We have continued to work hard this month despite a disruption to our usual classroom learning.
In Maths we have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes, describing their properties and comparing them. We then moved on to using direction and positional language to plan a route. This was a good unit to test our use mathematical language!
In English we have been learning about traditional tales and the story of The Three Little Pigs. We learnt about the features common across most fairy tales, such as magic, talking animals, good against evil and royalty. We sequenced the story by creating story maps of the events in The Three Little Pigs. We have started to learn about adjectives and describing the characters, which will help us to add detail when we retell the story at the end of term.
In History we learnt about the Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes. We acted out the story and created a freeze frame of the moment before Guy Fawkes was caught under the Houses of Parliament. We also learnt about Remembrance Day and thought of all the brave soldiers who fought for our freedom. Some of us drew poppy pictures and made poppy biscuits and cakes!
In Science we have started learning about everyday materials. This fits in nicely with our story about The Three Little Pigs, since they each made their houses out of different materials with different properties. It teaches us that bricks are stronger than sticks and straw!
In PE, we have been focusing on getting our fitness back with lots of exercise! We have been working hard on improving our stamina by running, speed walking and skipping!
We have been taking part in the daily mile walk as well as participating in shuttle runs which have been designed to increase in difficulty from week to week. Skipping has fast become a very popular hobby at our school and for the last few weeks we have been trying to learn the Double Dutch.