for netball and dodgeball and will be learning these two team games.