In maths, children have focussed on measures; in particular length. They have measured classroom objects to the nearest cm and half cm, calculated difference, learnt what ‘length’ and ‘width’ mean, used trundle wheels to measure larger distances, calculated simple conversion between centimetres and metres and ordered measurements in respect of their size. Pupils will move on to developing written methods for subtraction next.
In English, children have written a new and innovative version of the class story ‘The Magic Brush’ by making substitutions and additions to the original text. Pupils will now focus on exploring and applying new vocabulary learnt to setting descriptions, as well as writing similes of their own and how alliteration can make their writing more engaging to the reader. Children continue with weekly handwriting lessons which focus on good joining techniques and accurate letter formation.
In science, children have learnt about the different parts of a flowering plant and their functions. We have been busy conducting experiments to investigate what plants need in order to grow and how water is transported. Pupils have developed their skills in how to set out a science experiment and the presentation required to make their work appealing to the reader.
In outdoor learning, children have participated in story telling games and explored suitable adjectives to use for describing their outside environment.
In Spanish, children have continued learning about pets and recapped numbers to twenty.
In PSHE, pupils have discussed opinions in a ‘thunks’ activity and will focus on road safety for national ‘Road Safety Week’ following on from a recent school assembly.