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We went on our trip to Knebworth House on Thursday. We met Storysaurus and all of his friends. We then travelled to Dino Land and met lots of other Dinosaurs. We had a lovely lunch (All morning: “Is it time for lunch yet?”) and then we played with Year two in the adventure playground. One child was quoted saying “This is actually the best day of my life!” We wrote a recount of our trip and next week we will use the work we did on our trip to write creative Dinosaur stories.
We wrote a recount of the story ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ and we talked about how the dinosaur felt when the man had destroyed the planet. We talked about looking after our World and how to work as a team. We had a circle time and discussed what makes us cross. In Maths we looked at doubling and halving different amounts.
We read the story ‘Love Monster’. In Literacy we wrote a list of what we would need on an adventure and wrote our own adventure stories. In Maths we used positional language to describe where the Monster went on his adventure. We planned how we were going to make a clay Monster using different shapes and then used our plan to create our clay Monster.
We had a lovely week this week celebrating all of our different cultures. For International Week Lime class were given the continent South America and Apple class were looking at The United States of America, Canada and the Caribbean. We made flags for the different countries in the continent. We then used the shape names, colours and positional language to describe the flags. In Literacy we made poems around our continents. We were creative this week, we made: masks, maps, collages, spoke different languages, tried food from around the world and many more fun activities!
In Literacy we read the story ‘Dragons Stew’ and wrote our own set of instructions to make Dragon Stew. We made a jam sandwich and wrote our own set of instructions using bossy verbs and time connectives. In Maths we started to look at time and sequenced our day. We enjoyed sharing our books and learning with our families on Open Evening.
We read the story ‘The Pirate Cruncher’ which featured lots of poems. In Literacy we have been forming and writing rhyming strings. We used our rhyming strings to support writing our Pirate poetry. In Maths we looked at coins; we added amounts to find the total and explored equivalent amounts using various coins. We have been using various media to create maps to support our role play.
In Literacy we wrote our own message in a bottle. In Maths we have been exploring capacity by going on a bottle hunt and recording the amount of liquid in each bottle. We have been using the words: empty, half full and full to describe the capacity. We predicted what objects would float and what objects would sink. We recorded our predictions through drawings of the objects. We then carried out our experiment by dropping the objects into the water and recorded the results by drawing the objects in the correct box. We then discussed why the objects sank/floated and said if our predictions were right.
If you have any wood (small) that you no longer need, please could you bring it in for us to build up our woodwork supplies, thank you.
This week we have been very busy on our pirate adventure. We have found buried treasure, built pirate ships, created: pirate paper using teabags, hats, maps and painted pirate ships. To continue our creativity can you please bring in small plastic bottles and egg boxes to make our messages in a bottle and treasure chests.
We have also been writing letters and exploring money. We talked about the different coins, looking at their colour and each value. Please talk to your children and give them the opportunity to explore coins and their value. This can be done when out shopping for small items.